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Below you'll find inspirational, first hand accounts of other travelers' journeys to Costa Rica.

Most of these travel stories were submitted as part of a travel writing contest that VIVA Travel Guides held. The contest inspired thousands of seasoned and aspiring travel writers, and the 333 best travel stories were published in a printed book: VIVA List Latin America.

This classic compilation of Costa Rica travelogues should get you started exploring this country whether you want to relax on the beach or climb the highest mountain.

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Manuel Antonio National Park

Abundant wildlife, diverse ecosystems and stunning beaches are some of the things that make Manuel Antonio National Park one of the top wilderness...

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Peace of Mind

Peace of Mind

Two kilometers away from the main drag of Playa Dominical exists a little getaway known only to the very plugged-in and well-informed traveler. Local...

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From Ground to Grande: Costa Rica Coffee

Any die-hard coffee drinker will tell you that first cup of Joe in the morning is essential to start the day off on the right foot. For the true...

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Volunteering Adventure in Costa Rica

As a young man—before I began working full-time and raising a family—I was fortunate enough to travel often, and after a 25-year hiatus, I...

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Horseback Riding: A Family Affair

One of the best parts of staying in Costa Rica’s southern Pacific coastal region is the bounty of eco-tourism activities a traveler can find....

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Monteverde

Perhaps it’s the rugged dirt road, or maybe it’s because it’s perched up high in the cloud forest, with difficult access. It’s likely that...

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Hidden Lessons

I desperately seek a return to the calming reciprocity of Tambor. Born and raised in the ever-present bustle of New York City, I find the ability to...

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Unforgettable trip

The last time I saw my brother, he was only an 8 year old boy and it was hard for him to understand why I wouldn’t be able to spend any more...

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Working with Turtles in Carate, Costa Rica

Going out with fellow tourists, getting loaded, and wandering in strange cities wasn’t how I wanted to start travelling in Central and South...

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Drop Me in the Pacuare

My girlfriend, Sarah, and I landed in San Jose, Costa Rica late on a Thursday. We were greeted by throngs of taxi drivers vying for our affection, as...

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Study Spanish CR with El Paraiso School

Study Spanish CR with El Paraiso School

We are a school of Spanish immersion, located in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. We offer various academic programs, such as Spanish only, Spanish and...

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How to get rid of Vertigo

Rincon de la Vieja Canopy Tour Rincon de La Vieja, which could be translated as “The Corner of the Old Witch,” is located about 25 miles away...

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Si Como No

Crossing the threshold of the world I know to the "magic of nature" at Si Como No (Sure, Why Not); it was perfectly clear this would be a...

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Bar Amigos Lives Up To Its Name

Found on a well-hidden sidestreet of Santa Elena in Costa Rica's Monteverde region, Bar Amigos is truly a place to make friends. The blaring horns...

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