Even if you’ve never been, chances are you have heard the term PURA VIDA. While traveling through Costa Rica, this is truly a saying that followed us through the entire country. No matter how remote we traveled – all the locals greeted us with a big smile, a friendly hug and an encouraging Pura Vida! (Click for Important Disclosures)
I have not been to any other Central or South American Country that welcomes its tourists so warmly. All the guides and even locals that don’t work in the tourism industry make an effort to give you a warm welcome and make you feel right at home. We noticed a great understanding of the relationship between nature and wildlife conservation as well the need to expand for tourism. The country places a huge value on balancing those needs to keep Costa Rica the paradise it is today.
We began our adventure at Pacuare Lodge, a hidden paradise on the banks of the pacuare river. You reach the lodge via white water raft – where your adventure begins. If this is a bit too adventurous for you, not to worry there is a road transfer option as well. The lodges are built in African Safari Camp Style. Continue reading