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.

Introductory Costa Rica Trip Planning Resources

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 […]

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 […]

How To Plan A Trip To Costa Rica Step By Step

How To Plan A Trip To Costa Rica Step By Step

A few nights ago, I was daydreaming about how often travellers ask us how to plan a trip to Costa Rica. I had just caught the tail end of the Academy Award winning movie The Help and I let Aibileen’s words “You is kind. You is smart. You is important.” sink […]

Reserving Costa Rica Trip Items In Advance: How Much Time Is Needed?

Reserving Costa Rica Trip Items In Advance: How Much Time Is Needed?

As another year comes to an end we are reminded of the opportunity we have to look back and reflect on the past 365 days of business operations. And boy, do I mean all 365 of them. I cannot recall a day when both of […]

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 […]

The Most Popular Questions We Receive About Costa Rica Travel (And Our Responses To Each!)

The Most Popular Questions We Receive About Costa Rica Travel (And Our Responses To Each!)

You’ve heard it time and time again. We write to provide you with answers. Plain and simple. Without your questions we’d have nothing to respond to, and a blog that strives to better its writers more than its readers would hardly earn a visit, don’t […]

Costa Rica Destinations: Common Name & Location Misunderstandings

Costa Rica Destinations: Common Name & Location Misunderstandings

As we suggest in our blog post Costa Rica Hotel Tip: Can you name your Arenal or Monteverde hotel?, Costa Rica is notorious for using repeat words and phrases to describe different items (did you know that there are more than 20 accommodation options around the […]

25 reasons why trekking or living abroad is an unforgettable, unmatchable, and irreplaceable experience.

25 reasons why trekking or living abroad is an unforgettable, unmatchable, and irreplaceable experience.

Every traveller is different. Some travel to do something, many travel to avoid something, and others travel to become something. Some love it and some hate it. Some even make a living doing it. Regardless of your purpose for travelling, either visiting or living in […]

Which Costa Rica Airport Is The Best? Comparing Costa Rica’s San Jose (SJO) And Liberia (LIR) Airports

Which Costa Rica Airport Is The Best? Comparing Costa Rica’s San Jose (SJO) And Liberia (LIR) Airports

Depending on where you will be travelling to Costa Rica from you may prefer to fly into and out of the San Jose airport (i.e., the Juan Santamaria International Airport, or “SJO” for short given its airport code), into and out of the Liberia airport […]

Planning a vacation to Costa Rica? READ THIS FIRST!

Planning a vacation to Costa Rica? READ THIS FIRST!

ARE YOU ABOUT TO MAKE THIS COSTA RICA TRIP PLANNING MISTAKE? Upon return home from their Costa Rica vacation, countless travellers can identify things they wish they would have done that they were not able to do, things they wish they had not wasted their […]