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WE ARE YOUR LOCAL REAL ESTATE EXPERTS!Katherine ApseyRealtorContact our team of expert realtors to buy or sell property in Dominical, Uvita, Ojochal, Tres Rios, and Chontales.sales@osatropicalproperties.comwww.osatropicalproperties.comSign up to our popular weekly newsletter by sihtgninnacs QR code+506 2786 5500Richard OwensRealtorRebecca RowntreeRealtorKevin ChampagneBroker, RealtorMarcia OroRealtorMark SavoiaRealtorNelly ReusseRealtor/OSATROPICALPROPERTIES /OSATROPICALPROPERTIES /COSTARICAPROPERTIESID 5797Sunset Ocean View Ultra-Modern Home And Building Sitewestviewstudio.comCover Photo By:PROMOTING THE BEST BRANDS IN THE AREA!#4 DECEMBER - MAY 2023GOODS & SERVICESRESTAURANTSINITIATIVESACTIVITIESLODGINGOsa ~ South Pacific ~ COSTA RICAballenatales.comCOSTA BALLENA GUIDE®MONT PORTADA REVISTA.indd 1 29/11/22 10:46

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2Casa Bamboo and Three Lots on Calle Principal, Ojochal $1,400,000 USID 079-00794New Built Home at peaceful, Green and safe neighborhood $ US125,000 ID 079-01171Beautiful commercial & residential corner lot on Calle Cascada/Calle El Bosque in Ojochal$125,000USID 079-01171Beautiful farm with ocean views, mountains and cool weather in the hills of Uvita $449,000US ID 079-01311Farm With Potential For Industrial Or Residential Development $1,690,000 ID 079-01290Farm With Strong Potential For Residential Develpoment $239,000 USID 079-01316House in Residencial Montegeneral $159,000 US ID 079-01273Award Winning Beach Front Home on Golfo Dulce$1,400,000 USIID 079-00794Income Property and Vacation Home Opportunity! Gated Community, Wonderful People$44,995 US ID 079-01315 m2 with a wood Cascada, $290,000 USID Villa Media Luna: Jungle River Villa and Guest House on 3 1/2 acres $675,000΂USID 079-01276 Farm With Mountain Views And Excellent Price$139,000 US΂ID 079-01310UVITA HILLS - $5,000,000Options to buy this property:1 - 130 acres - $2,000,0002 - 92 acres - $1,600,0003 - 55 acres - $1,400,000RE/MAX We Sell Paradise100 meters North from main entrance to OjochalOffice: (506) 4702 1307 | Email: info@we-sell-paradise.comWebsite: www.we-sell-paradise.com276 acres, 3 spectacular ocean viewfarms bordering together.Our Professional Team!BROKERBEN BODZAKCELL: (506) 8723 0795BROKERHEATHER MANNCELL: (506) 8723 2323REAL ESTATE AGENTDINIA OTAROLACELL: (506) 8451 4590REAL ESTATE AGENTMAGALY AVALOSCELL: (506) 8411 4245REAL ESTATE AGENTCHRIS SCHAUERCELL: (506) 8705 7239REAL ESTATE AGENTMAGDALENA CASCANTECELL: (506) 8568 6072REAL ESTATE AGENTANTON ARYCELL: (506) 8429 3767REAL ESTATE AGENTEMMA BENNETTCELL: (506) 8401 69193 Bedroom House, 2 Bedroom Guest House,Caretaker house with Amazing Ocean View.6 Bedrooms - 4.5 Bathrooms Luxury, Security & Privacy!$375,900OCEAN and JUNGLE view villas withadditional ocean view building pad.2 Bedroom House with Mountain, Water-fall and spectacular Ocean Views. Handyman special, 2-bedroom house easyaccess, bordering Tortuga River!2-Bedroom, Brand New Modern House inJungle Community on Calle Tucan.Uvita - Brand new Boutique Hotel withperfect location.Income property with 3 2-Bdrm Apart-ments and 2-Bdrm Owner House.Easy Access, 60 acre farm with 10building sites, waterfall.MAKE THE DISCOVERY. 84 acres withgulf views and three building sites!OSA PENINSULA: A WINDOW TO WONDERLAND!Strategic location along HWY 2 nearWalmart in PEREZ ZELEDON.$550,000 $400,000 $449,000$996,119$1,200,000$649,000$1,500,000 $1,650,000 $3,000,000OCEAN VIEW ACREAGE WITH VIEWS OF CANO ISLAND!$150,0001.8 acre - 13 rooms boutique hotel inOjochal - Income Producing.$669,000MONT PORTADA REVISTA.indd 2 29/11/22 10:46

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1100% recyclable heavy-duty tropical roofing material with a 20-years decreasing warranty*. Certified ISO 9001Techos Tropicales Palmex - Tel. (506) 2786-5126palmex@palmex-costarica.com - www.palmex-costarica.comCiudad del Mar, JacoMore than 15 years in Costa Rica.* Conditions apply.2Casa Bamboo and Three Lotson Calle Principal, Ojochal $1,400,000 USID 079-00794New Built Home at peaceful,Green and safe neighborhood$ US125,000ID 079-01171Beautiful commercial & residential cornerlot on Calle Cascada/Calle El Bosque inOjochal$125,000USID 079-01171Beautiful farm with ocean views, mountains and cool weather in the hills of Uvita$449,000USID 079-01311Farm With Potential For Industrial Or Residential Development $1,690,000 ID 079-01290Farm With Strong Potential ForResidential Develpoment$239,000 USID 079-01316House in ResidencialMontegeneral$159,000 US ID 079-01273Award Winning Beach Front Home on Golfo Dulce$1,400,000 USIID 079-00794Income Property and Vacation HomeOpportunity! Gated Community,Wonderful People$44,995 USID 079-01315m2witha woodCascada,$290,000 USIDVilla MediaLuna: JungleRiver Villaand Guest Houseon 31/2 acres$675,000΂USID 079-01276 Farm With Mountain ViewsAnd Excellent Price$139,000 US΂ID 079-01310UVITA HILLS - $5,000,000Options to buy this property:1 - 130 acres - $2,000,0002 - 92 acres - $1,600,0003 - 55 acres - $1,400,000RE/MAX We Sell Paradise100 meters North from main entrance to OjochalOffice: (506) 4702 1307 | Email: info@we-sell-paradise.comWebsite: www.we-sell-paradise.com276 acres, 3 spectacular ocean viewfarms bordering together.Our Professional Team!BROKERBEN BODZAKCELL: (506) 8723 0795BROKERHEATHER MANNCELL: (506) 8723 2323REAL ESTATE AGENTDINIA OTAROLACELL: (506) 8451 4590REAL ESTATE AGENTMAGALY AVALOSCELL: (506) 8411 4245REAL ESTATE AGENTCHRIS SCHAUERCELL: (506) 8705 7239REAL ESTATE AGENTMAGDALENA CASCANTECELL: (506) 8568 6072REAL ESTATE AGENTANTON ARYCELL: (506) 8429 3767REAL ESTATE AGENTEMMA BENNETTCELL: (506) 8401 69193 Bedroom House, 2 Bedroom Guest House,Caretaker house with Amazing Ocean View.6 Bedrooms - 4.5 Bathrooms Luxury, Security & Privacy!$375,900OCEAN and JUNGLE view villas withadditional ocean view building pad.2 Bedroom House with Mountain, Water-fall and spectacular Ocean Views. Handyman special, 2-bedroom house easyaccess, bordering Tortuga River!2-Bedroom, Brand New Modern House inJungle Community on Calle Tucan.Uvita - Brand new Boutique Hotel withperfect location.Income property with 3 2-Bdrm Apart-ments and 2-Bdrm Owner House.Easy Access, 60 acre farm with 10building sites, waterfall.MAKE THE DISCOVERY. 84 acres withgulf views and three building sites!OSA PENINSULA: A WINDOW TO WONDERLAND!Strategic location along HWY 2 nearWalmart in PEREZ ZELEDON.$550,000 $400,000 $449,000$996,119$1,200,000$649,000$1,500,000 $1,650,000 $3,000,000OCEAN VIEW ACREAGE WITH VIEWS OF CANO ISLAND!$150,0001.8 acre - 13 rooms boutique hotel inOjochal - Income Producing.$669,000MONT PORTADA REVISTA.indd 2 29/11/22 10:46

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EDITORIALYOUR EDITORIAL TEAMDagmar Reinhard 8914-1568 / 2743-8778ballenatales@gmail.comCarlos Leóncarlos@ballenatales.com CONTRIBUTORS Alexandra LutyAllison DeMarshBeth Sylver Blake Sawyer Brad Dean Dagmar ReinhardJack Ewing Jamie OBrian Jose Guillen Karol Barboza Michelle Coffey Naïka Gabriel Patrick Bodzak Stephen Stroud Susie Atkinson Walter Quiroz MAP DESIGNCamaleon StudioPHOTOGRAPHY Ballena Tales PhotographyCONECAT Hacienda Barú Kanutto Fuentes Stephen Stroud Westview Studio Martin TremblayCOVER DESIGN Westview Studio NEXT EDITIONPRINT GUIDE #5June 2023When you come to Costa Ballena, you have certainH[SHFWDWLRQV <RX KRSH WR ÀQG H[WHQVLYH VDQG\beaches, lush nature, welcoming people, superb JDVWURQRP\DQGFRPIRUWDEOHORGJLQJV<RX·OOÀQGLWDOOin a stretch of land and sea of only 40 km. Let me tell \RX\RXZRQ·WEHGLVDSSRLQWHGThe gateway is Dominical, unveiling its beauty to you by crossing the bridge of the majestic Baru River, a quaint little surf town that hosts surf contests and the best nightlife. 1HLJKERULQJ\RX·OOÀQG+DFLHQGD%DU~DQH[DPSOHRIKRZWKHKXPDQLQLWLDWLYHhas restored nature from cattle grassland back to jungle forest. Canopying at the hacienda is extraordinary. Uvita, home of the world-famous Whale Tail, is only 17 km South. The town provides:• Every service.• Pleasant international restaurants and tasty local eateries.• The best tours on land or boat to explore the underwater world or watchthe humpback whales breaching, playing with their young one andcommunicating with other whales.Explore the area; there is so much to discover. If you want a view of nature at your feet, have a glass of wine at Mirador don Roger (page 23). Some visitors stay a bit longer and take advantage of the Medical highly advanced Health Center. They hire a car at a convenient all-women-managed car rental in town, and off they go delving into the surroundings and the wonders of the mountains with their lush nature and refreshing waterfalls. If you have already found the property of your dreams, we recommend reading the article about How to build your house and not die trying. A few kilometers down South, spending some time at Ventanas beach with its caves and then visiting a French Café at Plaza Ventanas and a brand-new showroom for millions of years old fossilized wood furniture is worthwhile. If you are a birdwatcher, you will love to hear that a Costa Rican professional Birder and Naturalist Guide discovered a new bird species at the Corcovado National Parque. Perhaps the Spheres Museum in Palmar Sur and the ,QGLJHQRXVYLOODJHRI%RUXFDDWWUDFW\RXUDWWHQWLRQWKH\DUHRQO\DIHZKRXUV·drive down South. Ballena Tales Guide and our Digital Magazine will guide you along the way. Stay safe and enjoy a Pura Vida 2023.

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2Editorial NEW: Catch & Relax – Martin TremblayNEW: The Essence of Osa – Brad Dean Map Costa Ballena NEW: Hacienda Barú – Nature² - Stephen Stroud Welcome to Dominical! Costa Ballena Lifeguards Save Lives – Brad Dean Leilani McGonagle, Expression of Female Power – Dagmar Reinhard Beaches of Costa Ballena Welcome to Uvita!NEW: The Silent Ones – ElectroAutos – Dagmar Reinhard Where to Eat in Costa Ballena NEW: Mirador don Roger – Dagmar Reinhard NEW: Monitor your Health at UvitaLab! – Dagmar Reinhard Sun Signs Astrology – Naïka Gabriel Price Automotive Group in Uvita – Allison DeMarsh Count Your Blessing – Beth Sylver NEW: How to build your house and not die trying – Jose Guillen Regulator Plan – Michelle McCoffey Welcome to Ojochal!NEW: Pancito Café now at Plaza Ventanas – D. Reinhard NEW: FOSSIEl Gallery #12/13 Plaza Ventanas – Jamie O´Brian Live and Let Live – Alexandra LutyThe Future of Osa – Blake Sawyer NEW: Birding – New Bird in Osa – Walter Quiroz Boruca: Cultural Heritage - Culture & Video – Susie Atkinson NEW: Why are most Costa Rican beaches dark? – Patrick Bodzak468 12 14 20 18 2224 2642 32 32 28 3042 36 3840 4446 485254 565358CONTENT GUIDE #4TIDE CHARTSTRANSPORTSERVICESTIDE CHARTSTRANSPORTSERVICES

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MEMORABLE DAY ABOARD THE Catch&Relax YACHTThey say that at Marina Pez Vela, the fun starts.The Marina is located in Quepos, north of Costa Ballena. You arrive in another world in less than an hour on the Costanera Route 34. 7KLVUHOD[HG3DFLÀFPDULQDKDVÁRDWLQJGRFNVIRUall sizes of boats. Marina Pez Vela showcases elegant shops and attractive restaurants. Navigating around the beautiful Manuel Antonio National Park is spectacular. Enjoy the rich coastline in search of dolphins or whales, or sneak a stunning sunset from Tulemar Bay is magic. The Catch & Relax yacht moors in the marina´s splendidly blue waters. It is a one of a kind 53 ft Yacht. You know a lot about yachts, and your question is, “what do you mean”? Well, indeed, it is the only Cruiser boat here. This beautiful 53 ft Luxury Yacht is available for families and small groups. It has air-conditioned cabins and two state-of-the-art sound systems. And very important, there are two full bathrooms on board. Private Half-Day Morning, Private Half-Day Sunset, Private Full-Day, and Private Multi-Day Boat Cruises. Our private yacht charter is available for deep-sea and inshore tours throughout the year. We also Author: Martin Tremblayoffer educational, private yacht tours, whale and dolphin watching excursions, paddle boarding, and snorkeling options. All ages and all experience levels are welcome!The boat crew provides food, snacks, beverages, and fruits. We stop in the gorgeous Biesanz Bay, and you can choose between water toys, e.g., paddle boarding, which is a lot of fun, and other sports equipment. Or do you fancy snorkeling near the shore? Captain Everth Chavez will take you where you wish. For the past seven years, he has worked exclusively on the Catch & Relax with a base in heavy mechanics and TXDOLÀFDWLRQV LQnavigation safety. As D ERQXV KH·V D JUHDWcook and father of two kids.You´ll have an unforgettable day of fun and pleasure.

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CAPTURING THE ESSENCE OF CULTURE AND COMMUNITY ON THE COASTWhether on land, undersea, or in the air, photographer Brad Dean will likely be found in full focus behind the lens of his camera. Having immigrated to the Southern Pacific Coast of Costa Rica in 2020 this veteran photographer of nearly 20 years has found an endless supply of inspiration and subject matter in this rich and sacred coast that he now calls home.With a deeply extensive breadth of subject matter to choose from with long, far-reaching coastlines, deep sea marine life, ceremonial totems and practices, and beyond, there is no shortage of beauty to discover and capture in this diverse and beautiful area of the world. And in addition to the endless natural beauty that exists here, there is also a supportive surplus of unique and interesting people here. Documenting their journeys and practices opens up even more potential inspiration.The diversity of the ecosystem, landscape, and climate provides many wildly dierent backdrops and subjects for Brad to capture. “One, of many, interesting factors about capturing photography in this area is the fact that you could be working with miles and miles of coastline and framing in the most interesting winding shapes that span as far as the eye can see, but you can also be capturing an entire universe of detail and life in something the size of a postage stamp; and both are equally unique and dynamic.” Within our beautiful Costa Ballena community we have a diverse cross section of Tico nationals, veteran immigrants who have been here for decades, new transplants into the community, as well as a constant revolving door of tourists who all make up this beautiful social fabric in the area. “Not only is the landscape ever-changing and evolving, but the culture and the people of this area are in constant flow of change as well. This presents a really wonderful opportunity to document historical evidence of the area as well as the progress and evolution that is happening at a uniquely progressive pace.” With this beautifully-unique, diverse, and ever-changing population, Brad is sure to have plenty of interesting and fulfilling moments to capture for many years to come. Operating under the name Westview Studio, you can regularly find Brad’s work online and in print with publications such as our very own Ballena Tales Magazine, Costa Rica Life & Style Magazine, and international luxury Real Estate magazine Haute Residence, among others.Whether it is his artistic depiction of our stunning coral reefs, the courageous and dynamic surf community, our engaging tourists living their best lives, or the endlessly-diverse landscapes and wildlife in the area, we can’t wait to see what he shares next.

