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.

WITH LOVE, FROM US TO YOU; OUR TWELVE MOST RECENT COSTA RICA BLOG POSTS. ENJOY!

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 […]

DIY Costa Rica Three-Toed Sloth Costume

DIY Costa Rica Three-Toed Sloth Costume

If you have ever asked someone knowledgeable about Costa Rica if Hallowe’en is celebrated in the country, you may have caught them hesitate for a moment before answering. Brace yourself, the correct answer is an ambiguous one: no, yes, hardly, and sometimes. Thirty years ago, twenty […]

How To Use DIY Costa Rica

How To Use DIY Costa Rica

Learning anything is a complicated process. But, we hope our Costa Rica Travel Blog and newest project–DIY Costa Rica–help travellers understand for themselves why Costa Rica is worth a visit and how designing a trip that is safe, affordable, and valuable is easier than most think. In line […]

What Is “DIY Costa Rica” And How Does It Differ From The “Costa Rica Travel Blog”?

What Is “DIY Costa Rica” And How Does It Differ From The “Costa Rica Travel Blog”?

When we launched DIY Costa Rica, we knew there would be a flood of emails and comments to come in regarding the difference between our Costa Rica travel blog and our Costa Rica portfolio project. Why bother to create two separate projects? Is the information […]

NOW FREE! The Best Costa Rica Travel Guide We Could Imagine.

NOW FREE! The Best Costa Rica Travel Guide We Could Imagine.

The below promotion (free DIY Costa Rica access) is no longer available. EXCITING NEWS! Today we are releasing DIY {do it yourself} Costa Rica to the public. A project more than two years in the making, we are offering our blood, sweat, and tears (moreover […]

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 […]

Awarding Credit Where Credit Is Due: G’Day Graduation And Gratitude

Awarding Credit Where Credit Is Due: G’Day Graduation And Gratitude

Here’s something you don’t read on our blog every day. We love Costa Rica. That’s an obvious statement and a fact you likely gathered for yourself within the first five seconds of visiting our website. But, what you may not know about us—what we don’t […]

Spending in Costa Rica: USD, Colones, Credit Cards, & More!

Spending in Costa Rica: USD, Colones, Credit Cards, & More!

Rest assured, American travellers, USD is widely accepted throughout Costa Rica, as are Costa Rican colones. Unfortunately, CAD, Euros, and other foreign currencies are not accepted by most companies, with the exception of a handful of Costa Rican businesses with international owners who are not […]

Five Minute Read: “The Best Hot Springs In La Fortuna / Arenal, Costa Rica: Baldi, Ecotermales, Tabacon, Or The Springs Resort?”

Five Minute Read: “The Best Hot Springs In La Fortuna / Arenal, Costa Rica: Baldi, Ecotermales, Tabacon, Or The Springs Resort?”

Want to know our pick for the BEST HOT SPRINGS in Costa Rica? It is featured on DIY Costa Rica! Looking for Costa Rica hot springs pass discounts? WE OFFER TRAVELLERS FREE ACCESS TO DISCOUNTS FOR HOT SPRING VISITS when booking the day pass through Pura Vida! eh? Incorporated. […]

Five Minute Read: “Is Costa Rica Safe? Yes, If You Travel Consciously, Cleverly, And With Common Sense. Here’s How.”

Five Minute Read: “Is Costa Rica Safe? Yes, If You Travel Consciously, Cleverly, And With Common Sense. Here’s How.”

This article is a summary of our full blog post: Is Costa Rica Safe? Yes, If You Travel Consciously, Cleverly, And With Common Sense. Here’s How. Five-Minute Read Brief: If you are at all like us, you have more items on your to-do list than […]

What To Eat & Drink In Costa Rica: Our Costa Rica Food/Beverage List & Order Tips

What To Eat & Drink In Costa Rica: Our Costa Rica Food/Beverage List & Order Tips

Eating Costa Rican food is a bit like jumping off the ledge of a rock into a dark and unfamiliar swimming hole 100 meters below. If you’ve never done it before, you are half excited, half terrified, and wholeheartedly curious. The experience is foreign and […]

Internet, Technology, And Device-Friendly Tips For Travel In Costa Rica

Internet, Technology, And Device-Friendly Tips For Travel In Costa Rica

Remember when vacationing meant leaving work behind? Gone are the days when job responsibilities could be shelved for a weekend, a week, or longer (if you were lucky), allowing us to pull our plug from the energy-sucking work outlets we are seemingly always connected to. […]