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DITORIALDear ReaderWe warmly welcome You, our advertisers, and the Non-Profit Organizations that Ballena Tales supports. eia areiain and mimen g   r iinga arar dediaed rier and reina hgraher r ediria eam ihe  nrgeae hida and a e ear  raidaae  eer ndered ha he ene  he h aii a Ria i  i he ne he eahe he nare he idie i riend ee re  i add me inereing eare   i a earn a a ara ar en  a h an  immere hemee in a nge regin hme  nie idied ime aai  in a aena a   n and ain a aena greae gi are ging r a a r ing hrgh nare he mnain aing a ream  reh raine aer a mrh er ha en i ra e ing  hen  a  r eing near he eerhanging eahe and ean   reer i mre reaed hae a da a r he imming  r en a reahaing ie er reain a ne rm ne  hee anage in ang he aa higha  a r  ere he marine enirnmen r idie and ae a hrea ride ang he eah a ne  he rn  he ear ra eerae i radiina ie Dei Dane a he heigh  he aamana mnain  i n a e  hr aa  i i rh ginghe eiiie and he e ear are  arnd he rner and rearan hae a eia men and eai deraed enirnmen  i remmendae  mae r reerain in imee remmend ring he  eia reie i  ih  eerae a hme  in ae ia hae a mee aehear edia ener ih a denir ini a eied arar and an rgen are enere ihe and a ae rememer a aena i re nare and n Dineandreeing rm a r eamAA A ditor in hief      allenatalesgmail.com A A  Ainfopointingmarket.comA A A carlosallenatales.com WAleandra utylake awyer rad ean agmar einhardra. nica Alfarora. aula arca reg ordonack wingose . uillen argasim urleyannah outhcottic. ichelle offeyartin remlayauro suivelayron . eraaaka arieltephen troud ue allord revor rownhe egan iratesWalter ncheA allena ales hotographyonecat anutto uentes uirrel hotography egan iratesWestview tudio   acienda ar esign ointing arketT TOan. th, 3 eadline ic.10th, 2022

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 Feed your Soul, Honor your Sun Sign Hello fellow readers! This article will focus on the Sun, the most prominent star in our solar system, and the astrology chart's central focus. Our Sun is incredible, providing warmth that allows our crops to grow and thrive and nourishes our spirits. Astrology tells us how we express our energy and gives clues on how to nourish our souls. Have you ever met someone who seems listless, down, or without direction? Knowing more about our sun signs can be a remedy for alleviating these experiences and help us to honor who we are. Ways to feed your Sun Sign:           •         BOOK YOUR ASTROLOGY SESSIONBallena Tales Free Digital Magazine #87

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AAA A:anna ooden Tallship  to emar on tlantic crossin A eautiful wooden tall-ship is moored in the still, murky waters of a utch canal. his eautiful wooden ship is A, a wedish-uilt, top-sail schooner, and she will soon leave the flat waters of the canal and emark on a transatlantic voyage. he stands out amongst the hulking steel ships sharing the uay - a star shining a little righter than those surrounding her.AA ., recently purchased A. ailcargo is a shipping company uilding the wooden cargo vessel A in osta ica. he company is amassing a fleet of cargo vessels to transport products such as coffee and cacao under sail and is on a mission to prove the value of clean shipping.he construction of A is taking place in unta orales in osta ica. he shipyard, Astilleroverde, is now operating at maimum capacity, and they make tremendous progress in uilding the ship every day. he team has worked tirelessly to complete the steel weather deck strapping, wooden lodging knees, and portside weather stanchions in recent months.he net maor task is the interior planking, starting with the ilge and turn-of-the-ilge sections. here are now four planking teams working parallel to increase efficiency, targeting two installations every working day. lsewhere, teams finalie the construction of the galley and fairing of the ships eterior. nce complete, the hull of A will ecome enclosed, and her true cargo-carrying purpose will ecome ever more prominent.Ballena Tales Free Digital Magazine #87

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But she's not ready to launch yet - which is why SAILCARGO INC.moved forward with purchasing VEGA earlier this year, responding to demand from clients to start shipping cargo under sail as soon as possible.VEGA sailed from Sweden to the Netherlands in May this year. It was supposed to be in the Caribbean undergoing a refit to transform her into a cargo vessel.Instead, for the past five months, VEGA has been moored in a canal in Harlingen, The Netherlands - a tall-ship mecca of Europe. It was supposed to be a quick visit to do routine maintenance and load some supplies. It became a huge challenge when they discovered that all three masts and the bowsprit would need replacement.he entire ship was down-rigged, a spar hall opened, and work began crafting a new bowsprit, masts, and cross-trees. The carpentry team worked tirelessly crafting incredible new masts sourced from a timber mill just down the road. They painstakingly shaped lumber that was more than 20 meters long, work that was huge in scale and had to be precise to a matter of millimeters. Meanwhile, other crew members upgraded and did maintenance on the rigging and conducted the transforming VEGA from a sail training vessel into a cargo ship. Hoisting three huge masts is no mean feat; it involves careful planning, the right machinery, and an expert crew to ensure everything goes smoothly on the day. It's been a considerable undertaking for the crew and an immense success, with the entire rig back in its rightful place aboard VEGA. In just three days, using a crane and a cherry picker - VEGA stood tall again, with her masts and topmasts proudly on display. Now the crew is working hard to finalize all the preparations for VEGA's big journey down to the Canary Islands and across the Atlantic Ocean. By November, she will be ready to leave Harlingen and European waters for good. Once she has crossed the Atlantic ocean - she will begin a new chapter, transporting coffee under sail between Santa Marta in Colombia and New Jersey in the US, the first SAILCARGO INC. ship in the water. Once the CEIBA is complete, she will join her sister ship VEGA - and work will begin in the shipyard on the third ship, Pitaya."Ballena Tales Free Digital Magazine #87

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25 minutes to the beach and San Isidro46 Hectares (113 acres)Over 10 building locationsOcean viewsYear round springsOver 1km of river through the propertyWaterfalls and natural swimming holeValued at 1.7M+$1.3 million$1.3 millionCome feel the land!Mixture of pasture and healthy forest2wd drive accessIdeal climate for growingA few minutes to organic farmers marketIdeal for intentional community, wellness center,or sustainable family homesteadLocated in TinamastesMessage us for details at YourCostaRicaHome@gmail.comOne of the last large gorgeous lands in the areaFor Sale

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emorale ay aoard the atch  ela achtAutor artin remlay - A anutto uentes, artin remlayOur private yacht charter is available for deep-sea and inshore tours throughout the year. We also offer educational, private yacht tours, whale and dolphin watching excursions, paddle boarding, and snorkeling options. All ages and all experience levels are welcome!hey say that at Marina Pe Vela, the fun starts.The Marina is located in uepos, north of Costa Ballena. You arrive in another world in less than an hour on the Costanera Route 3. This relaxed Pacific marina has 195 floating docks for all sies of boats. Marina Pe Vela has elegant shops and attractive restaurants. Navigating around the beautiful Manuel Antonio National Park is spectacular. njoyịñh 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 uestion 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. Ballena Tales Free Digital Magazine #87

