Feliz Día de la Madre (Happy Mother’s Day) To Costa Rican Mamás And Moms Who Are Tica At Heart

Feliz Día de la Madre (Happy Mother’s Day) To Costa Rican Mamás And Moms Who Are Tica At Heart

A quick post to acknowledge and thank our sweet and loving moms on Costa Rica’s Día de la Madre (Mother’s Day Costa Rica)

Costa Rica Food Guide: 30+ Things To Eat In Costa Rica & Where And When To Eat Them

Costa Rica Food Guide: 30+ Things To Eat In Costa Rica & Where And When To Eat Them

We detail the top things to eat in Costa Rica, including where and when to eat them, and how to pronounce them!

Independence Day In Costa Rica

Independence Day In Costa Rica

Want to spend Independence Day in Costa Rica? We outline events to catch, celebration logistics, and ways you can celebrate from home!

This Is Why I Love Costa Rica

This Is Why I Love Costa Rica

Ricky and I have spent more than a decade exploring Costa Rica together. Want to know why I love Costa Rica so much? Here’s your answer!

Learn About Moon Costa Rica, Our Costa Rica Guidebook Published By Moon Travel Guides!

Learn About Moon Costa Rica, Our Costa Rica Guidebook Published By Moon Travel Guides!

Our Costa Rica guidebook, Moon Costa Rica, is full of tips, recommendations, photos, maps, and itineraries. Learn more!

Es por eso que amo a Costa Rica

Es por eso que amo a Costa Rica

Ricky y yo hemos pasado más de una década explorando Costa Rica juntos. ¿Quieres saber por qué amo tanto a Costa Rica? ¡Aquí está tu respuesta!

5 Ways Costa Rica’s Mantra, Pura Vida, Can Help You Get Through The COVID-19 Pandemic

5 Ways Costa Rica’s Mantra, Pura Vida, Can Help You Get Through The COVID-19 Pandemic

Last updated on April 20th, 2020 at 01:20 pm ESTWhat is pura vida? In Costa Rican vernacular, the phrase you’ll hear Ticos (Costa Ricans) mutter most often is pura vida. Though the phrase translates succinctly to “pure life” in English, in a non-literal sense, the 

What Does Pura Vida Mean In Costa Rica?

What Does Pura Vida Mean In Costa Rica?

Last updated on September 29th, 2017 at 05:56 pm ESTCOSTA RICA IS “PURA VIDA”! The above photo was taken within days of Ricky and I meeting for the very first time. He bought us each a pura vida bracelet and I was sold. We were excited to sport the icon 

Guayabo National Monument: History, Archaeology, And Excavation In Turrialba

Guayabo National Monument: History, Archaeology, And Excavation In Turrialba

Planning a visit to Costa Rica’s Guayabo National Monument? We outline what to know and why the site is worth a visit!

Where Your Costa Rica Coffee Comes From And What It Took For You To Get It

Where Your Costa Rica Coffee Comes From And What It Took For You To Get It

As a child growing up in Costa Rica, Ricky worked as a bean-picker on a Costa Rica coffee plantation. Learn about his experiences here!

Costa Rica Futbol World Cup Qualifying Game Shines A Light On One Of The Country’s Darkest And Most Destructive Weeks

Costa Rica Futbol World Cup Qualifying Game Shines A Light On One Of The Country’s Darkest And Most Destructive Weeks

Our reflections on the week that tropical storm Nate hit Costa Rica and the week that the Costa Rica futbol team qualified for the World Cup.

Culture May Identify Difference, But It Does Not Make Us Different: Visiting Costa Rica’s Cabecar Indigenous Tribe In Quetzal

Culture May Identify Difference, But It Does Not Make Us Different: Visiting Costa Rica’s Cabecar Indigenous Tribe In Quetzal

Last updated on June 25th, 2019 at 08:12 pm ESTUPDATE: Since writing the blog post below, we have created a donation project aimed at benefiting the children of some of Costa Rica’s indigenous communities. Please read more about our donation (and plans to continue donating in 

The Pacuare River Family

The Pacuare River Family

Want to learn about the Pacuare River in Costa Rica? We are part of the Pacuare River family and we describe why the river is a community–not only a tourist spot. Learn more!

Humility & Humildad In Costa Rica

Humility & Humildad In Costa Rica

Last updated on May 17th, 2017 at 06:52 pm ESTOne way Costa Rica has shaped the way I walk through life… There is a word in the Spanish language – humildad – that brings a smile to my face every time I hear someone use it.