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7westviewstudio.com@westviewstudiocrREAL ESTATELIFESTYLE PRODUCTDRONE506 8961 8564PHOTOGRAPHY, VIDEOGRAPHY, DESIGN, & MORE!CAPTURING THE ESSENCEOF CULTURE AND COMMUNITY ON THE COASTWhether on land, undersea, or in the air, photographer Brad Dean will likely be found in full focus behind the lens of his camera. Having immigrated to the Southern Pacific Coast of Costa Rica in 2020 this veteran photographer of nearly 20 years has found an endless supply of inspiration and subject matter in this rich and sacred coast that he now calls home.With a deeply extensive breadth of subject matter to choose from with long, far-reaching coastlines, deep sea marine life, ceremonial totems and practices, and beyond, there is no shortage of beauty to discover and capture in this diverse and beautiful area of the world. And in addition to the endless natural beauty that exists here, there is also a supportive surplus of unique and interesting people here. Documenting their journeys and practices opens up even more potential inspiration.The diversity of the ecosystem, landscape, and climate provides many wildly dierent backdrops and subjects for Brad to capture. “One, of many, interesting factors about capturing photography in this area is the fact that you could be working with miles and miles of coastline and framing in the most interesting winding shapes that span as far as the eye can see, but you can also be capturing an entire universe of detail and life in something the size of a postage stamp; and both are equally unique and dynamic.”Within our beautiful Costa Ballena community we have a diverse cross section of Tico nationals, veteran immigrants who have been here for decades, new transplants into the community, as well as a constant revolving door of tourists who all make up this beautiful social fabric in the area. “Not only is the landscape ever-changing and evolving, but the culture and the people of this area are in constant flow of change as well. This presents a really wonderful opportunity to document historical evidence of the area as well as the progress and evolution that is happening at a uniquely progressive pace.” With this beautifully-unique, diverse, and ever-changing population, Brad is sure to have plenty of interesting and fulfilling moments to capture for many years to come. Operating under the name Westview Studio, you can regularly find Brad’s work online and in print with publications such as our very own Ballena Tales Magazine, Costa Rica Life & Style Magazine, and international luxury Real Estate magazine Haute Residence, among others.Whether it is his artistic depiction of our stunning coral reefs, the courageous and dynamic surf community, our engaging tourists living their best lives, or the endlessly-diverse landscapes and wildlife in the area, we can’t wait to see what he shares next.

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Visit Hacienda Barú and connect with your naturalside. Zip through the canopy, explore our trails with local guides or hike the seven kilometers of self-guided trails. You can visit for the day or stay longer at Barú Lodge. Make sure to treat yourself to the delicious food at Jaguarundi Restaurant.$W OHDVW  RI +DFLHQGD %DU~·V  DFUHV LVprotected. There is much to discover along the beach, mangrove, stream, wetland, and young and mature forest habitats. Since the mid-1990, we have offered tree climbing tours, but now, you can glide through the immense forest gallery along the Flight of the Toucan zip lines and observe how light and humidity change as you get higher into the canopy. Or hike through the lowlands, along the mangrove, and in the mountain with our guides pointing out and explaining the species you encounter, especially birds. You can even hike into the mountain and spend the night in our jungle tent camp and explore the forest at night.:HRIIHUÀYHFDELQVVL[URRPVDVZLPPLQJSRRODsouvenir shop, a restaurant, and tours. The cabins are a 500-meter walk from the beach. Playa Barú has big waves and strong currents, which makes swimming dangerous, but also offers a chance to hike three kilometers of undeveloped coastline. If you get there early and at the right time of year, you may be able to see baby sea turtles released IURPRXUQXUVHU\VFXIÁLQJWKHLUZD\WRWKHRFHDQHACIENDA BARÚ - Nature²Author: Stephen Stroud

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Since 1995, Hacienda Barú has managed the forests and beach as a National Wildlife Refuge under the supervision of the Ministry of the Environment. We form part of the Path of the Tapir Biological Corridor (a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve) that connects Barú to the Savegre River forests and permits more biodiversity than if we were an isolated island of forest.Hacienda Barú has a biological research station and a Cooperation Agreement with the University of Costa Rica to support research in our region. The station accepts researchers and groups and provides access to the forest, dormitories, food service, a laboratory, and a classroom. Research over the years has helped educate us on how to manage the refuge better and SURYLGHRXUJXLGHVZLWKVSHFLÀFLQIRUPDWLRQDERXWWKH forests. Our resident biologist spends considerable time reaching out to local schools to share what we do. She works with local volunteers to assist the sea WXUWOHQXUVHU\DQG%DU~·VEHDFKFOHDQXSVSo, please reach out, visit, and share some time with us.

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THE CALL OF THE WHALESIt is a bright and beautiful morning at the end of -DQXDU\ZKHQZHVHWRIIWRÀQGWKHQDPHVDNHRIWKH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, DQGWKHPRRGLVWHQVH$QGWKHQÀQDOO\WKHFDSWDLQpoints out to something in the water and shouts “ballena”. A murmur goes through the crowd as the boat approaches the small whale family that has gathered in front of Isla Ballena (Whale Island) to present us with a fascinating natural spectacle./HWWKHVKRZEHJLQZLWKDVQRUWWKHKXPSEDFNZKDOHVKRRWV D VXUJH RI ÀQH ZDWHU LQWR WKH DLU DQG HPLWVD GHHS PXIÁHG VRXQG WKDW VSUHDGV RXW RYHU WKHseabed. 7KH GDUN JLDQWV RI WKH VHD VORZO\ ULVH WR WKHVXUIDFH WKH ZDWHU VSOLWV DQG WKH ÀUP VNLQ ZLWK LWVLPSUHVVLYH SRFNV DQG VFDUV HPHUJHV 7R FURZQtheir performance, the 25-tonne giant shoots out of the water, as acrobatically elegant as one would not expect from a calibre of this size. With a loud thud, he FODSVEDFNLQWRWKHZDWHUDVWKHVSHFWDWRUVEUHDWKHout the air, they have been holding in. Author: Ronja Kötzer Thousands of miles, these gentle giants travel to raise their babies in the Marine Ballena National 3DUN7KDQNVWRQDWLRQDOSDUNVDIWHU\HDUVRIWKUHDWRIH[WLQFWLRQWKHSRSXODWLRQRIKXPSEDFNZKDOHVLVnow growing again.:HWXUQ RXU EDFNV RQ WKHP\VWLFDO%DOOHQD ,VODQGSDVVLQJSULVWLQHED\VHPEHGGHGLQLPSRVLQJURFNIRUPDWLRQV DQGPDNH RXU ZD\WR WKH ODQGPDUN RIUvita: the Whales Tail. Here we go under the water to meet the creatures of the sea at eye level. Along WKHFRUDOUHHIZHGLVFRYHUDOONLQGVRIÀVKDQGHYHQDWXUWOH$IWHUWKLV VXFFHVVIXO VQRUNHOLQJ H[FXUVLRQ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 EHDFKZHPDNHRXUZD\EDFNWRZDUGVWKHH[LWDQGOHWWKHVHPHPRUDEOHLPSUHVVLRQVVLQNLQ9THE CALL OF THE WHALESIt is a bright and beautiful morning at the end of -DQXDU\ZKHQZHVHWRIIWRÀQGWKHQDPHVDNHRIWKH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, DQGWKHPRRGLVWHQVH$QGWKHQÀQDOO\WKHFDSWDLQpoints out to something in the water and shouts “ballena”. A murmur goes through the crowd as the boat approaches the small whale family that has gathered in front of Isla Ballena (Whale Island) to present us with a fascinating natural spectacle./HWWKHVKRZEHJLQZLWKDVQRUWWKHKXPSEDFNZKDOHVKRRWV D VXUJH RI ÀQH ZDWHU LQWR WKH DLU DQG HPLWVD GHHS PXIÁHG VRXQG WKDW VSUHDGV RXW RYHU WKHseabed. 7KH GDUN JLDQWV RI WKH VHD VORZO\ ULVH WR WKHVXUIDFH WKH ZDWHU VSOLWV DQG WKH ÀUP VNLQ ZLWK LWVLPSUHVVLYH SRFNV DQG VFDUV HPHUJHV 7R FURZQtheir performance, the 25-tonne giant shoots out of the water, as acrobatically elegant as one would not expect from a calibre of this size. With a loud thud, he FODSVEDFNLQWRWKHZDWHUDVWKHVSHFWDWRUVEUHDWKHout the air, they have been holding in. Author: Ronja Kötzer Thousands of miles, these gentle giants travel to raise their babies in the Marine Ballena National 3DUN7KDQNVWRQDWLRQDOSDUNVDIWHU\HDUVRIWKUHDWRIH[WLQFWLRQWKHSRSXODWLRQRIKXPSEDFNZKDOHVLVnow growing again.:HWXUQ RXU EDFNV RQ WKHP\VWLFDO%DOOHQD ,VODQGSDVVLQJSULVWLQHED\VHPEHGGHGLQLPSRVLQJURFNIRUPDWLRQV DQGPDNH RXU ZD\WR WKH ODQGPDUN RIUvita: the Whales Tail. Here we go under the water to meet the creatures of the sea at eye level. Along WKHFRUDOUHHIZHGLVFRYHUDOONLQGVRIÀVKDQGHYHQDWXUWOH$IWHUWKLV VXFFHVVIXO VQRUNHOLQJ H[FXUVLRQ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 EHDFKZHPDNHRXUZD\EDFNWRZDUGVWKHH[LWDQGOHWWKHVHPHPRUDEOHLPSUHVVLRQVVLQNLQ9

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THE COSTA BALLENA LIFEGUARDS SAVE LIVES EVERY DAYGuardavidas de Costa Ballena Lifeguards is a Costa5LFDQ QRQSURÀW DVVRFLDWLRQ FRPSULVHG RI YROXQWHHUV&UHDWHGDVWKHÀUVWSXEOLFSULYDWHSDUWQHUVKLSLQ&RVWDRica, its purpose is to manage the funding of the lifeguard program in Dominical and Playa Hermosa de Uvita. History of the Costa Ballena Lifeguards by Steve Fergus“The program was started in 1996 by Roy Gonzalez, Mike McGuiness, and myself after the destruction by Hurricane Cesar. Mike Witte came on board in 1998 with a large donation to get Matt Haley to come to Costa Rica and lead the lifeguard group. Richard and Diane Abraham were early supporters and started the 4th of July parties (Diane in the kitchen and Richard and I as Emcee) hosted at the Roca Verde. Mike kept the SURJUDPDÁRDWZLWKJHQHURXVGRQDWLRQVXQWLOZLWKme administering the program and gathering donations from local businesses.” Andrew Webster led the team of guards after Matt left. Luckily soon after, Brian Nice helped fund the Lifeguard Program. In 2018 Perry Gladstone created an Association for the lifeguards to receive partial funding from the Municipality, and Alvaro Cedeno became the lifeguard captain. The association needs volunteers to help with publicity, attending events, web design, and fundraising. Author: Brad Dean How You Can Help - Volunteer OpportunitiesDeliver lunches donated by local restaurants in Uvita to the lifeguards in Playa Hermosa.Volunteer in Playa Hermosa to roll out the walkways to the beach for the disabled at 10 a.m. and roll themback up at 4 p.m.Organize andparticipate in aYouth Lifeguard /Fitness program.Organize and participate in future fundraiser events.Help to write grant proposals.Help with our quarterly newsletter.DonationsWithout the support of the Costa Ballena community, there would not be a lifeguard program keeping our families safe in Dominical and Playa Hermosa. We need your help today for them to keep saving lives tomorrow. INFO: lifeguardscostaballena@gmail.com

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SSHFLÀF ORFDWLRQV DQG UHVLGHQWV KHOS LQ VKDSLQJ WKHWRZQ·VDWPRVSKHUHDQGYLEH6LWXDWHGEHDFKIURQWKXJJLQJ the south bank of the Baru River, Dominical is the gateway WR 2VD &RVWD 5LFD·V VRXWKHUQ SDFLÀF 'RPLQLFDO LV WKH ÀUVW WRZQLQ WKHCantonRI2VD DV\RX KHDGVRXWK Although only separated by the river from the northern district of Aguirre, the feeling of the town is somehow very different. Crossing the bridge over the Baru opens a portal to an alternate universe of fun and excitement. For residents of inland towns like Perez Zeledon, Tinamastes, and Platanillo, Dominical is also the closest accessible beach town. Dominical has always been the destination for local families and residents of San Isidro to enjoy weekend beach activities and holiday gatherings. Surfers and global travelers have found refuge in this little paradise. Until 2009, pavement did not connect Dominical to Quepos and the rest of central Costa Rica. Bumpy dirt roads and river crossings kept the fair-weather travelers from reaching Dominical. Those that braved the trip found a lively little beach town with an irresistible charm. The people that moved to Dominical then were like-minded with an adventurous spirit seeking an unspoiled tropical EHDFK 1RZ 'RPLQLFDO LV FRQQHFWHG IRU DOO WR HQMR\ ,W·V no longer a secret, yet the town remains cohesive with its local comradery and small-town atmosphere. Unlike many coastal towns, you can walk to every business within PLQXWHV<RXFDQÀQGHYHU\WKLQJ\RXQHHGRUGRQ·WQHHG within a few blocks. WELCOME TO DOMINICALWHERE THE JUNGLE-COVERED MOUNTAINS MEET THE SEA!

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The bohemian vibes of artists and musicians continue to bring character. Long-time resident ex-pats and local ticosODXJKDQGWHOOVWRULHVUHPLQLVFLQJWKHWRZQ·VKLVWRU\DQGVKDULQJJRRGWLPHV:HHNO\IDUPHU·VPDUNHWVVKRZFDVHthe best in local foods, handmade clothes, crafts, tinctures, and tapestry. Appreciation for the artisan has given inspiration to a broad range of restaurants, coffee shops, and a local craft brewery.6XUÀQJFRQWLQXHVWREULQJDWWHQWLRQWR'RPLQLFDO7KHKHDY\ZDYHVEUHHGGHGLFDWHGVXUIHUVDQG1DWLRQDO7HDPOHYHOathletes. “Sunset Sessions,” a local Saturday afternoon surf event, is open for all to participate in and enjoy. DJs set the mood for locals and tourists to watch the surfers compete as the sun melts into the sea. Yoga and massage FHQWHUVKHOSFRXQWHUEDODQFHWKHPDQ\DFWLYLWLHVEULQJLQJWUDQTXLOOLW\WROLYHOLQHVV:KHWKHU\RX·UHKHUHIRUWKHVXUIthe sun, adventure, or relaxation, Dominical offers each visitor the option to choose their own path. For a small town, Dominical provides a lot of variety; however, the proud residents and locals make Playa Dominical so special. Author: Trevor Brown

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LEILANI MCGONAGLE, EXPRESSION OF FEMALE POWERLeilani McGonagle elected First-ever Athlete Commission of the International ¬ƭƑǛŠijƙƙūČĿîƥĿūŠȳT¬ȴLeilani McGonagle is a Costa Rican Olympic athlete, SURXGRIKDYLQJDFKLHYHGKHUÀUVWFRQTXHVWVLQ3DYRQHV (beach famous for having the longest waves in Costa Rica). At the 2020/21 Tokyo Olympics, he obtained WKH LQDXJXUDO VXUÀQJ VSRW WKDQNV WR WKH VXFFHVVIXO SDUWLFLSDWLRQ LQ WKH  :RUOG 6XUÀQJ *DPHV LQ (O Salvador.Her rise that places her among the best surfers in the world was meteoric and in 2022 Afridun Amu from Afghanistan, Leilani McGonagle from Costa Rica, Leandro Usuna from Argentina and Natasha van Greunen from South Africa were elected to integrate WKH:RUOG&RPPLVVLRQRI,QWHUQDWLRQDO6XUÀQJ$WKOHWHV (ISA). Leilani was chosen for this position because she is a very successful athlete on the water and highly academically prepared with a degree in Communication IURP&DOLIRUQLD6WDWH8QLYHUVLW\%DNHUVÀHOG7KLV FRPPLVVLRQ UHSUHVHQWV WKH LQWHUHVWV RI 6XUÀQJ athletes from more than 110 nations of the world before the Board of Directors of the ISA, the governing entity of 6XUÀQJZRUOGZLGH/HLODQL0F*RQDJOHIURPWKH6RXWK 3DFLÀFRI&RVWD5LFDUHDFKHGWKHWRSRI:RUOG6XUÀQJ with this appointment.,Q 2FWREHU RI WKLV \HDU KH SDUWLFLSDWHG LQ WKH ÀUVW face-to-face meeting of the ISA Athletes Commission in Biarritz, France, led by its president Mrs. Justine Dupont (France), and where they presented strategies and objectives.7KHFODVVLÀFDWLRQIRUWKH3DQDPDQLDQ Games and the Olympic Games in Paris 2024 were DOVR GLVFXVVHG 7KH RIÀFLDO ,6$ VWDWHPHQW LQGLFDWHG that “The composition of the Athletes Commission has representation from four continents and is made up of PRUHWKDQZRPHQZKLFKH[HPSOLÀHVIXUWKHUWKH HYROXWLRQRIJHQGHUHTXDOLW\ZLWKLQWKHVSRUWRIVXUÀQJµ In addition, the commission represents a variety of VXUÀQJ GLVFLSOLQHV LQFOXGLQJ VKRUWERDUG ORQJERDUG 683VXUI683UDFHDQGSDUDVXUÀQJ/HLODQL IURP WKH ÀUVW HOHFWHG DWKOHWHV LQ KLVWRU\ WR D Commission of Surf Athletes, created from the inclusion RIWKLVVSRUWDVDQ2O\PSLFGLVFLSOLQH,W·VDQDPD]LQJ WLPH IRU VXUÀQJ ZLWK DOO WKHVH RSSRUWXQLWLHV 7KH FROODERUDWLRQRILQWHUQDWLRQDODWKOHWHVWKURXJKVXUÀQJLV forging a better future for the ISA.Message from Leilani and her Father: “My goal is WR FRQWLQXH UHSUHVHQWLQJ P\ FRXQWU\ DQG VXUÀQJ LQ the best possible way. I think part of this comes with a responsibility to make our sport a more equitable, fair DQGEHQHÀFLDOSODFHIRUIXWXUHJHQHUDWLRQVµ-------------------------------------------------------Meanwhile, in Dominical, the Sunset Surf Sessions will soon resume on Saturdays with good music and relaxed vibes. The Semana Santa Contest will be celebrated on April 7 & 8, 2023. Author: Dagmar Reinhard Leilani and her Father