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We stop in the gorgeous iesan ay, and you can choose etween water toys, e.g., paddle oarding, which is a lot of fun, and other sports euipment. r do you fancysnorkeling near the shoreaptain verth have will take you where you wish. or the past seven years, he has worked eclusively on the atch  ela with a ase in heavy mechanics and ualifications in navigation safety. As a onus, hes a great cook and father of two kids.avigating around the eautiful anuel Antonio ational ark is spectacular. ither you enoy the richcoastline in search of dolphins or whales, or you sneak a stunning sunset from ulemar ay which is asolutely magic.We offer alf-day or full-day tours. ur private yacht charter is availale for deep-sea and inshore tours throughout the year. We also provide educational, private yacht tours, whale and dolphin watching ecursions, paddle oarding, and snorkelling options. ur yacht charter can do it all All ages and eperience levels are welcomehe oat crew provides food, snacks, everages, and fruits. oull hae a unforettale day of fun and pleasure.Ballena Tales Free Digital Magazine #87

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he panish name for the crested caracara is uerantahuesos or one reaker. hough  have never seen it happen,  know two people who have witnessed one of these irds carry a one high into the air and let it fall on a hard surface, like rocks on the each. f the one doesnt reak on the first try, the caracara repeats the process until it does. nce the one reaks, the caracara plucks out the nutritious marrow. eautiful, powerful, dignified, respected y larger scavengers, and thrifty. What is there not to admire aout the one reaker W A A   AA  I once posted a photo of a rested aracara on aceook alongwith the caption that it is my favorite ird. Among the comments was the uestion, ow can you have a favorite ird hat means that  should love all irds eually. aye so. evertheless, several make my heart eat faster whenever  catch sight of them, ut none so much as the crested caracara. he irds of osta ica y ichard arrigues says that the crested caracara is the national ird of eico, so  guess m not the only one whose heart goes pitter-patter at the sight of one.any years ago, when acienda ar was a cattle ranch, we used a tractor and a mower to chop pasture weeds. t was a fun o ecause the sound of the tractor attracted flocks of cattle egrets and a scattering of other irds. nsects, liards, frogs, and other small animals ran from the machine. he egrets walked and skipped alongside, fluttered ahead in short ursts, and graed and ate every living thing small enough to swallow. nce a large rat dashed out, arely avoiding getting killed y the mower, only to get pecked twice, rapid-fire, on top of the head y the straight sharp pointed eak of an egret. t lay there writhing and tried to run ut could hardly move. own swooped a roadside hawk going for the kill ut missed the rat, and right ehind it came another raptor, twice as ig as the hawk. t effortlessly snatched up the rat and carried it off to the pastures edge to enoy a hardy meal. he ird turned out to e a crested caracara, and it was the first and only time  had seen one ehave like a raptor and capture live prey. hey usually are scavengers and sustain themselves on carrion, the rotting flesh of dead animals. eeing a crested caracara feeding with a group of vultures isnt unusual. hough much smaller than a lack vulture, when a crested caracara arrives at a carcass, the large, lack scavengers move over and give it plenty of room. uch a eautiful ird is a strange sight pecking away at a carcass while the vultures stand aside and watch.Ballena Tales Free Digital Magazine #87

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he Ācains Āare a -meter walk from the each. Ālaya Āar hasig Ā waves and strong currents, which makes swimmingdangerous, ut Āalso offers a chance to hike three kilometers ofundeveloped coastline. f Āyou get there early and at the right timeof year, you may e Āale Āto see ay sea turtles released from ournursery scuffling their way to the ocean.A  - ---. A A AA A - ature A Stephen Shroudisit acienda ar and connect with your naturalside. ip through the canopy, eplore our trails with local guides or hike the seven kilometers of self-guided trails. ou can visit for the day or stay longer at ar odge. ake sure to treat yourself to the delicious food at aguarundi estaurant.At least  of acienda ars  acres is protected. here is much to discover along the each, mangrove, stream, wetland, and young and mature forest haitats. ince the mid-, we have offered tree climing tours, ut now, you can glide through the immense forest gallery along the light of the oucan ip lines and oserve how light and humidity change as you get higher into the canopy. r hike through the lowlands, along the mangrove, and in the mountain with our guides pointing out and eplaining the species you encounter, especially irds. ou can even hike into the mountain and spend the night in our ungle tent camp and eplore the forest at night.We offer five cains, si rooms, a swimming pool, a souvenir shop, a restaurant, and tours.ince , acienda ar has managed the forests and each as a ational Wildlife efuge under the supervision of the inistry of the nvironment. We form part of the ath of the apir iological orridor a  iosphere eserve that connects ar to the avegre iver forests and permits more iodiversity than if we were an isolated island of forest.acienda ar has a iological research station and a ooperation Agreement with the niversity of osta ica to support research in our region. he station acceptsresearchers and groups and provides access to the forest,dormitories, food service, a laoratory, and a classroom.Ballena Tales Free Digital Magazine #87

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he colodge is surrounded y aru ational Wildlife efuge which conserves  hectares  acres oftropical rainforest, mangrove, wetlands, river ank, andeach front. his wide variety of ecosystems means ahigh level of iodiversity, and that is why ird Watchershave sighted over  species on the refuge. he sicottages and si pool view room are very nice andcomfortale.he open air restaurant serves delicious typical osta ican dishes at popular prices. Within the gardenssurrounding the lodge you will find an orchid gardenand a ird watching tower. leven ecological toursare availale including rainforest canopy tours, hikingtours, overnight tours and ird watching tours. aciendaaru has een catering to cotourism and irding in ostaica for more than  years.W A A esearch over the years has helped educate us on howto manage the refuge etter and provide our guides withspecific information aout the forests. ur residentiologist spends considerale time reaching out to localschools to share what we do. he works with local volunteers toassist the sea turtle nursery and ars each clean-ups pleasereach out, visit, and share some time with us.Ballena Tales Free Digital Magazine #87

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DOMINICAL4pecific locations and residents help in shaping the town’s atmosphere and vibe.Situated beachfront, hugging the south bank of the Baru River, Dominical is the gateway to Osa, Costa Rica’s southern pacific. Dominical is the first town in the canton of Osa as you head south. 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 beach.Now Dominical is connected for all to enjoy. It’s 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 minutes. You can find everything you need or don’t need within a few blocks. The bohemian vibes of artists and musicians continue to bring character. Long-time resident ex-pats and local ticos laugh and tell stories reminiscing the town’s history and sharing good times. Weekly farmer’s markets showcase 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.The Good Life – All in a Few Hundred MetersAUTHOR: TREVOR BROWNSurfing continues to bring attention to Dominical. The heavy waves breed dedicated surfers and National Team level 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 centers help counterbalance the many activities bringing tranquillity to liveliness. Whether you’re here for the surf, 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. Ballena Tales Free Digital Magazine #87

