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What To Know About Playa Tamarindo Costa Rica (Tamarindo Beach)

What To Know About Playa Tamarindo Costa Rica (Tamarindo Beach)

LOOKING FOR TAMARINDO COSTA RICA TOUR DISCOUNTS? WE OFFER TRAVELLERS FREE ACCESS TO DISCOUNTS WHEN BOOKING DAY TOURS THROUGH PURA VIDA! EH? INCORPORATED. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND/OR TO OBTAIN THE DAY TOUR DISCOUNTS. CON MUCHO GUSTO (YOU’RE WELCOME) AND PURA VIDA! 🙂 PLAYA TAMARINDO COSTA RICA (TAMARINDO […]

Costa Rica Proposal Ideas: Great Ways To Get Engaged In Costa Rica

Costa Rica Proposal Ideas: Great Ways To Get Engaged In Costa Rica

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on August 18th, 2017. PLANNING TO GET ENGAGED IN COSTA RICA? This month marks Ricky and I’s ten-year anniversary together, and although we have been reminiscing quite a bit lately about our engagement atop Costa Rica’s […]

Costa Rica’s Arenal Observatory Lodge Series – Part 2: Nature Trails And Things To Do

Costa Rica’s Arenal Observatory Lodge Series – Part 2: Nature Trails And Things To Do

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on August 16th, 2017. Looking for Arenal Observatory Lodge discounts? As a thank you for visiting us, WE OFFER TRAVELLERS FREE ACCESS TO A 20% DISCOUNT OFF THE ARENAL OBSERVATORY LODGE’S RATES when booking with the hotel […]

Costa Rica’s Arenal Observatory Lodge Series – Part 1: The Hotel

Costa Rica’s Arenal Observatory Lodge Series – Part 1: The Hotel

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on August 14th, 2017. Looking for Arenal Observatory Lodge discounts? As a thank you for visiting us, WE OFFER TRAVELLERS FREE ACCESS TO A 20% DISCOUNT OFF THE ARENAL OBSERVATORY LODGE’S RATES when booking with the hotel […]

What To Know About Playa Samara Costa Rica (Samara Beach)

What To Know About Playa Samara Costa Rica (Samara Beach)

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on August 3rd, 2017. LOOKING FOR SAMARA COSTA RICA TOUR DISCOUNTS? WE OFFER TRAVELLERS FREE ACCESS TO DISCOUNTS WHEN BOOKING DAY TOURS THROUGH PURA VIDA! EH? INCORPORATED. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND/OR TO OBTAIN THE DAY TOUR […]

What To Know About Playa Manuel Antonio Costa Rica (Manuel Antonio Beach)

What To Know About Playa Manuel Antonio Costa Rica (Manuel Antonio Beach)

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on August 2nd, 2017. LOOKING FOR MANUEL ANTONIO COSTA RICA TOUR DISCOUNTS? WE OFFER TRAVELLERS FREE ACCESS TO DISCOUNTS WHEN BOOKING DAY TOURS THROUGH PURA VIDA! EH? INCORPORATED. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND/OR TO OBTAIN THE DAY […]

Driving Directions To The LIR Airport / Driving Directions From The LIR Airport

Driving Directions To The LIR Airport / Driving Directions From The LIR Airport

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on August 3rd, 2017. Looking for Costa Rica vehicle rental discounts? As a thank you for visiting us, WE OFFER TRAVELLERS FREE ACCESS TO A 25%-50% DISCOUNT OFF VEHICLE RENTAL RATES when booking with the vehicle […]

Driving Directions To The SJO Airport / Driving Directions From The SJO Airport

Driving Directions To The SJO Airport / Driving Directions From The SJO Airport

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on July 27th, 2017. Looking for Costa Rica vehicle rental discounts? As a thank you for visiting us, WE OFFER TRAVELLERS FREE ACCESS TO A 25%-50% DISCOUNT OFF VEHICLE RENTAL RATES when booking with the vehicle […]

How To Make Tres Leches Cake: A Popular Costa Rican Dessert

How To Make Tres Leches Cake: A Popular Costa Rican Dessert

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on July 14th, 2017. COSTA RICAN FOOD AT HOME Imagine June Clever as a Tica. She would likely spoil her husband Ward on a nightly basis with hearty helpings of some of Costa Rica’s most notorious […]

