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.

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Flying To Costa Rica: What To Know About International Flights To Costa Rica, Departure Tax, Airlines, Check-In, Baggage, And More!

Flying To Costa Rica: What To Know About International Flights To Costa Rica, Departure Tax, Airlines, Check-In, Baggage, And More!

WE SIFTED THROUGH HUNDREDS OF PAGES OF INFORMATION ON MULTIPLE AIRLINES’ WEBSITES TO FIND INFORMATION ABOUT FLYING TO COSTA RICA SO YOU DON’T NEED TO Costa Rica trip planning can be overwhelming, and often equally mind-boggling is the process of determining how to get to and […]

I Am Flying Into Liberia (LIR). Is There A Bank At The Airport Or Where Is The Best Place To Exchange USD?

I Am Flying Into Liberia (LIR). Is There A Bank At The Airport Or Where Is The Best Place To Exchange USD?

You asked… I am flying into Liberia (LIR). Is there a bank at the airport or where is the best place to exchange USD? We answered… If you have decided to exchange USD (or your home country’s currency) into Costa Rican colones upon entry into […]

The Pacuare River Family

The Pacuare River Family

Ricky’s greatest passion in life is the Pacuare River—one of Costa Rica’s most exciting rivers to raft or kayak. Once declared by National Geographic as the second most beautiful river in the world for river scenery, the Pacuare River offers its rafters more than one […]

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 […]

What To Eat & Drink In Costa Rica: Our Costa Rica Food/Beverage List & Order Tips

What To Eat & Drink In Costa Rica: Our Costa Rica Food/Beverage List & Order Tips

Eating Costa Rican food is a bit like jumping off the ledge of a rock into a dark and unfamiliar swimming hole 100 meters below. If you’ve never done it before, you are half excited, half terrified, and wholeheartedly curious. The experience is foreign and […]

Internet, Technology, And Device-Friendly Tips For Travel In Costa Rica

Internet, Technology, And Device-Friendly Tips For Travel In Costa Rica

Remember when vacationing meant leaving work behind? Gone are the days when job responsibilities could be shelved for a weekend, a week, or longer (if you were lucky), allowing us to pull our plug from the energy-sucking work outlets we are seemingly always connected to. […]

Gluten-Free Dining In Costa Rica

Gluten-Free Dining In Costa Rica

Finding out you are sensitive to gluten is a bit like discovering you are a reality television fan (if you are one). You never ate a lot of wheat products to begin with (or paid much attention to the ingredients in what you did eat), […]

Travel Brain: How To Maintain A Level Head Throughout Your Costa Rica Trip

Travel Brain: How To Maintain A Level Head Throughout Your Costa Rica Trip

Your vacation time is precious. You probably don’t get it all too often, you work incredibly hard to afford it, and it creates opportunities for you and your loved ones to make once-in-a-lifetime memories. It is your time to learn, explore, indulge, and relax. In […]

What To Buy In Costa Rica: Our Costa Rica Souvenir Shopping List And Buying Tips

What To Buy In Costa Rica: Our Costa Rica Souvenir Shopping List And Buying Tips

Want to know our pick for the BEST SOUVENIR PURCHASE in Costa Rica? It is featured on DIY Costa Rica! No time to sit down and read? No problem! If you would prefer to listen to our blog post while on the go, click on the video […]

Paying For Your Costa Rica Trip: What Is Normal, Common, And To Be Expected?

Paying For Your Costa Rica Trip: What Is Normal, Common, And To Be Expected?

Tourism operations in Costa Rica are all over the map, literally and figuratively speaking. Travellers can hike to volcano craters in the Central Valley, rappel down waterfalls in the Northern In-lands, surf the Pacific Coast, channel their inner rastafarian on the Caribbean Coast, and visit […]

Is Costa Rica Safe? Yes, If You Travel Consciously, Cleverly, And With Common Sense. Here’s How.

Is Costa Rica Safe? Yes, If You Travel Consciously, Cleverly, And With Common Sense. Here’s How.

No time to sit down and read? No problem! If you would prefer to listen to our blog post while on the go, click on the video below to initiate our Costa Rica Travel Blog Audio Series. Want more videos? Please subscribe to our YouTube […]

What To Pack For A Costa Rica Vacation

What To Pack For A Costa Rica Vacation

If your trip departure is just around the corner, your focus has likely shifted from what you’re going to do and see when in Costa Rica to what you’re going to need while you’re there. So begins the saga of vacation packing – the contemplation, […]