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The beaches of Costa Ballena are strung like shinypearls on a thread. Each one has different features to explore.Kayaking is a great adventure. It can swim in shallow ZDWHU<RXFDQDOVRZDONRQWKHEHDFK·VVDQGRUDORQJWKHshaded paths. Enjoy a picnic in the shade of a coconut palm and watch for crabs and seabirds; It will make you forget your stress and worries.We presented the Dominical, Dominicalito, and Roca Amancio Beaches in previous editions. Continuing along the Coastal Highway (Costanera Sur) we arrive atPlaya Hermosa it is one of the most beautiful and expansive beaches of Costa Ballena. Surfers highly appreciate it, and it is kept safe by the Costa Ballena Lifeguards and a paradise for dogs always in the company of their owners. Some impressive rocks delimit the beach to the north. Please do not climb them; an unexpectedly violent wave could surprise you. Walking DORQJ WKH ÀQH VDQG WRZDUGV WKH 6RXWK \RX ZLOO ÀQDOO\reach the mouth of the Morete River with impressive views of the Brunqueña row.3OD\D+HUPRVDLVWKHÀUVWDFFHVVLEOHDQGLQFOXVLYHEHDFKin Osa. The lifeguards have ramps facilitating access to the sea for people with disabilities. Uvita, just three kilometers to the south, is the capital RI&RVWD%DOOHQDDQGKRPHWRWKHIDPRXV:KDOH·V7DLOthat attracts many visitors from all over the world to the Marino Ballena National Park.The park is dedicated to protecting the aquatic and underwater world and the beaches - from north to south - Playa Colonia (Chamán), Playa Ballena, Playa Arco,Beaches of Costa BallenaPlaya Piñuelas (NO ACCESS FOR THE PUBLIC). You are not a Costa Rican, so you buy a ticket for $6. You have the right to visit the other beaches on the same day. Though your intention to visit several might fail. Experiencing and appreciating the stunning scenic beauty of each of the tropical bays requires time. All of them are bordered by tall palm trees and hot sands lapped by WKHHQGOHVVZDYHVRIWKH6RXWK3DFLÀF+RZHYHUDOOWKH beaches in the park have their character and are rarely visited.%H FDUHIXO EDWKLQJ LQ WKH VHD WKH 6RXWK 3DFLÀF FRDVW KDV VWURQJ FXUUHQWV ,I \RX·YH EHHQ FDXJKW LQ D ZDYH dragging you out to sea, keep calm, let yourself go, and try to swim back parallel to the beach—signalize to the lifeguards that you are in trouble. Water temperatures range from 23 to 28 degrees C, making them ideal for water sports.Before sitting down to a picnic in the shade of a palm WUHHORRNXSDQGHQVXUHWKHFRFRQXWVDUHQ·WDERYH\RXU head.Area:170 land and 5160 marine hectaresMonday to Sunday: 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.Author: Dagmar Reinhard WE ARE YOUR LOCAL REAL ESTATE EXPERTS!Katherine ApseyRealtorContact our team of expert realtors to buy or sell property in Dominical, Uvita, Ojochal, Tres Rios, and Chontales.sales@osatropicalproperties.comwww.osatropicalproperties.comSign up to our popular weekly newsletter by sihtgninnacs QR code+506 2786 5500Richard OwensRealtorRebecca RowntreeRealtorKevin ChampagneBroker, RealtorMarcia OroRealtorMark SavoiaRealtorNelly ReusseRealtor/OSATROPICALPROPERTIES /OSATROPICALPROPERTIES /COSTARICAPROPERTIESID 5797Sunset Ocean View Ultra-Modern Home And Building Sitewestviewstudio.comCover Photo By:PROMOTING THE BEST BRANDS IN THE AREA!Osa ~ South Pacific ~ COSTA RICA#4 DECEMBER - MAY 2022GOODS & SERVICESRESTAURANTSINITIATIVESACTIVITIESLODGINGDropdown Map on Page 9ballenatales.comCOSTA BALLENA GUIDE®MONT PORTADA REVISTA.indd 1 29/11/22 10:46

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UVITA IS A WONDERFUL LITTLE TOWNUvita is a wonderful little town, full of calm and beauty,and it reminds you of how easy life can be. Everything you need, such as supermarkets, banks, doctors, pharmacies, bars, and restaurants, is located between the ocean and the mountains along the Coastal Highway. The people who call Uvita their home or travel here want to enjoy life and nature. The jungle surrounds the small town; it is down-to-earth and rapidly growing. The stunning waterfalls are amidst lush green vegetation, and it just feels magical. You can relax listening to the ripple of the water or swim in the cool water, emerged in the beauty of pure nature. Uvita is the right place to ÀQGVRPHFDOPDQGUHFRYHU\7KHZD\WRWKHRFHDQLVVKRUWDQG\RXUÀUVWJODQFHWDNHV\RXUEUHDWKDZD\:DONalong the broadening beach at low tide, and observe the surfers. You can swim in the waves or ride them with a surfboard. Uvita´s beaches, especially the beautiful 3OD\D +HUPRVD DUH LGHDO LI \RX ZDQW WR OHDUQ VXUÀQJ6RJHWDVXUIERDUGDQGOHW·VJR5HVHUYH\RXUWRXU'RQ·WPLVVWKHFKDQFHWRREVHUYHWKHmajestic whales. You might even see turtles, dolphins and colorful birds who have their home here.The chances to get tasty food and cool drinks in Uvita are KLJKDQGWKHPHQXLVYDULHG²LWGRHVQ·WPDWWHULI\RXDUHsearching for sushi, pasta, pizza, or typical regional food. The restaurants are young, modern, and full of love. So you can feel comfortable and have a great evening in town. In Uvita, your favorite restaurant is never far away. One of the highlights is the Mirador don Roger where you have a stunning view to watch the most beautiful sunset you have ever seen enjoying a delicious cocktail.,QWKH HYHQLQJ \RXFDQDOZD\V ÀQGD SODFHWRKDYH Dfantastic night out with some good drinks, dance all night, or sing some karaoke. Karaoke in Uvita is popular, and you should not miss it. Listen to more and less talented singers and meet new people. I dare you to go on the GDQFHÁRRURUWDNHWKHPLFURSKRQHDQGKDYHWKHQLJKWof your life. The best way to end the night is to go to the beach and enjoy the atmosphere with warm temperatures, under the starry sky, listening to the breaking of the waves.Living a night like that activates your love for life. There is much to discover in Uvita; adventure is awaiting you!Author: Lara KlüterUVITAWE ARE YOUR LOCAL REAL ESTATE EXPERTS!Katherine ApseyRealtorContact our team of expert realtors to buy or sell property in Dominical, Uvita, Ojochal, Tres Rios, and Chontales.sales@osatropicalproperties.comwww.osatropicalproperties.comSign up to our popular weekly newsletter by sihtgninnacs QR code+506 2786 5500Richard OwensRealtorRebecca RowntreeRealtorKevin ChampagneBroker, RealtorMarcia OroRealtorMark SavoiaRealtorNelly ReusseRealtor/OSATROPICALPROPERTIES /OSATROPICALPROPERTIES /COSTARICAPROPERTIESID 5797Sunset Ocean View Ultra-Modern Home And Building Sitewestviewstudio.comCover Photo By:PROMOTING THE BEST BRANDS IN THE AREA!Osa ~ South Pacific ~ COSTA RICA#4 DECEMBER - MAY 2022GOODS & SERVICESRESTAURANTSINITIATIVESACTIVITIESLODGINGDropdown Map on Page 9ballenatales.comCOSTA BALLENA GUIDE®MONT PORTADA REVISTA.indd 1 29/11/22 10:462Casa Bamboo and Three Lotson Calle Principal, Ojochal $1,400,000 USID 079-00794New Built Home at peaceful,Green and safe neighborhood$ US125,000ID 079-01171Beautiful commercial & residential cornerlot on Calle Cascada/Calle El Bosque inOjochal$125,000USID 079-01171Beautiful farm with ocean views, mountains and cool weather in the hills of Uvita$449,000USID 079-01311Farm With Potential For Industrial Or Residential Development $1,690,000 ID 079-01290Farm With Strong Potential ForResidential Develpoment$239,000 USID 079-01316House in ResidencialMontegeneral$159,000 US ID 079-01273Award Winning Beach Front Home on Golfo Dulce$1,400,000 USIID 079-00794Income Property and Vacation HomeOpportunity! Gated Community,Wonderful People$44,995 USID 079-01315m2witha woodCascada,$290,000 USIDVilla MediaLuna: JungleRiver Villaand Guest Houseon 31/2 acres$675,000΂USID 079-01276 Farm With Mountain ViewsAnd Excellent Price$139,000 US΂ID 079-01310UVITA HILLS - $5,000,000Options to buy this property:1 - 130 acres - $2,000,0002 - 92 acres - $1,600,0003 - 55 acres - $1,400,000RE/MAX We Sell Paradise100 meters North from main entrance to OjochalOffice: (506) 4702 1307 | Email: info@we-sell-paradise.comWebsite: www.we-sell-paradise.com276 acres, 3 spectacular ocean viewfarms bordering together.Our Professional Team!BROKERBEN BODZAKCELL: (506) 8723 0795BROKERHEATHER MANNCELL: (506) 8723 2323REAL ESTATE AGENTDINIA OTAROLACELL: (506) 8451 4590REAL ESTATE AGENTMAGALY AVALOSCELL: (506) 8411 4245REAL ESTATE AGENTCHRIS SCHAUERCELL: (506) 8705 7239REAL ESTATE AGENTMAGDALENA CASCANTECELL: (506) 8568 6072REAL ESTATE AGENTANTON ARYCELL: (506) 8429 3767REAL ESTATE AGENTEMMA BENNETTCELL: (506) 8401 69193 Bedroom House, 2 Bedroom Guest House,Caretaker house with Amazing Ocean View.6 Bedrooms - 4.5 Bathrooms Luxury, Security & Privacy!$375,900OCEAN and JUNGLE view villas withadditional ocean view building pad.2 Bedroom House with Mountain, Water-fall and spectacular Ocean Views. Handyman special, 2-bedroom house easyaccess, bordering Tortuga River!2-Bedroom, Brand New Modern House inJungle Community on Calle Tucan.Uvita - Brand new Boutique Hotel withperfect location.Income property with 3 2-Bdrm Apart-ments and 2-Bdrm Owner House.Easy Access, 60 acre farm with 10building sites, waterfall.MAKE THE DISCOVERY. 84 acres withgulf views and three building sites!OSA PENINSULA: A WINDOW TO WONDERLAND!Strategic location along HWY 2 nearWalmart in PEREZ ZELEDON.$550,000 $400,000 $449,000$996,119$1,200,000$649,000$1,500,000 $1,650,000 $3,000,000OCEAN VIEW ACREAGE WITH VIEWS OF CANO ISLAND!$150,0001.8 acre - 13 rooms boutique hotel inOjochal - Income Producing.$669,000MONT PORTADA REVISTA.indd 2 29/11/22 10:46

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28You no longer have to travel to San José, San Isidro,or Quepos!UvitaLab is located in the new “VITA PLAZA” Medical Center at the entrance to Uvita near the Bahía Ballena Service Station. The atmosphere is friendly and neat. The laboratory has state-of-the-art technology, both in state-of-the-art equipment and specialized software for carrying out analyses, preparing, and sending reports. The UvitaLab staff is committed to medical ethics and works both with doctors in the area and others nationally and internationally. The results are available the same day, except for some tests that must be sent outside the country due to their complexity.Dr. Carol Castro Castrillo is a Microbiologist and Clinical Chemistry and is currently studying a specialty in Medical Bacteriology. Microbiology deals with analyzing and studying organisms that are only visible through a microscope. Her passion for this microscopic world prompted her to open UvitaLab in December 2021. She and her bilingual team are pioneers in the Canton of Osa, providing a wide range of clinical analyses covering the areas of Haematology, Clinical Chemistry, Immunology, Urinalysis, Parasitology, Bacteriology, Molecular Biology, and Sexual Health, among others. At UvitaLab, you can undergo everything from general health check-ups to the most modern genetic tests for the diagnosis of congenital malformations, compatibility tests for couples, and different types of cancer, autism, epilepsy, or sexually transmitted diseases. In addition, you can perform water analysis and guarantee the safe use and consumption of this vital liquid.UvitaLab is a company committed to the environment, with the rational use of resources and the proper disposal RI ELRKD]DUGRXV ZDVWH VXEMHFW WR FHUWLÀHG SURFHVVHVEHIRUHÀQDOGLVSRVDOIn addition, they provide visits to your home, hotel, or company.The prices of the exams at UvitaLab are according to the rates established by the College of Microbiologists and Clinical Chemists of Costa Rica.You can count on another reliable service in Uvita!MONITOR YOUR HEALTHAT UVITALAB!Author: Dagmar Reinhard

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29FIND US ON. .USCONTACTDental specialtiesnotch equipment fordigital Dentistryof the art facilitiesand dedicationat your service•All•Top•State•ExperienceandTechnologyAllergy•Advance•MolecularTesting,and more•Hematology•Chemistry•Hormones•BacteriologyBiology•Geneticmedicine forchildren & adultssurgery& ground ambulance24/7& hotel visitsacceptinternational insurance& Laboratory•General•Minor•Air•Emergencies•Home•We•X-Rays2215-4848 8732-5555+(506) /uvitamedired@gmail.com+(506) /2743-8418 8835-9009moravaldezdentistry@gmail.com+(506) 8373-6666info@uvitalab.comPLAZA VITA, 300 MTS NORESTE DEL SERVICENTRO BAHÍAHEALTH CENTER

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30 Feed your Soul, Honor your Sun SignAuthor: Naïka GabrielSun Signs created by:Lara Klüter Hello fellow readers! This article will focus on the Sun, the most prominentstar in our solar system, and the astrology chart's centralfocus. Our Sun is incredible, providing warmth that allowsour crops to grow and thrive and nourishes our spirits.Astrology tells us how we express our energy and givesclues on how to nourish our souls. Have you ever metsomeone who seems listless, down, or without direction?Knowing more about our sun signs can be a remedy foralleviating these experiences and help us to honor whowe are.Ways to feed your Sun Sign:Be childlike. Do something active, and show off yourleadership skills like rock climbing orhorseback riding. Go to a carnival or music festival.You are a warrior, and it is okay to accepthelp. Do not be afraid to lean on others. Go on a nature walk. Adopt some plants. Go on a picnic. Listen to your favorite music. Prepare delicious food and drink, andtake your time relishing it.You are the grounding force of the zodiac.Connect with your senses by connecting withthe earth. Read the latest book or movie.Experience an escape room. Attend trivia night at your local bar.Explore a new town!You thrive on learning, connecting, andgrowing. Take some time away from thinking ofothers and tend to your needs. Find a moment to get lost under the starswith people you trust. Light some candles, and enjoy some goodhomemade food and dessert. You are here to help us connect with andhonor our emotions while creating healthyboundaries. Put on your favorite outfit and enjoy thebest spot in town with your favoritepeople. Share your knowledge fearlessly. Let go of what others think of you andthink of what you admire about yourself.Then go dancing You are a beam of light and joy, celebratingthat we are ALIVE! Enjoy doing a puzzle or creating somedelicious treats to share with friends andcolleagues. Put your amazing sense of style and goodmoves on your favorite dance floor. Go out into nature and be easy.You share the gifts of practicality, analysis,and kindness to the zodiac, appreciating goodhealth and being of service to others. Naïka Gabriel is an EvolutionaryAstrologer, Writer, ProjectManager and amateur Herbalist.Since her thirteenth’s birthday,she has delved into the mysteryand science of astrology, and has sought to shareits gifts and benefits. Naika isforever touched by the beauty ofUvita and the ease at which shecan see the stars.

