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Hacienda Barú
COSTA RICA
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Ballena Properties
LODGING
1. Hacienda Barú
2. Hotel Cuna del Angel
RESTAURANTS
3. Pizza La Casita (Take-out Service)
4. Hacienda Barú
5. El Rancho (Hotel Villas Rio Mar)
ACTIVIDADES
6. Reptilandia
7. Hacienda Barú
8. Happy Feet Ballet
SERVICIOS
9. AAA Accounting
10. House of the Artist
11. Feria Orgánica Tinamaste
12. Trópico Legal Services
13. Camino Real Eco Feria
14. Costa Rica Real Estate Service
15. Dra. Mónica Alfaro
LODGING
53. Tangara Azul Boutique Hotel
54. Hotel Diquis del Sur
55. Three Sixty Boutique Hotel
RESTAURANTS
56. Pancito Café
57. Citrus Restaurant & Wine Bar
58. Los Gatos Locos
59. The Bamboo Room
ACTIVIDADES
60. Reserva Tortuga
61. Lalo Tours Horseback Riding
SERVICIOS
62. Ballena Legal Team
63. Centro de Pinturas Ojochal
64. Plaza Ventanas
65. Century 21 & Ballena Properties
66. Ballena Homes
67. Remax / We Sell Paradise
68. L´Épiceríe Super & Deli
69. Farmacia & Macrobiotics Ibarra
70. Osa Tropical Properties
DOMINICAL
OJOCHAL
LODGING
16. Vista Ballena
17. Cristal Ballena
18. Rancho Remo
RESTAURANTS
19. El Gusto (Rancho Remo)
20. Beehive
21. Café Sibu
22. Gelato
23. Retro Café y Bar
24. The Dome
25. Five Maes
26. Ginger House
27. Ballena Bistro
28. Pura Vida (Cristal Ballena)
29. Villas Leonor
ACTIVIDADES
30. Jungle ATV Tours
SERVICIOS
31. Ópticas del Sol
32. Discount Liquor Wine & Cigars
33. Cortinas Krisa
34. Osa Property Management
35. Iglesia La Costa
36. Ropa Americana Buena Voluntad
37. Uvita Information Center
38. Correo de Uvita
39. Alamo
UVITA
40. Imprenta Brother´s
41. Rincón de Uvita
42. Royal Palm
43. Mora & Valdéz
44. Farmacia Ibarra
45. RVA Engineer Roger Valverde
46. Uvita Law Firm
47. Costatika Language School
48. Centro Llantero
49. Sherwin Williams Costa Ballena
50. Pointing Market & Ballena Tales
51. Tracopa
52. El Mercado
DIRECTORY
BUSINESS
DIRECTORIO DE TELÉFONOS / PHONE DIRECTORY
POLICE STATIONS
Police Emergencia: 911
Transit : 2537 0631
Dominical: 2787 0406
Uvita: 2743 8538
Ojochal: 2786 5661
Cortés: 2788 8030
HOSPITALS & SALUD / HEALTH
Hospital Tomás Casas (Cortés): 2786 8148
Hospital Escalante Pradilla (Pérez Zeledón): 2785 0700
Servicios Médicos Bahía-Ballena: 2743 8595
Farmacia Ibarra: 2743 8558
EBAIS: 2743 8170
Ópticas del Sol: 2102 0122
ICE
Information: 1113
International Operator: 1116
Breakdown: 1119
OTROS / OTHERS
VETERINARIO COSTA BALLENA: 8730 8282
MINAE: 2786 5392
ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLAINTS: 1192
TAXIS
DOMINICAL
Erick 8602 3394
Guiligan 8847 0231
Ricardo (minibús 4x4) 8605 0801
Daniel (pick-up) 8920 2322
UVITA
Alex (freight) 8989 2298
Carlos (freight) 8308 2695
Geovanni (minibús) 8870 6040
Greivin 8791 5680
Hermes (minibús) 8855 3830
Lusbín 8576 7606
Mario 8839 8484
Rodolfo (freight) 5711 6868
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CONTENIDO | CONTENT #73
Editorial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The world’s largest wooden Cargo Ship
Shani Meintjes . . . . . . . . . . . .
Costa Rica, a Mecca of Biodiversity
Nicole Joss . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wild Animals Have Social Bubbles
Jack Ewing . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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An eco-friendly lifestyle, an option for
survival - Chema Medina . . . . . . . .
Naturalistic watercolors - Susana García . . .
Vivan Las Ferias - Shannon Moran . . . . .
Abundant Eden Nursery - Dagmar Reinhard .
The Pond of Life – Roel de Plecker . . . . .
An old Folks Home for Peccaries – Jack Ewing
Essence of Nature – Kevin Champagne . . .
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Tide Charts . . . . . . . . . . . .
Accounting: Its current Importance -
Mauro Esquivel . . . . . . . . . .
Facial Rejuvenation – Dra. Mónica Alfaro . .
Rancho Remo & Gusto – Dagmar Reinhard . .
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Restaurant List . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Refreshing Gazpacho -Dagmar Reinhard . .
Gazpacho Receipe – Chef Marcella . . . .
Hotel Diquis achieves its Second Ecological
Blue Flag – Luis Galera . . . . . . . . .
Sportshing – Captain Willy Atencio . . . .
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Opticas del Sol - Dra. Flora Hernández . . .
Restaurant List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Importance of Breath – Tara Tiedemann . . .
Surng in Costa Rica’s Rainy Season
Greg Gordon . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Origen of the Hamburger – Dagmar Reinhard
Osa Property Management - Nick Halverson
El Mercado – Natalia Saray Matriartk . . . .
We build without destroying -
Ing. Róger Valverde Ávila . . . . . . . .
New Rental Library: Surrounded by Books -
Beth Sylver . . . . . . . . . . . . .
DAWG Dog and Cat Rescue – Susan Strong
Finca 6 Site Museum is open -
Carlos Humberto Morales . . . . . . . .
Ballena Tales achieves the Pyme Certication
Luis Galera . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The Bike – Way to Freedom – Deivin Rojas . .
Innoceana - The Race to Save our Oceans -
Laura Vanopdenbosch . . . . . . . . .
Do it yourself: Metal Structures -
Julio Fernández Agüero . . . . . . . .
The Call of the Whales – Dagmar Reinhard . .
The little Summer – J.S.P. . . . . .
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DAGMAR REINHARD
Editor in Chief
(506) 8914 1568 / 2743 8778
ballenatales@gmail.com
Art & Design
POINTING MARKET
DIGITAL COORDINATOR
CarlosLeón
carlos@ballenatales.com
CONTRIBUTING WRITERS:
BethSylver
Cap.WillyAtencio
CarlosLeón
CarlosHumbertoMorales
ChefMarcella
ChemaMedina
DagmarReinhard
DeivinRojas
Dra.MónicaAlfaro
Dra.FloraHernández
GregGordon
JackEwing
JulioFernándezAgüero
KevinChampagne
LauraVanopdenbosch
LuisH.Galera
MauroEsquivel
NataliaSarayMatriartk
NicoleJoss
RoeldePlecker
Ing.RógerValverdeÁvila
ShannonMoran
SusanaGarcía
SusanStrong
TaraTiedemann
PHOTOGRAPHY
AlexandraLuty
AndyKarnitz
BallenaTalesPhotography
BethSylver
CarlosHumbertoMorales
GregGordon
JackEwing
LluisFont
NataliaSarayMatriartk
NicoleJoss
RanchoRemo&Gusto
RoeldePlecker
SusanaGarcia
SusanStrong
COVER PHOTO:
Hacienda Barú
NEXT EDITION/
PRÓXIMA EDICION
Septiembre/September 15, 2020
Cierre/Deadline August. 1, 2020
www.ballenatales.com
EDITORIAL
DearReader,
These times of reection, regeneration, and innovation have required us to rationalize,
economize, and invent alternatives. The creation of new paths is a priority need. Just four
months ago, one of the most talked-about topics was pollution; currently, it is the trend
towards digitization.
For the past six years, we have already worked with the online magazine, so it was easy
for us to transition to the digital version. However, not being able to print also hurt us.
The advantages of a web edition are enormous, and more than 6,000 people worldwide
have opened edition # 72 (in two months).
Before, our clients asked for more international exposure. Due to restrictions, the promotion
of businesses is preferred within Costa Rica to reach residents, national visitors, and
investors interested.
Our Pointing Market Marketing team is pleased to announce the completion of the project
www.Uvitaonlinemarket.com. It is a page where you can offer your artisan products. The
customers can place the order online and receive the merchandise in the safety of their
home or collect it at delivery points or the new Collection Center in Bahia.
In this new edition, as always a very varied content awaits you, reecting the great diversity
of our Osa destination in the South Pacic of Costa Rica.
We recently experienced three moments of Eureka (they say they are born in the neurons
above the right ear and arrive without warning).
Our concern was how to share Ballena Tales Magazine & Travel Guide-online most
effectively with new readers?
The solution appeared in the QR code that can be scanned with the phone, installed, and
always have the latest edition at hand; it can be shared or downloaded to the computer.
Every two months, when the new edition comes out, you can enjoy it. All our advertisers
receive a poster showing the brand-new cover with the QR code that they share with their
contacts. And we kindly ask you to share it, as well.
Our second challenge: How can you avoid reader saturation with a bilingual online
magazine?
Eureka2 - we separate the two languages.
We now present two versions of the Magazine, one in Spanish and the other in English. In
English, we publish on the 15th of every second month, in Spanish one week later.
Our team is learning at a fast pace, representing advertisers optimally, and according to
the new rules of the online game, we are linking everything.
Eureka3 - Partnering with Pointing Market creates more visibility for our afliates on
the web and social media. For residents, visitors, and investors, Ballena Tales Magazine
publishes content relevant to the South Pacic, resulting in excellent support for our clients.
Together with you, we can create your renewed presence on the web with a Company
Page indexed by Google, the QR code or an application, a new website, or improve SEO
on your existing site. We can create an online sales site or a network campaign for you!
Our 3 Eurekas are at your command!
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SAILCARGO INC
INITIATIVE - PÉREZ ZELEDÓN Y ALREDEDORES
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You may have heard of the ambitious, environmentally-
driven shipbuilding project on the Pacic Coast of Costa
Rica. It is to create a mutually-benecial, truly sustainable
trade network, connected emission-free, by the rst agship
of this green nation. Despite a global lockdown, the team
has been grateful to be able to continue work, methodically
milling, cutting, and assembling the pieces that will make the
45m wooden tall-ship Ceiba come alive in the not-so-distant
future.
As May became June, the rains came full-force, turning
gold and dusty to green and humid in only a matter of days.
Alongside and wholly dependent on hydration, the Tree
Planting Programme - Trees for Seas - saw its nal planning
preparations take place. Day one of planting the rst of what
aims to be over 2000 trees this year, began earlier this week.
Actively tree-planting underlines the entire concept of the
project. Ultimately, it is the primary way in which carbon can be
sequestered, biodiversity regenerated, and any unavoidable
emissions offset, not to mention providing lumber for future
sailing ships.
AstilleroVerde is situated at the end of the Bellbird Biological
Corridor, an area of around 163 acres running from the cloud
forest of Monteverde to the mangrove-lined waters edge
of the Golfo de Nicoya. In part, the tree planting efforts aim
to support re-establishing the biodiversity lost to farmland
deforestation in this corridor. As the non-prot currently
focuses on such a positive initiative, it gives hope and a deeper
purpose for the future. It allows for productive time outdoors
in nature particularly needed in these ongoing unusual times.
Conceptualized amidst the jungle, the project aims to support
an already environmentally-conscious nation on becoming
the world’s rst 100% carbon-neutral country. When 2021
comes to a close, the team hopes to have the three-masted
schooner waterborne and ready to be loaded with ethically-
sourced cargoes, running annually along a strategic route:
The Pacic Exchange (PAX) Line.
Conscious of the enormous amount of work still to be
done to return to life as before, while simultaneously
being collectively aware of the changes, we are obliged
to avoid repeating past mistakes and make more
planet-friendly choices. We can take encouragement
and inspiration from the knowledge that many are
already working hard to realize a healthier future for us
all. At SAILCARGO INC., it’s tackling the unsustainable
business that is shipping.
ENCOURAGEMENT & INSPIRATION
FROM THE WORLD’S LARGEST WOODEN CARGO SHIP BUILD
AUTHOR: SHANI MEINTJES
INITIATIVE - COSTA BALLENA Y ALREDEDORES
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The Limits to Growth was published in 1972 by the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the best
university in the world, at the request of UNESCO. This
report was the rst global reference on the condition of the
planet. It allowed us to see that the “lifestyle” of society had
a limit, in addition to jeopardizing humanity’s survival.
During those years in the world economy, gold stood out
as an economic reference, and the ‘at’ currency was
established, which is governed by the State on a duciary
basis and which exposed the economy to a global crisis.
