The Costa Rica Travel Blog is the current traveller, will-be traveller, has-been traveller, and should-be traveller's guide to everything Costa Rica. Information, stories, news, and advice written by the Pura Vida! eh? Inc. team; Costa Rican insiders, outsiders, and everywhere-in-between-siders.

Costa Rica Money Saving Tips

How To Save Money On Costa Rica Tours

How To Save Money On Costa Rica Tours

It is a tale as old as time: traveller visits foreign country; traveller is on a budget; traveller wants to do and experience a lot; traveller looks for ways to cut corners and keep vacation costs low; traveller prioritizes trip quantity; traveller sacrifices trip quality. […]

Free “Exclusive Promotion” Codes For Costa Rica Vacation Items!

Free “Exclusive Promotion” Codes For Costa Rica Vacation Items!

You’re welcome. No, really. It’s no trouble at all. Yes, we know you’re grateful, and no, you don’t owe us anything. It’s what we are here for. We’ve got your back. We always do. HAVE YOU HEARD THE NIFTY NEWS? We now offer “Pura Vida! […]

Spending in Costa Rica: USD, Colones, Credit Cards, & More!

Spending in Costa Rica: USD, Colones, Credit Cards, & More!

Rest assured, American travellers, USD is widely accepted throughout Costa Rica, as are Costa Rican colones. Unfortunately, CAD, Euros, and other foreign currencies are not accepted by most companies, with the exception of a handful of Costa Rican businesses with international owners who are not […]

Nifty & Thrifty: Costa Rica Cash Back Savings Program!

Nifty & Thrifty: Costa Rica Cash Back Savings Program!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!  We wish you happiness and prosperity. On second thought, we can help with that. January 1st marks the beginning of something pretty awesome. Let’s say you plan to travel to Costa Rica. You already know that Pura Vida! eh? Incorporated is home […]

Did You Pay Too Much For Your Costa Rica Vacation? Don’t Be Fooled By ‘Deals’ Like These…

Did You Pay Too Much For Your Costa Rica Vacation? Don’t Be Fooled By ‘Deals’ Like These…

It’s official. We are way too protective of Costa Rica travellers. We are obsessed with making sure each of you have the most positive travel experience possible in the most cost-efficient manner. So much so that it hurts. How do we know? Because it felt […]

Understanding The Practice Of Currency Exchange And Minimizing Loss: USD To Costa Rican Colon

Understanding The Practice Of Currency Exchange And Minimizing Loss: USD To Costa Rican Colon

Compared to other currency exchanges around the world, the USD to Costa Rican colon exchange is an easy one to learn and remember. Most travellers memorize the conversion and use it throughout their trip without the need for a calculator. The following is a sample […]

Do Your Travelling Pants Have Shallow Pockets? 10 Things To Do In Downtown La Fortuna (Arenal, Costa Rica) For Less Than $5!

Do Your Travelling Pants Have Shallow Pockets? 10 Things To Do In Downtown La Fortuna (Arenal, Costa Rica) For Less Than $5!

If there is anything we are passionate about throughout our work at Pura Vida! eh? Incorporated it is helping travellers save money when planning a trip to Costa Rica. Our online discount database for Costa Rica day tours is one means through which we aim to […]

Free Local Swimming Hole & Tarzan Swing In La Fortuna/Arenal (El Salto)

Free Local Swimming Hole & Tarzan Swing In La Fortuna/Arenal (El Salto)

Travelling throughout Costa Rica on a budget? Don’t miss the free swimming hole and tarzan swing while in La Fortuna! The swimming hole – otherwise known as “El Salto” – is located just outside the downtown core of La Fortuna. It takes only a few minutes to get […]

Free Local Hot Springs In La Fortuna/Arenal (Mini-Tabacon)

Free Local Hot Springs In La Fortuna/Arenal (Mini-Tabacon)

Want to know our pick for the BEST HOT SPRINGS in Costa Rica? It is featured on DIY Costa Rica! Travelling throughout Costa Tica on a budget? Don’t miss the free local hot springs while in La Fortuna! Let me start by explaining that there are countless hot […]