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31 When we healthily express our sun sign, we shine without fear of outshining another. Weconfidently engage in the world with awareness and love for who we are, knowing that eachexpression (every sign) has particular traits and abilities that are equally valuable to thewhole. We complement each other in our homes, workplaces, and communities. When wevalue ourselves, we appreciate those in our lives, their unique expression, and their view ofthe world, no matter how different they are from ours. It is a gift to be different and beourselves. It takes time, bravery, and courage to embrace being our sun sign with its uniquepower, presence, innate gifts, and abilities. I want to share some ideas on how you can connect with your sun sign and feed your Soul.You may identify with some or none of my suggestions. I invite you to try one and see whathappens, even if none of my ideas resonate with you. Feel free to read for both your Sun andrising signs. I would love to hear about your experiences. Please share them. Your Ballena Astrologist, Na±ka Take some time for yourself and visit amuseum or art gallery. Let your natural artistic side shine andlearn the art of interior design and/orfeng shui. Go to a nice restaurant or wine tasting.You bring the elements of harmony, ease,intellect, and beauty to all around you. Go to a murder mystery dinner. Take a class that helps you connect withyour sensual side, like burlesque, tango,or pole dancing. Create a spa day experience for yourself. Enjoy some good cocoa and company. You sprinkle mystery, loyalty, emotionaldepth, and allure into the mix. Go on a spontaneous road trip,camping or hiking. Delve deeper into a subject you like. Create a list of fun activities, clear outa day and see how many you canenjoy. Light-heartedness, adventure, deepthinking, freedom, and connecting withpeople are second nature to you.Host a game night with fun snacks. Get a massage. Go wine tasting or learn how to make agourmet meal. Enjoy a relaxing night with friends.You are known for being charming, stable,easy-going, and ambitious with a goal inmind. Find an activity that brings out the kid inyou, and do it! Take a class in painting or something outof the blue, like juggling. Go to your favorite farmers market andconnect with your community. You march to the beat of your drum, lookingfor ways to honor and serve your communitywith your unique, forward-thinking ideas. Find a body of water and swim in it! Make a bath for yourself with essentialoils and sea salt. Enjoy a candlelit dinner. Take a walk along the beach and revelin the mystery of life.The embodiment of all the signs, you gowith the flow, see the magic in everydaylife, and are incredibly perceptive. E-mail: naikagabriel508@gmail.com

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One is to visit the falls, another to walk along theIDPRXV:KDOH·V7DLO$QGHTXDOO\LPSRUWDQWLVDGPLULQJthe creation at your feet.A site not only recommended for its beautiful views is the Mirador de Don Roger. You will travel with your eyes the entire bay of Playa Colonia, ending with the SDVVDJHRI0RVHVDVWKH\DOVRFDOOWKHZKDOH·VWDLODQGthe dense adjacent vegetation. When the sun sinks into the ocean in the afternoons, the whole sky paints in pastel colors, and you can admire this incredible spectacle with a good glass of wine.The kind hosts of the Mirador are Roberto Mora and his ZLIH=DLGD5REHUWRLVDGHGLFDWHGFKHIDOZD\VÀQGLQJthe freshest ingredients for his various regional and international dishes. He has many years of experience in the kitchen and has ensured that the menu standard always remains the same. The specialty of the rustic UHVWDXUDQW LV ÀVK DQG VKHOOÀVK DQG RXU YHU\ VSHFLDOUHFRPPHQGDWLRQ LV WKH FKHI·V FUHDWLRQ )LVK ÀOOHW ZLWKshrimp and Mirador sauce.WHAT TO EXPERIENCE WHENYOU VISIT UVITA!Author: Dagmar ReinhardHis collaborators belong to the family and are grateful for the encouraging comments they receive for their good attention and tasty food. The bar is well equipped; ask for the wine list, your favorite cocktail, or a shake of fresh seasonal fruits.Visitors to the Lookout are Costa Ricans, many from the capital, tourists who have heard of the well-kept secret of the Mirador, and locals who love meeting their friends here. It is an open-air roofed family restaurant, and pets are allowed.Four years ago, Roberto took over the management of the Mirador, named in honor of Don Roger, one RI WKH ÀUVW SLRQHHUV LQ 8YLWD 5REHUWR LQYHVWHG LQLPSURYHPHQWV IRU WKH FOLHQWV· FRPIRUW DQG DGGHG Dterrace with the same impressive views. You can watch PXOWLFRORUHGELUGVSHFNLQJDWWKHÁRZHUVDQGÁDSSLQJtheir wings through the well-kept vegetation of the property and Congo monkeys swinging between the treetops. Depending on the time of day, you can hear their coarse howls.Don Roberto and his family await you. Welcome!7 a.m. to 8 p.m. 700 m South Ferretería El Colono Tel: 2743 8887 Facebook – Google Maps

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2628300 m North of the Gas Station+506 4702 3939Mediterranean RestaurantW H ERE T O E ATMon to Sat 11am - 10pmSunday 11 am - 8 pmClosed Tuesday+506 2743 8887700 m South Ferretería El Colono Seafood - Pasta - Chicken Cocktails, wines, natural drinks Amazing sunsetsEveryday 7 am - 8 pmSunday 7:00 am - 4:00 pmNEW LOCATIONPlaza VentanasEvery Day 7 am to 6 pmEveryday 6 am - 9 pm2Casa Bamboo and Three Lotson Calle Principal, Ojochal $1,400,000 USID 079-00794New Built Home at peaceful,Green and safe neighborhood$ US125,000ID 079-01171Beautiful commercial & residential cornerlot on Calle Cascada/Calle El Bosque inOjochal$125,000USID 079-01171Beautiful farm with ocean views, mountains and cool weather in the hills of Uvita$449,000USID 079-01311Farm With Potential For Industrial Or Residential Development $1,690,000 ID 079-01290Farm With Strong Potential ForResidential Develpoment$239,000 USID 079-01316House in ResidencialMontegeneral$159,000 US ID 079-01273Award Winning Beach Front Home on Golfo Dulce$1,400,000 USIID 079-00794Income Property and Vacation HomeOpportunity! Gated Community,Wonderful People$44,995 USID 079-01315m2with a woodCascada,$290,000 USIDVilla MediaLuna: JungleRiver Villaand Guest Houseon 31/2 acres$675,000΂USID 079-01276 Farm With Mountain ViewsAnd Excellent Price$139,000 US΂ID 079-01310UVITA HILLS - $5,000,000Options to buy this property:1 - 130 acres - $2,000,0002 - 92 acres - $1,600,0003 - 55 acres - $1,400,000RE/MAX We Sell Paradise100 meters North from main entrance to OjochalOffice: (506) 4702 1307 | Email: info@we-sell-paradise.comWebsite: www.we-sell-paradise.com276 acres, 3 spectacular ocean viewfarms bordering together.Our Professional Team!BROKERBEN BODZAKCELL: (506) 8723 0795BROKERHEATHER MANNCELL: (506) 8723 2323REAL ESTATE AGENTDINIA OTAROLACELL: (506) 8451 4590REAL ESTATE AGENTMAGALY AVALOSCELL: (506) 8411 4245REAL ESTATE AGENTCHRIS SCHAUERCELL: (506) 8705 7239REAL ESTATE AGENTMAGDALENA CASCANTECELL: (506) 8568 6072REAL ESTATE AGENTANTON ARYCELL: (506) 8429 3767REAL ESTATE AGENTEMMA BENNETTCELL: (506) 8401 69193 Bedroom House, 2 Bedroom Guest House,Caretaker house with Amazing Ocean View.6 Bedrooms - 4.5 Bathrooms Luxury, Security & Privacy!$375,900OCEAN and JUNGLE view villas withadditional ocean view building pad.2 Bedroom House with Mountain, Water-fall and spectacular Ocean Views. Handyman special, 2-bedroom house easyaccess, bordering Tortuga River!2-Bedroom, Brand New Modern House inJungle Community on Calle Tucan.Uvita - Brand new Boutique Hotel withperfect location.Income property with 3 2-Bdrm Apart-ments and 2-Bdrm Owner House.Easy Access, 60 acre farm with 10building sites, waterfall.MAKE THE DISCOVERY. 84 acres withgulf views and three building sites!OSA PENINSULA: A WINDOW TO WONDERLAND!Strategic location along HWY 2 nearWalmart in PEREZ ZELEDON.$550,000 $400,000 $449,000$996,119$1,200,000$649,000$1,500,000 $1,650,000 $3,000,000OCEAN VIEW ACREAGE WITH VIEWS OF CANO ISLAND!$150,0001.8 acre - 13 rooms boutique hotel inOjochal - Income Producing.$669,000MONT PORTADA REVISTA.indd 2 29/11/22 10:46

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PRICE AUTOMOTIVE GROUP NOW IN UVITA!Allie Demarsh, owner of Price Auto Sales in Uvita,proudly shares: “In less than six months, we have become the favorite pre-owned car dealer amongst ex-pats and ORQJWLPHYLVLWRUV:HDUHWKHÀUVWGHDOHUVKLSLQWKH6RXWK3DFLÀFWRRIIHUD´XVHGFDUµRQH\HDUZDUUDQW\2XUYHKLFOHVcome with full coverage insurance, nationwide roadside assistance, and twelve months of free maintenance”. The exclusive buy-back program offers a low-cost alternative to the high cost of renting for those who are RQO\ KHUH IRXU RU ÀYH PRQWKV RXW RI WKH \HDU <RX FDQbuy any car from them and return it within six months. As long as you take care of the vehicle, they guarantee to repurchase it for 80% of what you paid. A big bonus: The Pre-Purchase option allows you to select your car BEFORE you arrive in Costa Rica. On your arrival in San Jose, you are picked up in a private shuttle and brought directly to our dealership, where your car awaits you ready to drive home. Our in-house legal team will have all your title and transfer documents ready. It is a one-stop experience. Allie, a mother of three children and one on the way, is very optimistic about the planned business expansion. She says she has found the perfect spot. Since there is a car shortage in the country, you have to spend time searching for quality 4x4 cars, city-driven ones, have had one owner, or contain a record with the agency. All vehicles pass through our 72-point check and get restored with factory parts. Vehicles driven on Costa Rican roads require this thorough reconditioning process. The goal is to provide mechanically sound and reliable cars. ´:KHQ , ÀUVW FDPH WR &RVWD 5LFDµ $OOLH UHPHPEHUV“I experienced the same horror stories as many ex-pats when purchasing a car.” Three problematic cars DQGVKULQNLQJIXQGVODWHUVKHÀQDOO\ZHQWWRVHH3ULFHAutomotive Group in Parrita. She was delighted with her DFTXLVLWLRQDQG'RXJ3ULFH·VEXVLQHVVPRGHOFRQYLQFHGand inspired her to become a franchisee for Uvita. “I want to save people headaches, provide reliability and WUDQVPLW WKH IHHOLQJ RI EHLQJ ZHOFRPH IURP WKH ÀUVWmoment.” New: Allie Demarsh and her team created the Access Paradise car and off-road vehicle Rental Service. Women-owned and operated. There are no hidden fees, and full coverage insurance is included..Address: Price Auto Sales – Uvita. Price Auto Sales are located right off the main road, to the right of Ukinca Hostel, and across the street from the blue concrete whale. If you are new to the area or just considering moving here, WhatsApp her at +506-8916-1880 or stop in and say “Hi Allie.”Author: Dagmar Reinhard

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33U V I T AOne-stop experience: Hassle-free “used cars” as new.Our cars come with: • 12-month bumper-to-bumper warranty• 12-month full coverage insurance policy• 12-month nationwide roadside assistance• 12-month free oil changes & tire repairs.We deliver anywhere in Costa Rica!COU P O N PLEAS E S TAT E FREE RU S T PR O O F ING PACKAGE WITH THE P U R CHAS E O F ANY VEHICLE . Allison DemarshAllison Demarsh, Price Auto Sales Uvita ownerwww.priceautocr.comprice automotive group+ 506 8916 18802Casa Bamboo and Three Lotson Calle Principal, Ojochal $1,400,000 USID 079-00794New Built Home at peaceful,Green and safe neighborhood$ US125,000ID 079-01171Beautiful commercial & residential cornerlot on Calle Cascada/Calle El Bosque inOjochal$125,000USID 079-01171Beautiful farm with ocean views, mountains and cool weather in the hills of Uvita$449,000USID 079-01311Farm With Potential For Industrial Or Residential Development $1,690,000 ID 079-01290Farm With Strong Potential ForResidential Develpoment$239,000 USID 079-01316House in ResidencialMontegeneral$159,000 US ID 079-01273Award Winning Beach Front Home on Golfo Dulce$1,400,000 USIID 079-00794Income Property and Vacation HomeOpportunity! Gated Community,Wonderful People$44,995 USID 079-01315m2with a woodCascada,$290,000 USIDVilla MediaLuna: JungleRiver Villaand Guest Houseon 31/2 acres$675,000΂USID 079-01276 Farm With Mountain ViewsAnd Excellent Price$139,000 US΂ID 079-01310UVITA HILLS - $5,000,000Options to buy this property:1 - 130 acres - $2,000,0002 - 92 acres - $1,600,0003 - 55 acres - $1,400,000RE/MAX We Sell Paradise100 meters North from main entrance to OjochalOffice: (506) 4702 1307 | Email: info@we-sell-paradise.comWebsite: www.we-sell-paradise.com276 acres, 3 spectacular ocean viewfarms bordering together.Our Professional Team!BROKERBEN BODZAKCELL: (506) 8723 0795BROKERHEATHER MANNCELL: (506) 8723 2323REAL ESTATE AGENTDINIA OTAROLACELL: (506) 8451 4590REAL ESTATE AGENTMAGALY AVALOSCELL: (506) 8411 4245REAL ESTATE AGENTCHRIS SCHAUERCELL: (506) 8705 7239REAL ESTATE AGENTMAGDALENA CASCANTECELL: (506) 8568 6072REAL ESTATE AGENTANTON ARYCELL: (506) 8429 3767REAL ESTATE AGENTEMMA BENNETTCELL: (506) 8401 69193 Bedroom House, 2 Bedroom Guest House,Caretaker house with Amazing Ocean View.6 Bedrooms - 4.5 Bathrooms Luxury, Security & Privacy!$375,900OCEAN and JUNGLE view villas withadditional ocean view building pad.2 Bedroom House with Mountain, Water-fall and spectacular Ocean Views. Handyman special, 2-bedroom house easyaccess, bordering Tortuga River!2-Bedroom, Brand New Modern House inJungle Community on Calle Tucan.Uvita - Brand new Boutique Hotel withperfect location.Income property with 3 2-Bdrm Apart-ments and 2-Bdrm Owner House.Easy Access, 60 acre farm with 10building sites, waterfall.MAKE THE DISCOVERY. 84 acres withgulf views and three building sites!OSA PENINSULA: A WINDOW TO WONDERLAND!Strategic location along HWY 2 nearWalmart in PEREZ ZELEDON.$550,000 $400,000 $449,000$996,119$1,200,000$649,000$1,500,000 $1,650,000 $3,000,000OCEAN VIEW ACREAGE WITH VIEWS OF CANO ISLAND!$150,0001.8 acre - 13 rooms boutique hotel inOjochal - Income Producing.$669,000MONT PORTADA REVISTA.indd 2 29/11/22 10:462Río BarucitoRío BarúRíoBarúRío GuaboRío DiamanteRío MoreteRío UvitaRío ToritoLas TumbasTinamastesSan Juan de DiosLagunaPunto MiraCañaBlancaLa AlfombraAlto deSan JuanInteramericana SurSANJOSÉProvinciaPÉREZ ZELEDÓNBarúQUEPOSSan SalvadorPlatanilloSanta JuanaCascada BarúCascadaSan LuisCascadaSan Diamante243343434243Océano Pac¯ȴcoPunta DominicalPlaya DominicalitoEscalerasEscalerasVillageSEWNPunta UvitaPlaya DominicalPunta AchiotePlaya HermosaPlaya BallenaPlaya Colonia(Chamán)Playa PiñuelaPlaya VentanasPlaya TortugaPlaya Hermosa(comunidad)BahíaPlazaVentanasSan LuisUvitaOjochalParque Nacional Marino BallenaMarino Ballena National ParkDominical35430620191215311281223101695213132221782718graphic & map design by: camaleonestudio.comupdated by Pointinmg Market Nov 20222 km292572414Que hacerWhat to doSimbologíaSymbologyDirectorio ComercialBusiness DirectoryEscanee el código QR y obtenga más información y direcciones de G MapsScan the QR code and get Access tomore information and G Map LocationsAlojamiento / Lodging4. Cuna del Angel __________________8540 4307 1. Cascada Verde __________________2743 8191 9. Cristal Ballena ___________________8390 6863 Restaurantes / Restaurants4. La Palapa (Hotel Cuna del Angel) __8540 4307 14. Scala Restaurant_________________8805 8172 20. Beehive_________________________4702 3939 15. Mosaic Wine Bar & Café __________2215 0068 2. SimbiOsa _______________________2105 2541 7. Sibú Uvita_______________________8948 7986 18. Le French Café __________________2201 8253 21. Ginger House ___________________2743 8182 9. Pura Vida (Cristal Ballena)_________8390 6863 30. Ballena Bistro ___________________2786 5407 13. Citrus __________________________2786 5175 31. Sud ____________________________4701 0110 35. Pancito Café ____________________2786 5774 Actividades / Activities28. Hacienda Ébano _________________8624 5757 22. Innoceana MCEC ________________8617 2491 Fish Drake Bay (Drake) _____ +1 404-641-0608 Servicios / Services10. Ballena Tales ____________________8914 1568 10. Enjoy Osa _______________________8946 713416. Price Auto Sales _________________8916 1880 6. Pacific Coast Law________________8434 7459 8. Bahía Ballena Doctors ____________8833 6431 17. Mora y Valdez ___________________8835 9009 17. Uvita Urgent Care ________________8732 5555 18. My Design ______________________8305 327032. Off Road Kings __________________8658 1090 19. Body Revitalization Institute _______7082 0136 23. We Sell Paradise / REMAX ________8723 0795 29. Tropical Investment ______________8833 7895 25. Tecno Soluciones H ______________8492 9067 26. El Mercado.cr ___________________8411 8807 27. Osa Tropical Properties ___________8701 779713San JoséCOSTA RICALiberiaJacóQueposPalmar SurGolfitoNICARAGUAMarCaribeOcéano PacíficoTárcolesTárcolesSan IsidroP.Z.DOMINICALUVITAOJOCHALCOSTABALLENAProvinciaPUNTARENASSan JosecitoRío BarucitoRío BarúRíoBarúRío GuaboRío DiamanteRío MoreteRío UvitaRío ToritoLas TumbasTinamastesSan Juan de DiosLagunaPunto MiraCañaBlancaLa AlfombraAlto deSan JuanInteramericana SurSAN JOSÉProvinciaPÉREZZELEDÓNBarúQUEPOSSan SalvadorPlatanilloSanta JuanaCascada BarúCascadaSan LuisCascadaSan Diamante243343434243Océano Pac¯ȴcoPunta DominicalPlaya DominicalitoEscalerasEscalerasVillageSEWNPunta UvitaPlaya DominicalPunta AchiotePlaya HermosaPlaya BallenaPlaya Colonia(Chamán)Playa PiñuelaPlaya VentanasPlaya TortugaPlaya Hermosa(comunidad)BahíaPlazaVentanasSan LuisUvitaOjochalParque Nacional Marino BallenaMarino Ballena National ParkDominical43062019215328231016932221782718graphic & map design by: camaleonestudio.com2 km2252414What to do13San JoséCOSTA RICALiberiaJacóQueposPalmar SurGolfitoNICARAGUAMarCaribeOcéano PacíficoTárcolesTárcolesSan IsidroP.Z.DOMINICALUVITAOJOCHALCOSTABALLENAPUNTARENASProvinciaSan Josecito40444641114143252