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osta allena ifeguards is a osta ican non-profit associationcomprised of volunteers. reated as the first pulic-private partnership in osta ica, its purpose is to manage the funding of the lifeguard program in ominical and laya ermosa de vita. istory of the osta allena ifeguards y teve ergus he program was started in  y oy onale, ike cuiness, and myself after the destruction y urricane esar. ike Witte came on oard in  with a large donation to get att aley to come to osta ica and lead the lifeguard group. ichard and iane Araham were early supporters and started the th of uly parties iane in the kitchen and ichard and  as mcee hosted at the oca erde. ike kept the program afloat with generous donations until , with me administering the program and gathering donations from local usinesses. Andrew Wester led the team of guards after att left. uckily soon after, rian ice helped fund the ifeguard rogram. n  erry ladstone created an Association for the lifeguards to receive partial funding from the unicipality, and Alvaro edeno ecame the lifeguard captain. he association needs volunteers to help with pulicity, attending events, we design, and fundraising. The Costa Ballena Lifeguards save Lives every DayA - A A  Brad Dean o ou Can elp - olunteer Opportunitieseliver lunches donated y local restaurants in vita to the lifeguards in laya ermosa.olunteer in laya ermosa to roll out the walkways to theeach for the disaled at  a.m. and roll them ack up at  p.m.rganie and participate in a outh ifeguard  itness program.rganie and participate in future fundraiser events.elp to write grant proposals.elp with our uarterly newsletter.onationsWithout the support of the osta allena community, therewould not e a lifeguard program keeping our families safe in ominical and laya ermosa. We need your help today for them to keep saving lives tomorrow. Ballena Tales Free Digital Magazine #87

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-A A ims itty orner   A AA im urleyA long time ago, fleas were a part of everyday life for mostpeople.illions died from diseases spread y fleas like the uonic plague. As time passed, some progress was made with chemical dips and oms. either was  successful. t wasnt until  that a significant reakthrough in the attle occurred arasitologists eperts that study parasites such as fleas figured out that fleas dont live in the environment  they live on the petn , the first symposium discussing this great war on the pesky parasites was held. n , ufenuron rogram was introduced and y , midacloprid used in many insecticides and ipronil rontline oined the fight. his was the first time we had products that worked against fleasosta ica is the perfect warm and humid environment for fleas to thrive. leas are hitchhikers. our flip flop, pants leg, each towel, etc. provide easy access into your house. ince many of us have open-air homes, fleas have an open invitation to come right inAdult fleas are dark reddish-rown insects that measure less than  of an inch. hey have strong legs that permit them to ump up to  times their ody length, close to  feet o move through your pets fur and keep from eing dislodged, they have ackward-directed ristles on their legs and thin, laterally flattened odies.nce on your pet, a flea egins to feed immediately y ingesting your pets lood, usually within  minutes gg production starts within twenty  twenty-four hours of female fleas taking this first lood meal.leas have a life cycle that has four stages . ggs. arvae. upae like a cocoon. Adult fleander most household conditions, dog and cat fleas willcomplete their life cycle in  -  weeks. owever, depending ontemperature and humidity, the entire cycle can e completed in -  days STlea eggs are pearly white ovals with rounded ends. hey are not visile, measuring aout  of an inch. Although laid in the hair coat of the host pet, the eggs are not sticky. hey readily fall off into the environment in areas freuented y your pet. A female flea will lay eggs  to  hours after she has a lood meal from your pet and mates. hen, she can lay from  -  eggs a day and more than , over a lifetime ggs usually hatch in  -  days.LL STewly hatched flea larvae are slender, white, segmented creatures sparsely covered with short hairs. hey, too, are not visile, measuring  of an inch. he larvae feed on the environments organic deris, including an adult fleas feces. he larval stage usually lasts  -  days. lea larvae avoid light, and they move downward in response to gravity. As a result, you can find them in carpet fiers, cracks in wooden floors and concrete,etc.PPL STature larvae change into pupae inside a whitish, loosely spun,silk-like cocoon. Within  -  days, the pupae usually develop. he length of this stage varies from  -  days. owever, a fullydeveloped flea can stay inside the cocoon for several days to several weeks up to  days until stimulated to emerge.hysical pressure, caron dioide, viration, and heat can all stimulate emergence. o fleas, these stimuli signal the possilearrival of a suitale host.As soon as an adult flea emerges from its cocoon, it immediately egins searching for a host for a lood meal. n contrast to thelarvae, adults orient toward the light and move upward, lookingfor your pets warm furry ody.When you see your pet scratching, fleas are a strong possiility. ook for thinning hair on their stomachs and rear end area,especially near the tail. o determine if your pet has fleas, it ishelpful to ru through their fur, looking for signs such as feceswe like to call flea dirt which looks like pepper. Also, lookwhere they sleep for similar signs.Remember, if liuid hits "flea dirt," it will turn reddish brown because it contains your pet's blood.Your local veterinarian can provide different topical and oral products to kill fleas and help keep them off your pet. It may be wise to also seek a groomer for a flea bath to wash all the "flea dirt" down the drain.Natural products are also available. If you need help, please feel free to contact me for advice.Ballena Tales Free Digital Magazine #87

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To further epound on the issue of safety in ourcoastal communities, here is another story ve heard. We were on this eautiful each with no one around so we left our each ag on our towel and walked down to the ocean for a dip. ight after  ducked my head under the water,  looked ack and saw a man picking up my ag and then running ack into the ungle.f you are at any each, not ust in osta ica, then you should not leave your elongings unattended. f there is someone neary who looks trustworthy, ll ask them to watch it. m talking a towel and flops, not a phone or passport though. ou can leave your passport in a safe in your hotel and take a picture of the front page and the page with the entry stamp. f course you could leave your phone in the safe, too, ut the reality is the phone is often coming with us. A -A A Stay Safe in Costa BallenaO:  OO  OO B: O or the each,  would ring a plastic sealale ag, like a ag for granola, and d put the phone in that. hats for random rain shower protection and if someone looked on my towel they are going to see a ag of granola, not the phone. hen if  had to leave my towel and my ag for a few minutes, and no one was around,  would dig a hole and put the phone in it and then cover it ack up with my towel.  would actually dig two holes so it would take longer for someone to figure out where the phone was.ost thieves hide in the shade ust off the sand and wait for you to ump in the water. hey will run out, gra the ag, and run ack into the trees. o if you cannot ury your ag, at least take it with you as far as you can from the tree line so they have farther to run to get it.PHOTORAPHY BY: CONCATBallena Tales Free Digital Magazine #87

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am ris in ango urryotel illas Alturas is located in the heart of the ungle witha spectacular ocean view, he very friendly staff invite you to celerate your festivities with friends and family at the hotel. And, if you rather stay at home, hef ayron of nusionillas Alturas estaurant shares an easy-to-prepare recipe for the upcoming ew ears ve parties.hef ayron  eraa, aka oko, is from the new generation that loves to create, merging osta ican recipes with international ones, always with fresh local ingredients, resulting in euisite signature dishes. e studied astronomy and utrition at the nstituto e ordon leu eru and the A osta ica ational hef Association. He also explores various currents: Vegan Gourmet Pedro Prabhu, Randy Siles and Saúl Umaña.Lam ris in Mano Curryngredients to cook the lamne rack of the whole lam⅓ unch of parsleywo ranches of rosemary cut. fine onionight finely chopped garlic cup olive oil cup of white wine cup of waterne talespoon of saltepperA ayron  eraa, hef okoPreparation.lean the ris and remove ecess tissue and fat.i everything ecept the ris in a owl.our the rine into a container, add the ris, and let stand for  hours in the refrigerator.After  hours, preheat the oven to emove the rack of ris from the rine, wrap it inaluminium foil, place it on a aking sheet and put anotherlayer of aluminium on the tray so that the rack is wellcovered.ake for an hour and a half at . emove the foil and ake over high heat for ten more minutes to rown.or the mango curryne ripe mango cut into cues without the peel. ml of coconut milkml coconut oilour talespoons curry powder.hree talespoons of raw sugar. talespoon salt onion finely chopped seedless anamanian chili, finely choppedwo finely chopped garlic.reparationncorporate all the ingredients in the lender and reserve for when the ri is ready.n a large skillet, place the sauce over low heat and the aked ris and athe with the sauce until thick.elicious to accompany with asmati or asmine rice, mini rosemary potatoes, or tomato salad with alsamic.ood luc and happy holidaysA - A A  nFusion Ballena Tales Free Digital Magazine #87

