Captivating Costa Rica: A Photo Tour

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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?

For help planning your trip, check out my Costa Rica travel guides below.

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
Upper Section of Nauyaca Falls
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
A pretty parrot we saw along our hike to Nauyaca Falls

You won’t be able to see too much on 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. See my guide on How to plan a trip to Costa Rica for a ton of suggestions and answers to your most popular Costa Rica questions to help make the most out of a short stay.

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