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IWUXO\ORYHOLYLQJLQWKH6RXWKHUQ3DFLÀF=RQHRI&RVWDRica. Each morning, I end my meditation with the words, “Thank you for the gift of this day.” We have so much to EHJUDWHIXOIRUDQGKHUHDUHVRPHWKLQJVWKDWÀOOP\VRXOand come to mind. I love the rhythm of the daytime and the nighttime routine. I love the climate, the microclimates, and the weather, both dry and wet. I love the culture, and most of all, I love the people, the slowed-down pace, and the ´OLIHFDQEHVLPSOHUµPHQWDOLW\,ORYHWKDW,ÀQDOO\KDYHtime in my life to look up, to look down, and to gaze all around. I love what I see, hear, taste, smell, and feel. I see the seaI hear exotic tropical birds As they cross the sky and land in the treesI taste the saltiness of my sweat on a hot afternoon stroll,VPHOOP\PRVWIDYRULWHÁRZHUVVRPHQHZVRPHROGI feel the air as it rolls down from the mountains as a cool breeze, ORYHWR ZDNHXS LQ WKH HDUO\ GDZQ /DWHO\ ,·YHEHHQgraced with several pairs of talkative scarlet macaws DQG DOO WKHLU PDJQLÀFHQW FRORUV ,·YH VHHQ DQG KHDUGKXJH ÁRFNV RI SDUURWV PRUH WRXFDQV WKDQ HYHU DQGdozens of the “rarely seen” oropendolas with their unique vocalizations. , ORYH WDVWLQJ QHZ WKLQJV DW WKH ORFDO IDUPHUV· PDUNHW7KH YHQGRUV· WDEOHV DUH IXOO RI FRORU DQG WH[WXUH ULFKLQVPHOODQGÁDYRU,ORYHWKHFRPPXQLW\VSLULWDQGWKHconnectedness with my food.I love the end of the day with the heavenly aroma of \ODQJ\ODQJÁRZHUVPL[HGZLWKWKHHDUWK\VPHOOVRIWKHcow pasture below us. The symphony of frogs, cicadas, and jungle sounds begins late afternoon and carries on into the darkness, inviting WKHÀUHÁLHVWRGDQFHI love the sense of family and the secure feeling of being at home. Remember to count your blessings; perhaps some of them are the same as mine!Count your Blessings Author: Beth Sylver2Casa Bamboo and Three Lotson Calle Principal, Ojochal $1,400,000 USID 079-00794New Built Home at peaceful,Green and safe neighborhood$ US125,000ID 079-01171Beautiful commercial & residential cornerlot on Calle Cascada/Calle El Bosque inOjochal$125,000USID 079-01171Beautiful farm with ocean views, mountains and cool weather in the hills of Uvita$449,000USID 079-01311Farm With Potential For Industrial Or Residential Development $1,690,000 ID 079-01290Farm With Strong Potential ForResidential Develpoment$239,000 USID 079-01316House in ResidencialMontegeneral$159,000 US ID 079-01273Award Winning Beach Front Home on Golfo Dulce$1,400,000 USIID 079-00794Income Property and Vacation HomeOpportunity! Gated Community,Wonderful People$44,995 USID 079-01315m2witha woodCascada,$290,000 USIDVilla MediaLuna: JungleRiver Villaand Guest Houseon 31/2 acres$675,000΂USID 079-01276 Farm With Mountain ViewsAnd Excellent Price$139,000 US΂ID 079-01310UVITA HILLS - $5,000,000Options to buy this property:1 - 130 acres - $2,000,0002 - 92 acres - $1,600,0003 - 55 acres - $1,400,000RE/MAX We Sell Paradise100 meters North from main entrance to OjochalOffice: (506) 4702 1307 | Email: info@we-sell-paradise.comWebsite: www.we-sell-paradise.com276 acres, 3 spectacular ocean viewfarms bordering together.Our Professional Team!BROKERBEN BODZAKCELL: (506) 8723 0795BROKERHEATHER MANNCELL: (506) 8723 2323REAL ESTATE AGENTDINIA OTAROLACELL: (506) 8451 4590REAL ESTATE AGENTMAGALY AVALOSCELL: (506) 8411 4245REAL ESTATE AGENTCHRIS SCHAUERCELL: (506) 8705 7239REAL ESTATE AGENTMAGDALENA CASCANTECELL: (506) 8568 6072REAL ESTATE AGENTANTON ARYCELL: (506) 8429 3767REAL ESTATE AGENTEMMA BENNETTCELL: (506) 8401 69193 Bedroom House, 2 Bedroom Guest House,Caretaker house with Amazing Ocean View.6 Bedrooms - 4.5 Bathrooms Luxury, Security & Privacy!$375,900OCEAN and JUNGLE view villas withadditional ocean view building pad.2 Bedroom House with Mountain, Water-fall and spectacular Ocean Views. Handyman special, 2-bedroom house easyaccess, bordering Tortuga River!2-Bedroom, Brand New Modern House inJungle Community on Calle Tucan.Uvita - Brand new Boutique Hotel withperfect location.Income property with 3 2-Bdrm Apart-ments and 2-Bdrm Owner House.Easy Access, 60 acre farm with 10building sites, waterfall.MAKE THE DISCOVERY. 84 acres withgulf views and three building sites!OSA PENINSULA: A WINDOW TO WONDERLAND!Strategic location along HWY 2 nearWalmart in PEREZ ZELEDON.$550,000 $400,000 $449,000$996,119$1,200,000$649,000$1,500,000 $1,650,000 $3,000,000OCEAN VIEW ACREAGE WITH VIEWS OF CANO ISLAND!$150,0001.8 acre - 13 rooms boutique hotel inOjochal - Income Producing.$669,000MONT PORTADA REVISTA.indd 2 29/11/22 10:462Río BarucitoRío BarúRíoBarúRío GuaboRío DiamanteRío MoreteRío UvitaRío ToritoLas TumbasTinamastesSan Juan de DiosLagunaPunto MiraCañaBlancaLa AlfombraAlto deSan JuanInteramericana SurSANJOSÉProvinciaPÉREZ ZELEDÓNBarúQUEPOSSan SalvadorPlatanilloSanta JuanaCascada BarúCascadaSan LuisCascadaSan Diamante243343434243Océano Pac¯ȴcoPunta DominicalPlaya DominicalitoEscalerasEscalerasVillageSEWNPunta UvitaPlaya DominicalPunta AchiotePlaya HermosaPlaya BallenaPlaya Colonia(Chamán)Playa PiñuelaPlaya VentanasPlaya TortugaPlaya Hermosa(comunidad)BahíaPlazaVentanasSan LuisUvitaOjochalParque Nacional Marino BallenaMarino Ballena National ParkDominical35430620191215311281223101695213132221782718graphic & map design by: camaleonestudio.comupdated by Pointinmg Market Nov 20222 km292572414Que hacerWhat to doSimbologíaSymbologyDirectorio ComercialBusiness DirectoryEscanee el código QR y obtenga más información y direcciones de G MapsScan the QR code and get Access tomore information and G Map LocationsAlojamiento / Lodging4. Cuna del Angel __________________8540 4307 1. Cascada Verde __________________2743 8191 9. Cristal Ballena ___________________8390 6863 Restaurantes / Restaurants4. La Palapa (Hotel Cuna del Angel) __8540 4307 14. Scala Restaurant_________________8805 8172 20. Beehive_________________________4702 3939 15. Mosaic Wine Bar & Café __________2215 0068 2. SimbiOsa _______________________2105 2541 7. Sibú Uvita_______________________8948 7986 18. Le French Café __________________2201 8253 21. Ginger House ___________________2743 8182 9. Pura Vida (Cristal Ballena)_________8390 6863 30. Ballena Bistro ___________________2786 5407 13. Citrus __________________________2786 5175 31. Sud ____________________________4701 0110 35. Pancito Café ____________________2786 5774 Actividades / Activities28. Hacienda Ébano _________________8624 5757 22. Innoceana MCEC ________________8617 2491 Fish Drake Bay (Drake) _____ +1 404-641-0608 Servicios / Services10. Ballena Tales ____________________8914 1568 10. Enjoy Osa _______________________8946 713416. Price Auto Sales _________________8916 1880 6. Pacific Coast Law________________8434 7459 8. Bahía Ballena Doctors ____________8833 6431 17. Mora y Valdez ___________________8835 9009 17. Uvita Urgent Care ________________8732 5555 18. My Design ______________________8305 327032. Off Road Kings __________________8658 1090 19. Body Revitalization Institute _______7082 0136 23. We Sell Paradise / REMAX ________8723 0795 29. Tropical Investment ______________8833 7895 25. Tecno Soluciones H ______________8492 9067 26. El Mercado.cr ___________________8411 8807 27. Osa Tropical Properties ___________8701 779713San JoséCOSTA RICALiberiaJacóQueposPalmar SurGolfitoNICARAGUAMarCaribeOcéano PacíficoTárcolesTárcolesSan IsidroP.Z.DOMINICALUVITAOJOCHALCOSTABALLENAProvinciaPUNTARENASSan JosecitoRío BarucitoRío BarúRíoBarúRío GuaboRío DiamanteRío MoreteRío UvitaRío ToritoLas TumbasTinamastesSan Juan de DiosLagunaPunto MiraCañaBlancaLa AlfombraAlto deSan JuanInteramericana SurSAN JOSÉProvinciaPÉREZZELEDÓNBarúQUEPOSSan SalvadorPlatanilloSanta JuanaCascada BarúCascadaSan LuisCascadaSan Diamante243343434243Océano Pac¯ȴcoPunta DominicalPlaya DominicalitoEscalerasEscalerasVillageSEWNPunta UvitaPlaya DominicalPunta AchiotePlaya HermosaPlaya BallenaPlaya Colonia(Chamán)Playa PiñuelaPlaya VentanasPlaya TortugaPlaya Hermosa(comunidad)BahíaPlazaVentanasSan LuisUvitaOjochalParque Nacional Marino BallenaMarino Ballena National ParkDominical43062019215328231016932221782718graphic & map design by: camaleonestudio.com2 km2252414What to do13San JoséCOSTA RICALiberiaJacóQueposPalmar SurGolfitoNICARAGUAMarCaribeOcéano PacíficoTárcolesTárcolesSan IsidroP.Z.DOMINICALUVITAOJOCHALCOSTABALLENAPUNTARENASProvinciaSan Josecito40444641114143252

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Sundays 10:00 amNon-profit project of the Open Arms Foundation, We accept donations of good, used clothingRopa de alta calidad a precios buenos para mujeres, hombres y niños.75 m Norte de la Gasolinera,Contiguo a Rest. Los Barriles, UvitaBuena Voluntad Tienda AmericanaTHRIFT STORE BVBuenaVoluntadRopa AmericanaWE ARE YOUR LOCAL REAL ESTATE EXPERTS!Katherine ApseyRealtorContact our team of expert realtors to buy or sell property in Dominical, Uvita, Ojochal, Tres Rios, and Chontales.sales@osatropicalproperties.comwww.osatropicalproperties.comSign up to our popular weekly newsletter by sihtgninnacs QR code+506 2786 5500Richard OwensRealtorRebecca RowntreeRealtorKevin ChampagneBroker, RealtorMarcia OroRealtorMark SavoiaRealtorNelly ReusseRealtor/OSATROPICALPROPERTIES /OSATROPICALPROPERTIES /COSTARICAPROPERTIESID 5797Sunset Ocean View Ultra-Modern Home And Building Sitewestviewstudio.comCover Photo By:PROMOTING THE BEST BRANDS IN THE AREA!Osa ~ South Pacific ~ COSTA RICA#4 DECEMBER - MAY 2022GOODS & SERVICESRESTAURANTSINITIATIVESACTIVITIESLODGINGDropdown Map on Page 9ballenatales.comCOSTA BALLENA GUIDE®MONT PORTADA REVISTA.indd 1 29/11/22 10:462Casa Bamboo and Three Lotson Calle Principal, Ojochal $1,400,000 USID 079-00794New Built Home at peaceful,Green and safe neighborhood$ US125,000ID 079-01171Beautiful commercial & residential cornerlot on Calle Cascada/Calle El Bosque inOjochal$125,000USID 079-01171Beautiful farm with ocean views, mountains and cool weather in the hills of Uvita$449,000USID 079-01311Farm With Potential For Industrial Or Residential Development $1,690,000 ID 079-01290Farm With Strong Potential ForResidential Develpoment$239,000 USID 079-01316House in ResidencialMontegeneral$159,000 US ID 079-01273Award Winning Beach Front Home on Golfo Dulce$1,400,000 USIID 079-00794Income Property and Vacation HomeOpportunity! Gated Community,Wonderful People$44,995 USID 079-01315m2with a woodCascada,$290,000 USIDVilla MediaLuna: JungleRiver Villaand Guest Houseon 31/2 acres$675,000΂USID 079-01276 Farm With Mountain ViewsAnd Excellent Price$139,000 US΂ID 079-01310UVITA HILLS - $5,000,000Options to buy this property:1 - 130 acres - $2,000,0002 - 92 acres - $1,600,0003 - 55 acres - $1,400,000RE/MAX We Sell Paradise100 meters North from main entrance to OjochalOffice: (506) 4702 1307 | Email: info@we-sell-paradise.comWebsite: www.we-sell-paradise.com276 acres, 3 spectacular ocean viewfarms bordering together.Our Professional Team!BROKERBEN BODZAKCELL: (506) 8723 0795BROKERHEATHER MANNCELL: (506) 8723 2323REAL ESTATE AGENTDINIA OTAROLACELL: (506) 8451 4590REAL ESTATE AGENTMAGALY AVALOSCELL: (506) 8411 4245REAL ESTATE AGENTCHRIS SCHAUERCELL: (506) 8705 7239REAL ESTATE AGENTMAGDALENA CASCANTECELL: (506) 8568 6072REAL ESTATE AGENTANTON ARYCELL: (506) 8429 3767REAL ESTATE AGENTEMMA BENNETTCELL: (506) 8401 69193 Bedroom House, 2 Bedroom Guest House,Caretaker house with Amazing Ocean View.6 Bedrooms - 4.5 Bathrooms Luxury, Security & Privacy!$375,900OCEAN and JUNGLE view villas withadditional ocean view building pad.2 Bedroom House with Mountain, Water-fall and spectacular Ocean Views. Handyman special, 2-bedroom house easyaccess, bordering Tortuga River!2-Bedroom, Brand New Modern House inJungle Community on Calle Tucan.Uvita - Brand new Boutique Hotel withperfect location.Income property with 3 2-Bdrm Apart-ments and 2-Bdrm Owner House.Easy Access, 60 acre farm with 10building sites, waterfall.MAKE THE DISCOVERY. 84 acres withgulf views and three building sites!OSA PENINSULA: A WINDOW TO WONDERLAND!Strategic location along HWY 2 nearWalmart in PEREZ ZELEDON.$550,000 $400,000 $449,000$996,119$1,200,000$649,000$1,500,000 $1,650,000 $3,000,000OCEAN VIEW ACREAGE WITH VIEWS OF CANO ISLAND!$150,0001.8 acre - 13 rooms boutique hotel inOjochal - Income Producing.$669,000MONT PORTADA REVISTA.indd 2 29/11/22 10:462Río BarucitoRío BarúRíoBarúRío GuaboRío DiamanteRío MoreteRío UvitaRío ToritoLas TumbasTinamastesSan Juan de DiosLagunaPunto MiraCañaBlancaLa AlfombraAlto deSan JuanInteramericana SurSANJOSÉProvinciaPÉREZ ZELEDÓNBarúQUEPOSSan SalvadorPlatanilloSanta JuanaCascada BarúCascadaSan LuisCascadaSan Diamante243343434243Océano Pac¯ȴcoPunta DominicalPlaya DominicalitoEscalerasEscalerasVillageSEWNPunta UvitaPlaya DominicalPunta AchiotePlaya HermosaPlaya BallenaPlaya Colonia(Chamán)Playa PiñuelaPlaya VentanasPlaya TortugaPlaya Hermosa(comunidad)BahíaPlazaVentanasSan LuisUvitaOjochalParque Nacional Marino BallenaMarino Ballena National ParkDominical35430620191215311281223101695213132221782718graphic & map design by: camaleonestudio.comupdated by Pointinmg Market Nov 20222 km292572414Que hacerWhat to doSimbologíaSymbologyDirectorio ComercialBusiness DirectoryEscanee el código QR y obtenga más información y direcciones de G MapsScan the QR code and get Access tomore information and G Map LocationsAlojamiento / Lodging4. Cuna del Angel __________________8540 4307 1. Cascada Verde __________________2743 8191 9. Cristal Ballena ___________________8390 6863 Restaurantes / Restaurants4. La Palapa (Hotel Cuna del Angel) __8540 4307 14. Scala Restaurant_________________8805 8172 20. Beehive_________________________4702 3939 15. Mosaic Wine Bar & Café __________2215 0068 2. SimbiOsa _______________________2105 2541 7. Sibú Uvita_______________________8948 7986 18. Le French Café __________________2201 8253 21. Ginger House ___________________2743 8182 9. Pura Vida (Cristal Ballena)_________8390 6863 30. Ballena Bistro ___________________2786 5407 13. Citrus __________________________2786 5175 31. Sud ____________________________4701 0110 35. Pancito Café ____________________2786 5774 Actividades / Activities28. Hacienda Ébano _________________8624 5757 22. Innoceana MCEC ________________8617 2491 Fish Drake Bay (Drake) _____ +1 404-641-0608 Servicios / Services10. Ballena Tales ____________________8914 1568 10. Enjoy Osa _______________________8946 713416. Price Auto Sales _________________8916 1880 6. Pacific Coast Law________________8434 7459 8. Bahía Ballena Doctors ____________8833 6431 17. Mora y Valdez ___________________8835 9009 17. Uvita Urgent Care ________________8732 5555 18. My Design ______________________8305 327032. Off Road Kings __________________8658 1090 19. Body Revitalization Institute _______7082 0136 23. We Sell Paradise / REMAX ________8723 0795 29. Tropical Investment ______________8833 7895 25. Tecno Soluciones H ______________8492 9067 26. El Mercado.cr ___________________8411 8807 27. Osa Tropical Properties ___________8701 779713San JoséCOSTA RICALiberiaJacóQueposPalmar SurGolfitoNICARAGUAMarCaribeOcéano PacíficoTárcolesTárcolesSan IsidroP.Z.DOMINICALUVITAOJOCHALCOSTABALLENAProvinciaPUNTARENASSan JosecitoRío BarucitoRío BarúRíoBarúRío GuaboRío DiamanteRío MoreteRío UvitaRío ToritoLas TumbasTinamastesSan Juan de DiosLagunaPunto MiraCañaBlancaLa AlfombraAlto deSan JuanInteramericana SurSAN JOSÉProvinciaPÉREZZELEDÓNBarúQUEPOSSan SalvadorPlatanilloSanta JuanaCascada BarúCascadaSan LuisCascadaSan Diamante243343434243Océano Pac¯ȴcoPunta DominicalPlaya DominicalitoEscalerasEscalerasVillageSEWNPunta UvitaPlaya DominicalPunta AchiotePlaya HermosaPlaya BallenaPlaya Colonia(Chamán)Playa PiñuelaPlaya VentanasPlaya TortugaPlaya Hermosa(comunidad)BahíaPlazaVentanasSan LuisUvitaOjochalParque Nacional Marino BallenaMarino Ballena National ParkDominical43062019215328231016932221782718graphic & map design by: camaleonestudio.com2 km2252414What to do13San JoséCOSTA RICALiberiaJacóQueposPalmar SurGolfitoNICARAGUAMarCaribeOcéano PacíficoTárcolesTárcolesSan IsidroP.Z.DOMINICALUVITAOJOCHALCOSTABALLENAPUNTARENASProvinciaSan Josecito40444641114143252