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7 KM AL SUR DE (o)DOMINI CAL M SAN MARTIN NORTE (9 {+506)8448 3352/2200 5440 ( o•] VILLASAL TURASCOSTARICAOur two-bedroom villas -maximum of five people Three one-bedroom villas maximum of three people King beds and a sofa bed in the living room All equipped. /VILLASAL TURAS

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Uia in a Baena  aii a ia ideveloping by leaps and bounds. This multicultural community has become an important commercialand business center amid the most beautiful scenery. i n nie r iiae rme restaurants and cozy eateries with typical food, hotels with all facilities, cabins, and eco-lodges with nnin ie  e ai Oean a e a an ermare arare re armaie ar reair shops, information centers, beauty salons, and real eae eOne  ee a r ae  ie a are  planning on doing with so much sunshine and tropical beauty? We suggest you explore!ii arin Baena aina ar e am ae Tail is located at Punta Uvita, with a length of about  ee an a i   ee i i e r irare anan rin e  ie  an a  i er enrein ri a  enrane ee  e ar an national visitors pay $2 (no cash accepted). Please save your receipt because you can use it on the same dayto visit the Colonia and Ballena beaches further south.ae a rr aain r in e naina ar  an ae im an nre an e ra ree a n e ae  ai an ener e mysterious world of the mangroves in Bahía. You can experience all the different ecosystems thisnie marine ar a  er in ne ere reen rin eae are erma amn an Ventanas. A surfer said: “0nce you have surfed Playa amn  i neer e ae  eae ia a i a aene  im an  man er On enea an ara mrnin ii e armer are i i ere e a mee   are an ai reaer ii e  ia enan re next to the Tracopa bus stop. For ten years, Uvita was the home of the world-famous Envision Festival. UVITA Costa Ballena, Costa RicaOO B OBallena Tales Free Digital Magazine #87

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A - A A A agmar einhardisitors to the ookout are osta icans, many from the capital, tourists who have heard of the well-kept secret of the irador, and locals who love meeting their friends here. t is an open-air roofed family restaurant, and pets are allowed.our years ago, oerto took over the management of the irador, named in honor of on oger, one of the first pioneers in vita. oerto invested in improvements for the clients comfort andadded a terrace with the same impressive views.ou can watch multicolour irds pecking at the flowers and flapping their wings through the well-kept vegetation of the property and ongo monkeys swinging etween the treetops. epending on the time of day, you can hear their coarse howls.on oerto and his family aait you. elcomeOne is to visit the waterfalls, another to walk along the famousWhales ail. And eually important is admiring the creation at your feet.A site not only recommended for its eautiful views is the irador de on oger. ou will travel with your eyes the entire ay of laya olonia, ending with the passage of oses as they also call the whales tail and the dense adacent vegetation. When the sun sinks into the ocean in the afternoons, the whole sky paints in pastel colors, and you can admire this incredile spectacle with a good glass of wine.he kind hosts of the irador are oerto ora and his wife Zaida. oerto is a dedicated chef, always finding the freshest ingredients for his various regional and international dishes. e has many years of eperience in the kitchen and has ensured that the menu standard always remains the same. he specialty of the rustic restaurant is fish and shellfish, and our very special recommendation is the chefs creation ish fillet with shrimp and irador sauce.is collaorators elong to the family and are grateful for the encouraging comments they receive for their good attention and tasty food. he ar is well euipped ask for the wine list, your favorite cocktail, or a shake of fresh seasonal fruits.What to eperience when you visit vitaeautiful views from irador on ogerBallena Tales Free Digital Magazine #87

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usion oodeafood, ish, eat and hickenegetarian and essertsreakfast, unch and inneronday to at  A -   unday  A -  losed uesdaym orth of the as tationrench avoir aire A  A  A -   AA AA AA A AA AA   W  AA WAediterranean estaurant ar and outiue hursdays resh una pecialsWeekends  - ive usic  an artin orte -  km outh ominicalW  Ballena Tales Free Digital Magazine #87

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AAnternational with Austrian ouch reakfast  unch  inner ocktailarpen every day  A-  - ls eserve for inner   A AA-resh usion ishesegan and luten ree ptionsuesday to unday  A -  ri  at inner until      A   AA A u ood - ocally rewed eer, ocktailsunch  unset appetiers and dinner A -      AA-ake ut ptioneafood - asta - hickenocktails, Wines, atural rinks  A -   m outh erretera l olono

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rench aery and estaurantreakfast and unchegan and egetarian optionsvery ay  A to   LOCTIO T AA TSvery ay  -  AA AAA A  ACreatie Cuisinenternational uisine ushi - Wine ar  aily  to A ,     A

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onitor your ealth at vitaaUvitaLab is a company committed to the environment, with the rational use of resources and the proper disposal of biohaardous waste, subject to certified processes before final disposal.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!ou no longer have to travel to San os, San Isidro, oruepos!UvitaLab is located in the new VITA PLAA Medical Center at the entrance to Uvita near the Baha Ballena Service Station. The atmosphere is friendly and neat. The laboratory has state-of-the-art technology, both in state-of-the-art euipment and specialied 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 analying 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 liuid.A - A  O: agmar einhardBallena Tales Free Digital Magazine #87

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rice Automotive roup W in vitaA - A    ie a mer  ree iren an ne n e a i er imii a e anne ine eanin e a e a n e ere  ine ere i a ar rae in e nr  ae  en ime earin r ai  ar irien ne ae a ne ner r nain a rer i e aen   eie a r r in e an e rere i ar ar eie rien n a ian ra reire i r reniinin re e a i  rie meania n an reiae ar en  ir ame  a ia ie rememer  eeriene e ame rrr rie a man ea en rain a ar ree remai ar an rinin n aer e ina en  ee rie mie r in arria e a eie i er aiiin an  rie ine me nine an inire er  eme a raniee r ia  an  ae ee eaae rie reiaii an ranmi e eein  ein eme rm e ir mmen : ie an er eam reae e araie a menne an erae main renin a ar r an ra eie ea i n ien ee an  erae inrane inere: rie  ae  ia rie  ae are ae ri  e main ra  e ri  ina e an ar e ree rm e e nree ae   are ne  e area r  nierin min ere a er a  r  in an a i ie Aie emar ner  rie  ae in ia rare: n e an  ear e ae eme e arie rene ar eaer amn ea an nime iir e are e ir eaeri in e  aii  er a e ar neear arran Or eie me i  erae inrane nainie raie aiane an ee mn  ree mainenane e eie a rram er a  aernaie  e i   renin r e  are n ere r r ie mn   e ear  an  an ar rm em an rern i iin i mn  n a  ae are  e eie e aranee  rerae i r   a  ai  i n: e rerae in a   ee r ar BO  arrie in a ia On r arria in an Je  are ie  in a riae e an r ire  r eaeri ere r ar aai  rea  rie me Or ine ea eam i ae a r ie an raner men rea  i a ne eeriene Ballena Tales Free Digital Magazine #87

