De La Pura Vida Costa Rica

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De La Pura Vida Costa Rica
I'm Erin, a graphic designer, English teacher, and US expat living in Costa Rica and loving every moment of it! This website is about my travels around Costa Rica.
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  • Leaving the United States, but First, a FEMA Disaster 5 years ago Shielding my eyes from the piercing rain, I looked up to discover the source of the crash - a towering pine tree silhouetted black by the purple urban night sky. Its branches pierced vertical. Its trunk lay horizontal, disappearing into my roof and reappearing out the other end of my house. The...
  • Well Known Beaches and Hidden Gems of Northern Guanacaste 5 years ago A glimpse into the offerings of the popular beaches and the hidden gems of Northern Guanacaste, Costa Rica - some of the finest beaches in the world! The post Well Known Beaches and Hidden Gems of Northern Guanacaste appeared first on De la Pura Vida.
  • A Move, Tempestuous at Best, Back to the United States 6 years ago “Badass?” questioned the Costa Rican airport official, eyebrow raised, as he stopped my forward progress through security. “Yes,” I replied with a sly smile. The post A Move, Tempestuous at Best, Back to the United States appeared first on De la Pura Vida.
  • Paradise is a Condemned House on the Beach in Costa Rica 6 years ago I put my dog to sleep then moved to a condemned house on the beach in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica and immediately contracted Dengue Fever...again. The post Paradise is a Condemned House on the Beach in Costa Rica appeared first on De la Pura Vida.
  • Expat Interview: Tiger Baby 6 years ago Tiger tells us about her 7 years in Costa Rica, her 4 husbands, and her 20 years in Japan and traveling the world as a dancer, Alaska pipeline welder, personal trainer, translator, and home health nurse. The post Expat Interview: Tiger Baby appeared first on De la Pura Vida. Expat Blog Awards 2012: Costa Rica Silver Award!

This blog won the Silver Award for best expat blog in Costa Rica!

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Website Reviews » There are 22 reviews on De La Pura Vida Costa Rica

01:16 AM December 11, 2012

I read the blog from Belize. It's good stuff. Good luck!

Susan Collins
01:17 AM December 11, 2012

Erin provides extremely helpful information for all.

01:22 AM December 11, 2012

Thanks im planing on retiring soon this well help so much, very imformative.

Dyan Santo Poalo
01:24 AM December 11, 2012

gotta LUV this chica's blog ~ she's an awesome writer, full of helpful knowledge that she soo freely shares & is an awesome designer as well ~ Erin is the essence of Pura Vida, the world needs MORE people like her!

Mike Minuto
01:29 AM December 11, 2012

Great resource with pertinent, entertaining information. I've been looking at visiting Costa Rica for a bit. This blog has continued to drive my enthusiasm for the trip.

01:38 AM December 11, 2012

I love Erin's articles!!

Patrick Mahoney
01:45 AM December 11, 2012

This is an excellent blog with stunning photos. De La Pura Vida Costa Rica, more than anything I've seen, makes me want to visit the country.

01:45 AM December 11, 2012

very nice blend of topics, living in CR, making a living as a teacher of English,the ups/downs of life in the tropics,etc it has a bit of everything plus very nice pictures :)

Maureen Morris
02:02 AM December 11, 2012

Informative, well-written and well-designed.

Josh Chaney
02:11 AM December 11, 2012

what a great blogger

02:15 AM December 11, 2012

Congratulations on being nominated for an expat blog award! We so enjoy your travel blog. The VadoVia team follows you regularly.

Alex Kenning
02:36 AM December 11, 2012

love this blog, it has been a great source of info for pretty much everything i do in costa rica!!! thank you :)

Laura Thompson
02:36 AM December 11, 2012

De La Pura Vida is hands down the best place to get all of your "ticolandia" info. Not only does she provide us with her balanced insight on the pros and cons of being an expat in Costa Rica, but her love for the country and culture shine through in every post she writes.

Melissa Walker
02:38 AM December 11, 2012

A snap shot of what to bring or leave behind when considering a move to Costa Rica, thanks for the tips!

Jeff Friend
03:23 AM December 11, 2012

Erin's blog is incredibly informative for anyone looking to move to Costa Rica...or to just laugh in general! She's hilarious and will keep you entertained while she breaks down the pros and cons of living in Costa Rica.

Travis & Annie
14:51 PM December 11, 2012

This site is great! It helped my wife and I find the best place to rent a car in San Jose, amazing restaurants in Puerto Viejo, and our dream beach (Punta Uva).

15:16 PM December 11, 2012

Erin's blog rocks! Helpful info and well written.

Yves Villalonga
01:38 AM December 12, 2012

De La Pura Vida Costa Rica is entertaining, witty and informative. Erin is a good writer and quite cute, everything one would want in a blog. ¡Pura Vida!

Lily Freier
14:29 PM December 13, 2012

Awesome blog! The pictures are great!

16:14 PM December 14, 2012

Good luck from - :)

Harris Freier
17:50 PM December 14, 2012

Great Blog!

14:11 PM December 19, 2012

I love your blog, Erin. Great, interesting info. Keep up the fantastic work!

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