A whale with a message: say no to that plastic bottle

November 28, 2017

You can see any number of incredible marine creatures in the waters of Costa Rica’s Bahía Ballena, in the Southern Zone, but this one’s on dry land. Local businesses and residents came together to transform 3,495 plastic water bottles – all of them left behind in Ballena National Marine Park in 2014 and 2015 – into a massive whale sculpture. Designed by local artist Alban Corrales of the Trincheras de San Isidro, Pérez Zeledón group, the whale is a whopping 9 meters long and 5 meters wide. Building the whale took 100 community members and tourists approximately 10 days, according to a statement from the “Bahía Ballena Libre de Plásticos” campaign, which began in 2016 as an initiative of several area businesses to address the environmental impact of single-use plastics on the coastal community. Stay tuned for more on this initiative from The Tico Times, or visit the campaign’s Facebook page to learn more.

Facebook Comments

You may be interested

Announcing The Tico Times’ next Deep Dive: Costa Rica’s Southern Zone
Tico Times Deep Dive
517 views
Tico Times Deep Dive
517 views

Announcing The Tico Times’ next Deep Dive: Costa Rica’s Southern Zone

Katherine Stanley - February 22, 2019

In late 2018, The Tico Times began something new: taking our entire editorial team on week-long visits to Costa Rican…

At Costa Rica’s request, Guaidó-appointed ambassador temporarily leaves embassy
Foreign Policy
594 views
Foreign Policy
594 views

At Costa Rica’s request, Guaidó-appointed ambassador temporarily leaves embassy

AFP and The Tico Times - February 22, 2019

María Faría, appointed ambassador to Costa Rica by Juan Guaidó, Venezuela’s self-proclaimed interim president, left the embassy Thursday at the…

Herediano beats MLS champs Atlanta United, 3-1
Costa Rica
477 views
Costa Rica
477 views

Herediano beats MLS champs Atlanta United, 3-1

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 22, 2019

Club Sport Herediano has a foot in the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals after defeating Atlanta United F.C., 3-1, on Thursday…