This situation weakened the stability of society, conrming
the urgency towards a change in lifestyle.
At this time, I decided to look for a more logical option in my
“lifestyle. It was not what I would have preferred to do, but
a change was presented as a necessary option.
As early as 1987, the Brundtland report presents for the rst
time a denition to the UN on “Sustainable Development”
that takes its rst step in the Rio declaration in 1992.
It sends a message to the planet about environmental
conditions and the impact of an industrial and consumer
society. It was in that year that we obtained land to put into
practice a way of living that was friendly to nature.
We started with a vernacular construction. Today it is
called ‘ecological construction.’ It included: adapting the
springs of water, a strategic reforestation, where different
species of trees had to be planted for specic purposes:
soil retention, reinforcement of water holes and its mantles,
restore watersheds, rescue sources that have disappeared
due to deforestation, and also establish ‘food forests’ for
both wildlife and ourselves. It was this action that gives us a
reference to what is ambient environmental sustainability’.
To nance this ‘lifestyle, we did it with tourism as a guide and
later with the “Casa Tordesillas” mountain refuge. A great help
was that both Marga and I are artisans. With our products,
we were able to complement economic sustainability.
Seeing that this lifestyle gratied us and met the urgencies
of the planet, we decided to start an educational process
for the community with the initiative of the School People in
Practices of Sustainability and Regeneration “El Paso de la
Danta.” This is how we comply with the third pillar, that of
cultural sustainability’
The fourth pillar of sustainability is missing, the social one.
But that depends on everyone doing their bit.
I think it is a good reference to take into account since
circumstances have given us time to meditate and draw
conclusions on how to focus our future and project ourselves
towards a new paradigm.
We want to invite you to meet us and contribute to this
project.
AN ECO-FRIENDLY LIFESTYLE, A NECESSARY
OPTION FOR SURVIVAL
AUTHOR: CHEMA MEDINA
INITIATIVE - COSTA BALLENA Y ALREDEDORES
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Costa Rican & Fusion cuisine, with
our special ingredient:
AMOR
Vegetarian options and kids
menu.
Desserts
Healthy Drinks.
Coffee.
Open Monday to Saturday: 9 am
onwards..
Center of San Isidro del General
South side of Las Americas Hospital
Worldwide, Costa Rica is a shining
example of what needs to be done to create
a more ecological, conscious, and loving
future for our planet.
Impressive numbers show what this small
subtropical country has achieved to protect
its incredible variety of animals and plants.
Water area: 589,000 km2
Land area: 51,000km2
Rainforest cover: 54% (increasing)
Water and land areas
under nature conservation 25.6%
(increasing)
¼ of the land area.
Energy supply from renewable sources:
93% (increasing)
Animals and people feel at ease in this
paradise.
Fish species: ca.1500
Amphibian species: 175, of which 85% are
frogs
Bird species: 894 registered species
Reptile species: 225
Turtle species: 5 out of 7 worldwide
Mammal species: 250 from bats, whales to
tapirs
Insect species 360,000
Buttery species 1.300
Plant species 9.000 of which 1.500 species
of orchids
THE PRIME EXAMPLE OF ECOLOGY AND
SUSTAINABILITY
ENVIRONMENT - COSTA BALLENA Y ALREDEDORES
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What does Costa Rica have to see with
biodiversity?
The “multiple microclimates, as you nd it in
Costa Rica, favors the development of vast
biodiversity.
When the land bridge between North and South
America emerged, it was the starting signal for
the migration of many different animal species.
These moved from North to South and vice
versa.
Some species are threatened with extinction,
and you can only nd them here.
Costa Rica has made Nature the brand of the
country. It is committed to tourism, bringing
visitors closer to the beauty and importance of
their environment.
In Osa in the South of Costa Rice, you will not
nd exaggerated attractions, hotel complexes,
and shopping blocks. The goal is widespread,
eco-social tourism!
Many private institutions and strict government
regulations help the expanding tourism business
to act in an environmentally conscious manner.
The small Central American country wants to go
one step further.
By 2021, Costa Rica’s 200th birthday, they are
striving for a CO2-neutral value.
The zero lines for CO2 emissions is to be achieved,
among other things, by decommissioning coal-
red power plants.
Besides, cars with hybrid drive are being
promoted, and emissions from agriculture and
industry to be reduced. These steps seem a bit
ambitious, given that Costa Rica, apart from
tourism, mainly lives from agriculture.
By signing the declaration of accession in
November 2018, Pura Vida Travel became a
supporting member of the non-prot organization
SONATI, promoting free environmental
education to youth at rural and urban educative
centers.
Dear visitors, we are delighted that you are our
guests.
We hope that with this information, we have
brought “Costa Rica pura vida” one step closer.
COSTA RICA: A MECCA OF BIODIVERSITY
AUTHOR: Nicole Joss - Switzerland
ENVIRONMENT - COSTA BALLENA Y ALREDEDORES
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ACUARELAS NATURALISTAS
ART - PÉREZ ZELEDÓN Y ALREDEDORES
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NATURALISTIC
WATER COLORS
When I lived in Costa Ballena, I loved to snorkel on Isla Ballena and Las
Tres Hermanas. I did not have a decent camera to capture the colors and
landscapes of the underwater world of our Marino Ballena National Park.
So, I listed the species that I saw frequently, recorded them in my memory,
and, through paintbrushes, I started to let the watercolor ow to recreate
this underwater scene.
The inspiring ones were my friend Spanish friends Gema and her daughter
Ágata, who are great lovers of the sea. They love to spend hours and hours
with their heads underwater, equipped with tubes and masks. With this
illustration, I wanted to invite you to know some of the fauna species that I
like the most in Costa Ballena, such as the olive ridley and the brown booby
that rests on it.
Near the waters surface, an angry puffersh also oats, appearing with its
bloated and stinging body. With its elongated face, the triggersh is one of
my favorites, along with the Moorish idol, who became famous in Finding
Nemo for being locked in a shbowl.
On our coasts, I have met people who sh our beautiful blue-green parrotsh
that feeds on corals and what it excretes becomes part of the sand on our
seabed and beaches. I prefer to see them swimming and keeping our reefs
clean and healthy.
On our Island and never missing in any dive, the funny lemon butterysh,
as well as the little ag ask, with its body furrowed by those dark vertical
lines that swim very close to bathers without any fear. What an illusion
when one nds a starsh-like the Phataria.
This diversity of species would not be possible without the presence of
the last animal present in the illustration: the Porites lobata coral colony,
which massively covers the rocks, creating the perfect space for this rich
underwater biodiversity.
This illustration has won the ‘Colors of the Oceans’ contest displayed on
Oceans Day occasion by the environmental Conservation International
organization.
Biol. Susana García Blanco - Costa Rica Birding B&B
Corredor Biológico Alexander Skutch - Santa Elena del General
(Pérez Zeledón)
ACUARELAS NATURALISTAS
ART - PÉREZ ZELEDÓN Y ALREDEDORES
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As restrictions keep feria doors closed, we are all missing our
weekly visits to these community spaces. The feria is where
we get to support local farmers and enjoy the abundance of
fresh foods they provide. It is a place for us to connect and
share with our community.
Thanks to the dedication of the people behind the ferias, we
are still able to enjoy access to nourishing foods through their
online delivery platforms.
Let’s remember that not long ago we had to drive all the way
to San Isidro to have access to the limited organic produce
available each week. Today, thanks to the hard work of a few
individuals and the team behind Vida Autentica, the number
of farmers producing organic foods across our region has
expanded exponentially.
Now is the time for each of us to remember that the reason
that we have access to organic farmers and their bounty
is thanks to our local ferias. As we buy our fresh fruits and
vegetables each week, let us appreciate those that went
out into the community and empowered organic growers to
share their knowledge so that a network could be developed
and connected. That would be the foundation of our local
markets.
The people behind Vida Autentica and our local ferias worked
hard to connect and uplift those in our community looking for
a better way to grow food to feed their families and neighbors.
They have dedicated countless hours to developing a network
of sustainable and responsible growers that could connect
across regions to bring our community their organic harvest.
So this is a call to action. Let’s remember how much our ferias
have given us and consider the impact of our choices. Buy
from your local farmers’ markets and help support the long
term health of these pillars of our community.
You can order for delivery every week from the Feria
Tinamastes
¡Vivan las ferias!
!VIVAN LAS FERIAS!
AUTHOR: Shannon Moran
INITIATIVE - PÉREZ ZELEDÓN Y ALREDEDORES
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CULTURE -
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Desiree and her white horse Athina welcome us at the
gate. She leads us into all the all open living area, and
proudly, explains that the house was built by herself
with a solid stem wall of cement with translucent green
olive oil bottles.
She brews a self-grown, energizing tea for us. Then
she has so much to share: Originally from California,
Desiree has lived in many countries, in Asia, some
countries of Central America, and for the last ten years
in the South Pacic of Costa Rica. Now she lives in the
Tinamaste valley between Dominical and San Isidro.
She is a specialist in BioRegional Permaculture and
considers herself a Pioneer and Networker. She is
a Certied Nursery Plant Instructor and a healer of
soils. In her workshops at the Abundant Eden Nursery,
she teaches seed economy, talks about the different
microclimates we have in the southern zone, and offers
initiation in site design mapping.
Desiree gives us a tour through her wisely designed,
drained, and planted nursery, partly covered to protect
the small plants from the weather, direct sunlight,
and tropical rainfalls. The property, after four years of
dedication, has evolved from a cow pasture to edible
abundance.
The land has quite an inclination, and she points out
the drainage ditches, maintaining the water in the soil
and not allowing it to be washed away.
With the assistance of her partner Randy, they have
created edible landscapes and labyrinths and a
medicinal and permaculture food forest nursery.
There are survivor foods and owers planted along the
way; she even invites us to caress a soft-surface toilet
paper plant.
The property is based on an all-inclusive sustainable
compost system. Desiree and Randy are stewards of
the Abundant Eden Nursery and live on the land.
What are the principles of land stewardship?
In its broadest sense, stewardship is the recognition
of our collective responsibility to retain the quality and
abundance of our land, air, water and biodiversity, and
to manage this natural capital in a way that conserves
all of its values environmental, economic, social or
cultural.
And you, when you are going to catch up?
Hands-on Workshop 8 am -12 m
It all starts with making an appointment.
Duration varies • Price varies
$150 Consultation/
$150 Land Mapping per hectare.
Get acquainted with our Eden!
Shop the nursery+seedballs, made with edible plant
and ower seeds! Or take an informative 2 hour Farm
Tour.
AUTHOR: Dagmar Reinhard
VISITING DESIREE@ABUNDANT EDEN NURSERY
“I CALL MYSELF A PERMACULTURE PILGRIM, IN DUE RESPECTS
FOR THE MANY MILES I HAVE WALKED AS A PIONEER”
INITIATIVE - PÉREZ ZELEDÓN Y ALREDEDORES
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Since our crocodile moved to her original pond,
space was free for some new aquatic animals.
By chance, another reptile park closed its doors.
It offered us to take further care of their two
Spectacled Caimans (Caiman crocodilus), two
Alligator Snapping Turtles (Chelydra acutirostris)
and several Black Wood Turtles (Rhinoclemmys
funerea).
The animals were kept all together in their
previous enclosure, which was much smaller.
They always lived peacefully together. All three
species occur in the same habitat in the Atlantic
lowlands of Costa Rica.
The Caimans and the Alligator Snapping Turtles
can also be found in the Pacic wetlands and
rivers. They both seem to prefer slow-moving
rivers, forest streams, or lakes with muddy
bottoms. Both species feed on a large variety
of prey like insects, birds, small mammals, and
reptiles, but the Snapping Turtle also eats aquatic
plants.
The rainy season is when they start mating, both
species can lay up to 40 eggs; caimans build a
nest from dead leaves close to the water which
the mother will guard viciously.
The Alligator Snapping Turtles dig a cavity with
their hind legs a bit further from the water to
deposit the eggs. The incubation temperature in
both species determines the sex of the hatchlings
at a temperature of 25°C hatchlings resulted in
being males. Still, at a temperature above that
(up to 30°C), they were females. This is the same
case with the Caimans.
AUTHOR: Roel de Plecker
Alligator Snapping Turtles are not active swimmers
like the Caimans. Instead, they stay motionless or
walk on the bottom of the pool, but occasionally they
stick out their noses out of the water for breathing.
They rely on their camouage, but once molested
they will strike, their long necks give them a long
striking range, and their powerful hooked jaws can
inict gaping wounds; hence their name Snapping
Turtles.
The Black Wood Turtles love swimming or basking
on a log; they have a vegetarian diet and feed on
grasses, leaves, aquatic vegetation, and fruits.
These turtles can lay several clutches a year and lay
up to 3 eggs and cover them with leaves.
Please come and enjoy our pond of life!
