Though the Camino de Santiago Trail is traditionally walked for spiritual reasons, Denis Houde says that today people have all kinds of motives in mind. "Some people do it for just plain tourism. For some people, it's a bucket-list thing. Some people want to lose weight. Some see it as a challenge..."
When you travel in Costa Rica, you'll know you've found paradise, and so have an incredible variety of plants and animals. In fact, about 6% of the known species of plants and animals in the world can be found in Costa Rica, due in part to its many micro-climates. There's tropical Pacific coast, the slightly cooler Caribbean coast, the year-round temperate central valley, the plateau regions, and forest-covered mountains.
We’ve had a lot of questions about the meaning and origins of the Costa Rican phrase Pura Vida. Our Costa Rica country correspondents give their thoughts on Pura Vida and what it means to them. The Meaning of Pura Vida If there were only one Spanish phrase to learn before coming to Costa Rica, it Read more...: What is the Meaning of Pura Vida?