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!

A week on the beach – grooving with the good life.

A note from the Publisher: The Costa Rica Blog Network has chosen to feature the following article for its light and airy approach to life in Uvita described as “Everyone finds a way to work here and get by — some more successfully than others. But everyone seems to live the same way — happily.” Thanks to Robin for submitting her personal account to us. We hope you made your “indefinitely” a reality. Pura vida!

Kid’s English Camp at Estelar!

A note from the Publisher: The Costa Rica Blog Network has chosen to feature the following article for its showcase of philanthropy in Liberia where “Students made significant progress in their English speaking abilities… and had a lot of fun doing so!” Thanks to Bethany for submitting her personal account to us. We hope the school continues to grow its big heart, and that the summer camp is an annual success. Pura vida!

Painting of the Week: “Costarican pots with shells”

A note from the Publisher: The Costa Rica Blog Network has chosen to feature the following article for its artistic take on raising awareness and its recognition that “the maintaining of the Chorotega identity and their unique way of life are dependent on securing a reliable source of clay for the community.” Thanks to Suzanne for submitting her personal account to us. We hope that the communities of Guaitil and San Vicente de Nicoya soon secure access to the land they need in order to continue producing such beautiful and prideful works of art. Pura vida!

Costa Rica: Travel Day

A note from the Publisher: The Costa Rica Blog Network has chosen to feature the following article for its honest and often times hilarious take on local travel in Costa Rica; “As anyone who has traveled extensively knows, much of the magic in being in another culture is experiencing how the locals live.” Thanks to Eric for submitting his personal account to us. We hope the roads less travelled–or at least those more often travelled by locals than tourists–provided you with some irreplaceable trip memories. Pura vida!