PÉREZ ZELEDÓN Y ALREDEDORES
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THE POND OF LIFE
WILDLIFE - PÉREZ ZELEDÓN Y ALREDEDORES
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One of the wild animals you are most likely to
encounter while hiking on the nature trails at Hacienda
Barú National Wildlife Refuge is a Collared Peccary
(Tayassu tajacu). A pungent odor that just seems to
hang in the forest is a sure sign that a group is nearby.
After the Central American Agouti, Collared Peccary
is the animal most commonly captured by our camera
traps.
We have photos and videos of them foraging, eating,
sleeping, snuggling, ghting, nursing, grooming,
wallowing in the mud, and doing about everything else
that peccaries do with the sole exception of mating.
Camera traps, sometimes called trail cameras, have
been a great boon to wildlife enthusiasts. The photos
and videos they capture show us which species are
present in the area and how they behave.
A couple of months ago, curiosity prompted me to put
a camera in the middle of the campsite where we sleep
on the overnight experience we call the “Night in the
Jungle. The most exciting video from that camera was
of a puma, at midnight on a foggy night, walking right
past the door to the toilet.
AN OLD FOLKS
HOME
FOR PECCARIES
AUTHOR: JACK EWING
Imagine the shock of getting up in the middle of the
night, walking from your tent to the bathroom, still
half asleep, doing what you came to do, stepping
out the door, anxious to get back to your pillow, and
coming face to face with an adult puma. Talk about a
rude awakening.
Not as exciting, but every bit as enjoyable, there
were a large number of videos of several mangy, old
peccaries wandering around the campsite. An old
male and an old female live there full time. Another
scrubby old male and a younger peccary that walked
with a limp appeared occasionally.
I mentioned the videos to one of the Hacienda Barú
guides. “Yeah, they sometimes sleep under one of
the tent platforms,” he chuckled. “Thank god they go
somewhere else when we have people in the camp.
We now have a second camera at the site. Hopefully,
the photos and videos from two cameras will shed
more light on the “Old Folks Home for Peccary.
It would also be nice to know how often that cougar
walks through the camp in the middle of the night.
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WILD ANIMALS
HAVE SOCIAL
BUBBLES
ENVIRONMENT - PÉREZ ZELEDÓN Y ALREDEDORES
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When 2019 came to an end, the world had not
put the words “Social” and “Distancing” or “Social”
and “Bubble” together. In less than six months,
most of the world has adapted in one way or
another to prudent social distancing and to stay
within our social or family bubble. The practice
of staying near home within one´s territory, and
socialize only with close family members, is
something that wildlife does all of the time.
The collared peccary mark their territories and live
in small herds that rarely exceed 15 individuals.
Troops of monkeys are about the same size, and
also territorial.
Puma males, females, and grown cubs are seen
alone and always within their territory. For all
three of these species, the boundary denes the
limits of the “Social Bubble.” All wild animals have
some form of “Social Bubble,” and seldom do you
see a sick one.
If something causes this instinctual social distancing
to fail or be overridden by an extraordinary
situation, the results are often severe.
About 15 years ago, before the coastal highway
was built, there was a roadside fruit stand north
of the Barú River bridge. Coatis started hanging
around there, at rst eating discarded fruit, and
later an occasional banana that the owner or a
customer would feed it. People learned that they
could see them there and bought bananas to feed
them. Large numbers of coatis got into the habit
of going to the location to get fed. The lure of free
food was too much, and all social distancing was
forgotten. It wasn’t unusual to see as many as 50
coatis at a time feeding or begging for food.
After a couple of months, some of the coatis
started looking sickly, and a month after that, they
were all dead, as a consequence of leaving the
“Social Bubble.
Especially the South of Costa Rica is known for
its great natural beauty. Many family groups are
getting together, enjoying ora and fauna of our
beautiful country, yet remaining safely within their
social bubbles.
Ecological tourism allows us to experience the jungle,
wildlife, and ample space to enjoy worry-free recreation.
There are big parks and the beach for hiking, small hotels,
and plenty of space.
Visit Hacienda Barú, Costa Ballena, and Osa! While you
nurture your soul, we look after your health!
Our doors are open!
WILD ANIMALS
HAVE SOCIAL
BUBBLES
AUTHOR: JACK & NATALIE EWING
ENVIRONMENT - PÉREZ ZELEDÓN Y ALREDEDORES
29
The spirit of Osa is inuenced by the Boruca, who are the main
indiginous tribe of this region. The highest historical status of
their tribe, the Chief of Ocvsa, became the eponym of this South
Pacic province. Boruca elders continue to keep their oral culture
alive, telling myths and legends that point to the roots of their
connection to nature. For the last 10 years, my ofce has gifted
the beautiful, hand-carved masks of the Boruca to home buyers.
I feel that Osa is a sacred place best represented by the stories
of those who have lived here the longest.
Indigenous people were the rst wildlife experts in Osa. Through
close observation of their frequent encounters with ora and
fauna, they built an extensive mythology that is still well-
preserved and used today. Agrarian families in Osa grow crops
of rice, beans, cacao, corn, tomatoes and fruit trees up and down
the mountainous landscape.
OSA (OCVSA)
PHOTOGRAPHY: ANDY KARNITZ
LIVING WITH THE ESSENCE OF NATURE
AU
THOR: KEVIN CHAMPAGNE
They farm animals and harvest plants for
medicine. They grow enough food to feed
their families and maybe a little bit extra to
sell at a farmer’s market or roadside stall.
They have learned how to work this land over
generations. Being surrounded by this more
natural way of life is what keeps Osa so clean
and green.
The spectacular and diverse ecosystems
found within Osa are likely what drew the
rst nature lovers t o settle t his region. It
has a unique geological history that makes
it home to a nearly unparalleled amount of
biodiversity. This small corner of Costa Rica is
where you can nd 2.5% of the world’s total
biodiversity across less than 1/1000th of the
world’s landmass. It is one of the last places in
Costa Rica to have been settled and continues
to be sparsely populated, covered largely in
magnicent virgin rainforest.
Osa has the most signicant wetland
ecosystem and mangrove forests of Central
America. On land, you will nd the largest
remaining tract of lowland forest in Pacic
Mesoamerica. Around 2-3% of the ora in
Osa is found nowhere else in the world. And
there are more species of trees in this region
than in all of the Northern temperate regions
combined.
My personal favorite thing about this natural
wonderland called Osa is that it provides
us with clean air, drinking water, food, jobs,
a strong ecological culture and a stable
climate (you only need one wardrobe to live
here!) You can travel to a number of different
environments in one day and experience a
variety of transformative sensations, from
swimming in crystal clean waterfalls to
sunning on the soft sand of this region’s
nearly vacant beaches. There is quite possibly
no other place in the world that is this perfect
to both live in and enjoy.
If you long to be one of the lucky ones who
call Osa their home, I invite you to contact my
ofce with any questions you have about how
to make this irresistible idea a possibility for
you, too.
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DIA / DAY ALTA / HIGH BAJA / LOW ALTA / HIGH BAJA / LOW ALTA / HIGH
WED 15
03:53 / 2.30 ft 10:27 / 7.74 ft 16:45 / 2.10 ft 23:02 / 6.80 ft
THU 16
04:48 / 2.40 ft 11:20 / 7.81 ft 17:40 / 1.91 ft 23:58 / 6.94 ft
FRI 17
05:44 / 2.33 ft 12:12 / 8.01 ft 18:33 / 1.60 ft
SAT 18
00:51 / 7.23 ft 06:38 / 2.11 ft 13:02 / 8.30 ft 19:21 / 1.20 ft
SUN 19
01:40 / 7.63 ft 07:29 / 1.76 ft 13:50 / 8.65 ft 20:07 / 0.78 ft
MON 20
02:25 / 8.09 ft 08:17 / 1.35 ft 14:36 / 8.99 ft 20:50 / 0.37 ft
TUE 21
03:09 / 8.56 ft 09:04 / 0.93 ft 15:20 / 9.27 ft 21:33 / 0.03 ft
WED 22
03:53 / 9.00 ft 09:50 / 0.57 ft 16:05 / 9.46 ft 22:16 / -0.21 ft
THU 23
04:36 / 9.35 ft 10:37 / 0.30 ft 16:50 / 9.51 ft 22:59 / -0.31 ft
FRI 24
05:20 / 9.58 ft 11:24 / 0.17 ft 17:37 / 9.41 ft 23:44 / -0.26 ft
SAT 25
06:06 / 9.66 ft 12:12 / 0.19 ft 18:25 / 9.16 ft
SUN 26
00:30 / -0.07 ft 06:55 / 9.59 ft 13:04 / 0.35 ft 19:17 / 8.80 ft
MON 27 01:20 / 0.26 ft 07:46 / 9.40 ft 13:59 / 0.60 ft 20:13 / 8.38 ft
TUE 28 02:14 / 0.67 ft 08:43 / 9.14 ft 14:59 / 0.86 ft 21:14 / 8.01 ft
WED 29 03:13 / 1.07 ft 09:44 / 8.90 ft 16:03 / 1.05 ft 22:20 / 7.77 ft
THU 30
04:18 / 1.38 ft 10:48 / 8.74 ft 17:10 / 1.09 ft 23:29 / 7.74 ft
FRI 31
05:25 / 1.51 ft 11:53 / 8.72 ft 18:15 / 0.96 ft
FULL MOON FIRST QUARTER LAST QUARTERNEW MOON
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DOMINICAL Y ALREDEDORES
MAREAS - TIDES
JULIO / JULY 15-31, 2020
FASES LUNARES / MOON PHASES
DIA / DAY ALTA / HIGH BAJA / LOW ALTA / HIGH BAJA / LOW ALTA / HIGH
SAT 1
00:33 / 7.91 ft 06:32 / 1.45 ft 12:54 / 8.81 ft 19:15 / 0.72 ft
SUN 2
01:32 / 8.21 ft 07:32 / 1.27 ft 13:49 / 8.96 ft 20:08 / 0.46 ft
MON 3
02:25 / 8.55 ft 08:25 / 1.05 ft 14:39 / 9.09 ft 20:54 / 0.24 ft
TUE 4
03:12 / 8.84 ft 09:13 / 0.86 ft 15:24 / 9.15 ft 21:37 / 0.11 ft
WED 5 03:56 / 9.04 ft 09:57 / 0.74 ft 16:07 / 9.11 ft 22:17 / 0.09 ft
THU 6 04:36 / 9.12 ft 10:38 / 0.72 ft 16:48 / 8.96 ft 22:55 / 0.20 ft
FRI 7 05:16 / 9.07 ft 11:18 / 0.81 ft 17:28 / 8.71 ft 23:32 / 0.43 ft
SAT 8 05:54 / 8.92 ft 11:57 / 0.98 ft 18:07 / 8.36 ft
SUN 9 00:09 / 0.75 ft 06:32 / 8.67 ft 12:37 / 1.22 ft 18:47 / 7.94 ft
MON 10 00:46 / 1.15 ft 07:12 / 8.36 ft 13:18 / 1.51 ft 19:30 / 7.49 ft
TUE 11 01:26 / 1.58 ft 07:54 / 8.03 ft 14:03 / 1.80 ft 20:17 / 7.06 ft
WED 12 02:10 / 2.00 ft 08:40 / 7.73 ft 14:54 / 2.04 ft 21:11 / 6.73 ft
THU 13 03:00 / 2.34 ft 09:33 / 7.53 ft 15:52 / 2.15 ft 22:13 / 6.58 ft
FRI 14 03:59 / 2.53 ft 10:33 / 7.48 ft 16:54 / 2.08 ft 23:17 / 6.68 ft
SAT 15 05:03 / 2.48 ft 11:34 / 7.64 ft 17:54 / 1.79 ft
SUN 16 00:17 / 7.03 ft 06:06 / 2.18 ft 12:32 / 7.98 ft 18:49 / 1.34 ft
MON 17 01:10 / 7.57 ft 07:03 / 1.67 ft 13:24 / 8.45 ft 19:39 / 0.79 ft
TUE 18 01:58 / 8.22 ft 07:55 / 1.06 ft 14:13 / 8.95 ft 20:25 / 0.23 ft
WED 19 02:44 / 8.90 ft 08:44 / 0.44 ft 15:00 / 9.40 ft 21:09 / -0.27 ft
THU 20 03:28 / 9.50 ft 09:31 / -0.10 ft 15:45 / 9.72 ft 21:52 / -0.63 ft
FRI 21 04:11 / 9.97 ft 10:17 / -0.46 ft 16:30 / 9.86 ft 22:37 / -0.80 ft
SAT 22 04:56 / 10.22 ft 11:03 / -0.61 ft 17:17 / 9.78 ft 23:21 / -0.74 ft
SUN 23 05:42 / 10.22 ft 11:51 / -0.52 ft 18:05 / 9.48 ft
MON 24 00:08 / -0.45 ft 06:30 / 9.99 ft 12:42 / -0.21 ft 18:55 / 9.01 ft
TUE 25 00:57 / 0.03 ft 07:22 / 9.57 ft 13:36 / 0.25 ft 19:51 / 8.44 ft
WED 26 01:51 / 0.62 ft 08:19 / 9.04 ft 14:35 / 0.75 ft 20:54 / 7.90 ft
THU 27 02:52 / 1.21 ft 09:22 / 8.54 ft 15:42 / 1.15 ft 22:03 / 7.54 ft
FRI 28 04:02 / 1.65 ft 10:31 / 8.21 ft 16:54 / 1.33 ft 23:16 / 7.47 ft
SAT 29 05:17 / 1.82 ft 11:41 / 8.12 ft 18:04 / 1.25 ft
SUN 30 00:24 / 7.68 ft 06:27 / 1.69 ft 12:44 / 8.23 ft 19:04 / 1.00 ft
