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Costa Rica

A small country of amiable locals, dense jungles, chilled out surfers, hermit crabs and tons of monkeys, Costa Rica has perfected the pure life exemplified by the national motto of ‘Pura Vida’. Pura Vida can mean lazy afternoons in a hammock watching pelicans dive into the breaking waves. It can be bobbing on your board waiting for the next perfect wave.The pure life is different for everyone.
Explore Costa Rica’s many National Parks, snorkel, surf, raft and chill out somewhere on the Pacific or Caribbean coast. Watch Arenal, an active volcano surrounded by cloud forest, spill lava down its cone then zip line through the canopy. I recommend bringing a tent, opportunities to camp on the beach are plentiful and it can also save you some dough.

Tales of life and death from Benita Hussian, diving tips, honeymoon destinations and weird hostels in Costa Rica are represented here on Matador. Jump into an article and get stoked for your next Costa Rican adventure!

Costa Rica Articles

11 facts about Costa Rica that will surprise you

by Emma Thieme
2

How surfing in Costa Rica made me into a beautiful human being

by Matt Hershberger
1

25 emotional stages you’ll pass through while hiking the jungles of Costa Rica

by Matt Hershberger

25 places we’re dying to explore right now

by Matador Team
2

10 experiences you can only have in Costa Rica

by Meg Yamamoto
2

13 foods you have to try in Costa Rica

by Tyler McCloskey
3

Photo guide to Costa Rica’s most epic adventures

by Tyler McCloskey
1

Travel guide to Costa Rica’s top 5 national parks

by Tyler McCloskey
2

7 reasons Costa Rica is the ultimate vacation spot

by Joseph Cyr

7 ultimate Costa Rican adventures for any budget

by Joe Baur
2

Photo guide to Costa Rica’s most incredible animals

by Spencer Spellman
4

9 things Canadians could learn from Costa Rica

by Rob Chursinoff
140

5 incredible under-the-radar vacation spots in Costa Rica

by Cathy Brown
3

30 photos that will make you wish you were in Costa Rica right now

by Hal Amen
3

35 images of Costa Rica we can’t stop looking at

by Hal Amen
9

Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica: A million tourists, a thousand monkeys, and lots of fecal matter

by Raleigh McMullen
7

Back to nature: 13 of the world’s richest national parks

by David DeFranza
1

Travel guide: Surfing and fishing Tamarindo, Costa Rica

by Ethan Walker
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