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This Is Why I Love Costa Rica

This Is Why I Love Costa Rica

Ricky and I have spent more than a decade exploring Costa Rica together. Want to know why I love Costa Rica so much? Here’s your answer!

Es por eso que amo a Costa Rica

Es por eso que amo a Costa Rica

Ricky y yo hemos pasado más de una década explorando Costa Rica juntos. ¿Quieres saber por qué amo tanto a Costa Rica? ¡Aquí está tu respuesta!

Costa Rica Futbol World Cup Qualifying Game Shines A Light On One Of The Country’s Darkest And Most Destructive Weeks

Costa Rica Futbol World Cup Qualifying Game Shines A Light On One Of The Country’s Darkest And Most Destructive Weeks

Our reflections on the week that tropical storm Nate hit Costa Rica and the week that the Costa Rica futbol team qualified for the World Cup.

150 Ways Costa Rica And Canada Are Practically Twins

150 Ways Costa Rica And Canada Are Practically Twins

Costa Rica and Canada are more similar than you think! We list 150 examples to show how the two countries are alike. See for yourself!

The Pacuare River Family

The Pacuare River Family

Want to learn about the Pacuare River in Costa Rica? We are part of the Pacuare River family and we describe why the river is a community–not only a tourist spot. Learn more!

Costa Rica Souvenirs: Buying Tips And Photo Galleries

Costa Rica Souvenirs: Buying Tips And Photo Galleries

View photos of our personal collection of 60+ Costa Rica souvenirs and learn tips for buying the best souvenirs in Costa Rica!

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

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

Last updated on June 25th, 2019 at 08:12 pm ESTWork 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 

Thank You Readers And Travellers For Making This Happen. We Could Not Have Done It Without You. Pura Vida!

Thank You Readers And Travellers For Making This Happen. We Could Not Have Done It Without You. Pura Vida!

Last updated on June 6th, 2019 at 08:22 pm ESTA few months ago we wrote about a donation project we were proud to begin supporting (Would You Take A Moment To Comment On A Post If It Meant That A Costa Rican Child Would Have 

Guayabo National Monument: History, Archaeology, And Excavation In Turrialba

Guayabo National Monument: History, Archaeology, And Excavation In Turrialba

Planning a visit to Costa Rica’s Guayabo National Monument? We outline what to know and why the site is worth a visit!

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 

Arenal Mundo Aventura: La Fortuna Canopy Ziplining Tour

Arenal Mundo Aventura: La Fortuna Canopy Ziplining Tour

We’ve done the Arenal Mundo Aventura canopy ziplining tour with Maleku visit. Here’s what you need to know, plus free discounts for each!

Most Costa Rica Tourism Companies Are Awesome. Here’s Why We Think So… We’re Sure You’ll Agree.

Most Costa Rica Tourism Companies Are Awesome. Here’s Why We Think So… We’re Sure You’ll Agree.

We work with the best Costa Rica tourism companies in Costa Rica. We list the names of 75+ and explain why they’re awesome! Learn more.

Dear Canada, Happy Birthday! Love from, Costa Rica.

Dear Canada, Happy Birthday! Love from, Costa Rica.

Last updated on May 20th, 2017 at 05:10 pm ESTAlthough miles away, my heart is with Canadians today. Happy birthday Canada! You might not be able to make it out clearly, but Ricky’s shirt in the photo above says “proud to be Canadian”. Ricky and I joke 

Costa Rica Is Inspiring! Apparently, We Are Too! Thank You For The Very Inspiring Blogger Award!

Costa Rica Is Inspiring! Apparently, We Are Too! Thank You For The Very Inspiring Blogger Award!

Last updated on May 29th, 2017 at 04:39 pm ESTWe think Costa Rica is pretty inspiring, however it is great to learn that our peers within the blogosphere think the same about our writing. A huge thanks to The Seven Minds, Writingrenee’s Blog, Lulu and the Moon, and 

Costa Rica Sloths: Meet Rapida, Our Friendly Surprise Houseguest

Costa Rica Sloths: Meet Rapida, Our Friendly Surprise Houseguest

Love Costa Rica sloths? Meet “Rapida” (photos and video)–the Costa Rican sloth that paid us a surprise visit at home one day. Pura vida!

