Livin' the Pura Vida in Costa Rica

By Caroline Picken

Costa Rica—a perennial favorite for travelers all over the world—there is more to this small country than meets the eye. From riding the waves of the Pacific coastline to indulging in the natural hot springs of the effulgent Arenal Volcano, nature's beauty is always within reach.

The rarest of gems in the tourism crown of Central America: luscious rainforests give way to a plethora of flora and fauna, beaches languish on the coastline—inviting, rugged and unique. Costa Rica also boasts a well-developed infrastructure, which makes exploring safe and straightforward for every kind of glamper.

The capital city of San Jose is a unique mix of Neo-Classical grandeur and busy urban structures, the unrelenting honking of car horns make for an interesting contrast to the birdsong found in the backdrop of mountains.

Puntarenas is our top pick, from five-star luxury to secluded glamping spots, it truly is the best-kept secret for travelers wanting to experience PURA VIDA. From horse trekking to zip-lining exploring hidden waterfalls, to catching sunset waves...everything is possible for the adventurous traveler.

Luxurious Villas in Puntarenas
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Tropical Luxury Villa Suites with Incredible Infinity Pool in Puntarenas, Costa Rica

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Luxury Villas with Breathtaking Ocean and Rainforest Views in Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Unique and Secluded "Chill House"
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Beautiful Eco-Friendly Suites in the Jungle near the Beach in Costa Rica

Learn to Surf in Tamarindo
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Magical Bell Tent Accommodations at Surf & Yoga Camp in Tamarindo Bay

Relax in the Hot Springs in Arenal
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Private Couples Cabins Neighboring Lush Rainforest, Costa Rica

Get a Taste of Unique Glamping

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All-Inclusive Luxury Safari Tents with Secluded Beaches on Papagayo Golf Coast, Costa Rica

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