Welcome to Costa Rica
Welcome to Costa Rica – get ready for a little “Pura Vida” in your life! “Pura Vida” is the motto of Costa Rica and you will hear locals saying it everywhere you go. It sums up a pure, simple, laidback attitude to life. The chill Tico attitude, the fascinating wildlife and both the Pacific and Caribbean coastlines make this country a must-do! What suits your fancy? There are adventure possibilities at every turn, surfing beaches, coffee and cacao plantations and outstanding National Parks to encounter amazing animals (Hello, tapir. Oh and hello, Mr Sloth!). Costa Rica is the perfect place to relax. It’s easy to soak up the laid back vibe and refresh for the soul.
Posts on Costa Rica
- Puerto Viejo, on the Caribbean side, rocks with a mix of reggae and Tico vibe. I got quite attached after living there in a jungle house for 3 months.
- Have you ever had a boa constrictor in your garden? What on earth should you do but shriek?!
- You arrive in Tortuguero town by boat passing glorious mangrove trees and howler monkeys. Make sure to time your visit to see turtles lay their eggs or hatchlings scurry to the sea..
- The Osa Peninsula, Drake Bay and Corcovado National Park are unreal. Make the trek. You won’t regret it.
Costa Rica is situated perfectly to visit its neighbours. There are plenty of organizations that will make arrangements for you but if you are keen to cross the border on your own, read my posts on crossing the borders independently.