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HOW TO BUILD YOUR HOUSE AND NOT DIE TRYINGFirst, building a project should not be an adventurenor a “challenge,” and if so, the matter does not look very good. I concluded that it is essential to have discipline and a lot of ethics. It will be necessary to have something more than commitment or passion.There is never enough budget, not even when we go to the supermarket or the cinema. What would be very bad LVWKDWWKHÀQDOUHVXOWGRHVQRWPHHW\RXUH[SHFWDWLRQVOHVWWKHÀOPZDVQRWDVJRRGDVH[SHFWHGRUWKHWULSZDVDÀDVFRIdeally, if you invest money, it amazes you, nourishes you well, and entertains you. We all hope that, in the end, the credits are well deserved.My dear colleague Olivier told me: “having a beer with P\FOLHQWVDIWHUÀQLVKLQJWKHLUKRXVHLVDSULYLOHJH%HLQJcalm and sleeping peacefully, and able to see him on the street and greet him as a close friend” is wonderful. Well, what wise teaching, what a time saver. I should have known him years ago, only now we have a few glasses of wine now and then. The bigger the dream, the more important the team, and I have learned to count on trustworthy and good people, who have helped me and taught me many things, supported me, shared, and entrusted their EXVLQHVVHV,GRQ·WRZHWKHP,DGPLUHWKHPHYHU\GD\and I know they will be there for our clients for a long time.:H GRQ·W WUDLQ SHRSOH ZH PDNH WKHP SDUW RI WKHRUJDQL]DWLRQZH GRQ·W WHDFKWKH WHDPWREH QLFH ZHonly hire nice people! Taking care of money, yes, but taking care of the people ZKRWDNHFDUHRI\RXUPRQH\LVPRUHLPSRUWDQWWKDW·Vwhy trying to have a deep respect for mutual values, allows us to communicate better.Papers and more papers to build a project, sometimes LW·VWLULQJ0D\EHWKHUHLVWRRPXFKSDSHUZRUNEXW,FDQ·Wimagine a book without a prologue, the bible without Genesis, or a calendar without September. There is a process, a protocol, a formalization, and, as they say here in TIQUICIA (Costa Rica), a piece of paper speaks!!´'LIÀFXOW WHUUDLQ HDV\ WHUUDLQµ UHPLQGV PH RI D IDPRXVbook; it is more expensive to design and build on easy terrain since you assume that everything is resolved. Therefore, there is no prudence with expenses. It is not easier to build on rugged terrain, but at least you pay attention to money more intelligently.8QIRUHVHHQXQIRUHVHHQDQGPRUHXQIRUHVHHQWKDW·VOLNHZRUNLQJZLWKWKHFOLHQW·VFUHGLWFDUG,ILW·VQRWLQRXUPLQGVWKH\GRQ·WH[LVW,UHFRPPHQGVLPSO\QRWKDYLQJLWThe most expensive thing in construction is not the PDWHULDOVLWLVQRWWKHÀQLVKHVQRUWKHHOHFWULFDOZHOOWKHlatter is - much less the exterior works; it is the personnel, the payroll, and the people who work on the projects. Until there are robots that build houses, people will be here, and they must be reimbursed ethically and responsibly. 6DFULÀFLQJDQ(17,5(SURMHFWWRORZHUODERUFRVWVLVOLNHgoing on a tour to see whales, and the captain is Gilligan.7KDWWKHVWRUPVKLW\HVEXWKRSHIXOO\WKH\GRQ·WKLWWKHEXGJHWWKDWWKHVXQEXUQV\HVDQGWKDWWKHSODQGRHVQ·WGU\ RXW WKDW SULFHV JR XS \HV EXW WKDW RXU HJRV GRQ·Wgo up, that the wind blows hard, yes. Hopefully, it does not affect our relationships; in the end, it is just work and EXVLQHVV$ERYHDOOZHDUHKXPDQEHLQJVZLWKÁDZVDQGlimitations, and that empathy is the umbrella that protects XVIURPWKHZDWHUDQGWKHVXQWKDWXPEUHOODÁLHVZLWKWKHwind and makes us laugh from time to time.Thank you all.Author: Jose GuillenWE ARE YOUR LOCAL REAL ESTATE EXPERTS!Katherine ApseyRealtorContact our team of expert realtors to buy or sell property in Dominical, Uvita, Ojochal, Tres Rios, and Chontales.sales@osatropicalproperties.comwww.osatropicalproperties.comSign up to our popular weekly newsletter by sihtgninnacs QR code+506 2786 5500Richard OwensRealtorRebecca RowntreeRealtorKevin ChampagneBroker, RealtorMarcia OroRealtorMark SavoiaRealtorNelly ReusseRealtor/OSATROPICALPROPERTIES /OSATROPICALPROPERTIES /COSTARICAPROPERTIESID 5797Sunset Ocean View Ultra-Modern Home And Building Sitewestviewstudio.comCover Photo By:PROMOTING THE BEST BRANDS IN THE AREA!Osa ~ South Pacific ~ COSTA RICA#4 DECEMBER - MAY 2022GOODS & SERVICESRESTAURANTSINITIATIVESACTIVITIESLODGINGDropdown Map on Page 9ballenatales.comCOSTA BALLENA GUIDE®MONT PORTADA REVISTA.indd 1 29/11/22 10:46

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37ARTESANOarchitect & developerwww.artesanocr.net jose@artesanocr.netUvita office (506) 8840 5711Next to BM supermarket TAMARINDO . DOMINICAL . ESCAZU performanceconstruction &high-end guaranteesince 2009WE ARE YOUR LOCAL REAL ESTATE EXPERTS!Katherine ApseyRealtorContact our team of expert realtors to buy or sell property in Dominical, Uvita, Ojochal, Tres Rios, and Chontales.sales@osatropicalproperties.comwww.osatropicalproperties.comSign up to our popular weekly newsletter by sihtgninnacs QR code+506 2786 5500Richard OwensRealtorRebecca RowntreeRealtorKevin ChampagneBroker, RealtorMarcia OroRealtorMark SavoiaRealtorNelly ReusseRealtor/OSATROPICALPROPERTIES /OSATROPICALPROPERTIES /COSTARICAPROPERTIESID 5797Sunset Ocean View Ultra-Modern Home And Building Sitewestviewstudio.comCover Photo By:PROMOTING THE BEST BRANDS IN THE AREA!Osa ~ South Pacific ~ COSTA RICA#4 DECEMBER - MAY 2022GOODS & SERVICESRESTAURANTSINITIATIVESACTIVITIESLODGINGDropdown Map on Page 9ballenatales.comCOSTA BALLENA GUIDE®MONT PORTADA REVISTA.indd 1 29/11/22 10:46

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38The Regulatory Plan is the local planning instrumentWKDW GHÀQHV WKH GHYHORSPHQW SROLF\ DQG WKH SODQV IRUthe distribution of the population, land uses, circulation routes, public services, and community facilities. Where should commercial or residential buildings be built so that they do not affect the water resource and there is no danger that they are in risk areas? How should the entrances and exits of a community or town be designed VR WKDW WKHUH LV DQ HIÀFLHQW URDG QHWZRUN" +RZ LV WKH landscape protected by limiting urban density and building height? And, very importantly, climate change adaptation criteria should be incorporated into all regulatory plans. Local Governments have the competence and authority to plan and control urban development. Osa is one of the Municipalities that already has a Regulatory Plan prepared with the collaboration of the Research Program in Sustainable Urban Development of the University of Costa Rica (ProDUS UCR), which will be in the review process in 2023.)RUPRUHLQIRUPDWLRQ\RXFDQÀQGWKH5HJXODWRU\3ODQ and maps at this link (Spanish version):$5HJXODWRU\3ODQPXVWEHUHYLHZHGSHULRGLFDOO\/HW·V read it, analyze it and get involved!A regulatory plan is not eternal, it must be constantly updated because conditions change, the population varies, and the public projects that arise can affect the added value of the area, just as real estate projects modify the dynamics of a territory.,W LQFOXGHV &LWL]HQV· SDUWLFLSDWLRQ LQ GHYHORSLQJ D regulatory plan during the diagnosis and in the proposal phase. In these meetings, they discuss the main problems of the canton and their solutions, for example, the minimum size of a lot, forest or aquifer protection zones, subdivisions, and road issues. It is essential that we all know these plans and that we get involved with the review in 2023.Environmental ProtectionThe Regulatory Plan is also the fundamental tool for generating measures. They promote the sustainable use of the natural resources of a territory, such as the sustainable management of water resources, the protection of aquifer recharge zones, the conservation of forested areas, and the protection zone of the causes and the biological corridors. Excessive construction in some coastal areas is already causing excess sedimentation, which wreaks havoc on the beach line. /HW·VVWD\YLJLODQWDQGLQYROYHGTHE IMPORTANCE OF A REGULATORY PLANAuthor: Lic. Michelle Coffey

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If Costa Rica is your Happy Place, then help us keep it that way! Osa Vive (NGO) was formed in 2019 to prevent illegal development, and strives to ensure ecologically responsible development. Become a Member – We´d love to have you on our team!https://osavivecostarica.org/contact-us/

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THE SILENT ONES HAVE ARRIVEDLHW·VGRLWVDLG3LODU6DOD]DUSUHVLGHQWRIWKH&KDPEHUof Commerce and Tourism of Costa Ballena.And with the collaboration of business people from Costa Ballena, the Somos Foundation, Rutas Eléctricas, DQGRWKHUDVVRFLDWLRQVWKHÀUVWUHVXOWVZHUHVHHQ7KH\invited the “silent ones” who showed up at the Bahia/Uvita community hall in beautiful electric cars that are silent and help reduce gas emissions. This is a dominant factor in Costa Rica, a country that prides itself on using clean energy.The guests came from the Central Valley, and after days of continuous rain, in Bahía, they were received with a radiant blue sky.The purpose of the visit was to publicize the well-distributed battery chargers on the road along Costa Ballena: in hotels, restaurants, the medical center, the workshop specializing in electric cars, whose owner Johnny Marotto proclaims “we are more and more.”Don Eric Orlich Soley, president of ASOMOVE (Costa Rican Association of Electric Mobility), arrived in Bahia in a dream car. The charge of his battery covers a distance RINP0U(ULFDIÀUPV´HYHU\\HDUWKHEDWWHULHVZLOObe cheaper since there are already alternative sources to lithium. He shares that there was an increase of 54% in the import of electric cars in the country compared to February 2021”.In Costa Ballena, electrical routes are being established consisting of outlets and semi-fast chargers labeled as charging points. These facilities to recharge the batteries and take advantage of the time enjoying tours, sightseeing and gastronomy of the area, are attracting tourism from San José and other parts of Costa Rica to WKH6RXWK3DFLÀFIn Uvita, there is an Electromechanical Automotive ZRUNVKRS FHUWLÀHG QDWLRQDOO\ DQG LQWHUQDWLRQDOO\ LQelectric mobility. Their licensed electrician can install 240V residential home and retail outlet charging stations for 240V chargers.The future has arrived in Costa Ballena! What do you think?Author: Dagmar Reinhard 2Casa Bamboo and Three Lotson Calle Principal, Ojochal $1,400,000 USID 079-00794New Built Home at peaceful,Green and safe neighborhood$ US125,000ID 079-01171Beautiful commercial & residential cornerlot on Calle Cascada/Calle El Bosque inOjochal$125,000USID 079-01171Beautiful farm with ocean views, mountains and cool weather in the hills of Uvita$449,000USID 079-01311Farm With Potential For Industrial Or Residential Development $1,690,000 ID 079-01290Farm With Strong Potential ForResidential Develpoment$239,000 USID 079-01316House in ResidencialMontegeneral$159,000 US ID 079-01273Award Winning Beach Front Home on Golfo Dulce$1,400,000 USIID 079-00794Income Property and Vacation HomeOpportunity! Gated Community,Wonderful People$44,995 USID 079-01315m2with a woodCascada,$290,000 USIDVilla MediaLuna: JungleRiver Villaand Guest Houseon 31/2 acres$675,000΂USID 079-01276 Farm With Mountain ViewsAnd Excellent Price$139,000 US΂ID 079-01310UVITA HILLS - $5,000,000Options to buy this property:1 - 130 acres - $2,000,0002 - 92 acres - $1,600,0003 - 55 acres - $1,400,000RE/MAX We Sell Paradise100 meters North from main entrance to OjochalOffice: (506) 4702 1307 | Email: info@we-sell-paradise.comWebsite: www.we-sell-paradise.com276 acres, 3 spectacular ocean viewfarms bordering together.Our Professional Team!BROKERBEN BODZAKCELL: (506) 8723 0795BROKERHEATHER MANNCELL: (506) 8723 2323REAL ESTATE AGENTDINIA OTAROLACELL: (506) 8451 4590REAL ESTATE AGENTMAGALY AVALOSCELL: (506) 8411 4245REAL ESTATE AGENTCHRIS SCHAUERCELL: (506) 8705 7239REAL ESTATE AGENTMAGDALENA CASCANTECELL: (506) 8568 6072REAL ESTATE AGENTANTON ARYCELL: (506) 8429 3767REAL ESTATE AGENTEMMA BENNETTCELL: (506) 8401 69193 Bedroom House, 2 Bedroom Guest House,Caretaker house with Amazing Ocean View.6 Bedrooms - 4.5 Bathrooms Luxury, Security & Privacy!$375,900OCEAN and JUNGLE view villas withadditional ocean view building pad.2 Bedroom House with Mountain, Water-fall and spectacular Ocean Views. Handyman special, 2-bedroom house easyaccess, bordering Tortuga River!2-Bedroom, Brand New Modern House inJungle Community on Calle Tucan.Uvita - Brand new Boutique Hotel withperfect location.Income property with 3 2-Bdrm Apart-ments and 2-Bdrm Owner House.Easy Access, 60 acre farm with 10building sites, waterfall.MAKE THE DISCOVERY. 84 acres withgulf views and three building sites!OSA PENINSULA: A WINDOW TO WONDERLAND!Strategic location along HWY 2 nearWalmart in PEREZ ZELEDON.$550,000 $400,000 $449,000$996,119$1,200,000$649,000$1,500,000 $1,650,000 $3,000,000OCEAN VIEW ACREAGE WITH VIEWS OF CANO ISLAND!$150,0001.8 acre - 13 rooms boutique hotel inOjochal - Income Producing.$669,000MONT PORTADA REVISTA.indd 2 29/11/22 10:46

