Costa Rica - Pura Vida - The Pure Life


Costa Rica is a beautiful country that I believe everybody should get the chance to visit someday

I visited Arenal, Manuel Antonio, and Tamarindo. They are all located 4 hours apart from each other which resulted in long bus rides to each location

This website offers a unique look at some of the places tourists can visit and activities to do while on vacation

Costa Rican's refer to themselves as Ticos-Males and Ticas-Females

Tourists are called Gringos/Gringas

Costa Rica has 12 different climate zones

Costa Rica toilet pipes are old and only 2” wide and majority still use septic tanks. This means you put toilet paper in a bin instead of flushing.

Costa Rica has no street names or postal system which makes navigation through modern day apps and GPS difficult for tourists. It's best to book transportation through busses.

There are more than 121 volcanic formations in Costa Rica. 7 of them are active. Arenal Volcano is one of the 10 most active volcanos in the world.