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Making People appy through her Musiciana aea i a ia rm an J e re  in a ami a re er aen a a iner rm i er rearanmer a am iner in a ia a e i  er iana ariiae in aen  a n  ear  an eee in er i  ir e ir re e nie ae ea an enra meria Braa a aa er ream inin eame er ain  er eaer a  remmene a e re a rea rein inea  emin a iner  e ie ra e in a riae een   m eni ear a n ime a e menineea a a ne in in iana´  n e ae er ane  er i enire imrie an e memen are i an ereeea i a ii ea a an a eaer rm ea an in  e ir ame  a ia rm in e aia  eei een e a inrie  a e  in in e ne in a ia  rien a me remmene e aen niin in ia in a Baena ere e  mee er ami A - A A e amiane an ener a niin ere in i e an r an e ne an e ea ire aner mi eerere i emerare a ni an ria ea rin e a eea re a a neer arain i iin e am ae an iin a aee me a n i a enn  in e minia´ rer mmni e en ne a e a n e ami rmie  er ean rien ear aBa  iana a aenin  e arae i nne  an  eir rieni i ineren a  i eeiana´ an i a irin an ie ear a e marrie in ea n a Baena e rn a rer anaemen ineB e me r e ir ime a e arn´ m in minia rn  a  ie in e ame mmni iana an eea eme rien in a ea iee an arin iea a nerin marein ein ine i e mmni an earnin a  rm eir ne i neire e arie an anin an an  rme een an e a a a eamood lc o are ettin tereianas assion is ingingA agmar einhard Ballena Tales Free Digital Magazine #87

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Lets do it said ilar alaar, president of the hamerof ommerce and ourism of osta allena.And with the collaoration of usiness people from osta allena, the omos oundation, utas lctricas, and other associations, the first results were seen. hey invited the silent ones who showed up at the ahiavita community hall in eautiful electric cars that are silent and help reduce gas emissions. his is a dominant factor in osta ica, a country that prides itself on using clean energy.he guests came from the entral alley, and after days of continuous rain, in aha, they were received with a radiant lue sky.he purpose of the visit was to pulicie the well-distriuted attery chargers on the road along osta allena in hotels, restaurants, the medical center, the workshop specialiing in electric cars, whose owner ohnny arotto proclaims we are more and more.he silent ones have arrivedA agmar einhardA - A A on ric rlich oley, president of A osta ican Association of lectric oility, arrived in ahia in a dream car. he charge of his attery covers a distance of  km r. ric affirms, every year, the atteries will e cheaper since there are already alternative sources to lithium. e shares that there was an increase of  in the import of electric cars in the country compared to eruary  .n osta allena, electrical routes are eing estalished consisting of outlets and semi-fast chargers laeled as charging points. hese facilities to recharge the atteries and take advantage of the time enoying tours, sightseeing and gastronomy of the area, are attracting tourism from an os and other parts of osta ica to the outh acific.n vita, there is an lectromechanical Automotive workshop, certified nationally and internationally in electric moility. heir licensed electrician can install  residential home and retail outlet charging stations for  chargers.he future has arrived in osta allena What do you thinkBallena Tales Free Digital Magazine #87

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TS ILL C TS TO Ihe updated list is pulished on the wesite of the inistry of inance in the a nformation section, ist of nterest section.Airn, omeaway and ro are companies that offer a digital platform dedicated to offering accommodation to individuals and tourists vacation rentals through which hosts can advertise and rent their properties with their guests hosts and guests can rate each other, as a reference for future users.As of uly , , in terms of real estate leases, we have a general rulehe new chapter on income from real estate capital rentals estalishes that such must e taed monthly, with a rate of  and with an automatic deduction of epenses of , without the need for proof electronic invoices, contracts, etc.. he fact that it is the general rule is that y default all rental income will pay its income ta under these provisions, unless it falls within the eceptions.ic. auro uivel nformsA - A A he eneral irectorate of aation through a press release indicated As part of the actions to improve ta collection, the list of cross-order digital services on which the ta rate of  value added ta A must e applied was updated as of ovemer st. ross-order digital services are those provided y a provider not domiciled in osta ica through the nternet or any other digital platform and that are consumed from osta ican territory.he  A levy on these cross-order services egan on ctoer ,  and applies to the acuisition of digital services made y final consumers or A payers from a supplier domiciled outside of osta ica, in order to e used or consumed in osta ica.he new services included in the list are hosting services Airn, omeaway and ro.n accordance with article  of resolution ---, the a Administration is empowered toinclude or eclude suppliers or intermediaries ysimply pulishing the updated list on the wesiteindicating the effective date, with at least threeusiness days in advance and without the need toissue a new resolution, added the ta portfolio.Ballena Tales Free Digital Magazine #87

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irst, uilding a proect should not e an adventure nor achallenge, and if so, the matter does not look very good.  concluded that it is essential to have discipline and a lot of ethics.t will e necessary to have something more than commitmentor passion.here is never enough udget, not even when we go to thesupermarket or the cinema. What would e very ad is that thefinal result does not meet your epectations lest the film was notas good as epected, or the trip was a fiasco.deally, if you invest money, it amaes you, nourishes you well,and entertains you. We all hope that, in the end, the credits arewell deserved.y dear colleague livier told me having a eer with my clientsafter finishing their house is a privilege. eing calm and sleeping peacefully, and ale to see him on the street and greet him as aclose friend is wonderful.Well, what wise teaching, what a time saver.  should have known him years ago, only now we have a few glasses of wine now and then. he igger the dream, the more important the team, and  have learned to count on trustworthy and good people, who have helped me and taught me many things, supported me, shared, and entrusted their usinesses.  dont owe them,  admire them every day, and  know they will e there for our clients for a long time.We dont train people we make them part of the organiationwe dont teach the team to e nice we only hire nice peopleaking care of money, yes, ut taking care of the people who take care of your money is more important thats why trying to have a deep respect for mutual values, allows us to communicate etter.apers and more papers to uild a proect, sometimes its tiring.aye there is too much paperwork, ut  cant imagine a ook without a prologue, the ile without enesis, or a calendar without eptemer. here is a process, a protocol, a formaliation, and, as they say here in A osta ica, a piece of paper speaksifficult terrain, easy terrain reminds me of a famous ook it is more epensive to design and uild on easy terrain since you assume that everything is resolved. herefore, there is no prudence with epenses. t is not easier to uild on rugged terrain, ut at least you pay attention to money more intelligently.nforeseen, unforeseen, and more unforeseen, thats like working with the clients credit card. f its not in our minds, they dont eist.  recommend simply not having it.he most epensive thing in construction is not the materials, it is not the finishes, nor the electrical - well, the latter is - much less the eterior works it is the personnel, the payroll, and the peoplewho work on the proects. ntil there are roots that uild houses, people will e here, and they must e reimursedethically and responsily. acrificing an  proect to lower laor costs is like going on a tour to see whales, and the captain is illigan.hat the storms hit, yes, ut hopefully they dont hit the udgetthat the sun urns, yes and that the plan doesnt dry out that prices go up, yes, ut that our egos dont go up, that the wind lows hard, yes. opefully, it does not affect our relationships in the end, it is ust work and usiness. Aove all, we are human eings with flaws and limitations, and that empathy is the umrella that protects us from the water and the sun that umrella flies with the wind and makes us laugh from time to time. hank you all.o to uild your house and not die tryinA - A A A ose oerto uillen argasBallena Tales Free Digital Magazine #87

