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Veganism is on the rise – and it is far more than a food trend!

Authors: Hannes & Uta

When someone starts with a plant-based diet and is reading about veganism, it usually does not take long to explore various aspects of how we, as a society, are treating nature and, most of all, animals. Once you have opened your eyes to the cruel facts about factory farming, slaughterhouses, or industrial fishing, this way of living becomes more than a food trend. It leads to a lifestyle based on sustainability and compassion.

The three pillars of veganism are: 

  1. Compassion for all animals (i.e. an understanding that there is no difference between a chicken or a dog, a calf, or a cat).
  2. The concern and care for environmental issues (i.e. massive land use and pollution caused by life stock farming, pesticides, antibiotics, etc.); and 

     3. The positive effects on health (i.e., low cholesterol, no lactose intolerance, a pure conscience, etc.).

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Of course, it is not always easy to maintain a comprehensive vegan lifestyle, especially when one is traveling or living in rural areas where cruelty-free food is still rare on menus. However, the demand and, therefore, the supply for it is growing. An increasing number of people are worried about the origin of their food and how we treat animals.

 So, give it a try! 

There are already some excellent restaurants and suppliers which offer vegan food and products in Costa Ballena.

In the future, there will undoubtedly be many more to discover! When we moved from Austria to Costa Rica in 2019, it was clear to us that we wanted to leave behind our background in media production. Even if we do not have any experience in gardening or planting, our passion and goal are to establish an edible permaculture garden with a food forest and kitchen and medical herbs.

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For this endeavor, we have recently bought abandoned farmland in the hills above Ciudad Cortes and already teamed up with local experts and architects to create a sustainable environment for our future home and working space. When everything is settled, when plants start growing, and we feel experienced enough to share and teach what we have learned and developed, we plan to establish workshops and possibly a “farm-to-table” experience!

Start your vegan lifestyle today. Get in touch if you have questions or need more information about veganism and a sustainable lifestyle.

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Travel and Service Guide Magazine #76, South Pacific Costa Rica

During 2020, Ballena Tales Travel and Service Guide Magazine has published numerous uplifting, constructive, and thought-provoking articles on nature, people’s initiatives, or a healthy lifestyle. Our contributing authors are members of our community, business owners, and individuals with deep knowledge and love of the South Pacific, thus creating an oasis of inspiration and well-being for you to enjoy.

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MANASSAH, the need for a change in life

Manassah is from Chicago (Illinois) and has lived in Uvita for five years. She left behind her job as a court reporter, well paid, and no less stressed in the metropolis of Chicago with a population of nearly 3 million people. The need for a change in her life was prevalent. After volunteering at the Hostel Cascada Verde in Uvita in 2009, she decided to focus on moving to Uvita permanently.

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Tuna are biting like crazy

Hello from beautiful Drake Bay, Costa Rica. We are thankful to be back on the water fishing every day. Right now, the Tuna are biting like crazy. There are large schools of Tuna right by Cano Island.

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My Life expectations Sara Serenella Cattani

My Life Expectations

What were my life expectations when I landed into this wild and lush unknown? “Something else.” On the eve of my departure, I look back at these last four and a half years with a heart full of gratitude. Costa Rica has grown under my skin, and I’ll carry it with me for the rest of my life.

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Authentic CACAO Pura Muba

He who is looking for authentic quality cocoa without artificial additives has found the perfect place. The idea for Cacao Puro Muba Uvita came from Mrs. Sylvia Beita. She is indigenous of the Cabécar tribe of Ujarrás. As a child, she learned from her grandmother how to get the best out of cocoa. For five years now, she and her husband Enrique have created artisan products from cocoa beans.

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The new income tax brackets are effective from January 1 to December 31, 2021. An adjustment must be made each year, as provided in Law 7092, and in accordance with the Consumer Price Index.

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Pet Therapy, helps to recover from diseases and mental disorders

Most pets are the best friends of humans. They provide company to man and are very beneficial for their health, both mental and physical. Pet therapy involves your pets to help you recover from diseases and mental disorders. ESA doctors review the benefits of owning pets for your health. ESA is termed as an emotional support animal, and ESA doctors are the medical professionals that recommend an ESA on medical terms.

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Turtles travel far – A historic Register

On Saturday night, Óscar, director of the Tortuga Beach Reserve (RPT) in Ojochal, had a hunch and decided to accompany some volunteers who would monitor Playa Hermosa. It is a place that in recent months has received dozens of olive ridley turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) that come to nest.

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SailCargo Ceiba Wooden Cargo Ship


Ceiba has been under steady construction ever since her keel was laid on January 8th, 2019. A wooden cargo ship, square-rigged, powered by the wind and a back-up electric engine, her three masts will propel ethically-sourced cargo from her homeport in Costa Rica via Hawai’i islands as far north as Alaska before returning southbound via Canada, the mainland USA, and Mexico. 

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