Ballena Tales Team

Germany-FlagDagmar Reinhard
Editor in Chief
From Germany

Editor and owner of Ballena Tales Magazine, Dagmar Reinhard, is a graduated foreign correspondent and has lived for most of her life in Latin America. Since 2007, she has been living in Uvita, Costa Ballena, where she started Ballena Tales Magazine. She speaks four languages and loves to interview people and to promote Costa Ballena to full color.


France-Flagphilippe chapuyPhilippe Chapuy
Art Director (Print)
From France

Has been Graphic Designer and Art Director for over 20 years. He applies all his expertise to represent the image of our area and its people, which is reflected in the excellent design of Ballena Tales Magazine. He has also been a percussionist for 35 years, is writing     a book on botany and is a dedicated practitioner of Buddhist philosophy.


#leon_de_osa. #ballenatalesCarlos Leoncosta-rica-flag
Digital Marketing
From Costa Rica

He is a lover of Costa Ballena, Costa Rica, where he has been living for over 20 years; he studied economics at the University of Costa Rica. At a very young age he developed his passion for computer science and held various management positions in marketing. He recently joined the team combining his business experience with expertise in digital marketing, ensuring successful outcomes for our clients.




Contributing Writers

Pilar Editorial Team - Ballena Tales - Costa RicaPilar SalazarCosta Rica - Flag
Contributing Writer
From Costa Rica

Has been living in Costa Ballena area for nearly five years. She is a devoted yoga practitioner and instructor. With her husband and two other partners, she runs a family micro-enterprise named Bodhi Surf School that focuses on Surf and Yoga retreats and sustainable tourism. She worked with a local NGO in the conservation field, protecting the Biological Corridor “The Path of the Tapir”, located between Savegre and Terraba area. Pilar writes inspiring articles for Ballena Tales Magazine about Yoga in everyday´s life.



Susana Editorial Team - Ballena Tales - Costa RicaSusana García BlancoSpain - Flag
Contributing Writer
From Spain

Is a biologist specializing in marine zoology. Her articles interpret the nature surrounding us. She is the owner of the Five Senses Rural Club in Bahía – Uvita and Project Manager of the Institute of Tropical Biodiversity (IBT – Costa Rica).