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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Best Beach In Costa Rica: What To Know About The Central Pacific Beaches

The Best Beach In Costa Rica: What To Know About The Central Pacific Beaches

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on July 15th, 2017. LOOKING FOR TOUR DISCOUNTS FOR ACTIVITIES AT CENTRAL PACIFIC 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 […]

Should You Visit La Fortuna (Arenal), Monteverde, Or Both Destinations During Your Costa Rica Vacation?

Should You Visit La Fortuna (Arenal), Monteverde, Or Both Destinations During Your Costa Rica Vacation?

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on July 9th, 2017. ARE YOU GAME? Building a Costa Rica vacation itinerary is a lot like playing Tetris. The object is to arrange each piece so it falls perfectly into place in accordance with all […]

Costa Rica Destinations: Common Name & Location Misunderstandings

Costa Rica Destinations: Common Name & Location Misunderstandings

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on May 29th, 2017. As we suggest in our blog post Costa Rica Hotel Tip: Can you name your Arenal or Monteverde hotel?, Costa Rica is notorious for using repeat words and phrases to describe different items […]

Where To Go In Costa Rica: Determining the Best Places To Visit During Your Trip

Where To Go In Costa Rica: Determining the Best Places To Visit During Your Trip

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on July 3rd, 2017. Costa Rica is the Disney World of Central America. Year after year it remains a popular tourist destination, it is home to countless activities to keep every traveller entertained, and it offers […]

Why You Should Visit La Fortuna (Arenal) During Your Trip To Costa Rica

Why You Should Visit La Fortuna (Arenal) During Your Trip To Costa Rica

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on July 9th, 2017. Most travellers who choose to visit Costa Rica do so with the intent to immerse themselves in a culture different than their own. With tourism booming in Europe, Mexico, and the Caribbean, […]

Costa Rica Hotel Tip: Can You Name Your Arenal Or Monteverde Hotel?

Costa Rica Hotel Tip: Can You Name Your Arenal Or Monteverde Hotel?

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on July 9th, 2017. CAN YOU NAME YOUR ARENAL OR MONTEVERDE HOTEL? THE TASK IS A LOT HARDER THAN YOU MAY THINK! When it comes to choosing a Costa Rica hotel for your vacation, you have […]

The Most Time And Cost Efficient Way To Visit Tortuguero And Raft The Pacuare River During Your Time In Costa Rica (Part 1).

The Most Time And Cost Efficient Way To Visit Tortuguero And Raft The Pacuare River During Your Time In Costa Rica (Part 1).

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on July 9th, 2017. Travellers interested in experiencing two of Costa Rica’s greatest tours – cruises through the Tortuguero Canals and rafting on the Pacuare River – are faced with the challenge of best incorporating both […]

The Best Beach In Costa Rica: What To Know About The Northern Pacific Guanacaste Beaches

The Best Beach In Costa Rica: What To Know About The Northern Pacific Guanacaste Beaches

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on July 15th, 2017. LOOKING FOR TOUR DISCOUNTS FOR ACTIVITIES AT NORTHERN PACIFIC GUANACASTE 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 […]

Which Costa Rica Airport Is The Best? Comparing Costa Rica’s San Jose (SJO) And Liberia (LIR) Airports

Which Costa Rica Airport Is The Best? Comparing Costa Rica’s San Jose (SJO) And Liberia (LIR) Airports

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on June 1st, 2017. Depending on where you will be travelling to Costa Rica from you may prefer to fly into and out of the San Jose airport (i.e., the Juan Santamaria International Airport, or “SJO” […]

Spots For The Soul: Great Places To Find Peace In Costa Rica

Spots For The Soul: Great Places To Find Peace In Costa Rica

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on May 27th, 2017. At some point during your travels (in costa rica, or elsewhere in the world) you have likely experienced a moment that undoubtedly affected you. Whether the moment was forever life-changing or simply […]

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 July 10th, 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 July 10th, 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 […]

I’m Going To Monteverde, Not Santa Elena, So Why Do Both Towns Keep Popping Up During My Research?

I’m Going To Monteverde, Not Santa Elena, So Why Do Both Towns Keep Popping Up During My Research?

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on July 9th, 2017. Confusion over what and where Monteverde is, what and where Santa Elena is (and even what and where Cerro Plano is), is all too common. We regularly have the following conversation with travellers: […]

Hidden Hotspot: Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica

Hidden Hotspot: Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on May 29th, 2017. At the risk of sounding arrogant, our business has afforded us the pleasure of having friends in high places (and low places, thank-you Garth Brooks) throughout Costa Rica. As a result, we […]

I Am Afraid Of Heights. Are There Particular Areas Of Costa Rica Accessible From Either Of The Two Main Airports In Which Driving Would Not Be A Problem?

I Am Afraid Of Heights. Are There Particular Areas Of Costa Rica Accessible From Either Of The Two Main Airports In Which Driving Would Not Be A Problem?

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on June 16th, 2017. You asked… I am afraid of heights; I would be frightened of windy/high roads, or even roads that are not exceptionally high but do not have guard rails and are bumpy. I […]