MON 31 01:21 / 8.03 ft 07:26 / 1.41 ft 13:38 / 8.44 ft 19:55 / 0.71 ft
FULL MOON FIRST QUARTER LAST QUARTERNEW MOON
FASES LUNARES / MOON PHASES
MAREAS - TIDES
AGOSTO/ AUGUST 1-31, 2020
DOMINICAL Y ALREDEDORES
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DIA / DAY ALTA / HIGH BAJA / LOW ALTA / HIGH BAJA / LOW ALTA / HIGH
TUE 1
02:11 / 8.42 ft 08:15 / 1.08 ft 14:25 / 8.65 ft 20:38 / 0.45 ft
WED 2
02:54 / 8.75 ft 08:58 / 0.79 ft 15:07 / 8.80 ft 21:16 / 0.27 ft
THU 3 03:32 / 8.99 ft 09:36 / 0.58 ft 15:46 / 8.86 ft 21:51 / 0.20 ft
FRI 4
04:08 / 9.12 ft 10:13 / 0.47 ft 16:23 / 8.82 ft 22:25 / 0.24 ft
SAT 5
04:43 / 9.12 ft 10:48 / 0.47 ft 16:59 / 8.64 ft 22:59 / 0.41 ft
SUN 6 05:18 / 8.99 ft 11:23 / 0.59 ft 17:35 / 8.35 ft 23:32 / 0.70 ft
MON 7 05:53 / 8.74 ft 11:59 / 0.82 ft 18:11 / 7.97 ft
TUE 8 00:07 / 1.07 ft 06:29 / 8.41 ft 12:37 / 1.14 ft 18:51 / 7.52 ft
WED 9 00:44 / 1.50 ft 07:07 / 8.02 ft 13:19 / 1.49 ft 19:34 / 7.07 ft
THU 10 01:26 / 1.93 ft 07:52 / 7.64 ft 14:07 / 1.83 ft 20:26 / 6.70 ft
FRI 11 02:16 / 2.30 ft 08:46 / 7.32 ft 15:04 / 2.07 ft 21:29 / 6.51 ft
SAT 12 03:18 / 2.52 ft 09:50 / 7.19 ft 16:10 / 2.09 ft 22:38 / 6.62 ft
SUN 13 04:29 / 2.45 ft 10:59 / 7.32 ft 17:17 / 1.84 ft 23:43 / 7.05 ft
MON 14 05:38 / 2.05 ft 12:03 / 7.72 ft 18:16 / 1.34 ft
FULL MOON FIRST QUARTER LAST QUARTERNEW MOON
FASES LUNARES / MOON PHASES
ACCOUNTING IS IMPORTANT
KNOWLEDGE - FRIENDSHIP - TRUST
DOMINICAL Y ALREDEDORES
34
SEPTIEMBRE / SEPTEMBER 1-14, 2020
MAREAS - TIDES
Keeping up to date with the nancial and accounting
information of your business allows you to have better
visibility about what is happening in your business
and the environment. It is an advantage for the
company. It will enable us to make better decisions in
the short term and foresee possible changes, reduce
uncertainty, and always be in order with taxes.
Considering our current situation and even though
the Government has granted various benets, aid,
exemptions, and collaboration in the tax aspect and
payment of taxes, it is essential to consider:
Firstly, the dates for the presentation of the different
declarations, especially VAT (Value Added Tax) are
always kept as established before the declaration of
sanitary emergency.
MAURO ESQUIVEL
Failure to present your declaration before the
stipulated dates exposes you to nes and penalties.
Please remember, it is not the same to present
your tax declaration as to make the payment. The
Government has already given some extensions but
just for payments.
Secondly, if your company availed itself of the benet
of reduction in working hours or the suspension of the
contract for employees, you must consider that the
Government is going to “review each and every case.
In case of observing any type of anomaly or doubt, it
will be necessary to justify the measures adopted and
the direct connection with the crisis. In these cases,
accounting is of great help in defending the interests
of the business. It proves that the measures adopted
have not been done fraudulently, but rather due to the
effects derived from the state of emergency.
Third, if you are going to require some aid or benet
from the nancing that the different nancial entities
are providing to cover your operation needs: Among
the documentation required by these entities to
process these nancing lines, is that of an accounting
nature.
Financial Statements and / or statements led from
previous periods. In addition, it is possible to request
Cash Flows for the coming months or even an updated
Business Plan.
Fourth, accounting may be essential for us to quantify
the prot that is no longer obtained as a result of
the mandatory closure of the business or a drastic
decrease in sales.
ACCOUNTING IS IMPORTANT
KNOWLEDGE - FRIENDSHIP - TRUST
GENERAL & HOSPITALITY ACCOUNTING
INITIATIVE - DOMINICAL Y ALREDEDORES
35
DOMINICAL Y ALREDEDORES
36
Chronic conditions
Hypertension
Diabetes
EKG
Skin check
Bloodwork
PAP Smear
Minor surgery
Spider vein sclerotherapy
Botulinum toxin
Dermal fillers
Fat grafting
Plasmage non surgical
eye lid rejuvenation
Micro needling - Dermapen
PRP - Patlelet rich plasma
Chemical Peels
Fractional Dermabrasion
PROVIDING YOU WITH THE QUALITY
HEALTHCARE YOU ARE LOOKING FOR
General Practice
Medical Aesthetics
Dra. Monica Alfaro
Hotel Cuna del Angel
dralfaro@bahiaballenadoctors.com
(506) 8833 6431
Our face may show signs of aging like wrinkles,
sagging, dark circles under the eyes, spots, and
irregular texture. Sometimes our eyelids become
droopy and heavy and can even make it difcult for
us to read or even watch television, particularly at
the end of the day.
Others, our cheeks sag and give us a loose skin and
“puppy dog cheeks or jowls. Irregular texture and
tone are other signs of aging too.
There are different options available for the
rejuvenation of the face. A surgical approach
involves a blepharoplasty or eyelid lift. A small
incision is made in the eyelid to remove fat pads
that give us the appearance of bags under the eyes.
Some skin is also removed to tighten and make the
eyelids lighter. A neck lift can tighten the skin of
the neck. And a facelift can tighten the skin on the
lower, middle, and upper face.
If you need them all, you can combine them all,
which is common, and have a face, neck and eyelid
lift.
Non-surgical approaches are readily available in
Costa Ballena with Plasmage, an Italian technology
that uses plasma energy to rejuvenate the skin. This
plasma energy ionizes the air in contact with the
skin. It produces sublimation of the tissues. In other
words, it contracts and tightens the skin. It will give
you a fresher, younger look with smoother eyelids
and can even slightly elevate your eyebrows.
The procedure is performed under topical
anesthesia in about 30 minutes. Right after the
procedure, your skin will have small brownish dots
that remain for about ve days, during which you
should not expose yourself to the sun.
Special aftercare creams are used for a week and a
nourishing moisturizer for a month to enhance the
results. The nal results are visible after eight weeks.
Some people will require a second or even third session,
depending on the condition of their skin and the areas
treated.
It is an excellent technique to use for overall rejuvenation.
It treats wrinkles, spots, small broid type lesions, and
scars, probably results from acne or even surgery.
It works well for treatment on the chest or around the
mouth for “smoker lips.” Some patients are also good
candidates for tightening the jawline, cheeks, and even
neck.
A combination of treatments can also improve your
results. So, combining Plasmage with Dermapen,
PRP (Platelet rich plasma), chemical peels, botulinum
toxin, or even dermal llers are always an option. The
treatment will depend on your specic needs, so talking
to a trained professional is still the best way to choose
the right treatment.
Dermapen is excellent for texture, spots, ne lines,
building collagen, as well as PRP, which can be
performed in combination. These also work very well for
hair loss in both men and women.
Chemical peels also improve texture, tone, and
stimulate collagen production. They can also help with
a roughness that appears in patches with prolonged
sun exposure. Traditional options can also be of great
benet like botulinum toxin. It relaxes dynamic wrinkles
and dermal llers that restore volume to face, lips, and
hands.
FACE
REJUVENATION
AUTHOR: DRA. MÓNICA ALFARO ESCALANTE
BODY – MIND – SOUL - DOMINICAL Y ALREDEDORES
39
Gusto
12MD-8:00PM
DOMINICAL Y ALREDEDORES
40
If you never had a meal at Gusto Italian Restaurant
or slept at Ranchos Remo Lodge, you are truly
missing something.
The owners Luca and Francesca and their dog Zoe
welcome us in their place. As soon as we arrived,
we get crazy for the view, the ocean, the beautiful
Playa Hermosa Beach, and the famous Whale Tail.
They moved here ve years ago from a little city in
Italy called Viterbo. Almost three years ago, they
opened their restaurant Gusto.
Eating here means having a truly Italian experience
in the jungle. Food is made from scratch to guarantee
freshness and quality.
Luca and Francesca are almost obsessed with
quality. They carefully select suppliers for imported
stuff. They have a great selection of Italian wines.
Pasta, bread, and sauces are handmade. Locally
they buy fresh organic vegetables, and fresh sh
caught the same day.
The menu offers many choices of best Italian
cuisine dishes and some vegetarian and gluten-
free options too.
Denitely for the clients, “it seems to be in Italy.
When the diners acknowledge this, it is the best
reward for the effort and work of the Gusto team.
Adjacent to the restaurant are the well-equipped
Cabinas Rancho Remo. You can enjoy spectacular
views from the lovely rooms. There are ve rooms,
three ocean view with king-size and two mountain
view with a queen-size bed.
Each room has a balcony, and when you have an
oceanview cabina, you can enjoy epic sunset and
sunrise, or watch the toucans ying steps from you. The
ocean sound is a miraculous lullaby to sleep.
On the mountainside, you will hear the ocean and jungle
sounds that will relax you as never before. Waking up
with this environment is priceless.
You will enjoy the breakfast in the restaurant
overlooking the ocean and surrounded by wildlife and
nature. Breakfast has many choices, and everything is
homemade.
If you plan visiting Uvita and surrounding this place is
perfect for a romantic escape, sleeping here is amazing,
and the restaurant is a must.
The restaurant is open every day from 12 to 8 pm.
Please make your reservation.
We observe all hygienic measures, following the
protocols of the Ministry of Health.
RANCHO REMO
LODGE
&
GUSTO
Playa Hermosa
AUTHOR: DAGMAR REINHARD
DOMINICAL Y ALREDEDORES
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Optometry: Dra. Luana Vargas
Glasses with graduation
Contact lenses
Ophthalmology: Dra. Flora Hernández
Cataracts
Pterygium
Diabetic Retinopathy
WE ARE A FEMALE ENTREPRENEUR TEAM
SPECIALIZED PROFESSIONALS:
Professionals
taking care of
your Visual
Health
Opening Hours
Monday to Friday
8 AM – 4.30 PM
Saturdays
9.30 AM – 2 PM
100 m North of Uvita's
Gas Station
I would like to tell the residents of Costa Ballena about the
new service we are offering to the community. In November
of last year, we opened Óptica del Sol, the rst optic in
Uvita. The store is located on the road, north of the center
of Uvita, and near the Bahía Ballena Servicenter.
We are enterprising women who run the bright establishment
stocked with the latest measuring instruments. There are
an ofce and a large exhibition area with all types and
styles of rings and lenses at competitive prices.
As specialists in optometry and ophthalmology, we can give
broad support to our clients in their visual health problems.
The idea of opening Óptica del Sol was born so that the
residents of Costa Ballena no longer have to go as far as to
nd their glasses or get regular vision checks.
Dr. Luana Vargas, a young professional, a native of Pérez
Zeledón, is the optometrist in charge of optics. She will
always receive him with warmth and will guide him.
ÓPTICAS DEL SOL
AUTHOR: DRA. FLORA HERNÁNDEZ
They can advise you on the best lens choice, contact
lens tting, and guide you through the options on offer
to correct your vision problem.
Dr. Flora Hernández, a neighbor of Uvita, is an
ophthalmologist with a retina and vitreous subspecialty.
