Captivating Costa Rica

Jaco costa rica on the beach

Costa Rica Photo Tour

I love a good photo tour especially one with so much PURA VIDA! The only phrase to live by in Costa Rica. Simply translated to “The Pure Life,” this country’s motto is everywhere. Pura Vida is used as a greeting, as a farewell, to answer a question, to ask a question, but most of all, as a declaration!

Enjoy this Costa Rica photo tour as it takes you through a long weekend full of PURA VIDA! Exciting adventures, tropical jungles, towering waterfalls and memorizing sunsets are around every corner. With all of that, how can you not live the good life in Costa Rica?

Costa Rica photo of the view from the balcony of our suite at Costa Verde Hotel in Costa Rica
The view from our room at Hotel Costa Verde
Views from Costa Verde pool deck of Manuel Antonio National Park
Costa Rica photo of girl in an airplane at Costa Verde airplane hotel
Hotel Costa Verde – Known to have some old airplanes laying around
Coata Rica photo of Manuel Antonio Beach in Costa Rica
Enjoying the sunny day at Playa Espadilla Norte
Costa Rica photo of the Jaco live action sign
Jaco, a great stopover only 1.5 hrs from SJO airport
Jaco Beach at sunset
Nauyaca Waterfalls upper section
Costa Rica photo of a monkey in the forest
These littler buggers are all over the place. Cute at first but VERY curious and pesky little things. If you were wondering, YES they will take a pair of designer sunglasses off you patio table without remorse (my neighbor)
Costa Rica photo of a pretty parrot perched on top of a chair
Pretty Parrot we saw along our hike to Nauyaca Falls

You won’t be able to see too much in a long weekend, but if that is all you have, it is just enough time to get a taste of all that Costa Rica has to offer. San Manuel Antonio area is a great location to explore if it is your first time in Costa Rica. I’ve also visited the Tamarindo area in a four day/5 night trip. Even though it is further, about a 4.5 hour drive or 35 min flight from SJO (San Jose Int. Airport) it is still doable.

One thing is for sure, if you are like me and love to explore independently, renting a car is a must. It is the most convenient way to get around, especially if you are not keen on staying in one place!


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