The Best Beach In Costa Rica: What To Know About The Nicoya Peninsula Beaches

The Best Beach In Costa Rica: What To Know About The Nicoya Peninsula Beaches

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on July 15th, 2017. LOOKING FOR TOUR DISCOUNTS FOR ACTIVITIES AT NICOYA PENINSULA BEACHES? WE OFFER TRAVELLERS FREE ACCESS TO DISCOUNTS WHEN BOOKING DAY TOURS THROUGH PURA VIDA! EH? INCORPORATED. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND/OR TO OBTAIN […]

150 Ways Costa Rica And Canada Are Practically Twins

150 Ways Costa Rica And Canada Are Practically Twins

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on July 5th, 2017. HAPPY 150TH BIRTHDAY, CANADA! As the Canadian half of a Costa Rican / Canadian team, I couldn’t let my birth country’s 150th birthday go by without reflecting on how proud I am […]

Monteverde Hotel Recommendation: Monteverde Country Lodge; A Quiet And Rustic Lodge That Captures The Feel Of Monteverde

Monteverde Hotel Recommendation: Monteverde Country Lodge; A Quiet And Rustic Lodge That Captures The Feel Of Monteverde

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on August 17th, 2017. Looking for Monteverde Country Lodge discounts? As a thank you for visiting us, WE OFFER TRAVELLERS FREE ACCESS TO A 15% DISCOUNT OFF THE MONTEVERDE COUNTRY LODGE’S RATES when booking with the hotel […]

Costa Rica Tour Transportation: How To Use Tours To Travel Between Destinations

Costa Rica Tour Transportation: How To Use Tours To Travel Between Destinations

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on July 25th, 2017. COSTA RICA TOUR TRANSPORTATION EFFICIENCY When it comes to smart travel, Costa Rica tour transportation efficiency is key; not only can it help save you precious travel time and hard-earned vacation funds, […]

Samara Hotel Recommendation: Hotel Leyenda; A Beach Hotel That Offers The Best Of Both Worlds In Samara / Carrillo

Samara Hotel Recommendation: Hotel Leyenda; A Beach Hotel That Offers The Best Of Both Worlds In Samara / Carrillo

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on August 17th, 2017. Looking for Hotel Leyenda discounts? As a thank you for visiting us, WE OFFER TRAVELLERS FREE ACCESS TO A 15% DISCOUNT OFF HOTEL LEYENDA’S RATES when booking with the hotel directly using our […]

Flying To Costa Rica: What To Know About International Flights To Costa Rica, Departure Tax, Airlines, Check-In, Baggage, And More!

Flying To Costa Rica: What To Know About International Flights To Costa Rica, Departure Tax, Airlines, Check-In, Baggage, And More!

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on July 15th, 2017. WE SIFTED THROUGH HUNDREDS OF PAGES OF INFORMATION ON MULTIPLE AIRLINES’ WEBSITES TO FIND INFORMATION ABOUT FLYING TO COSTA RICA SO YOU DON’T NEED TO Costa Rica trip planning can be overwhelming, […]

Our Costa Rica Soccer Shoes Donation Program

Our Costa Rica Soccer Shoes Donation Program

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on June 9th, 2017. We owe a special thank you to each and every person and traveller who helped make the below Costa Rica donations (and others) possible by a) donating money or soccer shoes to […]

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

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on August 7th, 2017. The below post is the second 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 Club […]

Costa Rica Travel Blog Makeover!

Costa Rica Travel Blog Makeover!

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on July 15th, 2017. Papa’s got a brand new bag blog. Okay, mama does too. More than six years in, our baby (a.k.a., our blog) has matured. So much so, that you may not recognize her […]


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NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on July 25th, 2017.

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Interested in learning more about Costa Rica’s intense and often times ruthless travel and tourism industries that we work very hard to distance ourselves from? Please see our related blog post: Tourism Competition In Costa Rica: The Haters Gonna Hate, Hate, Hate… But We’re Gonna Shake It Off.

Pura vida!