She will attend by appointment and be evaluating
eye problems, such as cataracts, pterygium, diabetic
retinopathy, macular degeneration, and other pathologies
that affect people.
Emily Araya is an optical consultant. She will be helping
you make the best decision regarding the choice of rims,
according to the shape of your face and preferences.
In the eight months of operating in the area, we have
received a good response from our clients. We are
delighted to be able to provide a service closer to your
home.
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Breathing is an unconscious life-sustaining function
in humans, meaning that we don’t have to think about
breathing to do it.
However, the cool thing about breathing is that we
can actively control or direct our breath to perform in a
different way when we choose and notice a variety of
positive effects on our mind and body. Taking control
of your breathing for a few minutes is an excellent way
to de-stress and relax.
Try this: Put down the magazine and take ten conscious
deep inhales and exhales right now. Try counting to 5
on the inhale and count to 5 on your exhale. If that’s
too much, try a lower number and match the inhale
count to the exhale count.
Now…how do you feel after that?
Do you feel a sense of relaxation and life slowing down
just a bit? Did you gain any new perspectives?
AUTHOR: TARA TIEDEMANN
I use this little trick, and the great thing is it’s free and
available to you at any time. If I nd myself stressed
out while driving, when working on the computer, or
even when I’m out surng and suddenly nd myself
in waves that are bigger than I anticipated, I begin the
10-breath technique. It’s a great reset and can halt the
release of those stress hormones.
Another great resource to check out is the Wim Hof
Method. It can be found online at www.wimhofmethod.
com. He offers some free tutorials to try at home so
you can feel the positive effects.
Some of the benets of this method include more
energy, increased mental clarity, stress reduction, and
better sleep.
Since his method involves some breath-holding, it is
essential to practice lying down and not in water or
driving. Anyone can do it, and the free online resources
are great.
I invite you to have fun noting the effects of taking
these breaks to breathe on your health and wellbeing.
It’s free, easy, and you have much to win! Happy
breathing!
THE IMPORTANCE OF BREATH
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I love surng in the rainy season against the lush
greens of the rainforest backdrop. Surng this season
has some signicant differences from the rest of the
year, especially the bigger swells that light up the
Pacic between May and November.
First, there are fewer people. May, September, and
October have the fewest number of tourists and more
pleasant temperatures than in the visitors’ home
countries. The harder to reach places like Pavones
and the Osa Peninsula have even fewer surfers since
many don’t want to risk getting skunked by onshore
winds or heavy storms.
Due to drastic changes in land temperatures each
day, the winds shift from offshore to onshore on most
days around 9 to 10 a.m. Sometimes a morning rain
will precede a day of calm winds, or an afternoon
thunderstorm will lead to a glassy sunset session. But
most often, the early morning is the best time to nd
clean waves.
There are more tropical storms during June through
October on both coasts. It is different than on the East
Coast of the United States. Hurricanes that form in the
Atlantic off African push in long period walls from far
away and that creates excellent surf from Florida to
New Foundland.
But Pacic storms often form close to the coast,
creating short period surf with heavy onshore winds
– not the best conditions. If a hurricane forms in the
Caribbean Sea, then that side may see powerful short
period surf, but also heavy rain and lots of debris like
fallen trees washing up.
The nal difference is there is more frequency of
bigger swells that form under Australia during the
rainy season. Waves from the South or Southwest
start coming as early as mid-March but most often
max out from May to July. These swells come in just
about every week and can reach from overhead to
double overhead or larger.
SURFING IN COSTA RICA’S
RAINY SEASON
AUTHOR: GREG GORDON
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Eric, a renowned chef from New York, together with his
team opened his Five Maes restaurant in March of the
current year in Uvita. Five Maes’s emphasis is on locally
sourced ingredients, from meat, dairy and even vegetables.
The burgers are homemade with 100% ground beef. All
the bacon, ham, sausages are made by Eric’s team.
There is something for everyone, including vegan and
vegetarian options that are part of the extensive menu.
The location of the restaurant could not be better: on the
Costanera, near the entrance to the Marino Ballena National
Park, next to a bus stop and with ample parking in the new
Pacic Pool building.
However, there is no doubt that the hamburger originates
from Hamburg, Germany, just as the “frankfurter” has its
genesis in the city of Frankfurt. A Wall Street Journal article
revealed that a hobbyist can nd them succulent in any city
in Europe and that Europeans are the legitimate heirs to the
burger throne.
Made with round bread, the burger was a centennial local
pork sandwich called Rundstück warm which, translated
from German, means a “hot round slice, it is a snack
consumed by dock workers.
In Hamburg there are several restaurants, some dating
back to 1718 that serve this proto-hamburger. It seems to
be the mother of hamburgers, the ancestor of the modern
hamburger similar to the Big Mac and Whopper.
The burger boom is in the United States. German
immigrants from the late 19th century introduced the dish
called Hamburg-style American llet to the United States.
It was in the 20th century when it had its greatest growth,
along with the so-called “fast-food” concept. Today the
burger is one of the agship foods of American food and
can be found in versions such as stuffed with liver pate or
trufe and even in the most luxurious restaurant at more
than US $ 20.
Brothers Richard and Maurice McDonald ventured into
selling hamburgers at their McDonald’s restaurant, which
would later become a franchise. Soon after, in 1954, Burger
King, its main competitor, emerged.
Visit Five Maes and try the delicious, hot round slice of your
choice!
And Mae if you prefer you can order to take it home.
THE ORIGIN OF THE
HAMBURGER
AUTHOR: DAGMAR REINHARD
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OSA PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
AUTHOR: NICK HALVERSON
On May 18th, 2020, we opened the Osa Property
Management ofce in Uvita in the Plaza Perla del
Pacico, Suite #1. In my 15 years of owning businesses
in the region, I’ve never been prouder than when we
opened our doors in Uvita.
Many people may not know the name of the building
just north of the gas station, but if you have spent any
time in the Uvita area, you will instantly recognize it.
Our ofce is located on the rst oor, next to the liquor
store.
As the old real estate rule of ‘Location. Location.
Location. is everything, we too, considered that
when we decided to move. Our previous ofce was
based in Ojochal, and although we were satised
with the location, we decided to move to Uvita, the
biggest and more centrally located town of the Costa
Ballena region. We are now more easily found, closer
to most of our customers, and potential customers.
We are looking forward to meeting new and existing
customers more easily.
Advantages of the new Uvita Property Management
Ofce:
1. We are happy to be centrally based in our service
area, which is between Hatillo and Chontales.
2. The ofce in Uvita is larger now. The ample space
will allow us to meet more comfortably with our
homeowner clients and rental clients.
Our employees enjoy a more comfortable work
environment.
3. Epic Costa Rica Tours will also be using our
ofce. We will be sharing more information about our
partnership with Epic Costa Rica Tours in the next
couple of months.
4. Plenty of parking spaces
5. Handicap Accessible
6. We are next to the gas station in Uvita. Very convenient
for our rental business (and the people who own the
homes we manage) as many tourists visit the area in
search of information.
7. Storage area for our equipment.
9. Private bathroom and shower. Our guests will feel
more comfortable being able to use private facilities
rather than shared and public ones.
We have a great team!
I can’t express how happy and proud I am of our team,
who in a matter of days moved our ofce and set up our
Property Management Ofce in Uvita. I welcome you
to drop by and say “hi” on your next visit to the Costa
Ballena. If you are a homeowner needing a property
management solution, please contact us immediately.
Stay safe! Pura Vida!
www.osapropertymanagement.com
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EL MERCADO
U V I T A O N L I N E M A R K E T
The situation due to “The Unspeakable” began
four months ago. It implied a constant and
resounding readjustment throughout the world. A
forced collective update brought us face to face
with the reality: that we are no longer as free as
we used to be.
Free is Technology that plays an essential role in
our day-to-day. It is the only one that can travel
without restrictions, bringing in its innite luggage
the information we need and sharing ours with a
world beyond borders.
It motivated us to create a bridge between our
suppliers who used to supply The Uvita Market
with color and our clients who much enjoyed the
healthy interaction. We took on creating a website
to sell online for El Mercado, which meets our
customers’ and suppliers’ needs as did our activity
on Wednesdays.
Pointing Market and El Mercado joined two months
ago to build a Virtual Market with home delivery, a
Collection Center, and Meeting Points established
in the area. Little by little and being very punctual,
we were building operation management that
involves local establishments that support the
mission with their sponsorship in both nancial
and solidarity aid.
There are approximately 300 products, including
Artisan Jewelry, Clothing, Delicatessen, Bakery,
Fruit, Vegetables, Dairy, Wine, Organic, Personal
Care, etc. We trust to supply everything you need
for your basic basket.
We have a Collection Center in Bahía Ballena where
orders will be packed, complying with sanitary
measures and having the respective permits. Once
the order is prepared, it is dispatched to the mobile
unit to start its delivery routes for home service. Small
local enterprises support us, and the operations are
helping them, too.
Pointing Market is a great team where talents
are respected. That is reected in their results
with a Virtual Catalog that will dynamically and
entertainingly display recurring information of each
entrepreneur who is part of this Virtual Market,
thus creating platforms promoting local and tourist
activities.
We can be agents of change when we accept
resilience, that reset we needed so much. When the
balance can nally be equitable for all humanity and
nature and technology can exist parallel without
imposing each other. The two go hand in hand with
the evolution that we are experiencing.
It would be a great pleasure to see you again,
though, for your safety, stay home! Go outside to get
in touch with nature, hug a tree, and let the bonds
re-establish.
AUTHOR: NATALIA SARAY MATRIARTK
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WE BUILD WITHOUT DESTROYING!
AUTHOR: ING. RÓGER VALVERDE AVILA - COMPANIA RVA INGENIERIA Y CONSTRUCCION
One of the advantages of our company in the canton
of Osa, is the immense natural beauty that surrounds
us, and that presents different micro climates and
ecosystems, having mountains, oceans, beaches,
National Parks, and the longest coastline of a coast
with approximately 200 km in length.
This is fundamental to understand: for the most
part, our clients come with the idea of carrying out a
sustainable project with the environment. They want
to have nature around them, advantages of natural
light, recyclable energy such as hot water through
solar panels, or a photovoltaic system for electrical
energy.
Everything is possible thanks to the constant energy
we have from the sun. Mountain winds, creating
cross ventilation, abundant rivers, and at, regular
and irregular topographies, make the architecture
changeable like the area itself.
Through the years I have managed to understand
how location, rotation, and cross ventilation can help
us have better conditions for our clients’ projects. This
has helped me understand that a persons real estate,
when wanting to build his house, is something very
precious, so it is vitally important that everything is
done correctly.
Taking this principle into account, many times our offer
may seem high, but considering the future it will be
the most economical, since within our considerations
is to use quality materials, water control, and study of
soil conditions, slope of the property, in addition to the
optimal use of resources. We have a commitment to
details, which in the end is what the client sees, and
trying to make the construction efcient in the use of
materials, to avoid waste or at least do it as little as
possible.
Our VISION is to be an ecology company in the sense
of least possible environmental impact, and to become
an organization that generates value in sustainability,
constantly innovating with better construction
techniques, more efcient processes and less waste.
The transmission of value is fundamentally important,
with honesty, commitment and responsibility being a
triangle of trust towards the client, which in summary
is the integrity of the company and its continuous
improvement of internal processes. Thus, the study
of our environment is of utmost importance, so the
contacts with the Municipalities, Hardware Stores,
Associations, and other institutions, in addition to the
constant demographic and economic study, distinguish
us to be the differentiation in the Market based on better
costs, quality and innovation.
Building without destroying is the watchword.
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PÉREZ ZELEDÓN Y ALREDEDORES
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PÉREZ ZELEDÓN Y ALREDEDORES
Marie moved from Texas to Costa
Rica in 2017. Once settled, she inquired
about volunteer opportunities at the
animal welfare program, DAWG.
Shawnell Parker, head of DAWG at
that time, told Marie they needed help
with the library, which was a part of the
organization. This sounded like a perfect
idea since Marie is an avid reader and
lover of books!
In November 2019, the DAWG Board
of Directors decided to close the library.
They asked Marie if she wanted to take
it over, and if so, they would gift it to
her, to continue Shawnell’s legacy. At
rst, Marie had no idea how she would
accomplish opening a new library,
physically and nancially. The alternative
was to discard all of the books, and this
would have broken her heart. After
much consideration, she chose to keep
the library alive!
The next task was to nd a suitable new
home for the library. Through the help
of a friend, she found a perfect space
with wonderful landlords! The Uvita
Community Library (UCL) is located
next to the Tracopa bus station in Uvita,
on the second oor. There is easy access
to the library via a ramp (no stairs!) and
ample parking next door or across the
street.
