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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Pacuare River Family

The Pacuare River Family

UPDATED: 2017 Ricky’s greatest passion in life is the Pacuare River—one of Costa Rica’s most exciting rivers to raft or kayak. Once declared by National Geographic as the second most beautiful river in the world for river scenery, the Pacuare River offers its rafters more […]

Awarding Credit Where Credit Is Due: G’Day Graduation And Gratitude

Awarding Credit Where Credit Is Due: G’Day Graduation And Gratitude

Here’s something you don’t read on our blog every day. We love Costa Rica. That’s an obvious statement and a fact you likely gathered for yourself within the first five seconds of visiting our website. But, what you may not know about us—what we don’t […]

1,000,000 Richer Than You May Think

1,000,000 Richer Than You May Think

For all the things that money can buy, we are far more rich because of all that it can’t. What can we afford? To work hard and humbly accept whatever success comes our way knowing that we achieved it. Our greatest paycheck to date? One […]

Our Craft On Tap For 2016.

Our Craft On Tap For 2016.

Whew! Is it just me or did last year seem to fly by? It feels like it was only yesterday when we were discussing our future plans for 2015, and here we are again, 365 days later, dreaming of a new time. Fortunately, what beats […]

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

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 class. It can also act as a source of motivation, both pushing people […]

International Sunrise and Sunset Around the World Day: Mourning Loss And Celebrating Life Has Never Been More Beautiful

International Sunrise and Sunset Around the World Day: Mourning Loss And Celebrating Life Has Never Been More Beautiful

Grunt. Pout. Sulk. This one’s going to be a tough one to get through. Today I am reminded of why we celebrate birthdays. We don’t do it for the cake (well, maybe some of us do it for the cake) or the presents. We don’t do it to […]

Re-Living Costa Rica Through You And A Liebster Award Too!

Re-Living Costa Rica Through You And A Liebster Award Too!

Work is busy. Almost always. If you’re in your own business (or you work for someone in their own business) you already know this. The growing pile of unreviewed papers and/or unanswered emails are likely enough of a reminder, and although you may enjoy the work, […]

Where Is Your Happy Place? This Is Ours In Costa Rica…

Where Is Your Happy Place? This Is Ours In Costa Rica…

Choosing our ultimate happy place in Costa Rica was as difficult a task for us as a Lays-lover being challenged to eat just one salty, crispy, delicious potato chip. If you bet we couldn’t do it, you were right. We thought long and hard about […]

Our Costa Rican Hotel, Tour Operator, And Transportation Service Provider Partners Are Awesome. Here’s Why We Think So… We’re Sure You’ll Agree.

Our Costa Rican Hotel, Tour Operator, And Transportation Service Provider Partners Are Awesome. Here’s Why We Think So… We’re Sure You’ll Agree.

Success is all about precision. You don’t need to be the best at something to be successful at it; you simply need to be precise. Take sports, for example. You don’t need to have kissed the Stanley Cup or earned a Super Bowl ring to […]