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he ilird is one of the rarest irds in osta icao matter what time of the year you visit orcovadoational ark, whether its rainy or dry season, it will always e a lifetime eperience for nature lovers, especially for a irder. t was around  A. when  was leading a family ecursion in an edrillo tation. We oserved pider, owler and apuchin monkeys, Agoutis, oatis, rocodiles, and endangered irds like carlet acaws, reat urassows, rested uans, rogons. eturning to the ranger station halfway through argo trail,  saw a very active mied flock of irds with several species, including usset Antshrike, ocoa Woodcreeper, lack-striped Woodcreeper, awny-crowned reenlet and lack-hooded Antshrike. hey were very low near the ground level, calling loud and ecited, especially the White-throated hrike-anager that usually leads the flocks in this particular trail. At first,  thought it was ecause of a large swarm of Army Ants ahead. hen suddenly, from nowhere, perched aout  meters from the forest floor, the rare ilird, rocking up and down as the mied flock passed y. t was ust like the image  had seen millions of times in the irds of osta ica ook and pulications on rnithological revelations he views  had of this rarity were ust uneatale.here are ust  official records of this ird in osta ica, including my report. he spectacular orcovado ational ark was sending me the est irding vies ever. here is no research aout this ird distriution or natural history in the sa eninsula. A Walter nchehere was report from iedras lancas ational ark, and in an edrillo station, the ird was seen twice. t is considered one of the rarest irds in osta ica. t is the only flying fruit-eating ird with echolocation, rooting in large groups in caves.he ilird Steathornis caripensis is named for the young irds, which are so fat that indigenous people and early settlers used to catch them to make oil for lighting and cooking.t is a ird native to outh America in countries like eneuela, rinidad, olomia, uyana, olivia, eru, and cuador. ere are links to eird showing their distriution in osta ica hat day  was not leading a tour aout natural history and was not epecting to find this incredile ird.  shared the irds location with another naturalist leading tours, so we all could witness this moment. After that day, we never saw the ird again. ven the trail disappeared due to fallen trees after some heavy winds. ere is an ird link to an edrillo otspot so you can check the irds constantly reported currently organie and lead professional irdwatching tours  to this destination with groups minimum  and maimum  pa. hat includes local epert irding  nature guide, park fees, transportation, snacks and lunch.PP IIW- A A  Ballena Tales Free Digital Magazine #87

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A A - A A ain and leasure of iving in sa rememer when my family first ought property here in   felt like we had gone to a distant part of the universe at siteen years old. We traveled y unpaved roads for hours, across mountains and through rivers, only to land in a place where most of what we could see were forests and pastures intersected y more dirt roads. ack home in anada,  had ust grown accustomed to surfing the world wide we, and now my family was seemingly traveling ack in time to a place where we didnt even have a phone in our home here were two restaurants in ochal, and not a whole lot to do for a teenager from the city. ut there was a certain magic to this place that pulled each of us in, laying its uick-growing, ungly roots deep into our hearts.n the years since we watched ridges get uilt, roads paved, new usinesses open, and more internationals visiting and moving to the region. very year rought more recent changes and more people, ut the pace of growth seemed natural and welcome, and life still felt like living in nature.eeing my eloved, tranuil ochal fast growing in the last two years, with so many trees coming down and houses going up,  wonder if we immigrants invited this level of change. id we not appreciate the magic that was here r did we appreciate it so much that others inevitaly caught on to the wonder we felt and naturally wanted to eplore it for themselveshey say those good secrets are hard to keep, and it is hard to conceal the glow from visiting this eachside mountain ungle paradise. ack in anada, people would see the whole-hearted eam on my face and the sun-kissed glow on my skin and wonder where it was that  kept going and returning feeling so content.f course, nothing is perfect. And, of course, we were not the first  nor the last  to discover this special place. he notion of paradise lives in the hearts of those who are sated here and unwilling to leave.We are true elievers in what makes sa feel like paradise. t is still the wild, untamed eaches of this area. he verdant green mountains still dip their toes in the coast. t is still the tranuil, good vies of living a slower style of life, more in sync with natures rhythms.As we approach the tipping point of world renown,  am reminded of how things here have changed, not ust for the worse ut also for the etter. echnology is vastly improved, with high-speed fier optic internet availale almost anywhere in the country we even have phones now, which we didnt have ack then. nfrastructure like ridges, paved roads, consistent water supply, and more arrived alongside population growth. Access to schooling and the uality of curricula have also improved as more foreigners with school-aged children find themselves seeking a more straightforward, peaceful way of life for their families. And a sense of community continues to e a central focus that ties in all the different people of this remarkale region. eople here work together and look after our neighors, and friends in times of struggle, e it a fallen tree or a flood.  elieve that if we focus on how each of us can help one another, we can find a alance etween why we have chosen the sa to settle and what good we can ring to the tale. eamwork makes the dream work, and together we can ensure that growth and progress do not mean scrapping all of the good we have created and maintained over time.A Aleandra utyra: OBallena Tales Free Digital Magazine #87

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Spring? This cannot be very clear when you are from Europe or North America, where people are used to the winter at the same time of year. When we moved to the Costa Ballena in Costa Rica, back in July, a little over three years ago, many people said that spring would start in December, and then it wouldn't rain until April. Well, back then, in 2019, that was no longer quite the case because there were still some rain showers within the dry season at the end of December, and thus spring and summer were only really felt from January onward. Now wait, spring and, respectively, summer starting in December? How is that even possible with Costa Rica being in the Northern Hemisphere and north of the equator? But it is like it is, and you instead accept this peculiarity and enjoy it than try to explain it.Here you hear the terms summer and winter or probably more appropriate dry season and rainy or green season. High and low seasons are also often mentioned - adapted to tourism, defining the busiest time starting at Christmas and specifying the dry season. The rainy season seems a less attractive time to many. Connoisseurs know that the green season can make a visit to Costa Rica even more appealing; it is cooler, the prices are reasonable, and everything is less crowded. Periodically the weather phenomenon La Niña sets in, and we must adapt to changes. After this year's long and heavy rains, which again had a heavy toll on the Southern zone, we welcome the Costarrican spring and summer!December to April is no longer exclusively dry, and in recent years there have been a few short rain showers even in these months. Nevertheless, the time of spring and summer is longed for by many - locals, business people, and tourists. WHO IS UP FOR SPRING?LLE  UVITA AN SONNSThe vegetation needs hours of sunshine, the soil needs to dry out again, and plants need the sun's rays to thrive in full bloom and give fruit. Not to forget, all animals - especially the little ones like hummingbirds or pollinators- will have it easier to do their essential work. It was stunning to see how last year most plants developed with the onset of spring and summer. For example, we planted passion fruit in June and then Luffa/Loofah a little later. And with the end of the rainy season, hardly any rain, and many hours of sunshine, beautiful flowers developed within a short time and, subsequently, sumptuous fruits, some of which you could harvest quickly. At the same time, as the dry season increases, you can observe how grass and plants - especially along the Costanera Highway - slowly turn brownish and how the dry soil gradually changes the vegetation. So enjoy some beautiful months with a lot of sunshine!ATO C T  Ballena Tales Free Digital Magazine #87

