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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Costa Rica Tour Transportation: How To Use Tours To Travel Between Destinations

Costa Rica Tour Transportation: How To Use Tours To Travel Between Destinations

COSTA RICA TOUR TRANSPORTATION EFFICIENCY When it comes to smart travel, Costa Rica tour transportation efficiency is key; not only can it help save you precious travel time and hard-earned vacation funds, but it can also help you feel as if you have accomplished the […]

Samara Hotel Recommendation: A Beach Hotel That Offers The Best Of Both Worlds In Samara / Carrillo

Samara Hotel Recommendation: A Beach Hotel That Offers The Best Of Both Worlds In Samara / Carrillo

Looking for Hotel Leyenda discounts? As a thank you for visiting us, WE OFFER TRAVELLERS FREE ACCESS TO A 15% DISCOUNT OFF HOTEL LEYENDA’S RATES when booking with the hotel directly using our “Pura Vida! eh? Exclusive Promotion” code. Click here for more information and/or to […]

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 […]

Costa Rica’s Springs Resort Series – Part 2: The Springs Resort Hot Springs

Costa Rica’s Springs Resort Series – Part 2: The Springs Resort Hot Springs

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 […]

Costa Rica’s Springs Resort Series – Part 1: The Club Rio Outdoor Center

Costa Rica’s Springs Resort Series – Part 1: The Club Rio Outdoor Center

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 […]

Monteverde’s Trifecta Of Costa Rican Tradition, Temptation, And Trade: The Don Juan Coffee, Chocolate, And Sugar Cane Tour

Monteverde’s Trifecta Of Costa Rican Tradition, Temptation, And Trade: The Don Juan Coffee, Chocolate, And Sugar Cane Tour

Years ago we wrote a blog post titled Where Your Costa Rica Comes From (And What It Took For You To Get It). In that post we described life as a coffee-bean picker; the details Ricky is all too familiar with given that he worked […]

Canyoneering In Costa Rica: Adrenaline And Assurance Found At The Lost Canyon

Canyoneering In Costa Rica: Adrenaline And Assurance Found At The Lost Canyon

A LONGING FOR THE LOST CANYON (COSTA RICA CANYONING TOUR) We are no strangers to excitement. In fact, if anyone dared to suggest that we chose the line of work we did in part for the adrenaline—not in spite of it—they would be right. You can […]

Costa Rica Day Tours: Should You Book Ahead Of Time Or Wait?

Costa Rica Day Tours: Should You Book Ahead Of Time Or Wait?

When it comes to Costa Rica vacation planning, here’s the $64,000 question you may ask yourself: Should I book my desired Costa Rica day tours ahead of time or wait until closer to my desired tour dates? Welcome to the game, everyone. Are you comfy […]

San Jose Hotel Recommendation: An Alajuela (SJO Airport) Hotel That Offers The Most Bang For Your Buck

San Jose Hotel Recommendation: An Alajuela (SJO Airport) Hotel That Offers The Most Bang For Your Buck

Let’s get right down to it. You’re not visiting Costa Rica for it’s grand appeal of airport hotels, are you? You’re not dying to fly in and spend the entirety of your trip merely a few kilometers from a concrete landing strip, right? We know, […]

Costa Rica Vehicle Rentals: Good Car Rental Agencies Are Hard To Find. Here’s Where We Choose To Look.

Costa Rica Vehicle Rentals: Good Car Rental Agencies Are Hard To Find. Here’s Where We Choose To Look.

Looking for Costa Rica vehicle rental discounts? As a thank you for visiting us, WE OFFER TRAVELLERS FREE ACCESS TO A 25%-50% DISCOUNT OFF VEHICLE RENTAL RATES when booking with the vehicle rental agency directly using our “Pura Vida! eh? Exclusive Promotion” code. Click here […]

Is Costa Rica’s Tortuguero Worth Visiting?

Is Costa Rica’s Tortuguero Worth Visiting?

Costa Rica’s Tortuguero is a bit of a strange brew. Like straight black coffee short of sugar or milk, it is either loved by many for its distinctiveness or merely put up with by others. Just as those who appreciate coffee for its natural flavour […]

Tourism Competition In Costa Rica: The Haters Gonna Hate, Hate, Hate… But We’re Gonna Shake It Off

Tourism Competition In Costa Rica: The Haters Gonna Hate, Hate, Hate… But We’re Gonna Shake It Off

Competition is a diversely understood word. For some, it can spark friendship, such as for a group of University friends who partake in a game of flag football or frisbee golf after class. It can also act as a source of motivation, both pushing people […]