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.

National Parks, Hiking, and Walking

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 […]

El Silencio Trail (La Fortuna) Hike & Volcano-Viewing Experience

El Silencio Trail (La Fortuna) Hike & Volcano-Viewing Experience

If you are interested in getting up close and personal with the Arenal Volcano while in La Fortuna, the Silencio Trail is the most popular means of doing so. El Silencio Trail is located just outside La Fortuna along the main road around the volcano (a […]

A Proposal To Remember: Costa Rica’s Cerro Chato Hike

A Proposal To Remember: Costa Rica’s Cerro Chato Hike

Some describe the feeling of being on cloud 9 when their partner asks them for their hand in marriage. I too remember this feeling, however perhaps because Ricky and I may have actually been on cloud 9, given that we were more than 1,000 meters above […]