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

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

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on August 7th, 2017. The below post is the first part of our two-part series about the Springs Resort. For the purpose of our series, the Springs Resort property has been divided into two sections: #1. The […]

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

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on July 15th, 2017. Looking for Costa Rica coffee tour discounts? WE OFFER TRAVELLERS FREE ACCESS TO DISCOUNTS FOR COFFEE TOURS when booking the day tour through Pura Vida! eh? Incorporated. Click here for more information […]

Costa Rica Canyoning: Adrenaline And Assurance Found At The Lost Canyon

Costa Rica Canyoning: Adrenaline And Assurance Found At The Lost Canyon

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on July 15th, 2017. Looking for Costa Rica canyoning tour discounts? WE OFFER TRAVELLERS FREE ACCESS TO DISCOUNTS FOR CANYONING TOURS when booking the day tour through Pura Vida! eh? Incorporated. Click here for more information […]

How The Blind See Costa Rica (A Tribute To My Dad)

How The Blind See Costa Rica (A Tribute To My Dad)

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on July 2nd, 2017. A PERSONAL TRIBUTE TO THE BLIND IN COSTA RICA No other place can accentuate unnoticeable beauty quite like Costa Rica. For years I have travelled the country’s lush landscape in search of the […]

How To Save Money On Costa Rica Tours

How To Save Money On Costa Rica Tours

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on July 25th, 2017. It is a tale as old as time: traveller visits foreign country; traveller is on a budget; traveller wants to do and experience a lot; traveller looks for ways to cut corners […]

Free Costa Rica Promotion Codes!

Free Costa Rica Promotion Codes!

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on July 25th, 2017. COSTA RICA PROMOTION CODES: HAVE YOU HEARD THE NIFTY NEWS? We now offer free Costa Rica promotion codes. You’re welcome. No, really, it’s no trouble at all. Yes, we know you’re grateful, and no, you […]

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

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

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on July 25th, 2017. RESERVING COSTA RICA DAY TOURS: THE $64,000 QUESTION When it comes to Costa Rica vacation planning (and specifically, the topic of Costa Rica day tours), here’s the $64,000 question you may ask […]

DIY Costa Rica Three-Toed Sloth Costume

DIY Costa Rica Three-Toed Sloth Costume

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on July 5th, 2017. COSTA RICA SLOTHS: COSTUME INSPIRATION 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. […]

How To Use DIY Costa Rica

How To Use DIY Costa Rica

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on May 27th, 2017. 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 […]

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”?

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on May 29th, 2017. 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 […]

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

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

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on May 27th, 2017. 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 […]

The Pacuare River Family

The Pacuare River Family

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on August 17th, 2017. Looking for Costa Rica Pacuare River rafting tour discounts? WE OFFER TRAVELLERS FREE ACCESS TO DISCOUNTS FOR PACUARE RIVER RAFTING TOURS when booking the day tour through Pura Vida! eh? Incorporated. Click […]

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 Money In Costa Rica: What To Know About USD, Colones, Credit Cards, And More!

Spending Money In Costa Rica: What To Know About USD, Colones, Credit Cards, And More!

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on July 25th, 2017. SPENDING MONEY IN COSTA RICA: IS USD ACCEPTED? Rest assured, American travellers, when it comes to spending money in Costa Rica, USD is widely accepted, as are Costa Rican colones. Unfortunately, CAD, […]

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?”

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on July 3rd, 2017. 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 […]

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.”

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on July 3rd, 2017. 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 […]

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

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

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on July 25th, 2017. WHO’S HUNGRY FOR SOME COSTA RICAN FOOD? Deciding what to eat and drink in Costa Rica is a bit like jumping off the ledge of a rock-cliff into a dark and unfamiliar […]

Technology, Devices, And The Internet In Costa Rica: Tips For Travel

Technology, Devices, And The Internet In Costa Rica: Tips For Travel

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on July 25th, 2017. TECHNOLOGICAL PROGRESS IN COSTA RICA AND HOW IT WILL AFFECT YOUR TRIP Remember when vacationing meant leaving work behind? Gone are the days when job responsibilities could be shelved for a weekend, […]