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 Travel Blog Makeover!

Costa Rica Travel Blog Makeover!

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 anymore. Here’s a breakdown of what has changed, what is new, and what […]

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

The below post is the first part of a 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 Rio Outdoor Center (i.e. everything below the “Club Rio” logo noted on […]

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

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 imagine, then, how much we have been chomping at the […]

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

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

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 rarest and most awe-inspiring sights. Treks to mountainous highs and valley-sunken lows have taken their toll in the form of heel blisters, achy […]

How To Save Money On Costa Rica Day Tour Reservations

How To Save Money On Costa Rica Day Tour Reservations

UPDATED: 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 and keep vacation costs low; traveller prioritizes trip quantity; traveller sacrifices […]

Free “Exclusive Promotion” Codes For Costa Rica Vacation Items!

Free “Exclusive Promotion” Codes For Costa Rica Vacation Items!

You’re welcome. No, really. It’s no trouble at all. Yes, we know you’re grateful, and no, you don’t owe us anything. It’s what we are here for. We’ve got your back. We always do. HAVE YOU HEARD THE NIFTY NEWS? We now offer “Pura Vida! […]

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

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

UPDATED: 2017 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 […]

DIY Costa Rica Three-Toed Sloth Costume

DIY Costa Rica Three-Toed Sloth Costume

UPDATED: 2017 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 […]

How To Use DIY Costa Rica

How To Use DIY Costa Rica

UPDATED: 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 that is safe, affordable, and valuable is easier than most think. […]

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”?

UPDATED: 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 Rica portfolio project. Why bother to create two separate projects? Is […]

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

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

UPDATED: 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 years in the making, we are offering our blood, sweat, and […]


Please take note

Costa Rica Travel Blog posts are 100% our original content.

Costa Rica Travel Blog posts are 100% our original content.

If identical text or photos appear elsewhere online, the material has been stolen from us. As our reputation as a valuable Costa Rica resource grows, unfortunately so does plagiarism. While it is flattering, it is also illegal. We never copy and paste information from other sources and we hope to receive the same respect from other writers.

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!