If you're not informed about the prices in Costa Rica, you could be in for a surprise upon arrival. We don't want you showing up unprepared and having to cancel plans because you're worried about breaking the bank! Costa Rica is an amazing, friendly tourist destination, but it's also one of the … Read more about Costa Rica Travel Costs & Prices Guide
When you hear the word "jungle," what goes through your head? For me, Corcovado "jungle" sounds like: rivers with bull sharks, pumas, hot humidity, mosquitos, snakes, and awesome wildlife. It sounds like the most amazing place to understand and connect with nature. Corcovado National Park was … Read more about Corcovado National Park
If you are planning a trip to one of the coolest places in Costa Rica, Corcovado National Park, and by any chance are thinking to stay in Drake Bay as your "home base," you will probably have to pass through Sierpe to get there. We finally made this trip recently after many years having an … Read more about How to Get to Drake Bay or Corcovado through Sierpe
When I (Ligia) was growing up, my family learned the hard way to be more mindful about what we put in our bodies. After my dad's health problems, organic food became very important for our family. Although, of course, it can be quite challenging to eat EVERYTHING organic. However, Rodrigo and I … Read more about Visiting the Costa Rican Organic Coffee Farm That Welcomed George Clooney
Can you imagine owning a huge, natural property of various terrains and landscapes, surrounded by mountains, with an otherworldly BLUE waterfall, all in your backyard? Well, this isn’t so far-fetched here in Costa Rica. Meet the Cubero family, who own and protect a property rich in water … Read more about Tesoro Escondido – Costa Rica Waterfall
Costa Rica Currency If you are traveling to Costa Rica, you need to know that the currency is colones (₡). The name of the currency came in 1896 in honor of Cristobal Colón (Christopher Columbus). Cocoa was our first currency, used back in the pre-Columbian time. After that, we called our … Read more about Costa Rica Currency – A Guide for First-Time Travelers
One of the nice things about social media nowadays is the possibility to create a positive impact by movements. These are usually led by people that love what they do in their field beyond a selfie. We feel really encouraged about what is happening in Costa Rica in terms of more environmental … Read more about Water Pollution in Costa Rica? A Big Contradiction That is Real!
Pura Vida Costa Rica....(pronounced poo-rah vee-dah) “Pura Vida” refers to the very relaxed lifestyle where people do not worry about money, luxury or materialism; but just enjoy life. Costa Ricans are very laid back, unhurried, educated, non-violent and friendly people.¹ When I started to … Read more about Pura Vida Costa Rica: More Than a Phrase, a Lifestyle
Well, this topic has a lot of fabric to cut? ... Mucha tela que cortar? What? No, that didn't translate quite right! Probably because I am trying to translate a phrase that is part of Costa Rican slang! In Costa Rica, we have a lot of words and phrases that can basically create a second … Read more about 17 Most Popular Costa Rican Slang Terms
Alright! Every new post I am getting more fascinated by the topics of non-verbal communication and cultures. I love thinking about Costa Rican customs a little deeper, but don't worry: I won't get to the point of an academic/scientific research article. **Now I have my coworkers saying that I … Read more about Why do Costa Ricans love invading your personal space?
Your own way to do thing might not be always the right–or the only correct–way to do something. As a Costa Rican, I have to learn things like being on time, being more direct in my communication or just explaining our sense of humor to someone else. Costa Rica is well-known for people's … Read more about The 3 most frustrating facts about Costa Rica culture
Costa Rican people are so nice! Always helpful! No one gets annoyed to be asked about things! Ticos (Costa Ricans) are kind, patient etc.... Most of the articles that I have found on the web about Costa Rican culture make it clear that we are very hospitable people! Costa Rican people rules … Read more about Costa Rican people are very hospitable