Edition # 1 – January to June 2014

Welcome to Costa Ballena Living’s 1st Edition!


Known for its dramatic coastline, it is a unique tropical destination where lush mountains meet pebbled beaches. Baptized in 2006, by the Minister of Tourism, Costa Ballena was officially defined as the coastal range from ‘Rio Barú’ in Dominical, all along the coast, including Uvita and Ojochal, with the river mouth of the ‘Río Grande de Térraba’, at the height of Coronado, delimiting the zone. Costa Ballena features many lifestyle advantages and the aim of our publication is to present these benefits to help peak the curiosity of new investors, families, retirees and just about anyone who is looking for an improvement in the quality of their standard of living. Coming from an authentic voice, presenting accurate information, this first edition will inform you about the generalities of our area and help connect you with resources should you decide Costa Ballena is an area you want to investigate further.

Already acquainted with the area and ready to invest into a healthier lifestyle? We can help springboard your transaction, transition or both, as we present reputable and reliable businesses. Well placed trust is cornerstone and Costa Ballena is home to many qualified professionals that want to help you succeed. After all, many have made the transition themselves and understand that it can seem overwhelming when undertaking such a decision. Investing or deciding to relocate, requires a good understanding of what are the new sets of laws, customs and standards, and understanding that there is an underlying process, that many before you, have gone through successfully. The key starting point, especially for foreigners, is a good real estate agent and legal counsel; from there, our professionals will be able to support you throughout the scouting and buying process.

In future editions, we will explore such topics as retirement, building in the tropics, sustainability, and owning and operating a business. Stay tuned, keep in touch, and for now, we invite you to read on and dream with us a little. Perhaps, in the end you will find Costa Ballena is the place you’ve been looking for!


Below are the articles that appeared in edition #1 – enjoy!

Read our first edition of Costa Ballena Living Magazine as a PDF >