Then came the enormous task of
physically moving the library to the
new location. After a suggestion from a
friend, Marie contacted Sean Gallagher
and requested his help. Early in February,
he gathered up a bunch of friends with
trucks, trailers, and muscles. These
volunteers moved 25 large shelving
units and over 250 boxes of books to the
new location. Sean and his friends were
heroic, and their support and kindness
humbled Marie.
After organizing, rebuilding the shelves and cleaning every book,
Marie happily opened the new library!
UCL has almost 12,000 books! With a large ction section, a non-
ction section with varied topics, children/teens and an international
section, books on CD and DVD’s. There is something for everyone!
It is a nonprot organization that depends on and is grateful for
donations.
The UCL is open on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from
11:30am-4:00pm and Saturday from 9:30am-2:00pm.
THE UVITA
COMMUNITY
LIBRARY (UCL)
SURROUNDED IN
BOOKS!
AUTHOR: BETH SYLVER
Coming soon UCLMarie Wright
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During the present circumstances, one thing that has
not changed is unwanted dogs and cats abandoned
in Costa Ballena as well as surrounding areas. Both
DAWG (Domestic Animal Welfare Group) and El
Refugio Costa Ballena have an urgent need for people
to foster and adopt dogs and cats.
Some people think Centro Veterinario Costa Ballena
is a shelter, but it is not a shelter; it is a veterinarian´s
business.
It is NOT OK to drop off an animal there unless it is
injured and needs immediate care. If you are not
sure what to do, then please contact one of the
organizations for help.
WHAT ABOUT FOSTERING?
Both organizations love their foster “parents!” Some
of the rescue animals are sick or injured and need a
place to convalesce and recover. Sometimes they
receive puppies or kittens that need a bit more care
and to grow bigger and stronger before they can be
adopted. For many animals, being with a big group of
other dogs can be overwhelming, especially for timid,
small, or older dogs.
They may not be willing to run with the pack or wrestle
with the more energetic dogs. Sometimes younger
dogs need more socialization and training to make
them a better t for their future forever family. These
animals all do better in foster homes, where they can
have more personalized attention and socialization.
You can really make a difference in an abandoned
dog’s life. Food and vet care are always provided. You
just give the love.
There are never enough foster homes, so if you can nd
room in your heart to care for an animal, whether long-
term or short-term, you would be our hero! Fostering is
also one of the most rewarding and “feel good” things
you can do!
WANT TO HELP?
For information about how to make a donation, adopt
or foster a dog or cat, or volunteer, please go to the
following websites or Facebook pages:
Footnote:
Asociación D.A.W.G. Grupo Bienestar de Los Animales
Domésticos Costa Rica, doing business as DAWG,
Domestic Animal Welfare Group, is a non-prot
organization focused on animal advocacy in the Costa
Ballena region of Costa Rica for the past 12 years.
El Refugio was founded in early 2017. El Refugio Hogar
Animal Costa Ballena (which means “The Refuge Animal
Home of Costa Ballena”) is an animal rescue organization
in the Costa Ballena region of southern Costa Rica.
UPDATE: DOG
AND CAT RESCUE
AUTHOR: SUSAN STRONG
D.A.W.G.
EL REFUGIO
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Finca 6 is an archaeological site museum with
archaeological remains. It has a visitor center with
two exhibition romos, one: for permanent and
another for temporary exhibitions.
You will easily nd Finca 6 archaeological site at
eight kilometers passing the beautiful center park
of Palmar Sur of Osa, home to enormous Stone
spheres, and always on the road to Sierpe.
“Diquís, a singular region, is an exhibition with
pre-Columbian objects characteristic of the region.
Vases, ceramics, spheres, spikes, objects and stone
tools are part of the collection. The exhibition is
complemented by the museum´s interpretation
with information and illustrations that contextualize
the profound history of the region.
The temporary exhibition hall gives visitors
the opportunity to enjoy special themes that
complement the discourse of the permanent
exhibition. These exhibitions remain for a certain
period of time.
Coming soon: the Museum is inaugurating a new
temporary exhibition titled: “In Osa, history travels
by bicycle, an exhibition that tells the history of the
region, based on the uniqueness of this means of
transport, its users and its contribution to social and
cultural development in the canton.
A visit to the past Upon entering the archaeological
site, visitors will be able to observe some architectural
and cultural features from the pre-Columbian era,
whose occupation is dated between 750 and
1450 AD. During the tour, labels and information
cards will explain about the context, features and
archaeological elements of the site.
During the tour, the visitor will be able to observe:
Alignments: 5 spheres in situ in two sphere
alignments.
Mounds: 2 circular structures or mounds that were
the basis for pre-Columbian dwellings.
Point 5: multiple fragments of sculptures, ceramics
and stone boulders exposed on the surface.
More than 15 spheres were recovered by the
National Museum of Costa Rica through judicial
processes, seizures and returns.
The visit to the Finca 6 archaeological site is safe,
since all hygienic measures are taken, following the
protocols of the Ministry of Health.
Temporary hours:
Tuesday – Sunday: 8 am to 2 pm.
Until further notice, admission is free.
ARCHEAOLOGICAL
SITE FINCA 6
AUTHOR: CARLOS HUMBERTO MORALES B.
GESTIÓNCULTURAL
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AUTHOR: CARLOS HUMBERTO MORALES B.
GESTIÓNCULTURAL
Companies and ventures are a set of ideas,
dreams, and a lot of work. They are born in the
imagination and inventiveness of its promoters
and owners. Although they do not have a
simple path at all, achieving goals that result
in satised customers and quality service is
gratifying.
Such is the case of Ballena Tales Magazine. For
12 years, it has functioned as an informative
means of dissemination and a platform for
consolidated and new businesses that are
entrepreneurial ideas that choose Costa Ballena
in the South Pacic of Costa Rica as the place
to deposit those dreams.
Part of the company’s efforts throughout these
12 years has been its continuous graphic and
content innovation, as well as the development
of a robust high-projection virtual platform to
position its brand and product, in which the
digital magazine stands out.
It is worth mentioning that Ballena Tales has
managed to gain a local appreciation for being
the primary means of covering major events,
tourist, social and cultural, that take place in the
beautiful and particular communities that make
up Costa Ballena. Nationally and internationally,
it has positioned itself as the richest information
platform for the South Pacic of Costa Rica.
In addition to the constant originality, Ballena
Tales is a Costa Rican company duly established
and consolidated. This is a determining factor
of seriousness and trust for its clients, readers,
and its appreciated public.
For this reason, in the year 2019, the decision
was made to obtain a distinctive called SME
seal, which distinguishes in Costa Rica medium
and small companies that meet suitable quality
parameters.
The registration process began with the Ministry
of Economy, Industry and Commerce (MEIC)
as a small and medium-sized company (SME),
which complies with all Costa Rican legislation.
It responds to society and is committed to high-
quality standards.
After this process was completed with great
success, it is an honor to announce that,
from the year 2020, Ballena Tales Magazine
distinguishes itself with the SME seal, thanking
loyal customers and readers and celebrating
this important step in the consolidation of the
company.
Editors Note: We were fortunate to have the
authors valuable collaboration in managing our
new badge.
Author: Luis H. Galera (Adviser)
ACHIEVES THE PYME
CERTIFICATION
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Costa Ballena
Management
Property Management & Rentals
Since 2003
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One of the rst illusions we have in our
life is learning to ride a bike. Riding a bike
is giving us a feeling of freedom. It is a
clean and individual transport that helps
decongest trafc and achieve the prescribed
social distancing. An ideal alternative!
We go at our own pace: we pedal to the
supermarket, the bank, the hardware store,
the river, the beach, and the mountains.
Early in the morning, we observe intrepid
athletes doing their morning workout.
Fortunately for cyclists, the day of vehicle
restriction does not apply. Now, article
119 of the Trafc Law concerning bikers
obligations is clear: They must NOT
”Drive
on public roads with permitted speeds
equal or greater than eighty kilometers per
hour (80 km / h).
There are bicycles in all possible sizes,
colors and purposes. Mountaineers,
bananas for at terrain and / or asphalt,
racing, downhill, fatbikes with fat wheels,
electric bikes, BMX for stunts on skate
tracks, bikes for ladies and children.
Pedaling along the routes of our town,
we exercise a healthy sport outdoors and
discover new trails. It is a practice that
goes hand in hand with environmental
awareness.
In the 19th century, the bicycle became
a symbol of freedom for women. Many
times it was associated with suffragette
movements. Riding a bike was a challenge
since men considered it not very decent,
dangerous for the family unit and even
argued that it could cause physical damage.
This was when women began calling the two-wheeled vehicle
“the freedom machine.” Today women’s cycling is experiencing a
boom.
When going out on a bike beware:
1. The helmet saves lives
2. Use a simple and secure padlock
3. Lights to see and be seen
4. Lenses and gloves
5. A bag, so you don’t lack anything
6. Bottle holder to carry water or an isotonic drink
7. Cycling shoes
8. Tool kit and inator
9. GPS: Don’t get lost on a new route
10. Carry your documentation
THE BIKE
THE WAY TO
FREEDOM
AUTHOR: DEIVIN ROJAS
Fast Repairs Biking Application
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Innoceana is an international Marine
Conservation NGO. It has been working in the
Pacic South of Costa Rica for the past two
years. The team is composed of engineers
and biologists whose aims are to protect the
Ocean through Innovation and Education.
They have created various research projects
worldwide in places like Thaïland, Indonesia,
Spain, California, and Costa Rica. With a focus
on coral reefs, seagrass, water quality, and
endangered marine species.
Innoceana believes that Education is the key to
making a real change in protecting the Ocean.
This is why every project involves collaboration
and engagement through Citizen science. (CS;
also known as community science, crowd
science, crowd-sourced science, civic science,
volunteer monitoring, or online citizen science)
is scientic research conducted, in whole
or in part, by amateur (or nonprofessional)
scientists.)
Today we will describe the INMOLO project:
IN-vertebrate MO-nitoring and LO-cation. This
collaborative inventory of marine invertebrates
was launched a year ago on Caño Island with
the indispensable support of SINAC’s local
park rangers. Invertebrates are essential to the
ecosystem, and unfortunately poorly studied.
They represent 97% of all animals, are the base
of most food webs, and are used for medical
purposes. Without invertebrates, the whole
ecosystem would collapse.
INMOLO was created to study the invertebrate
populations of Caño Island, their abundance,
health, and awareness of the importance of
marine invertebrates for the environment’s
health.
After a year working alongside the rangers of Caño Island,
tour operators and local guides, Innoceana has recorded
95 species of marine invertebrates and reported more than
12.000 individuals. We made observations walking around
the Island, snorkeling, and scuba diving. Eight species never
observed on the Island before have also been reported for
the rst time.
The team is creating a collaborative book about all the
species observed on the Island. The book displays pictures
and observations taken by the local community and explains
the ecological importance and distribution of each species.
With the participation and engagement of the local
community, INMOLO has succeeded in raising awareness
about the importance of marine invertebrates, their role,
and their conservation. Cambutes or Giant Conch
(Lobatus
galeatus)
, are a critically endangered species in Costa Rica
because, among others, they are highly appreciated for
ceviche (marinated seafood). With INMOLO, we raised
awareness concerning their vulnerability, and as a result,
illegal shing of the species has decreased.
Our ambition is that INMOLO will be more than a single
project. Inoceana’s goal is to replicate the INMOLO concept
around the world, starting rst of all with the National Park
Marino Ballena.
AUTHOR: LAURA VANOPDENBOSCH
DOWNLOAD
THE BOOK
THE RACE TO SAVE
OUR OCEANS
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The metal structures of our homes or buildings on
the Pacic coast are threatened by corrosion. The
sea breeze, high humidity, and a large amount of
vegetation in the area are some of the factors that we
must consider to know what type of anti-corrosive we
should apply to protect our metal structures.
Now, mostly in Costa Rica, two types of iron are worked:
Galvanized Iron (it has a zinc coating that provides
extra and more durable protection in the open) and
Black Iron, as we commonly say.
Knowing the type of iron is the rst step to determine
what kind of product we are going to use. In the case
of galvanized metal, we must carry out a deep cleaning
with an Opex Thinner 128 Cleaning Thinner. It is crucial
to repeat the process as many times as necessary until
the surface is spotless. The products to nish are
generally made of 100% water-based acrylic resin,
such as the “Direct to metal Water-based” product
from the Sherwin Williams brand.
On the other hand, with black iron or bare iron, we
must carry out the same cleaning process mentioned
above. After the metal is clean, we apply an anti-
corrosive primer to protect the metal and provide
an optimal anchoring prole to the nish. This anti-
corrosive primer would be Sherwin Williams Rustop
6000 Anticorrosive.
After applying the primer, we proceed with the nish
application that could be an industrial type enamel
such as the Kem System 4000 by Sherwin Williams
that gives it an industrial-grade nish and protection.