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40Bank Account Set UpCorporation Set-Up & TaxesTestaments & Last Wills62!27'!362!27'!3Attorney at Law & Notary English – Français – Español 4350-1050 - 8721-2291sabkszak@gmail.comballenalegalteam@gmail.com³ƏƫȸǣȇƏkɀɿƏǸ ǣƏȇƬǝǣGeneral Legal AdviceSales & TransfersContractsResidency Plaza Ventanas – Ojochal

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If there is a town along Costa Ballena that genuinely deserves to be called a tranquil spot, it is Ojochal.,I\RXVHHNTXLHWDQGFDOP\RXZLOOÀQGLWKHUH7KDWLVRQHRIPDQ\UHDVRQVZK\VRPDQ\IRUHLJQHUVHVSHFLDOO\French Canadians and North Americans, made their new home here in this relaxed town.That does not mean that there is nothing to do; there are many places to explore while staying here. Yoga and Pilates is offered in several retreats for peace seekers.If you love going to the beach, you should visit Playa Tortuga; and as the name says, the beach is named after the turtles that nest here, mostly Lora or English Olive Ridley, although there are reports of green and leatherback turtles. During the turtle season, they come here in large numbers to lay their eggs. Near to Ojochal is another beautiful beach called Playa Ventanas; its name comes from the big openings in the rocks that the ocean shaped like a big “ventana”, the Spanish word for window.OJOCHAL

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If you want to discover more of this beautiful town, you can decide if to explore your surroundings or go on horseback with a guide to explore the mountains towering over the area. No matter what you choose, be sure to bring your camera to take photos of all the animals that you will detect in the impressive landscapes in the middle of exuberant nature. If you want to combine adventure with hiking while discovering wildlife, you might end up in a natural pool with pure mountain water. You could go on a hiking tour to El Pavon, an outstandingly beautiful waterfall, an example of what nature has created in this masterpiece called Costa Ballena. You can swim in the natural pool with fresh and clean mountain water. You will feel overwhelmed by the beauty of the Costa Rican jungle.After a day full of adventures, you can choose between tasty local and international restaurants. Ojochal is a town where many foreigners settled, creating an attractive “gourmet destination” in Costa Ballena. :LWKRXWDGRXEW\RXZLOOÀQGIRRGRIH[FHOOHQWTXDOLW\ delicious, and in a pleasant environment, or if you wish, a chic atmosphere. Author: Dagmar Reinhard

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IQWKHKLVWRU\RI3DQFLWR&DIpEHJDQLQ3OD]D/RV'HOÀQHVat the entrance to Ojochal. Urged for more space to prepare their sweet and savory delicatessen, they recently opened their new facilities in the Plaza Ventanas Shopping Center, just 4 km north of Ojochal. They have a large kitchen and a laboratory.Early in the morning, Pancito Café tempts neighbors and passers-by with delicious aromas that emanate from the place, the smell of fresh bread, croissants, and freshly brewed coffee. You can taste croissants, French pastries, a full breakfast with eggs and toast, and the lunch menu shows sandwiches, salads, and French specialties. They recently added Croissant with Brie Cheese, Prosciutto with Caramelized Onions, Ratatouille Sandwich with Goat Cheese, and Olive Oil.Fiber optic Wi-Fi is available on the comfortable outdoor terrace and the relaxed local inside. Pancito Cafe is famous and has become a meeting place. They speak French, Spanish, and English.The owners of the well-known cafe, restaurant, and bakery Philippe & Mireille, comment: With mixed emotions and beautiful memories, we have turned the page and continue with this great announcement! We thank everyone for their support and love since PANCITO CAFÉ NOW ATPLAZA VENTANAS

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2010. It would not have been possible without the support of our friends and loyal customers. We hope to greet you very soon!$QG IRU WKRVH ZKR GRQ·W NQRZ 3KLOLSSH \HW +HOHDUQHG WKH EDNHU·V WUDGH LQ WKH ¶V ZLWK KLVfather. He had a family business in Lorraine in the East of France. He studied at a business school and later taught management classes. In 1985 he went to the United States, where he resumed his profession as a pastry chef and worked in New York and Boston kitchens. Upon returning to France, he married Mireille, and they both opened their pastry shop in Montpellier (southern France), which they had for 20 years.The desire to travel and live new adventures brought them to Costa Rica for their latest project. After several trips to this tropical country, they fell in love with Ojochal.You will feel very relaxed thanks to the pleasant atmosphere, the kind attention and above all the H[TXLVLWHIRRG:HOFRPHWR0LUHLOOHDQG3KLLSSH·VPancito Café! Open every day from 7 am to 6 pm.Welcome, bienvenido, bienvenue!

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46Prehistoric is new again thanks to Boston-based)zVVLĕO ,QF 7KH FRPSDQ\ KDV UHYROXWLRQL]HG 1HZ(QJODQG·V LQWHULRU GHVLJQ LQGXVWU\ E\ LQWURGXFLQJ VRPHWKLQJUDUHO\VHHQDYDLODEOH²0,//,216RI\HDUV ROGIRVVLOL]HGZRRGIXUQLWXUHDQGEXLOGLQJPDWHULDOV )zVVLĕO·VJDOOHU\LVQRZRIÀFLDOO\RSHQLQWKHKHDUWRI 3OD]D9HQWDQDV2MRFKDO&RVWD5LFD$ERXW)zVVLĕO,QF)zVVLĕO,QFLVDERXWLTXHWUDGHUDQG PDQXIDFWXUHU RI SHWULÀHG ZRRG DQG JLYHV FXVWRPHUV DFFHVVWRWKHKLJKHVWHQGSHWULÀHGZRRGSURGXFWVRQWKH market. From pedestal sinks to expansive bathtubs and ÁRRUZDOOWLOHVWRFKDLUVEHQFKHVDQGGLQLQJURRPWDEOHV and countertops, the company helps customers bring their vision of an ideal home to life through stunning raw materials and exemplary craftsmanship.Discerning homeowners, designers, and architects searching for the perfect unique statements for their homes, commercial properties, or hospitality venues now have access to a material extraordinarily rare and never EHIRUHDYDLODEOHDWFRPPHUFLDOVFDOHWKDQNVWR)zVVLĕO ,QF 7KH FRPSDQ\ DQG LWV DIÀOLDWHV WUDQVIRUP DQFLHQW SHWULÀHGZRRGLQWRLQFUHGLEOHRQHRIDNLQGKRPHGpFRU options and opportunities.´,·PKDSS\WRÀQDOO\EHDEOHWRFRPPHUFLDOL]HP\SDVVLRQ to market at a broad scale and bring this stunning, semi-SUHFLRXVPDWHULDODSSOLFDWLRQµH[SODLQHG-DPLH2·%ULHQ WKH FUHDWLYH IRUFH EHKLQG WKH FRPSDQ\ ´)zVVLĕO ZLOO be offering products from countries in Southeast Asia, including Indonesia, Thailand, and Burma, as well as other nations, such as Madagascar and Brazil, and the United States. My material is between 20,000,000 and 280,000,000 years old.” 3HWULÀHGZRRGZDVRQFHRUJDQLFPDWHULDO²DQFLHQWOLYLQJ trees. Over time, minerals slowly replaced the woody FOSSILIZED ART IN COSTA RICAOver time, minerals slowly replaced the woody issue in a process known as permineralization, perfectly preserving this once-organic material into fossilized stone. Incredibly beautiful, no two pieces are identical, DQG2·%ULHQEULQJVRXWWKHPDWHULDO·VXQLTXHFRORUVDQG rich textures through special production processes. The result? Incomparable and hyper-unique additions to the home. From one-of-a-kind countertops and sink basins to patio pavers older than the human species and dating back through the times of the dinosaurs.)zVVLĕO RIIHUV KRPH GpFRU IXUQLVKLQJV DQG HYHQ ODQGVFDSLQJLWHPVFUDIWHGIURPSHWULÀHGZRRGIURPWKH Miocene Epoch, Cenozoic - Mesozoic Eras, and Jurassic -Triassic Periods, transforming raw materials into dramatic home décor and accent pieces, stunning furnishings, DQG PRUHcustomers with a more DIY attitude, wishing to create their customized furnishings.To learn more DERXW )zVVLĕOor explore the FRPSDQ\·V KRPHfurnishings, accent pieces, and fossilized wood building materials, visit www.fossielinc.com or our new gallery at 13-14 Plaza Ventanas, Ojochal, Costa Rica.

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47 HAPPENING NOW!Curated by Fossiel, our clientele is provided with a truly rare and immersive experience by transforming approximately 25-million-year-old trees, transposed with minerals, into one-of-a-kind furnishings. All our raw materials are sustainably sourced from various extreme volcanic regions of the world, mostly from within the Asian-Pacific Ring of Fire. Thereafter, bespoke statement pieces are hand crafted by master stone masons. Formed by a love of our organic past, Fòssięl brings hyper-unique flavor and rare semi-precious materials in prehistoric fossilized wood to the interior design, landscape design, furniture & building materials industries. Our luxurious and decadent materials have never been brought to market in the styling and scales we offer to you, our most discerning clientele. Bring the natural allure of ancient, fossilized wood into your home and discover something extraordinary, with Fossiel.Millions of Years in the making!Bathtubs | Countertops | Coffee Tables | Dining Table Slabs | Sinks | Flooring | Wall Cladding| Tile | Chairs | Housewares | Exotic Stone Patio, Decking, Pool Tiles such as IndonesianSukabumi Verde, 100% Pura Black Lava, Ancient Fossilized Coral AND SO MUCH MORE! 13-14 Plaza Ventanas, Ojochal, Costa Ballena | M-F: 9-5pm, Saturdays: 9-3pm, Sunday: By Appointment| PHONE: +506.8659.1284 | WEB: www.fossielinc.com | EMAIL: inquiries@fossielinc.com |InstaGram @fossielinc | FB: @fossielboston

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Reading through the local online community pages thisweek, I noticed a phrase that has been very valuable in my life. A commenter reminded readers of the local mentality of “Vivir y dejar vivir,” or “live and let live.”I see myself as a non-conformist, having often found myself, albeit peacefully, on the opposite side of the majority. I like what I like, try not to hurt anyone, and mostly want to be left alone. This is largely why Costa Rica has felt so welcoming and comfortable to me: Ticos are people who choose to live and let live.,Q D KHDOWK\ HFRV\VWHP ZLWK WKH ÁRXULVKLQJ V\PELRVLVbetween plants, insects, and animals, harming or destroying one group may have harsh effects on the others. Weeds are sometimes left to grow in gardens because you may damage the plant life you value while trying to destroy the weeds. It may be better to accept WKHLUH[LVWHQFHDQGPRYHRQWKDQWRÀJKWIRUD´SHUIHFWLRQµthat will never exist.7KH VRFLDO FRQFHSW RI ¶OLYH DQG OHW OLYH FDQ EH XVHGto organize communities with tolerance and balance for people of different ethnic groups, languages, and religions. We can choose to tolerate the opinions and behaviors of others so that they will similarly tolerate our own. LIVE AND LET LIVE Our world is becoming much more connected, and a few people can create a big stir in the majority. This pendulum swings both ways, and small groups can act together to inspire more freedom and peace. $V FRPSHWHQW DGXOWV ZH ZDQW WKH VSDFH WR GHÀQHand pursue our happiness through peaceable means. Achieving more peace and freedom takes the acceptance of the personal moral views of others. Suppose we try to impose our personal beliefs onto others forcefully. In that case, we burden ourselves ZLWK WKH UHVSRQVLELOLW\ RI RWKHU SHRSOH·V DFWLRQV DQGhave less time and energy to enjoy our own free and peaceful activities.By choosing to be the best version of ourselves, our GLYHUVH DQG JURZLQJ FRPPXQLW\ LQ 2VD FDQ EHQHÀWIURPRXUKDSSLQHVVDQGPHQWDOKHDOWK/HW·VEHRSHQminded, tolerant, kind, civil, and committed to honesty, truth, facts, rational thought, building trust, justice, and the overall reduction of suffering for all. Together – as individuals free to be our peaceful selves – we can achieve greatness.Author: Alexandra Luty

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The cultural heritage of a nation or region is not solelycomposed of monuments and museum collections, but also of living intangible expressions inherited from our ancestors and passed on to our descendants. The GHÀQLWLRQRILQWDQJLEOHFXOWXUDOKHULWDJH,&+LVPDGH up of oral traditions, performing arts, social practices, rituals and festive events, knowledge and practices concerning nature and the universe, and traditional craftsmanship knowledge and techniques.The indigenous Borucan and Rey Curre festival “The Dance of the Diablitos” (little devils) was indoctrinated by the National Commission of Intangible Cultural Heritage (CONAPACI), stating the festival as a hallmark of Costa Rican identity.Melvin González Rojas (Kamel), a member of the Boruca community and of the Heritage Commission of these indigenous people commented:“Our community has many years to preserve this legacy that our grandparents left us, so it is up to us young people to pass it on to the new generations. This declaration comes to reinforce the work we are doing, to give us strength at opportune moments, because at this moment the Dance of the Devils undergoes an important cultural change, because our older members are no longer there, we have lost them all in the last two or three years; there are already successors who until this year will take the baton of this practice as Elder Devils or leaders who undertake the tradition, so this declaration allows us to protect our culture, tradition, meals, dances and safeguard our immaterial and spiritual practices.”7KH KLVWRU\ RI WKH %RUXFDQ ¶'LDEOLWR· PDVNV EHJDQ over 500 hundred years ago, when created with the intent to scare the unwelcomed invaders, the Spanish conquistadors. CULTURAL HERITAGE The Borucan people were triumphant. Traditionally, the village of Boruca celebrates their victory by what they call the “Danza de los Diablitos” from December 30 to January 2. In Curré, on the banks of the Terraba River, the dances are celebrated a month later, usually at the end of January. Stay tuned!Author: Susie Atkinson

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Anyone living in the Southern Zone for over a few monthshas seen changes in Osa. Those of us who have been here for years have seen dramatic changes.Like most things in life, every situation has pros and cons. Most of the changes that have occurred here in the past few years have been very positive. This is the opposite of most of the world, suffering through scarcity, totalitarian governments, loss of freedom, increased death rates, famine, and a plethora of other untold setbacks.So, what does the future of the Southern Zone look like?First, let us peek into the future by examining the two main changes that will almost certainly take place over the next several years.3RSXODWLRQ*URZWK²7KHUHLVQRGRXEWWKDWWKH6RXWKHUQ=RQHKDVÀQDOO\EHHQGLVFRYHUHG7KHQDWXUDOEHDXW\RIÁRUDDQGIDXQDWKHVORZHUSDFHRIOLIHWKHORZHUFRVWRIOLYLQJWKDQPRVWSODFHVLQ&RVWD5LFDDQGWKHDXWKHQWLFPura Vida lifestyle have been a magnet for people from all over the world. They are coming and will continue to FRPH<RXUVRFLDOFDOHQGDUZLOOPRVWOLNHO\KDYHVLJQLÀFDQWO\IHZHUEODQNVSDFHVLQWKHQHDUIXWXUH2) More people means more options. What options? Greater choices for restaurants, shopping, and opportunities.The Southern Zone boasts one of the most eco-friendly lifestyles in the world. This trend will increase andimprove. Culture, with all its splendor and charm, will burgeon. All this results in better conveniences, an improvedlifestyle, and a happier community.Nothing could be a better example of these positive changes than the new high-end furniture and home goodsstore, called Recherché, that was recently built and opened on the Costanera, just a few minutes south of Ojochal.In a previous interview with the two owners, Blake Sawyer and Jerry Polansky (see the interview here), they mentioned the future of the Southern Zone and the changes they saw coming. “Savoir-faire” is the term they used IRUWKHVRFLDOJUDFHVFKDUPDQGQHZH[SHULHQFHVWKH\VHHLQ2VD·VIXWXUHBallena Tales: “They said when they opened Recherché, it was only the beginning. I asked them, the beginning of “what”? Not knowing what to expect, here are just a few of the prospects they talked about.For Recherché, it is not just about quality home furnishings. It is about your “opportunities” and your “experience.” Something surprisingly impressive, memorable, and an experience that you feel you must share with others. Just “another” furniture store was NOT what Costa Ballena needed. An experience to remember was! Recherché´s vignettes give you, the customer, that exceptional personal and intimate example of creativity, ambiance, and “Savior-Faire” you want in your home.Mr. Sawyer and Dr. Polansky stated that depending on the local response, Recherché was just the beginning. Plans are in the works for some fascinating events that they will sponsor, cater to, promote, or provide. Live music, art exhibits, book signings, meet-and-greet well-known personalities, fashion shows, culinary and wine events, festivals, KHDOWKZRUNVKRSVIURPWKHZRUOG·VOHDGLQJH[SHUWVRQOLYLQJLQGLYLQHKHDOWKQHZVWRUHVDFDIpDQGPRUHI hope you have enjoyed your peek into the future of the Southern Zone.RECHERCHÉ: ¿THE FUTURE OF OSA?Blake & Jerry7REHLQIRUPHGDQGXSWRGDWHRQWKH\HDU·VFXOWXUDOHYHQWV\RXPD\VXEVFULEHWRRXUELPRQWKO\PDLOLQJOLVWE\HPDLOto jerry@puravidaimports.com.

