*** Note: Updated April 2018. This post was originally published in October 2015 and has been completely revamped for accuracy and comprehensiveness. It was Easter week, some days off to explore but also we know is the busiest time to travel around Costa Rica. We decided to do one-day trips from … Read more about How to get to Laguna de Hule
After you travel to someplace ... Have you ever felt it was a dream? Did I really go there? Well, to me, Corcovado National Park feels like that sort of memory. I'm still processing that we've been there. Especially because you get to this stage of consciousness after immersing yourself in such a … Read more about Hiking Corcovado National Park from Sirena to Carate station
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 on … 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 … 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 resources, … 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 work as … 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 language … 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?