Maroon 5’s Costa Rica Soundtrack?

Maroon 5’s Costa Rica Soundtrack?

Last updated on June 25th, 2019 at 08:12 pm EST One year ago Maroon 5 headlined an incredible show at Costa Rica’s Festival Imperial in La Guacima, Alajuela. And, I missed it. I’ve been listening to the band since before their Maroon-inspired days, back when Kara’s 

All-Inclusive Resorts in Costa Rica; Part 1: Why Costa Rica Is Not An All-Inclusive Resort Destination

All-Inclusive Resorts in Costa Rica; Part 1: Why Costa Rica Is Not An All-Inclusive Resort Destination

Looking for all-inclusive resorts in Costa Rica? We list some, but we also explain why the country is not an all-inclusive resort destination. Learn more!

Where Your Costa Rica Coffee Comes From And What It Took For You To Get It

Where Your Costa Rica Coffee Comes From And What It Took For You To Get It

As a child growing up in Costa Rica, Ricky worked as a bean-picker on a Costa Rica coffee plantation. Learn about his experiences here!

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

Last updated on February 27th, 2020 at 09:23 am ESTMost 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, part of Costa Rica’s 

Costa Rica’s Eye on the 2012 US Presidential Election Results and an Obama-Inspired Recipe for Gallo Pinto Guaco-Nachos to Celebrate the Democratic Win!

Costa Rica’s Eye on the 2012 US Presidential Election Results and an Obama-Inspired Recipe for Gallo Pinto Guaco-Nachos to Celebrate the Democratic Win!

Last updated on June 25th, 2019 at 08:12 pm ESTOn US election night 2008, Ricky and I were away from our home and spent the evening tracking poll results from a Costa Rican hotel room. To our surprise, the hotel’s housekeeping left us a treat 

25 Reasons Why Trekking Or Living Abroad Is An Unforgettable And Irreplaceable Experience

25 Reasons Why Trekking Or Living Abroad Is An Unforgettable And Irreplaceable Experience

Last updated on November 29th, 2017 at 05:49 pm ESTWHY TRAVEL? Every traveller is different. Some travel to do something, many travel to avoid something, and others travel to become something. Some love it and some hate it. Some even make a living doing it. 

Culture May Identify Difference, But It Does Not Make Us Different: Visiting Costa Rica’s Cabecar Indigenous Tribe In Quetzal

Culture May Identify Difference, But It Does Not Make Us Different: Visiting Costa Rica’s Cabecar Indigenous Tribe In Quetzal

Last updated on June 25th, 2019 at 08:12 pm ESTUPDATE: Since writing the blog post below, we have created a donation project aimed at benefiting the children of some of Costa Rica’s indigenous communities. Please read more about our donation (and plans to continue donating in 

INTELLIGENT People Doing INSIGHTFUL Things for IMPACTFUL Change in Costa Rica. The 2.5% Project and Conscious Travel.

INTELLIGENT People Doing INSIGHTFUL Things for IMPACTFUL Change in Costa Rica. The 2.5% Project and Conscious Travel.

For me, there’s nothing better than coming across a group of individuals so utterly dedicated to a cause that they commit their work to it. Don’t get me wrong, everyone who volunteers their time and resources to worthwhile initiatives in addition to the daily demands 

Do Your Travelling Pants Have Shallow Pockets? 10 Things To Do In Downtown La Fortuna (Arenal, Costa Rica) For Less Than $5!

Do Your Travelling Pants Have Shallow Pockets? 10 Things To Do In Downtown La Fortuna (Arenal, Costa Rica) For Less Than $5!

Last updated on June 25th, 2019 at 08:12 pm ESTIf there is anything we are passionate about throughout our work at Pura Vida! eh? Incorporated it is helping travellers save money when planning a trip to Costa Rica. Our online discount database for Costa Rica