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.

What To Do In Costa Rica

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 […]

The Best Volcano To Visit In Costa Rica: Arenal, Irazu, Poas, Rincon De La Vieja, or Turrialba?

The Best Volcano To Visit In Costa Rica: Arenal, Irazu, Poas, Rincon De La Vieja, or Turrialba?

Want to know our pick for the BEST VOLCANO TO VISIT in Costa Rica? It is featured on DIY Costa Rica! Looking for Costa Rica volcano tour discounts? WE OFFER TRAVELLERS FREE ACCESS TO DISCOUNTS FOR VOLCANO TOURS when booking the day tour through Pura Vida! eh? Incorporated. Click […]

How To Make A Day Trip To Monteverde From La Fortuna (Arenal) Or Vice Versa

How To Make A Day Trip To Monteverde From La Fortuna (Arenal) Or Vice Versa

This blog post is going to be a bit of a hypocritical one. Once and a while travellers ask us for our advice in doing something that we secretly wish they wouldn’t do. Like parents coaching their adolescent children through the process of choosing a university or college to […]

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 […]

What To Do And See In San Jose, Costa Rica

What To Do And See In San Jose, Costa Rica

Have a free day in San Jose? Many travellers plan to spend either their first or last day in Costa Rica’s bustling capital city. While it is not always necessary or desired to do so, should you find yourself in the area with time to […]

Costa Rica National Park, Wildlife Refuge, And Biological Reserve Entrance Fees Set To Increase. Here’s How Much A Visit To Each Will Cost.

Costa Rica National Park, Wildlife Refuge, And Biological Reserve Entrance Fees Set To Increase. Here’s How Much A Visit To Each Will Cost.

UPDATE: Given strong opposition from tour operators throughout Costa Rica, a freeze was put on the national park, wildilfe refuge, and biological reserve entrance fee increase originally set for August 1st, 2014. Unfortunately this freeze will soon be released, as the promised rate increase will take […]

Sloths, Snakes, Sunshine, And So Much More At Costa Rica’s Manuel Antonio National Park

Sloths, Snakes, Sunshine, And So Much More At Costa Rica’s Manuel Antonio National Park

We all know that Costa Rica offers something for everyone. That’s an obvious statement and even somewhat of a moo point (Friends reference, anyone?). Every traveller can find something they like here. Want to be thrilled? Try rafting the Pacuare River or rappelling the Lost […]

History, Archaeology And Excavation: Costa Rica’s Guayabo National Monument

History, Archaeology And Excavation: Costa Rica’s Guayabo National Monument

By no means am I a historian, an archaeologist, or an excavationist, but I certainly respect the work of each and how important it is to our understanding of the past. Ricky and I have spent a good amount of time in the Turrialba area […]