Wish You Were Here: Livin' La Pura Vida in Costa Rica
View of the scenery near the town of Turrialba
Costa Rica is a paradise for lovers of adventure and the outdoors, thanks in large part to its combination of Pacific and Caribbean climates that combine dry, wet, and volcanic ecosystems. The country has been blessed with a beautiful landscape, for sure, but after spending a few days in the country, it’s become apparent that its first-rate natural world is no accident.
The world’s leader in sustainable and ecotourism, Costa Rica has made a commitment to the continued health and longevity of its land, especially those it uses to lure in tourists. “Sustainability” and “green” have become marketing terms for many destinations, but Costa Rica walks the walk as a whole like nowhere else we’ve seen.
How does this translate into a unique experience for you as a tourist? Follow along this week as we dish on points of interest that highlight the country’s philosophy, including the infamous local lingo that you’ve probably seen on T-shirts, “Pura Vida.”
[Photo: Will McGough]