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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How To Use DIY Costa Rica

How To Use DIY Costa Rica

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on May 27th, 2017. Learning anything is a complicated process. But, we hope our Costa Rica Travel Blog and newest project–DIY Costa Rica–help travellers understand for themselves why Costa Rica is worth a visit and how designing a trip […]

What Is “DIY Costa Rica” And How Does It Differ From The “Costa Rica Travel Blog”?

What Is “DIY Costa Rica” And How Does It Differ From The “Costa Rica Travel Blog”?

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on May 29th, 2017. When we launched DIY Costa Rica, we knew there would be a flood of emails and comments to come in regarding the difference between our Costa Rica travel blog and our Costa […]

NOW FREE! The Best Costa Rica Travel Guide We Could Imagine.

NOW FREE! The Best Costa Rica Travel Guide We Could Imagine.

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on May 27th, 2017. The below promotion (free DIY Costa Rica access) is no longer available. EXCITING NEWS! Today we are releasing DIY {do it yourself} Costa Rica to the public. A project more than two […]

The Pacuare River Family

The Pacuare River Family

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on July 5th, 2017. Looking for Costa Rica white water rafting tour discounts? WE OFFER TRAVELLERS FREE ACCESS TO DISCOUNTS FOR WHITE WATER RAFTING TOURS when booking the day tour through Pura Vida! eh? Incorporated. Click […]

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 […]

Spending Money In Costa Rica: What To Know About USD, Colones, Credit Cards, And More!

Spending Money In Costa Rica: What To Know About USD, Colones, Credit Cards, And More!

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on July 15th, 2017. SPENDING MONEY IN COSTA RICA: IS USD ACCEPTED? Rest assured, American travellers, when it comes to spending money in Costa Rica, USD is widely accepted, as are Costa Rican colones. Unfortunately, CAD, […]

Five Minute Read: “The Best Hot Springs In La Fortuna / Arenal, Costa Rica: Baldi, Ecotermales, Tabacon, Or The Springs Resort?”

Five Minute Read: “The Best Hot Springs In La Fortuna / Arenal, Costa Rica: Baldi, Ecotermales, Tabacon, Or The Springs Resort?”

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on July 3rd, 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 […]

Five Minute Read: “Is Costa Rica Safe? Yes, If You Travel Consciously, Cleverly, And With Common Sense. Here’s How.”

Five Minute Read: “Is Costa Rica Safe? Yes, If You Travel Consciously, Cleverly, And With Common Sense. Here’s How.”

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on July 3rd, 2017. This article is a summary of our full blog post: Is Costa Rica Safe? Yes, If You Travel Consciously, Cleverly, And With Common Sense. Here’s How. Five-Minute Read Brief: If you are […]

What To Eat And Drink In Costa Rica: Our Costa Rica Food/Beverage List And Order Tips

What To Eat And Drink In Costa Rica: Our Costa Rica Food/Beverage List And Order Tips

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on July 15th, 2017. WHO’S HUNGRY FOR SOME COSTA RICAN FOOD? Deciding what to eat and drink in Costa Rica is a bit like jumping off the ledge of a rock-cliff into a dark and unfamiliar […]

Technology, Devices, And The Internet In Costa Rica: Tips For Travel

Technology, Devices, And The Internet In Costa Rica: Tips For Travel

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on July 15th, 2017. TECHNOLOGICAL PROGRESS IN COSTA RICA AND HOW IT WILL AFFECT YOUR TRIP Remember when vacationing meant leaving work behind? Gone are the days when job responsibilities could be shelved for a weekend, […]

Gluten-Free Costa Rica: Everything You Need To Know

Gluten-Free Costa Rica: Everything You Need To Know

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on July 15th, 2017. THE GLUTEN-FREE PHENOMENON IN COSTA RICA Finding out you are sensitive to gluten is a bit like discovering you are a reality television fan (if you are one). You never ate a […]

Travel Brain: How To Maintain A Level Head Throughout Your Costa Rica Trip

Travel Brain: How To Maintain A Level Head Throughout Your Costa Rica Trip

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on May 29th, 2017. Your vacation time is precious. You probably don’t get it all too often, you work incredibly hard to afford it, and it creates opportunities for you and your loved ones to make […]

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! […]

1,000,000 Richer Than You May Think

1,000,000 Richer Than You May Think

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on May 18th, 2017. 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 […]

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 […]

Our Craft On Tap For 2016.

Our Craft On Tap For 2016.

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on July 3rd, 2017. 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 […]

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 […]