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URBANISM - A A e monce o  eulo lnhe Regar an i he a anning inrmen ha deine he deemen i and he an r he diriin  he ain and e irain re i erie and mmni aiiiehere hd mmeria r reidenia iding e i  ha he d n ae he aer rere and here i n danger ha he are in ri area  hd he enrane and ei  a mmni r n e deigned  ha here i an eiien rad ner  i he andae reed  imiing ran deni and iding heigh nd er imran imae hange adaain rieria hd e inrraed in a regar ana ernmen hae he meene and ahri  an and nr ran deemen a i ne  he niiaiie ha aread ha a Regar an reared ih he arain  he Reearh rgram in ainae ran Deemen  he nieri  a Ria rD R hih i e in he reie re in r mre inrmain  an ind he Regar an and ma a hi in anih erin Regar an m e reieed eridia e read i anae i and ge ined i ihee e  regar an i n eerna i m e nan daed eae ndiin hange he ain arie and he i re ha arie an ae he added ae  he area  a rea eae re mdi he dnami  a errir inde iien ariiain in deeing a regar an dring he diagni and in he ra hae n hee meeing he di he main rem  he ann and heir in r eame he minimm ie  a  re r aier rein ne diiin and rad ie  i eenia ha e a n hee an and ha e ge ined ih he reie in Environmental Protectionhe Regar an i a he ndamena  r generaing meare he rme he ainae e  he nara rere  a errir h a he ainae managemen  aer rere he rein  aier reharge ne he nerain  reed area and he rein ne  he ae and he igia rridr eie nrin in me aa area i aread aing ee edimenain hih rea ha n he eah ineLet's stay vigilant and involved!Ballena Tales Free Digital Magazine #87

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 - A A The history of the Borucan Diablito masks began over 500 hundred years ago, when created with the intent to scare the unwelcomed invaders, the Spanish conuistadors. The Borucan people were triumphant. Traditionally, the village of Boruca celebrates their victory by what they call the Dana de los Diablitos from December 30 to anuary 2. In Curr, on the banks of the Terraba River, the dances are celebrated a month later, usually at the end of anuary. Stay tuned!The cultural heritage of a nation or region is not solely composed of monuments and museum collections, but also of living intangible expressions inherited from our ancestors and passed on to our descendants. The definition of intangible cultural heritage (ICH) is made 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 techniues.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 onle Rojas (amel), 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 usyoung 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 aren 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 lder 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.R: Sussie Atkinsonulture eritage Ballena Tales Free Digital Magazine #87

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Uf there is a town along Costa Ballena that genuinelydeserves to be called a tranquil spot, it is Ojochal.If you seek quiet and calm, you will find it here. That is one of many reasons why so many foreigners, especially 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.OJOCHALAn Immense Park Near the Ocean If you want to comine adventure with hiking while discovering wildlife, you might end up in a natural pool with pure mountain water. ou could go on a hiking tour to l avon, an outstandingly eautiful waterfall, an eample of what nature has created in this masterpiece called osta allena. ou can swim in the natural pool with fresh and clean mountain water. ou will feel overwhelmed y the eauty of the osta ican ungle.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. er a da   adenre  an he eeen a a and inernaina rearan ha i a n here man reigner eed reaing an araie grme deinain in a aena ih a d  i ind d  eeen ai deii and in a eaan enirnmen r i  ih a hi amhere Ballena Tales Free Digital Magazine #87

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A - A A In 2010, the history of Pancito Caf began in Plaa Los Delfines at the entrance to Ojochal. Urged for more space to prepare their sweet and savory delicatessen, they recently opened their new facilities in the Plaa Ventanas Shopping Center, just  km north of Ojochal. They have a large kitchen and a laboratory.arly in the morning, Pancito Caf 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 Caramelied Onions, Ratatouille Sandwich with oat Cheese, and Olive Oil.Fiber optic Wi-Fi is available on the comfortable outdoor terrace and the relaxed local inside. Pancito Cafế is famous and has become a meeting place. They speak French, Spanish, and nglish.Pancito Caf now at Plaa Ventanas  Dagmar ReinhardThe 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! Ballena Tales Free Digital Magazine #87

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A - A A We thank everyone for their support and love since 2010. It would not have been possible without the support of our friends and loyal customers. We hope to greet you very soon!And for those who don't know Philippe yet: He learned the baker's trade in the '0s with his father. He had a family business in Lorraine in the ast of France. He studied at a business school and later taught management classes. In 195 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.ancito af now at laa entanasYou will feel very relaxed thanks to the pleasant atmosphere, the kind attention and above all the exuisite food. Welcome to Mireille and Phiippe Pancito Caf! Open every day from  am to  pm.Welcome, bienvenido, bienvenue!Ballena Tales Free Digital Magazine #87

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  -A A Fòssięl: Petrified Art in Costa Rica ssil offers home dcor, furnishings, and even landscaping items crafted from petrified wood from the iocene poch, enooic - esooic ras, and urassic - riassic eriods, transforming raw materials into dramatic home dcor and accent pieces, stunning furnishings, and more. ssil sells slices, slas, and planks for customers with a more  attitude, wishing to create their customied furnishings.Prehistoric is new again thanks to Boston-based Fòssięl Inc. The company has revolutionized New England’s interior design industry by introducing something rarely seen available – MILLIONS of years-old fossilized wood furniture and building materials. Fòssięl’s gallery is now officially open in the heart of Plaza Ventanas, Ojochal, Costa Rica! Aout ssil nc. ssil nc. is a outiue trader and manufacturer of petrified wood and gives customers access to the highest-end petrified wood products on the market. rom pedestal sinks to epansive athtus and floorwall tiles to chairs, enches, and dining room tales and countertops, the company helps customers ring their vision of an ideal home to life through stunning raw materials and eemplary craftsmanship,iscerning homeowners, designers, and architects searching for the perfect uniue statements for their homes, commercial properties, or hospitality venues now have access to a material etraordinarily rare and never efore availale at commercial scale thanks to ssil nc. he company and its affiliates transform ancient, petrified wood into incredile one-of-a-kind home dcor options and opportunities.m happy to finally e ale to commercialie my passion to market at a road scale and ring this stunning, semi-precious material application, eplained amie rien, the creative force ehind the company. ssil will e offering products from countries in outheast Asia, including ndonesia, hailand, and urma, as well as other nations, such as adagascar and rail, and the nited tates. y material is etween ,, and ,, years old.etrified wood was once organic material  ancient, living trees. ver time, minerals slowly replaced the woody tissue in a process known as permineraliation, perfectly preserving this once-organic material into fossilied stone. ncredily eautiful, no two pieces are identical, and rien rings out the materials uniue colors and rich tetures through special production processes. he result ncomparale and hyper-uniue additions to the home. rom one-of-a-kind countertops and sink asins to patio pavers older than the human species and dating ack through the times of the dinosaurs.Ballena Tales Free Digital Magazine #87

