Flat Tires, Handy Dandy Andy, and Farm to Table…

A note from the Publisher: The Costa Rica Blog Network has chosen to feature the following article for its exploration of some of the “peaks and valleys, ebb and flow, the good with the bad and the high with the low” realities of life on Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula. Thanks to Kari for submitting her personal account to us. We hope (and would bet) that the good you have experienced in Costa Rica far outweighs the bad. Pura vida!

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Costa Rica Honeymoon – Guanacaste

A note from the Publisher: The Costa Rica Blog Network has chosen to feature the following article for its description of unique events that took a typical all-inclusive resort stay in Costa Rica’s Playa Conchal region to a “bizarre experience, but fun and memorable nonetheless”. Thanks to Chris and Laura for submitting their personal account to us. We hope the country lived up to (and surpassed) your once in a lifetime honeymoon expectations. Pura vida!

Playa Hermosa Guanacaste and Other Beaches

A note from the Publisher: The Costa Rica Blog Network has chosen to feature the following article for its Guanacaste highlights, including worthwhile (and not so worthwhile) dining locations and hidden paths to secluded beaches that “looked like a postcard”. Thanks to Fernando and Carolina for submitting their personal account to us. It is a pleasure to share a view of Costa Rica with foreign visitors as seen through the lens of its own people. Pura vida!

The Jaguar Rescue Center

A note from the Publisher: The Costa Rica Blog Network has chosen to feature the following article for its in-depth description of one of Costa Rica’s most popular wildlife attractions lining the Caribbean coast and a handful of general travel tips, including this tidbit of knowledge: “if you bring peanut butter and jelly on the road make sure you bring a knife”. Thanks to Charlie for submitting her personal account to us. We hope the natural jungle and wildlife center visit offered a peaceful retreat and an idyllic escape from the concrete jungle you are used to in New York. Pura vida!

Endless Sand Beach: Playa Grande

A note from the Publisher: The Costa Rica Blog Network has chosen to feature the following article for its beautiful description of Costa Rica’s Playa Grande and its acknowledgement of the area’s dense population of sand dollars; “these amazing creatures have beautiful designs that appeared carved by the hand of an angel”. Thanks to James for submitting his personal account to us. We hope other travellers are able to spot and appreciate beauty in the small things as you have done and so eloquently described. Pura vida!

Thank you San José. I will be back soon.

A note from the Publisher: The Costa Rica Blog Network has chosen to feature the following article for its well-rounded approach to touring San Jose (and surrounding areas) with a day or two to spare in the capital city, and for drawing the conclusion: “if something looks interesting…STOP and take a look around. You will never be disappointed at the wonders you will find.” Thanks to Michael for submitting his personal account to us. We hope other travellers will be able to experience for themselves much of the same that you were able to experience, and ultimately, travel appreciatively with the same mentality you took away from your trip. Pura vida!

Volcan Rincòn Parque Nacìonal (Costa Rica)

A note from the Publisher: The Costa Rica Blog Network has chosen to feature the following article for its exploration of Costa Rica’s Rincon De La Vieja region, where “the late-day approaching twilight is not only borderline hypnotic, it’s more than borderline dream-land”. Thanks to Betunada for submitting his personal account to us. We hope that you do make it back one day, and perhaps then you will have more energy to wade in the waterfall pool, “nekkid” as you note. Pura vida!

The True Meaning Of Pura Vida

A note from the Publisher: The Costa Rica Blog Network has chosen to feature the following article for its exploration of the meaning of “pura vida” and the statement: “if there is one thing I absolutely hate, it is missed opportunity”. Thanks to Andrea for submitting her personal account to us. It is a treat to know that your free trip to Costa Rica awarded you with rich realization and priceless learning. Pura vida!

Flying High With SkyTrek Arenal

A note from the Publisher: The Costa Rica Blog Network has chosen to feature the following article for its description of one of Costa Rica’s most valued, well-reviewed, and enjoyed tours by foreign visitors, that, from start to finish, is “top-notch and a total blast!”. Thanks to Ashima for submitting her personal account to us. We hope the thrill of the tour was enough to keep you flying high throughout the remainder of your trip. Pura vida!

Villas Jacquelina Visits Jungle Jam 2014 in Costa Rica

A note from the Publisher: The Costa Rica Blog Network has chosen to feature the following article for highlighting a unique music event in Costa Rica’s Jaco region where travellers will find themselves “in the middle of the Costa Rican Jungle about to see some amazing bands with people from all over the world”. Thanks to Esteban for submitting his personal account to us. We hope you and the rest of the team are able to make Jungle Jam visits an annual tradition. Pura vida!

Arenal – Nosara – Jaco

A note from the Publisher: The Costa Rica Blog Network has chosen to feature the following article for documenting an atypical Costa Rica family trip itinerary to “the misty highland rainforest”, “yoga and surfing”, and “the Jersey shore”. Thanks to Patrick for submitting his personal account to us. We hope you and the rest of the family remember your trip to some of Costa Rica’s most beautiful (and often overlooked) sites for years to come. Pura vida!

A Surf-Aholic’s Reflection: How Surfing Became My Favorite Addiction

A note from the Publisher: The Costa Rica Blog Network has chosen to feature the following article for its suggestion that the love of surf – to some – is deeper than addiction; surfing is “camaraderie, connection, appreciation, peacefulness, gratitude, and awesome-ness”. Thanks to Julie for submitting her personal account to us. We wish you continued friendship and great surf in Tamarindo; ‘hola’s and ‘ola’s forever and onward. Pura vida!