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!

Our Favourite Places In Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

A note from the Publisher: The Costa Rica Blog Network has chosen to feature the following article for its summary of not-to-miss shops and restaurants in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, including a great spot to “relax, eat great food, and feel inspired” at. Thanks to Kate for submitting her personal account to us. We hope your hot rollers were in tow for the Bajo Del Mar grand opening. 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!

How To Save Money Traveling In Costa Rica: Part 1, The Basics

A note from the Publisher: The Costa Rica Blog Network has chosen to feature the following article for its helpful advice and travel tips, including this great suggestion: “showing a little humility will go a long way”. Thanks to Mary for submitting her personal account to us. Judging by your giving nature and interest in helping others save money throughout their trip, we’re sure your students love having you as their teacher. Pura vida!

Set Me And My Children FREE

A note from the Publisher: The Costa Rica Blog Network has chosen to feature the following article for its compassionate take on life in Costa Rica; specifically the kind nature of Ticos and acts that result in the following statement being made: “I’m never leaving this place”. Thanks to Matt for submitting his personal account to us. Freedom exists in many forms, and we are pleased to know you have found it in paradise. Pura vida!

Heaven in Costa Rica

A note from the Publisher: The Costa Rica Blog Network has chosen to feature the following article for its appreciation and description of Pavones, and the writer’s exclamation: “When I saw this place for the first time I had a feeling that describes more than pure happiness, I never experienced that anywhere else.” Thanks to Lars for submitting his personal account to us. We hope you make it back to your “heaven in Costa Rica” one day. Pura vida!

Travelogue – 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 Guanacaste region and its depiction of the area’s intricate and wildlife-inspired detail, as evidenced by the following statements: “Our hotel’s architecture was inspired by the local environment and habitat. I stared at the reception building long enough to see it resemble the lip of a clay pot complete with a roof that resembled the splayed wings of a butterfly. Guest room roofs mimicked leatherback turtles and the shells of armadillos.” Thanks to Simon for submitting his personal account to us. We hope one day you are able to make the return trip to Costa Rica that you speak of, and accomplish those missed day trips to Nicaragua and Tamarindo. Pura vida!

Beach life in Costa Rica #1 (Puerto Viejo)

A note from the Publisher: The Costa Rica Blog Network has chosen to feature the following article for its look at Costa Rica’s Caribbean side and the conclusion drawn upon self-reflection that “Puerto Viejo is rather different from what I have experienced in Costa Rica so far.” Thanks to Audrey for submitting her personal account to us. We are happy to know that your dislike for the heat didn’t cause you to miss out on experiencing one of Costa Rica’s hot spots. Pura vida!