I just got back from a two week trip to Costa Rica — a country as lush in its beauty as in its culture. Or so it seems. But is it really as nice as it’s purported to be? Is everything in Costa Rica really Pura Vida, or does Costa Rica need some more Pura in its Vida?

Journey with me and find out as over the next few days, I take you to the city of Turrialba, the town of Atirro, the river Pacuare and the national archaeological monument of Guayabo. Zipline with me through the the canopies of the rainforest, rappel over waterfalls, and see Costa Rica as many people never have the chance to see it!