It is essential to carry out the work in a workshop or
a safe area where we can keep the metal parts free of
dust, rain, or any contaminant that may alter any of the
processes mentioned above.
In the case of roofs that show corrosion, they must be
cleaned with a cleaning tool such as the hydro-washing
machine to remove all contamination, peeling paint,
and corrosion scale. Once clean and dry, we proceed to
apply an anti-corrosive primer as a patch in the areas
where the foci of corrosion are found. We let them dry
for three hours, and then we proceed to paint the entire
ceiling with two coats of anti-corrosive nish paint.
DO IT
YOURSELF!
AUTHOR: JULIO FERNÁNDEZ AGÜERO
CENTRO DE PINTURAS COSTA BALLENA
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It is a bright and beautiful morning in July when we
set off to nd the namesake of the Costa Ballena.
Each of the visitors on the small boat unconsciously
holds their breath to be able to follow any call of
the whales. Excitement and expectation are in the
air, and the mood is tense. And then, nally, the
captain points out to something in the water and
shouts “ballena.
A murmur goes through the crowd as the boat
approaches the small whale family that has
gathered in front of Isla Ballena (Whale Island) to
present us with a fascinating natural spectacle.
Let the show begin: with a snort, the humpback
whale shoots a surge of ne water into the air and
emits a deep, mufed sound that spreads out over
the seabed.
The dark giants of the sea, slowly rise to the
surface, the water splits, and the rm skin with its
impressive pocks and scars emerges. To crown
their performance, the 25-tonne giant shoots out
of the water, as acrobatically elegant as one would
not expect from a calibre of this size. With a loud
thud, he claps back into the water as the spectators
breathe out the air, they have been holding in.
Thousands of miles, these gentle giants travel to
raise their babies in the Marine Ballena National
Park. Thanks to national parks, after years of threat
of extinction, the population of humpback whales
is now growing again.
We turn our backs on the mystical Ballena Island,
passing pristine bays, embedded in imposing rock
formations, and make our way to the landmark of
Uvita: the Whales Tail. Here we go under the water
to meet the creatures of the sea at eye level. Along
the coral reef, we discover all kinds of sh and even
a turtle.
After this successful snorkeling excursion, we
return to the boat where cold water and fresh
fruits await us. With a view of the jungle-covered,
lush green mountains surrounding the palm-lined
beach, we make our way back towards the exit
and let these memorable impressions sink in.
THE CALL OF THE WHALES
AUTHOR: RONJA KÖTZER
PHOTO: SIERRA GOODMAN
PROTOCOL TO ENTER THE
MARINE BALLENA NATIONAL PARK
WHALE WATCHING TOUR INFORMATION
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Non-profit project of the Open Arms Foundation,
We accept donations of good, used clothing
Ropa de alta calidad a precios buenos para
mujeres, hombres
y niños: camisas, shorts,
trajes de baño, jeans, vestidos
(506) 2201-5962
La Cancha Sintética, Centro de Uvita
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Rainy season is upon us! Though in the middle of what
is characteristic for this time of the year, the beautiful
sunny mornings and downpours in the afternoon that
seem to announce the end of the world, there is a
meteorological time that farmers refer to as the “Little
Summer.” Usually there is a week or two of dry weather.
It is referred to being similar to what we might call in
North America “ Indian Summer. It normally affects the
Pacic coast the most, also including the Guanacaste
province and some of the Central Valley.
This typically happens around June 24th which is a
day that honors Saint John the Baptist. Festivities
commence at places that bear his name on this date.
According to Roman Catholics, Saint John, the Baptist
was born on June 24th just 6 months before Jesus
Christ.
Saint John (San Juan) was the one who baptized Jesus
and was a very giving man. This coincides with the
gathering and the sharing of the harvest that is taking
place at this time. The “Labrar la Tierra (to work the
land or farm)” takes place during these dry spells of
crops that were planted in January such as corn, beans,
peanuts and other vegetables.
These grow for about 5 or 6 months and can then
be harvested during the Veranillo de San Juan, saved
up and shared. Farmers also wait for this season for
sowing because some crops need less water.
These two weeks can be a great time for outdoor
activities without worrying about a downpour or
tropical storms. If you time it right it can be the best for
enjoying a break in a Costa Rican “winter” and a ray of
light reminding that the Dry Season that will eventually
return.
El Veranillo de San Juan also occurs during the rainy
season in several other Central and South American
countries (including Nicaragua, Argentina, Paraguay,
Chile, and Uruguay).
Throughout the world it is customary for the Día de
San Juan to be celebrated with bonres on the night
of June 23rd, if feasible close to the ocean. Included at
times are reworks and music. This exeptional period
amazes us with breathtaking sunsets while at the
same time the land remains a lush green ~ so enjoy!
THE LITTLE SUMMER
AUTHOR: J.S.P
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RESTAURANTS
OJOCHAL
OPEN
Breakfast and Lunch Vegan and
Vegetarian option
Mon. to Sat. 7AM to 4PM - Sunday Closed
ENTRADA DE OJOCHAL
Breakfast lunch dinner
Thursday & Friday - 12 - 8 pm
Saturday & Sunday - 9 am - 6 pm
NEXT TO HOTEL EL MONO FELIZ
CALLE DEL JARDIN
OPEN
Creative Cuisine
Monday - Saturday 12AM - 9 PM
Sunday Closed
PLAZA TANGARA
OPEN
Belgian Beer Bar
Wednesday to Friday
4 PM - 8 PM
PLAZA TANGARA
OPEN
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OJOCHAL
Gazpacho is a cold dish, recommended in
summer for its high content of water, vitamins,
and minerals. Initially, it is an Andalusian
dish of the peasants and day laborers, who
crushed tomatoes, took advantage of the dry
bread of the previous day, dipped it in water
mixing it with garlic crushed in a mortar,
salt, oil, vinegar. If they had them on hand,
they added chopped vegetables, especially
cucumbers and peppers.
The typical ingredients of this refreshing
dish, the gazpacho, are healthy foods:
tomato, pepper, onion, cucumber, olive oil,
and, according to the recipe, bread. To take
advantage of this preparation, we should
use local vegetable and always choose a
good extra virgin olive oil.
Much of the composition of the gazpacho is
made up of water and monounsaturated fats
(the healthy ones), derived from olive oil.
It contains vitamin C and minerals
like magnesium, zinc, potassium, and
phosphorous.
The amalgam of these ingredients
strengthens the immune system and results
in a powerful antioxidant for our body.
It protects us from cellular damage caused
by emotional stress, inadequate nutrition,
and lack of exercise.
We recommend consuming two servings
of vegetables daily; one of these servings
should be raw vegetables.
The gazpacho maintains all the nutrients,
not being subjected to a thermal process.
REFRESHING GAZPACHO
AUTHOR: DAGMAR REINHARD
CHEF MARCELLA
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Ingredients:
-400gr. Chopped tender cucumber
with skin
-Two avocados
-½ Purple Onion
-¼ Cup lemon juice
-¾ Cup vegetable broth
-One teaspoon of Salt
-½ teaspoon of Pepper
-¼ teaspoon of Curry
-½ jalapeño
-Roll of fresh coriander
For garnish:
-Cherry tomato halves
-Coriander leaves
-Fresh corn
-Cumin seeds
-Olive oil
Process:
Process all the ingredients in a
Vitamix or a blender until the
mixture is creamy. Cool for +/- 4
hours. When serving, serve in a
cup and garnish with a drizzle of
olive oil, halved cherry tomatoes,
coriander leaves, fresh corn kernels,
and cumin seeds.
Enjoy your meal!
VEGAN GAZPACHO
WITH AVOCADO
AND CUCUMBER
(4 SERVINGS)
CHEF: MARCELLA MARCIANO (CITRUS)
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AN IDEAL AND SAFE ESCAPE TO
VACATION IN OJOCHAL, OSA.
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OJOCHAL Y ALREDEDORES
For the second consecutive year, the Diquis del
Sur hotel won the Ecological Blue Flag award in its
climate change category. Achieving the maximum
score of 100 points and achieving two white stars
for their efforts in internal sustainability initiatives
and good environmental practices.
This private company motivated by excellent
community management and its participation
in the different categories of blue ag that is
held in Ojochal, decided in 2017 to start the
journey towards this important distinction that
sets guidelines for sustainable development
as a transversal axis of its business and social
management. It became the rst private entity to
achieve this communally along with only a few in
Costa Ballena.
For the owners and administrative staff, the
protection and conservation of the incredible
natural resources predominant in this paradise of
more than 1.5 hectares of property. The hotel is
surrounded by a fresh stream that borders it and
a small forest cover that is home to families of
monkeys, sloths, birds and multiple reptiles and
amphibians where the hotel is located.
Aware of the impact of their own activities
derived from tourism and human settlement to the
environment, they decided to put into practice a
series of measures that minimized and stopped
the remnants of their environmental footprint.
Actions such as the responsible use of electrical
and water resources, training of staff and
guidance for tourists, wastewater treatment, use
of biodegradable cleaning products, sustainable
purchases, responsible use of fossil fuel and the
latest foray into reuse of rainwater, vermicompost,
composters, construction of a small greenhouse,
as well as a digital campaign against local
hunting (a cultural custom deeply rooted in some
inhabitants) were only a few of the aspects worked
on throughout 2019.
The primary message in winning this award lies
in motivating other companies along the coast to
formally participate in this program or from their
possibilities in the protection of nature, which in
the end is the greatest attraction for which we
have taken refuge in this de-light-full oasis that is
a conservation model.
ONE MORE ACHIEVEMENT FOR
OJOCHAL - HOTEL DIQUIS DEL
SUR ACHIEVES ITS SECOND
ECOLOGICAL BLUE FLAG
AUTHOR: LUIS GALERA
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As a small town that depends exclusively on tourism,
the present circumstances certainly hit us hard.
On the bright side, we have no cases in the village, and I
am very proud of my neighbors, who have followed the
social distancing and hygiene rules.
We are beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel
as we have a limited re-opening of hotels, restaurants,
and some beaches. As a company that focuses on sport
shing, we have had to shift our time and attention
elsewhere.
Shortly after the shutdown of the country, we started
raising money to feed families in need. We reached out
to our loyal shing clients and friends from all over the
world for donations. The response has been incredible.
We have had the privilege of providing 120 baskets of
food and supplies over the last few months.
We loaded up the pickup truck and delivered the baskets
directly to their homes. This has been a very rewarding
experience for us.
When we can sh, the Reel Escape and the Reel Time
will disinfect all the equipment we use and ready to go.
We have received a few reports from people who have
shed on their own, they said “the sh are everywhere.
As we approach the last six months of the year, we expect
to catch Roostersh, Grouper, Snapper, Amberjack,
Wahoo, and small Tuna near shore.
Offshore we will target Black and Blue Marlin, big Yellow
Fin Tuna and Big-Eye Tuna, Sailsh and Dorado. As
sport shermen, we make our living on the water, so
clean oceans and sustainable shing are vital to us. For
any sh, we are going to release, such as Roostersh,
Sailsh, and Marlin, we only use circle hooks, which
cause the least amount of damage.
Needless to say, we can’t wait to get back on the
water. When we do re-open for business, we have a
promotion of 15% off all trips for Costa Rica residents
until December 1, 2020.
We pray that everyone remains healthy and safe. If we
continue to follow the rules and support each other, we
will be able to return to “normal” sooner than later.
Captain Willy Atencio
Fish Drake Bay
HELLO,
FROM BEAUTIFUL
DRAKE BAY.