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,  A  - A A our skin is constantly eposed to a variety of components in the environment that can damage the skin or causephotoaging.  of the aging of the skin is due to sun damageor sun eposure. he environment contains a numer ofagents that accumulate on the surface of the skin and cancause different skin conditions as simple as acne or allergicreactions. ememer the days when darker skin was fashion. ours andhours in the sun or tanning eds were invested to have tannedhealthy looking skin. Well,  years later you look at thatinvestment and your skin shows signs of this unprotectedeposure on your face, chest, neck, arms.ome of these signs might e mild like medium to fine wrinkles,some saggy skin, hyperpigmentation or spots and uneven skintone, ut others can e of more clinical significance likeprecancerous or cancerous skin lesions. he first thing you can do, even if you are already showing signof sun damage is preventing any more damage to your skin. rotection y means of physical measure like the use of longsleeves, a hat, sunglasses is always eneficial, as well as a roadspectrum sunscreen that will protect you from ultraviolet eposure, especially on the areas of your skin that cannot ecovered y clothing or otherwise protected. un eposure can lead to skin cancer. o, avoid tanning eds,and if possile, manage your sun eposure to the least harmfultimes in the day, efore  am or after  pm. e aware of anychanges on your skin. ew spots that show up, areas that flake,leed without stimulus or are very itchy are places that yourdoctor need to check, as well as any areas that have irregular shape, coloring or that grow very rapidly.Anything that seems unusual should e evaluated y a trainedphysician. ome people cannot manage or prevent their suneposure ecause it is part of their work to e eposed. f youare in this group of people, consider regular skin checks as anecessary thing to do.un amage or hotoagingA ra. nica Alfaro . eople that have a family history of skin cancer, those who have had serious sunurns with peeling of the skin or those who are very fair skinned should also have periodical skin checks to monitor any changes on their skin. revention is always est, ut for those who already show signs of sun damage on their skin, all is not lost. nterventions tominimie these signs can vary from the use of topical creamsand gels, chemical peels, mechanical peels and the use oftechnologies like laser,  or intense pulsed light and fractional dermarasion y means of radio freuency or plasma energy. hese treatments can help uneven pigment and teture orroughness, they can help shrink pores and stimulate theproduction of new collagen. hese treatments encourage skin cells to slough off, regenerate the skin and renew, they slow down the skins degeneration from rogue chemicals, such as free radicals, that cause visile signs of damage. Antioidants can aid in the treatment of thesigns of aging, reducing ultraviolet damage to skin and help toreduce the reakdown of collagen.he damage produced on our skin y sun eposure will slowdown the rate at which the skin cells renew themselves resulting in dull, dry skin with uneven tone and teture. Allthese signs of aging as well as precancerous and cancerouslesions have different treatment options that must e discussedwith your doctor. Waiting, without professional guidance, is usually not the est strategy. onsult with your doctor aout allof these treatment options for your skins needs. Ballena Tales Free Digital Magazine #87

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• • • •••   • • • ••  •  •

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  - A A social graces, charm, and new eperiences they see in sas future. allena Tales hey said when they opened echerch, it was only the eginning.  asked them, theeginning of what ot knowing what to epect, hereare ust a few of the prospects they talked aout.or echerch, it is not ust aout uality home furnishings. t is aout your opportunities and your eperience. omething surprisingly impressive, memorale, and an eperience that you feel you must share with others. ust another furniture store was  what osta allena needed. An eperience to rememer was echerchs vignettes give you, the customer, that eceptional personal and intimate eample of creativity, amiance, and avoir-aire you want in your home.r. awyer and r. olansky stated that depending on the local response, echerch was ust the eginning. lans are in the works for some fascinating events that they will sponsor, cater to, promote, or provide. ive music, art ehiits, ook signings, meet-and-greet well-known personalities, fashion shows, culinary and wine events, festivals, health workshops from the worlds leading eperts on living in divine health, new stores, a caf, and more. hope you have enoyed your peek into the future of the outhern one.To e informed and up-to-date on the years cultural eents, you may suscrie to our imonthly mailin list y email to jerrypuraidaimports.com.The Future of Osa?A  lake awyer, agmar einhardothing could e a etter eample of these positive changes than the new high-end furniture and home goods store, called echerch, that was recently uilt and opened on the ostanera, ust a few minutes south of ochal. n a previous interview with the two owners, lake awyer and erry olansky, they mentioned the future of the outhern one and the changes they saw coming. avoir-faire is the term they used for the Blake & Jerrynyone living in the outhern one for over a few months hasseen changes in sa. hose of us who have een here for years have seen dramatic changes.ike most things in life, every situation has pros and cons. ost of the changes that have occurred here in the past few years have een very positive. his 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 setacks.o, what does the future of the outhern one look like irst, let us peek into the future y eamining the two main changes that will almost certainly take place over the net several years. opulation rowth  here is no dout that the outhern onehas finally een discovered. he natural eauty of flora and fauna,the slower pace of life, the lower cost of living than most places inosta ica, and the authentic ura ida lifestyle have een amagnet for people from all over the world. hey are coming andwill continue to come. our social calendar will most likely havesignificantly fewer lank spaces in the near future. ore people means more options. What options reaterchoices for restaurants, shopping, and opportunities. he outhernone oasts one of the most eco-friendly lifestyles in the world.his trend will increase and improve. ulture, with all its splendorand charm, will urgeon. All this results in etter conveniences, animproved lifestyle, and a happier community.Ballena Tales Free Digital Magazine #87

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  - A A ont let your eihors o unry Tonihtn  a group of local women heard aout a struggling family in the village. ogether they gathered resources to help the family. hey were overwhelmed y the outpouring of generosity from the community and knew others needed help. As they sought ways to support needy families, they soon discovered something else, a new purpose. And so, the amily upport enter of ochal  was created. helps children and families in ochal in many ways. he centers services and programs provide asic needs, teach life skills, encourage wellness, and more. he main goal is to provide resources that help people escape poverty and lay the foundation for a etter life for themselves and future generations. he center matches its services with a familys specific needs. ne family may need food, while another needs a safe place to live. An individual may need transportation to medical appointments, while another needs assistance with their childs education.  volunteers dedicate countless hours to ensure these local needs are met and families feel supported and respected y the community.  relies on the kindness and generosity of donors and volunteers to assist families. hrough donations of finances, materials, and time,  is making a difference in the lives of locals every day. amily upport enter of ochalA ue ellordYou may e asking, ow can  help here are several ways to get involved isit the  thrift store, a anita, in ochal - pen uesdays - and hursdays -.hop or drop off gently used clothing, toys, household goods,and furnitureolunteer your time upport our upcoming fundraisingcampaignselerate World hildrens ay y donating to our ack-to-choolampaign.  provides each child with a school uniform andschool supplies www.fscoochal.orgdonate designate for ackto schooluy tickets for our hristmas affle  tickets availale at a anitathrift store in ochal and at os aureles estaurant in vita.onate for the holidays instead of uying a gift.oving out, moving in, uilding, or renovating onateunwantedunused construction materials, furniture, fitures,or appliances.oom in your suitcase while coming to  ack a littlesomething for   we can provide a list of items needed. has grown into a full-service support center, helping hundredsof families and children each year. We invite you to partner with usin assisting local families who need it most. ets ontinueupporting amilies to uild a ealthy ommunity.onations can e made onlineIn person at La Manita on Tuesdays from 9 am –12 pm and Thursdays from 12 pm – 3 pm.Location: Calle Soluna - 150m north of Calle Principal, OjochalBallena Tales Free Digital Magazine #87

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