Happiness

A note from the Publisher: The Costa Rica Blog Network has chosen to feature the following article for its insightful, philosophical, and thought-invoking approach toward happiness; specifically, admitting and relishing the fact that in Costa Rica, “happiness seems to be a part of the collective conscience of the culture”. Thanks to Jamie for submitting his personal account to us. We hope your birthday was a great one, and, if you wished for happiness as you blew out the candles on your cake, that your time in Costa Rica will lead you closer to making your wish come true. Pura vida!

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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!

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!

5 Life Lessons From Traveling In Belize And Costa Rica

A note from the Publisher: The Costa Rica Blog Network has chosen to feature the following article for its acknowledgement of “courage”, “teamwork”, “perseverance”, “gratitude”, and “happiness” as key life lessons learned through the process of travel. Thanks to Jenna for submitting her personal account to us. The best souvenir you can take away from Costa Rica is a life-altering (dare I say, “pura vida”) attitude, and it appears you packed your suitcase full of it. Pura vida!

A different kind of “plan” to live my life by

A note from the Publisher: The Costa Rica Blog Network has chosen to feature the following article for its documentation of the author’s discovery of the ‘pura vida’ way of life in Costa Rica, as evidenced by the acknowledgement that “during my recent family vacation to Costa Rica, I learned about a new kind of “plan” that really resonated with me.” Thanks to Billie-Jo for submitting her personal account to us. We hope you and your family do manage to make the big move one day and escape “the rat race” your time in Costa Rica taught you to live without. Pura vida!

The trouble with travel

A note from the Publisher: The Costa Rica Blog Network has chosen to feature the following article for its truthful acknowledgement of one of the worst aspects of travel: “homesickness in reverse.” Thanks to Brenda for submitting her personal account to us. We hope that the inevitable “bittersweetness” of travel never stands in your way of continuing to experience it. Pura vida!

Fading Monkeys, Unexpected Visitors: Costa Rica

A note from the Publisher: The Costa Rica Blog Network has chosen to feature the following article for its insightful and eye-opening approach toward travel consciousness, and the author’s suggestion that “what we remember and learn from the most is what is the least expected.” Thanks to Katherine for submitting her personal account to us. We hope your time in costa rica was not at all what you were expecting, but so much more. Pura vida!