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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

The 11 most incredible species I encountered on my travels

by Ali Wunderman

360 waterfall canyoning in Costa Rica

by Matador Media House

25 places we’re dying to explore right now

by Matador Team

10 experiences you can only have in Costa Rica

by Meg Yamamoto

13 foods you have to try in Costa Rica

by Tyler McCloskey

Photo guide to Costa Rica’s most epic adventures

by Tyler McCloskey

Travel guide to Costa Rica’s top 5 national parks

by Tyler McCloskey

7 reasons Costa Rica is the ultimate vacation spot

by Joseph Cyr

7 ultimate Costa Rican adventures for any budget

by Joe Baur

Photo guide to Costa Rica’s most incredible animals

by Spencer Spellman

9 things Canadians could learn from Costa Rica

by Rob Chursinoff

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

by Cathy Brown

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

by Hal Amen

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

by Hal Amen

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

by Raleigh McMullen

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

by David DeFranza

Travel guide: Surfing and fishing Tamarindo, Costa Rica

by Ethan Walker

Your top 20 bucket list trips

by Joshywashington
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