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The birdlife in Costa Rica is a dream come true forlocal and international birders from all over the world. The bird list of this country is well established, with over 926 species recorded so far up today for the country. The Osa Peninsula is home to about 375 birds, including several regional endemic birds that occur only in southern Costa Rica and part of Western Panama. This means that birding in the Osa Peninsula is exceptionally productive and variegated. Birders must carry their birding gear all the time if possible and be aware that rare species might be anywhere and show up randomly at any location. A good example was when I spotted a rare bird in the garden next to our garage. As a true birder, I never leave my equipment too far from my hands; sometimes, this practice pays off more than I imagine.Last October, while I was cleaning my car, I noticed a JURXSRI6FDUOHWUXPSHG7DQDJHUVZLWKDÁRFNPHPEHUthat had a much more vibrant red color than the others of its kind. So, I quickly took my binoculars, spotting VFRSHDQGFHOOSKRQHDQGGLGVRPHÀOPLQJDQGSKRWRVof this bird.After researching, comparing, and analyzing photographic evidence from other similar species, distribution ranges, and similar birds, I realized that this SDUWLFXODUELUGZDV QRW UHSRUWHGRQ WKHRIÀFLDO ELUG OLVWof Costa Rica. I immediately shared the information in some major birding forums, chats, and social media groups for advanced birders. The bird I saw was the Crimson-backed Tanager (Ramphocelus dimidiatus)) and its distribution is in northern South America. I am adding some map screenshots with its distribution range taken from eBird.After that, I got hundreds of texts, emails, and phone calls from birders from all over Costa Rica. Scientists, Author: Walter Sanchez Professional Birder and Naturalist GuidegūČîŕîŠē ĚƑƥĿǛĚēDžĿƥĺT ¹bird researchers, twitchers, photographers, and E-birders (www.eBird.org) of all levels contacted me to arrange a visit to see this bird. Some of them were at the front gate around 5 am!Professional birders and scientists from the Ornithology Union of Costa Rica also visited my home to observe this ELUGDQGDGGWKHRIÀFLDOUHFRUGWRWKHLUELUGOLVW7KHHQWLUHsituation was a huge surprise because I unknowingly added a newly registered bird to the country. Lord, what a lucky birder I was! Birdwatching is all about keeping your eyes and ears open at all times and expecting the unexpected. This rare sighting was a perfect example. The Crimson-backed tanager is now a new species for Costa Rica, DQGLW·VH[FLWLQJNQRZLQJ,KDGVRPHWKLQJWRGRZLWKWKLVincredible discovery.I have been leading birding-focused tours in Corcovado National Park, Drake Bay, and the Osa Peninsula for over DGHFDGH7KH OHDVW, FRXOGLPDJLQH ZDV WRÀQG D QHZbird record for Costa Rica in the Osa Peninsula.BIRD Consultas o reservas:walter@drakebaybirdwatching.com /info@drakebaybirdwatching.com.IG personal : https://www.instagram.com/drakebaybirder/ IG de Birdwatchings´lo: walter@drakebaybirdwatching.comWebsite: www.drakebaybirdwatching.comTripAdvisor: Drake Bay Birdwatching - Drake Bay | TripadvisorInquiries or bookings:walter@drakebaybirdwatching.com orinfo@drakebaybirdwatching.com.NEW BIRD SPECIES FOR COSTA RICA FIRST SPOTTED IN OJOCHAL

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Most people who ask this question get the standardDQVZHU²WKHVDQGLV¶YROFDQLF·%XWWKHUHLVVRPXFKmore to the story behind our beautiful dark beaches!Our beaches are breath-taking and very diverse.Costa Rican beaches are famous worldwide – unspoiled, nature immersed, lined by lush jungles, coconut groves, and majestic mountains, always warm and welcoming. The dark volcanic sand creates a spectacular, exotic contrast which holiday pictures are famous for.Why are there so many volcanoes in Costa Rica?Our story starts under the sea. Over the past 50 million years, two submerged tectonic plates – Cocos and Caribbean – have pushed against each other, forcing underwater volcanos to form and rise to the surface. 3-4 million years ago, the continued action of theplates, the material eroded from the volcanoes andODYDWKDWÁRZHGIURPWKHLUFRQHVEXLOWXSOD\HUVRIODQGEHWZHHQ WKH YROFDQLF LVODQGV DQG ¶FRQQHFWHG· WKHPcreating Costa Rica (and many of our neighboringcountries). This thin strip of land became a land bridgethat connected North and South America.How do the volcanoes create sand?As the volcanoes erode, the rivers wash the rocks and pebbles down towards the coastlines, where ocean waves slowly pound and grind them into the dark sand that adorns our beaches. But wait! What about our other, brighter beaches?While usually dark, volcanic rocks come in many shades – they can be light grey, yellow, or even pinkish, though the default color is darker grey. Playa Ventanas is a beautiful grey beach, and Playa Carbon near Tamarindo perhaps has the darkest sands in Costa Rica.The waves turn rocks, shells, and coral into the sand. The beaches with clearer sands have two origins: brighter volcanic rocks or shells and coral. Playa Flamingo on WKH1LFR\D3HQLQVXODLVJROGHQDQGRQHRI&RVWD5LFD·Vfavorites. Other golden beaches include Playa Blanca near Jaco and Playa Manuel Antonio near Quepos. Playa Conchal near Tamarindo is a beautiful destination with subtle pink hues in its sand. Pink sand is usually made up of ground-up white, red, and pink coral and seashells. Another culprit is a single-celled organism called foraminifera – their microscopic pink shells give a light pinkish coloring to the sand.Costa Rica is a true paradise - our beaches, wildlife, breath-taking landscapes, and a more leisurely lifestyle can be more than just a vacation fantasy. Are you ready to move here to retire, work remotely, start a business, or buy a vacation home? The easiest way for you to take WKHÀUVWVWHSLVDQemail or phone call to RE/MAX We Sell Paradise! The beaches are waiting!WHY ARE MOST COSTA RICAN BEACHES DARK?Author: Patrick Bodzak

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Teak House - Bejuco Tropical Modernism & Sustainable Design 2 Bedrooms - 4 Bathrooms Luxury Home. COUNTRY COMFORT! This OCEAN VIEW home boasts 3-KING sized, air-conditioned bedrooms each with their own en-suite bathroom. High ceilings and a soaring window heighten the fee-ling of space in the master ensuite bathroom. OPEN CONCEPT LI-VING. The kitchen is designed for people who like to cook and enter-tain at the same time. Gorgeous exotic marble countertops with a rai-sed bar. The house was designed with space and comfort thinking in the needs of the people who are living there, as well as the elegance that stands out in the ceiling and crafted cei-ling, in cedar wood and fiber ce-ment, making the house very fresh and, in addition, insulating the noi-se when it rains. The furniture is built-in and built with cedar wood as well. This dream ho-me is waiting for you. Only a call and you can move in! Beautiful property in Uvita, one of the best areas to live in Costa Rica. Perfect location for either residen-tial or commercial. Safe neighbor-hood close to everything in town such us supermarkets, banks, res-taurants, bus station, waterfalls. Only 2 kilometers from the famous Whale's tail beach, 2 stories, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, Spacious living and di-ning room, Relaxing back yard with a pool and a beautiful creek. Unique 5-bedroom home in Uvita. Imagine combining the comfort of an American-style home and the beauty of living in the tropics. This immaculate, beautifully finis-hed 5-bedroom, 3-bathroom home offers you everything you could possibly look for in a home. The spacious kitchen comes fully equipped with beautiful wood cabi-netry. This home is con-veniently located close to everything in tow and close to the beach! SECLUDED ESTATE...AWAY FROM THE WORLD! PEACEFUL, PRIVATE. THE DRAMA OF THE SPACE! Designed for comfort with generous space and flexibility. Easy Access, Walk to Everything! Three Bedroom Family Home! Five Bedrooms House at the perfect Uvita location! $410,000 $470,000 $298,000 $729,000 2Casa Bamboo and Three Lotson Calle Principal, Ojochal $1,400,000 USID 079-00794New Built Home at peaceful,Green and safe neighborhood$ US125,000ID 079-01171Beautiful commercial & residential cornerlot on Calle Cascada/Calle El Bosque inOjochal$125,000USID 079-01171Beautiful farm with ocean views, mountains and cool weather in the hills of Uvita$449,000USID 079-01311Farm With Potential For Industrial Or Residential Development $1,690,000 ID 079-01290Farm With Strong Potential ForResidential Develpoment$239,000 USID 079-01316House in ResidencialMontegeneral$159,000 US ID 079-01273Award Winning Beach Front Home on Golfo Dulce$1,400,000 USIID 079-00794Income Property and Vacation HomeOpportunity! Gated Community,Wonderful People$44,995 USID 079-01315m2witha woodCascada,$290,000 USIDVilla MediaLuna: JungleRiver Villaand Guest Houseon 31/2 acres$675,000΂USID 079-01276 Farm With Mountain ViewsAnd Excellent Price$139,000 US΂ID 079-01310UVITA HILLS - $5,000,000Options to buy this property:1 - 130 acres - $2,000,0002 - 92 acres - $1,600,0003 - 55 acres - $1,400,000RE/MAX We Sell Paradise100 meters North from main entrance to OjochalOffice: (506) 4702 1307 | Email: info@we-sell-paradise.comWebsite: www.we-sell-paradise.com276 acres, 3 spectacular ocean viewfarms bordering together.Our Professional Team!BROKERBEN BODZAKCELL: (506) 8723 0795BROKERHEATHER MANNCELL: (506) 8723 2323REAL ESTATE AGENTDINIA OTAROLACELL: (506) 8451 4590REAL ESTATE AGENTMAGALY AVALOSCELL: (506) 8411 4245REAL ESTATE AGENTCHRIS SCHAUERCELL: (506) 8705 7239REAL ESTATE AGENTMAGDALENA CASCANTECELL: (506) 8568 6072REAL ESTATE AGENTANTON ARYCELL: (506) 8429 3767REAL ESTATE AGENTEMMA BENNETTCELL: (506) 8401 69193 Bedroom House, 2 Bedroom Guest House,Caretaker house with Amazing Ocean View.6 Bedrooms - 4.5 Bathrooms Luxury, Security & Privacy!$375,900OCEAN and JUNGLE view villas withadditional ocean view building pad.2 Bedroom House with Mountain, Water-fall and spectacular Ocean Views. Handyman special, 2-bedroom house easyaccess, bordering Tortuga River!2-Bedroom, Brand New Modern House inJungle Community on Calle Tucan.Uvita - Brand new Boutique Hotel withperfect location.Income property with 3 2-Bdrm Apart-ments and 2-Bdrm Owner House.Easy Access, 60 acre farm with 10building sites, waterfall.MAKE THE DISCOVERY. 84 acres withgulf views and three building sites!OSA PENINSULA: A WINDOW TO WONDERLAND!Strategic location along HWY 2 nearWalmart in PEREZ ZELEDON.$550,000 $400,000 $449,000$996,119$1,200,000$649,000$1,500,000 $1,650,000 $3,000,000OCEAN VIEW ACREAGE WITH VIEWS OF CANO ISLAND!$150,0001.8 acre - 13 rooms boutique hotel inOjochal - Income Producing.$669,000MONT PORTADA REVISTA.indd 2 29/11/22 10:46

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2Casa Bamboo and Three Lotson Calle Principal, Ojochal $1,400,000 USID 079-00794New Built Home at peaceful,Green and safe neighborhood$ US125,000ID 079-01171Beautiful commercial & residential cornerlot on Calle Cascada/Calle El Bosque inOjochal$125,000USID 079-01171Beautiful farm with ocean views, mountains and cool weather in the hills of Uvita$449,000USID 079-01311Farm With Potential For Industrial Or Residential Development $1,690,000 ID 079-01290Farm With Strong Potential ForResidential Develpoment$239,000 USID 079-01316House in ResidencialMontegeneral$159,000 US ID 079-01273Award Winning Beach Front Home on Golfo Dulce$1,400,000 USIID 079-00794Income Property and Vacation HomeOpportunity! Gated Community,Wonderful People$44,995 USID 079-01315m2with a woodCascada,$290,000 USIDVilla MediaLuna: JungleRiver Villaand Guest Houseon 31/2 acres$675,000΂USID 079-01276 Farm With Mountain ViewsAnd Excellent Price$139,000 US΂ID 079-01310UVITA HILLS - $5,000,000 Options to buy this property: 1 - 130 acres - $2,000,000 2 - 92 acres - $1,600,000 3 - 55 acres - $1,400,000 RE/MAX We Sell Paradise 100 meters North from main entrance to Ojochal Office: (506) 4702 1307 | Email: info@we-sell-paradise.com Website: www.we-sell-paradise.com 276 acres, 3 spectacular ocean view farms bordering together. Our Professional Team! BROKER BEN BODZAK CELL: (506) 8723 0795 BROKER HEATHER MANN CELL: (506) 8723 2323 REAL ESTATE AGENT DINIA OTAROLA CELL: (506) 8451 4590 REAL ESTATE AGENT MAGALY AVALOS CELL: (506) 8411 4245 REAL ESTATE AGENT CHRIS SCHAUER CELL: (506) 8705 7239 REAL ESTATE AGENT MAGDALENA CASCANTE CELL: (506) 8568 6072 REAL ESTATE AGENT ANTON ARY CELL: (506) 8429 3767 REAL ESTATE AGENT EMMA BENNETT CELL: (506) 8401 6919 3 Bedroom House, 2 Bedroom Guest House, Caretaker house with Amazing Ocean View. 6 Bedrooms - 4.5 Bathrooms Luxury, Security & Privacy! $375,900 OCEAN and JUNGLE view villas with additional ocean view building pad. 2 Bedroom House with Mountain, Water-fall and spectacular Ocean Views. Handyman special, 2-bedroom house easy access, bordering Tortuga River! 2-Bedroom, Brand New Modern House in Jungle Community on Calle Tucan. Uvita - Brand new Boutique Hotel with perfect location. Income property with 3 2-Bdrm Apart-ments and 2-Bdrm Owner House. Easy Access, 60 acre farm with 10 building sites, waterfall. MAKE THE DISCOVERY. 84 acres with gulf views and three building sites! OSA PENINSULA: A WINDOW TO WONDERLAND! Strategic location along HWY 2 near Walmart in PEREZ ZELEDON. $550,000 $400,000 $449,000 $996,119 $1,200,000 $649,000 $1,500,000 $1,650,000 $3,000,000 OCEAN VIEW ACREAGE WITH VIEWS OF CANO ISLAND! $150,000 1.8 acre - 13 rooms boutique hotel in Ojochal - Income Producing. $669,000 MONT PORTADA REVISTA.indd 2 29/11/22 10:46

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WE ARE YOUR LOCAL REAL ESTATE EXPERTS!Katherine ApseyRealtorContact our team of expert realtors to buy or sell property in Dominical, Uvita, Ojochal, Tres Rios, and Chontales.sales@osatropicalproperties.comwww.osatropicalproperties.comSign up to our popular weekly newsletter by siht gninnacs QR code+506 2786 5500Richard OwensRealtorRebecca RowntreeRealtorKevin ChampagneBroker, RealtorMarcia OroRealtorMark SavoiaRealtorNelly ReusseRealtor/OSATROPICALPROPERTIES /OSATROPICALPROPERTIES /COSTARICAPROPERTIESID 5797Sunset Ocean View Ultra-Modern Home And Building Sitewestviewstudio.comCover Photo By:PROMOTING THE BEST BRANDS IN THE AREA!Osa ~ South Pacific ~ COSTA RICA#4 DECEMBER - MAY 2022GOODS & SERVICESRESTAURANTSINITIATIVESACTIVITIESLODGINGDropdown Map on Page 9ballenatales.comCOSTA BALLENA GUIDE®MONT PORTADA REVISTA.indd 1 29/11/22 10:46