The community of Bahia Ballena is located in the southwest region of Costa Rica, along the pacific coast. The region is considered a paradise for its natural beauty, biological diversity, and indigenous cultures. However, the area, including the community of Bahia Ballena, faces a challenging future, with the possibility of mega-projects such as an international [...]
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To celebrate Earth Day 2013, we decided to get as many people as we could together to create some colorful signs that we could put around our community of Bahia Ballena, Costa Rica. So yesterday, instead of doing our regular Sunday beach cleanup, we invited the “regulars” who help us, including neighbors, some of the [...]
With the help of experts from GIS ETC and ESRI life in the world of mapping and understanding our communities resources has become easier. Starting in May 2010, the president and director of operations for GIS ETC, Roger and Anita, along with Charlie Fitzpatrick Manager of K-12 education from ESRI, and Sandy Doss made the [...]
Bodhi Surf and Case Western Reserve University worked hand-in-hand to start off the 2011 new year in good spirits with the planting of 40+ plants. The community service learning projects took place at the entrance to the Uvita sector of the Marino Ballena National Park and the local elementary school La Flor de Bahia. With [...]
On January 28-29, 2011 a group of future Costa Rican leaders gathered in Bahia Ballena, Osa for an environmental leadership workshop entitled ALA (Alianza de Liderazgo Ambiental), Environmental Leadership Alliance in English. The group consisted of 18 young adults, ranging from 14 to 24 years of age, from ten different communities across Costa Rica.
We hope this is a sign of things to come but we are starting off 2011 with a bang! We are happy to announce that Bodhi Surf School has received the January 2011 “Making a Difference” award from SustainableTrip.org – a website launched by the Rainforest Alliance that promotes sustainable tourism businesses in Latin America [...]