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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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 […]

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 […]

Booking Costa Rica Trip Reservations In Advance: How Much Time Is Needed?

Booking Costa Rica Trip Reservations In Advance: How Much Time Is Needed?

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on July 19th, 2017. The following blog post offers a blanket approach to the topic of booking Costa Rica trip reservations in advance with a variety of reservation types in mind (including hotels, tours/activities, transportation services, […]

What To Do In San Jose Costa Rica

What To Do In San Jose Costa Rica

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on July 19th, 2017. HAVE A FREE DAY IN SAN JOSE COSTA RICA? Many travellers plan to spend either their first or last day in Costa Rica’s bustling capital city. While it is not always necessary […]

Costa Rica National Park, Wildlife Refuge, And Biological Reserve Entrance Fees Set To Increase. Here’s How Much A Visit To Each Will Cost.

Costa Rica National Park, Wildlife Refuge, And Biological Reserve Entrance Fees Set To Increase. Here’s How Much A Visit To Each Will Cost.

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on May 27th, 2017. UPDATE: Given strong opposition from tour operators throughout Costa Rica, a freeze was put on the national park, wildilfe refuge, and biological reserve entrance fee increase originally set for August 1st, 2014. Unfortunately […]

Manuel Antonio National Park: Sloths, Snakes, Sunshine, And So Much More

Manuel Antonio National Park: Sloths, Snakes, Sunshine, And So Much More

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on July 20th, 2017. Looking for Costa Rica national park tour discounts? WE OFFER TRAVELLERS FREE ACCESS TO DISCOUNTS FOR NATIONAL PARK TOURS when booking the day tour through Pura Vida! eh? Incorporated. Click here for […]

History, Archaeology And Excavation: Costa Rica’s Guayabo National Monument

History, Archaeology And Excavation: Costa Rica’s Guayabo National Monument

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on May 17th, 2017. By no means am I a historian, an archaeologist, or an excavationist, but I certainly respect the work of each and how important it is to our understanding of the past. Ricky […]

Costa Rica Ziplining: An Exhilarating And Cultural Tour In La Fortuna (Arenal)

Costa Rica Ziplining: An Exhilarating And Cultural Tour In La Fortuna (Arenal)

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on July 5th, 2017. Want to know our pick for the BEST ZIPLINE TOUR in Costa Rica? It is featured on DIY Costa Rica! Want to know our pick for the BEST ZIPLINE CABLE in Costa Rica? It is featured on DIY […]

The Best La Fortuna Hot Springs: Baldi, Ecotermales, Tabacon, Or The Springs Resort?

The Best La Fortuna Hot Springs: Baldi, Ecotermales, Tabacon, Or The Springs Resort?

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

The La Fortuna Waterfall And Other Arenal Waterfalls Worth A Visit

The La Fortuna Waterfall And Other Arenal Waterfalls Worth A Visit

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on July 15th, 2017. Want to know our pick for the MOST CONVENIENT WATERFALL TO VISIT in Costa Rica? It is featured on DIY Costa Rica! THE MAIN ATTRACTION: THE LA FORTUNA WATERFALL Although there are more La […]

Superb Sailing, Snorkeling, & Dolphin Watching in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Superb Sailing, Snorkeling, & Dolphin Watching in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on May 29th, 2017. Want to know our pick for the BEST COASTAL TOUR in Costa Rica? It is featured on DIY Costa Rica! From as early on as I can remember and until my teenage years, my […]

Guided Tours In Costa Rica: Are They Necessary, Valuable, And/Or Worthwhile?

Guided Tours In Costa Rica: Are They Necessary, Valuable, And/Or Worthwhile?

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on May 17th, 2017. Here’s a question. When you are on vacation, what do you look to get out of the travel experience? Sure, if you opt to spend your free days at an all-inclusive resort […]

The Ideal Mangrove Boat Tour (or Kayak Tour) Experience in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica.

The Ideal Mangrove Boat Tour (or Kayak Tour) Experience in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica.

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on May 29th, 2017. This is a tiger crab. Thanks to him, Ricky and I (along with thousands of other travellers each year) are able to tour Costa Rica’s mangrove system just north of the town […]