Celebrate Independence Day in Costa Rica!

Celebrate Independence Day in Costa Rica!

Sep 15, 2017

Independence Day in Costa Rica Viva Costa Rica; Viva Los Faroles If you’re traveling in Costa Rica on September 15th, you’ll want to be sure to check out the local festivities for Independence Day! Costa Rica’s Independence Day signifies the date when Central America gained its independence from Spain in 1821. The national holiday is […]

What does Upe mean? A Simple Introduction

What does Upe mean? A Simple Introduction

Aug 30, 2017

In Costa Rica, it is customary when arriving at a home to knock and say “upe” (pronounced oo-pay). What this announcement means is to politely ask for someone to come to the door or otherwise answer to your presence, though it doubles for some as there is an old story in Costa Rica culture that […]

So you’re in Costa Rica but your partner doesn’t surf?

So you’re in Costa Rica but your partner doesn’t surf?

Aug 15, 2017

You’re coming to Costa Rica for a surf camp but your partner doesn’t surf? Not to worry, we’ve got you both covered! Non-surfers can still expect to have a great time by the water. If you prefer to just kickback and relax, there’s plenty of that going on, the beaches along our coastline are some […]

The Significance of “Una Teja” in Costa Rica Slang

The Significance of “Una Teja” in Costa Rica Slang

Jul 30, 2017

The slang of Costa Rica is as rich as the culture of the country itself. When you’re traveling in the pura vida country down south, you might run into the words una teja. The enterprising tourist may go scrambling for his or her Lonely Planet phrasebook only to encounter the following unhelpful definition: “a roof […]

Five Reasons for a Great Water Sport Vacation in the Dominican Republic

Five Reasons for a Great Water Sport Vacation in the Dominican Republic

Jul 15, 2017

          In Northwest Dominican Republic, between Caberete and Cofresi, the Amber Coast stretches along the shoreline. Temperatures here are mild due to the warm prevailing winds off the Atlantic Ocean. Beyond the tranquil beaches, the same winds stir the ocean water, agitating the waves and dashing them against the coral reefs. […]

What does Pura Vida mean

What does Pura Vida mean

Jun 30, 2017

In simple terms, Pura Vida, when used by Costa Ricans, means “pure life.” However, it means so much more to them than just these two words. People from the United States will soon discover once they are on vacation in Costa Rica that it is not just a saying, but a way of life. Something […]