CONTACT: Capitán Willy Atencio
Fish Drake Bay
AUTHOR: CAPITÁN WILLY ATENCIO
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Heather Mann
Mobile: (506) 8723 2323
Zbigniew (Ben) Bodzak
Mobile: (506) 8723 0795
www.we-sell-paradise.com
Office: (506) 4702 1307
e-mail: info@we-sell-paradise.com
OJOCHAL / 1.36 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS / OCEAN VIEW
OJOCHAL / 0.56 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS/ HIGH QUALITY FINISHING
OCEAN AND MOUNTAIN VIEWS
CHACARITA / 97 ACRES
3 BEDROOM HOUSE
MOUNTAIN AND RIVER VIEWS
UVITA BEACH/ 032 ACRES 4-2 BDRMS
CABINS & 8 BDRMS / 8 BATHS UNIT
WALKING DISTANCE TO THE BEACH
UVITA / 2.78 ACRES / 3 BDRMS / LUXURY
MODERN HOUSE / OCEAN JUNGLE VIEWS
BORDERED BY RIVER
OJOCHAL / 1.2 ACRES / 3 BDRM HOUSE
3 BDRM GUEST HOUSE / PANORAMIC
OCEAN AND MOUNTAIN VIEWS
OJOCHAL / 0.4 ACRES
3 BDRM MODERN HOUSE / PANORAMIC
OCEAN AND MOUNTAIN VIEWS
OJOCHAL / 1.42 ACRES
3 BEDROOM HOUSE
SPECTACULAR OCEAN VIEW
OJOCHAL / 0.56 ACRES
2 HOUSES / 7 BEDROOMS / 2 POOLS
OCEAN AND MOUNTAIN VIEWS
OJOCHAL / 3 ACRES
1 BDRM LUXURY HOUSE / 1 BDRM GUEST
HOUSE / OCEAN AND MOUNTAIN VIEWS
UVITA / 0.12 ACRES / 3 BDRMS/ ATTACHED
4 CAR GARAGE / DOWNTOWN UVITA,
BORDERED BY A RIVER
OJOCHAL / 1.73 ACRES
HOUSE OF GLASS / 3 BEDROOMS
OCEAN AND MOUNTAIN VIEWS
CORTéS / 0.17 ACRES
10 BDRM PROFITABLE HOTEL
EASY ACCESS, CLOSE TO DOWNTOWN
OJOCHAL / 0.65 ACRES / 5 BDRMS /
DETACHED 2 CAR GARAGE / SPECTACULAR
MOUNTAIN AND OCEAN VIEWS
UVITA / 0.23 ACRES/ 3 BDRM HOUSE
WITH LOFT STUDIO APARTMENT
EASY ACCESS, QUIET STREET
OJOCHAL / 0.4 ACRES / 3 BDRMS /
GATED COMMUNITY / 360 DEGREE
OCEAN AND MOUNTAIN VIEWS
OJOCHAL / 1.76 ACRES / 2 BDRM HOUSE
2 CABINS / EXCELLENT RENTAL BUSINESS
RIVER INSIDE PROPERTY
UVITA / 0.57 ACRES
3 BEDROOM HOUSE / 2 APARTMENT
HOUSE / OCEAN AND MOUNTAUN VIEWS
OJOCHAL / 1.4 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS / BRAND NEW HOUSE
MOUNTAIN VIEW / GATED COMMUNITY
OJOCHAL / 1.79 ACRES
3 BEDROOM HOUSE / 1 BEDROOM CABIN
OCEAN AND MOUNTAIN VIEW / RIVER
OJOCHAL / 1.57 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS / ATTACHED 2 CAR GARAGE
MOUNTAIN VIEW / BORDERED 2 RIVERS
CHONTALES / 0.25 ACRE
3 BEDROOMS / PLANNED GATED
COMMUNITY / MOUNTAIN VIEW
UVITA / 0.28 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS / 5 BATHROOMS
OCEAN AND MOUNTAIN VIEWS
OJOCHAL / 3.7 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS / JUNGLE SETTING
BORDERED THE MEDIA LUNA RIVER
$1,800,000
$794,900
$569,000
$429,000
$379,000
$298,000
$980,000
$699,000
$489,000
$425,000
$350,000
$269,000
$980,000
$699,000
$450,000
$410,000
$325,000
$250,000
$950,000
$679,000
$449,000
$388,000
$299,000
$199,000
CHONTALES / 1 ACRE APPX
3 BEDROOM HOUSE
OCEAN AND MOUNTAIN VIEWS.
ADDITIONAL LOT INCLUDING
RIO CLARO / 1.06 ACRES
37 BEDROOM AND 25 CABINS
3 STARS HOTEL / I.C.T
DECLARATION
$439,000 $439,000
$2,500,000 $2,500,000
$1,800,000 $1,800,000
$998,000 $998,000
$ 420,000$ 420,000
$ 385,000$ 385,000
$369,000 $369,000
CORTES / 0.17 ACRES
10 BDRMS PROFITABLE HOTEL
EASY ACCESS, CLOSE TO
DOWNTOWN
$450,000 $450,000
OJOCHAL / 1.57 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS / ATTACHED 2 CARS
GARAGE / MOUNTAIN VIEW /
BORDERED 2 RIVERS
$285,000$285,000
OJOCHAL / 1.73 ACRES
HOUSE OF GLASS / 3 BEDROOMS
OCEAN AND MOUNTAIN VIEWS
$429,000 $429,000
OJOCHAL OFFICE:
(506) 4702 1307
Costanera Sur, in
front of Colono
CHRIS SCHAUER
(506) 8705 7239
DInIA OtAROlA
(506) 8451 4590
MAgAly AvAlOS
(506) 8828 9742
RInCOn / 169 ACRES
OCEAn FROnt / SPRIngS
1 KM HIgHWAy FROntAgE
PAlMAR nORtE / 31.3 ACRES
MIlES WIDE vIEW
UvItA lA UnIOn ROAD / 17.3 ACRES
MOUntAIn vIEW / BUSInESS
OPPORtUnIty / BORDERED By RIO UvItA
OJOCHAl / 2 ACRES
2 BUIlDIng SItES,
MOUntAIn AnD OCEn vIEWS
lOt #1: OJOCHAl- FInCA MARAnOn /
4 ACRES / OCEAn AnD MOUntAIn vIEW
– RIvER
lOt #3: OJOCHAl- FInCA MARAnOn/
5.4 ACRES
MOUntAIn vIEW
RInCOn AREA / 69 ACRES
600 MEtERS BEACH FROntAgE
4 BEDROOM HOUSE
UvItA DOWntOWn / 12.3 ACRES
COMMERCIAl / 160M CAllE UvItA
FROntAgE / BORDERED By RIO UvItA
tRES RIOS / 31 ACRES
11 lOtS / OCEAn , MOUntAIn vIEWS,
RIvER WItH WAtERFAll
OJOCHAl / 1.25 ACRES
SURROUnDED By JUnglE
OCEAn AnD MOUntAIn vIEWS
lOt #2: OJOCHAl- FInCA MARAnOn /
2 ACRES / SPECtACUlAR OCEAn AnD
MOUntAIn vIEWS
lOt 1.2.3: OJOCHAl - FInCA MARAnOn /
11.26 ACRES
OCEAn AnD MOUntAIn vIEW – RIvER
RIO ClARO / 74 ACRES / 25 WAtERFAllS
SURROUnDED By JUnglE / RIO ClARO RIvER
In PROPERty lInE tOURIStIC POtEntIAl
UvItA / 3.7 ACRES
3 tItlE lOtS
WAlIKng DIStAnCE tO tHE BEACH
PAlMAR / 2.5 ACRES
COMMERCIAl
290 Ft COStAnERA FROntAgE
OJOCHAl / 5.5 ACRES
BORDERIng By RIvER
MOUntAIn vIEW
PUntA MAlA ARRIBA / 4.08 ACRES
2 BDRM HOUSE / 1 BDRM gUESt
HOUSE/OCEAn AnD MOUntAIn vIEW
SAn BUEnAS / COnDOMInIUM
2 BDRMS WHEElCHAIR ACCESSIBlE
OCEAn vIEW
SIERPE – OSA PEnnISUlA /745 ACRES
OCEAn, MOUntAIn, RIvER,
MAngROvES vIEWS
tRES RIOS / 54.3 ACRES
PAnORAMIC 360 vIEW
RIvER InSIDE OF PROPERty
tRES RIOS / 5 ACRES
MOUntAIn AnD OCEAn vIEW
EASy ACCESS
OJOCHAl / 0.11 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS / nEW COnStRUCtIOn
MOUntAIn vIEW
OJOCHAl / 0.5 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS / EASy ACCESS
MOUntAIn vIEW
OJOCHAl / 0.2 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS /EASy ACCESS
MOUntAIn vIEW
$7,000,000
$999,000
$600,000
$139,000
$299,000
$149,000
$590,000
$115,000
$199,000
$575,000
$374,000
$99,000
$215,000
$162,900
$150,000
$228,000
$179,000
$107,000
$750,000 $675,000 $629,000
$2,800,000 $2,000,000 $1,750,000
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CHACARITA / 97 ACRES
3 BEDROOM HOUSE
MOUNTAIN AND RIVER VIEWS
OJOCHAL / 4.47 ACRES
BORDERED BY RIVER WITH
WATERFALLS / OCEAN AND
MOUNTAIN VIEWS
PUERTO JIMENEZ / 0.69 ACRES
4 BEDROOM HOUSE
1 BEDROOM GUEST HOUSE
$980,000$980,000
$248,000$248,000
$290,000 $290,000
Christian Mena
(506) 8709 1469
OJOCHAL OFFICE:
(506) 4702 1307
COSTANERA
SUR
In front
El Colono
(506) 8411 4245
Heather Mann
Mobile: (506) 8723 2323
Zbigniew (Ben) Bodzak
Mobile: (506) 8723 0795
www.we-sell-paradise.com
Office: (506) 4702 1307
e-mail: info@we-sell-paradise.com
OJOCHAL / 1.36 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS / OCEAN VIEW
OJOCHAL / 0.56 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS/ HIGH QUALITY FINISHING
OCEAN AND MOUNTAIN VIEWS
CHACARITA / 97 ACRES
3 BEDROOM HOUSE
MOUNTAIN AND RIVER VIEWS
UVITA BEACH/ 032 ACRES 4-2 BDRMS
CABINS & 8 BDRMS / 8 BATHS UNIT
WALKING DISTANCE TO THE BEACH
UVITA / 2.78 ACRES / 3 BDRMS / LUXURY
MODERN HOUSE / OCEAN JUNGLE VIEWS
BORDERED BY RIVER
OJOCHAL / 1.2 ACRES / 3 BDRM HOUSE
3 BDRM GUEST HOUSE / PANORAMIC
OCEAN AND MOUNTAIN VIEWS
OJOCHAL / 0.4 ACRES
3 BDRM MODERN HOUSE / PANORAMIC
OCEAN AND MOUNTAIN VIEWS
OJOCHAL / 1.42 ACRES
3 BEDROOM HOUSE
SPECTACULAR OCEAN VIEW
OJOCHAL / 0.56 ACRES
2 HOUSES / 7 BEDROOMS / 2 POOLS
OCEAN AND MOUNTAIN VIEWS
OJOCHAL / 3 ACRES
1 BDRM LUXURY HOUSE / 1 BDRM GUEST
HOUSE / OCEAN AND MOUNTAIN VIEWS
UVITA / 0.12 ACRES / 3 BDRMS/ ATTACHED
4 CAR GARAGE / DOWNTOWN UVITA,
BORDERED BY A RIVER
OJOCHAL / 1.73 ACRES
HOUSE OF GLASS / 3 BEDROOMS
OCEAN AND MOUNTAIN VIEWS
CORTéS / 0.17 ACRES
10 BDRM PROFITABLE HOTEL
EASY ACCESS, CLOSE TO DOWNTOWN
OJOCHAL / 0.65 ACRES / 5 BDRMS /
DETACHED 2 CAR GARAGE / SPECTACULAR
MOUNTAIN AND OCEAN VIEWS
UVITA / 0.23 ACRES/ 3 BDRM HOUSE
WITH LOFT STUDIO APARTMENT
EASY ACCESS, QUIET STREET
OJOCHAL / 0.4 ACRES / 3 BDRMS /
GATED COMMUNITY / 360 DEGREE
OCEAN AND MOUNTAIN VIEWS
OJOCHAL / 1.76 ACRES / 2 BDRM HOUSE
2 CABINS / EXCELLENT RENTAL BUSINESS
RIVER INSIDE PROPERTY
UVITA / 0.57 ACRES
3 BEDROOM HOUSE / 2 APARTMENT
HOUSE / OCEAN AND MOUNTAUN VIEWS
OJOCHAL / 1.4 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS / BRAND NEW HOUSE
MOUNTAIN VIEW / GATED COMMUNITY
OJOCHAL / 1.79 ACRES
3 BEDROOM HOUSE / 1 BEDROOM CABIN
OCEAN AND MOUNTAIN VIEW / RIVER
OJOCHAL / 1.57 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS / ATTACHED 2 CAR GARAGE
MOUNTAIN VIEW / BORDERED 2 RIVERS
CHONTALES / 0.25 ACRE
3 BEDROOMS / PLANNED GATED
COMMUNITY / MOUNTAIN VIEW
UVITA / 0.28 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS / 5 BATHROOMS
OCEAN AND MOUNTAIN VIEWS
OJOCHAL / 3.7 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS / JUNGLE SETTING
BORDERED THE MEDIA LUNA RIVER
$1,800,000
$794,900
$569,000
$429,000
$379,000
$298,000
$980,000
$699,000
$489,000
$425,000
$350,000
$269,000
$980,000
$699,000
$450,000
$410,000
$325,000
$250,000
$950,000
$679,000
$449,000
$388,000
$299,000
$199,000
TRES RIOS / 54.3 ACRES
PANORAMIC 360 VIEW
RIVER IN PROPERTY LINE
$599,000 $599,000
$450,000 $450,000
$299,000 $299,000
LOT# 1 AND LOT#2 OJOCHAL- FINCA
MARANON / 6 ACRES /SPECTACULAR
OCEAN AND MOUNTAIN VIEWS
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