12 Reasons Why Costa Rica Is One of the Best Vacation Destinations in the World

Brimming with rain forests and beaches, Costa Rica is famous for its natural draws. Whether you’re craving adventure, family-friendly activities, good food, or an all-inclusive resort, you’ll find it in Costa Rica. The beautiful Central American country, filled with rain forests, beaches, rivers, biodiverse wildlife, and eco-chic hotels, has long been a great place to vacation. But in recent […]

In Costa Rica, Reconnecting With My Teenage Daughter

Getty “You can do it, Mom,” shouted my daughter, Malu, 21, as I hung from a zipline that would take me into the clouds far below. We were in Monteverde, the second leg of my family’s eight-day-trip through Costa Rica. It was to celebrate Malu’s graduation from college, but really, it was to breach the slammed phones […]

¡Pura Vida! Rejuvenate Your Senses with These Costa Rican Experiences

If you’re looking to immerse yourself in a country that is as refreshing as it is tranquil, Costa Rica should be your next must-visit destination. Known for its ‘Pura Vida’ lifestyle, which translates to ‘pure life,’ this Central American destination offers experiences that speak to the soul and enliven the senses. Whether you’re making your way through lush […]

I moved from Colorado to a Blue Zone in Costa Rica. I thought I was healthy before, but seeing 70-year-olds surf showed me how much more content I could be.

This as-told-to essay is based on a conversation with Martha Pierce, a 34-year-old business coach who recently bought a one-way-ticket to Nicoya, Costa Rica. The region is one of the world’s original five Blue Zones, where people appear to live longer than average. I’m currently sitting in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. I moved here two weeks ago. I […]

Nicoya, Costa Rica is one of the world’s ‘Blue Zones’ where people live longer than average. Residents eat whole foods, exercise daily, and drink calcium-rich water.


For some Costa Ricans, purpose and a positive outlook is an integral part of life, researchers say — and it could be helping them live longer, fuller lives. Researchers studying the science of longevity have coined the term “plan de vida,” or “life plan,” the BBC reported, and they think it is one of the reasons […]

Why ‘blue zones’ around the world may hold the secret to a long life

What’s the secret to a long, healthy life? If you ask author and National Geographic explorer Dan Buettner, the answer – or answers – may be found in so-called “blue zones” – a handful of places around the world where people live longer than average, seemingly without any strict diets, expensive supplements or rigorous exercise […]