Rio Celeste, Authentic Costa Rica

Balancing Act over Rio Celeste, the blue river, our most popular rainforest excursion.

If you like roads to be smooth and the miles fast, Costa Rica is not the country for you.

If you go into new places with preconceived ideas about what you’ll experience and how you will feel about them, Costa Rica is not the country for you.

But if you prefer to let each day’s adventures find you, Costa Rica just may be for you. If you are willing to travel pothole-laden roads, encounter illogical events and occurrences and people to reach the most rewarding experiences, Costa Rica is definitely for you.

In Costa Rica, the most rewarding experiences are down the bumpiest roads – literally and figuratively. Bad roads into parks are a way of protecting them from masses of tourists, and sometimes it seems that we only fully appreciate the sweet after the bitter experiences of life.

Either way, Costa Rica shows itself to each person in an individual and unique way that you can only experience when you visit – whether through its nature, people, or way of life.

If you don’t have patience for unexpected experiences, new ways of thinking, new food, and seeing the varied ways people live and fill their days, we advise staying away from this adventure-loving, nature-filled, slow-pace-of-life magical country.

But if you’re open to seeing what Costa Rica, the Rich Coast, is willing to share with you, please come visit us at Pura Vida House this winter.