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.

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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 […]

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

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

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on July 15th, 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 15th, 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: A Beach Hotel That Offers The Best Of Both Worlds In Samara / Carrillo

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

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on July 2nd, 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, […]

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 July 15th, 2017. No time to sit down and read? No problem! If you would prefer to listen to our blog post while on the go, click on the video below to initiate our Costa […]

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 July 15th, 2017. No time to sit down and read? No problem! If you would prefer to listen to our blog post while on the go, click on the video below to initiate our Costa […]

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 […]

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 15th, 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 […]

San Jose Hotel Recommendation: An Alajuela (SJO Airport) Hotel That Offers The Most Bang For Your Buck

San Jose Hotel Recommendation: An Alajuela (SJO Airport) Hotel That Offers The Most Bang For Your Buck

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on July 15th, 2017. Looking for Costa Rica hotel discounts? As a thank you for visiting us, WE OFFER TRAVELLERS FREE ACCESS TO A 15%-25% DISCOUNT OFF HOTEL RATES when booking with hotels directly using our “Pura Vida! […]

Costa Rica Vehicle Rentals: Good Car Rental Agencies Are Hard To Find. Here’s Where We Choose To Look.

Costa Rica Vehicle Rentals: Good Car Rental Agencies Are Hard To Find. Here’s Where We Choose To Look.

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on July 7th, 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 […]

Is Tortuguero Worth Visiting?

Is Tortuguero Worth Visiting?

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on July 15th, 2017.   IS TORTUGUERO YOUR CUP OF TEA? Costa Rica’s Tortuguero is a bit of a strange brew, so it’s no wonder the question “is Tortuguero worth visiting” is such a difficult question […]

Tourism Competition In Costa Rica: The Haters Gonna Hate, Hate, Hate… But We’re Gonna Shake It Off

Tourism Competition In Costa Rica: The Haters Gonna Hate, Hate, Hate… But We’re Gonna Shake It Off

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on July 3rd, 2017. Competition is a diversely understood word. For some, it can spark friendship, such as for a group of University friends who partake in a game of flag football or frisbee golf after […]

Costa Rica Car Rentals: Credit Card Insurance Coverage And Declining Part CDW With Costa Rica Car Rental Insurance

Costa Rica Car Rentals: Credit Card Insurance Coverage And Declining Part CDW With Costa Rica Car Rental Insurance

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on July 15th, 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 […]

What To Buy In Costa Rica: Our Costa Rica Souvenirs Shopping List And Buying Tips

What To Buy In Costa Rica: Our Costa Rica Souvenirs Shopping List And Buying Tips

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on July 15th, 2017. Want to know our pick for the BEST SOUVENIR PURCHASE in Costa Rica? It is featured on DIY Costa Rica! No time to sit down and read? No problem! If you would prefer to […]

The Best Costa Rica Volcanoes: What To Know About Arenal, Irazu, Poas, Rincon De La Vieja, And Turrialba

The Best Costa Rica Volcanoes: What To Know About Arenal, Irazu, Poas, Rincon De La Vieja, And Turrialba

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on July 19th, 2017. Want to know our pick for the BEST VOLCANO TO VISIT in Costa Rica? It is featured on DIY Costa Rica! Looking for Costa Rica volcano tour discounts? WE OFFER TRAVELLERS FREE ACCESS TO […]

How To Make A Day Trip To Monteverde From La Fortuna (Arenal) Or Vice Versa

How To Make A Day Trip To Monteverde From La Fortuna (Arenal) Or Vice Versa

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on July 9th, 2017. WHY TALKING ABOUT A DAY TRIP TO MONTEVERDE FROM ARENAL (OR VICE VERSA) MAKES US HAPPY HYPOCRITES This blog post is going to be a bit of a hypocritical one. Once and a […]