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.

Culture

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 […]

Where Your Costa Rica Coffee Comes From (And What It Took For You To Get It)

Where Your Costa Rica Coffee Comes From (And What It Took For You To Get It)

Some people around the world rely on a cup of coffee to make it through their day. In Costa Rica, some people rely on that cup of coffee to make it from day to day. Costa Rican coffee is incredible. Arguably one of the best […]

“Culture May Identify Difference, But It Does Not Make Us Different”: Visiting Costa Rica’s Cabecar Indigenous Tribe In Quetzal

“Culture May Identify Difference, But It Does Not Make Us Different”: Visiting Costa Rica’s Cabecar Indigenous Tribe In Quetzal

UPDATE: Since writing the blog post below, we have created a donation project aimed at benefiting the children of some of Costa Rica’s indigenous communities. Please read more about our donation (and plans to continue donating in the future) here: Thank You Readers And Travellers For Making […]

Humility & Humildad In Costa Rica

Humility & Humildad In Costa Rica

One way Costa Rica has shaped the way I walk through life… There is a word in the Spanish language – humildad – that brings a smile to my face every time I hear someone use it. In text, the English translation of “humildad” is “humility”, […]

Manuel Antonio (Costa Rica) – Funky Rainforest-Inspired Art

Manuel Antonio (Costa Rica) – Funky Rainforest-Inspired Art

UPDATE: Amy’s art shop no longer exists in Manuel Antonio. Great local artwork is just around the corner in Manuel Antonio (or should I say, just around the park)? The above photo is a snapshot of a painting I purchased in Manuel Antonio in 2009. […]

What Is Pura Vida And Why Is It All Over Costa Rica?

What Is Pura Vida And Why Is It All Over Costa Rica?

Costa Rica is PURA VIDA! The above photo was taken within days of Ricky and I meeting for the first time. He bought us each a bracelet, and I was sold. I was excited to sport the icon of the entire country and culture, so much that Ricky and I bought new “pura vida” […]