Costa Rica


I Moved to the Jungle to Become a 'Contemporary Witch'

We spoke to Sarah Wu, who set up the Village Witches area at Costa Rica's spiritual four-day music event, Envision Festival.


An Ode to the Noni, the World’s Most Disgusting Fruit

If you thought durian was the most unappealing fruit, you've clearly never punished yourself with the vomitous little noni. I, unfortunately, have.


How to Throw a Destination Music Festival That Doesn't End in Disaster

As Fyre Festival proved recently, throwing extravagant events in far-flung locales is no easy task.


How to Make Medicinal Honey Wine in the Middle of the Jungle

“I always had equated alcohol with being bad for you, and then I tasted some honey wine and it felt good."


Inside a Drug Tourism Economy

We talked to a Costa Rican drug dealer about selling to North American scum.


Meet the Couple Growing Tropical Supergreens in the Costa Rican Jungle

The founders of Finca Tierra went off-grid to sow greens that grow like weeds. Their humble goal: have the smallest carbon footprint possible.


The World's Most Famous Sex Tourist Is Fighting to Free Himself from Costa Rican Prison

David "Cuba Dave" Strecker is facing a year in prison for violating Costa Rica's sex tourism laws after blogging extensively about his experience with the country's prostitutes.


We Asked a Bunch of Hippies at a Festival In the Costa Rican Jungle About the Key to Happiness

I used a recent visit to Envision—where themes of community, sharing, and positivity towards mother earth reign supreme—to do a little case study in the good life.


I Went to A Transformational Festival In the Costa Rican Jungle In Search of a Better Way to Live

Amidst local opposition, the four-day event in Uvita celebrated its sixth year in which people from around the world gathered to practice alternative lifestyles and music.


Pan-Seared Red Snapper with Creamed Orange Butter

This simple recipe comes together in a matter of minutes, but it's all brought together with a slice of orange butter.


I Went to Costa Rica to Watch Two Kids Hear for the First Time

Chris Nieratko and a travelling band of skateboarders went to Costa Rica to meet up with the Let Them Hear Foundation and document two deaf children as they received surgeries that would allow them to hear for the first time.


Costa Rica Coach and Former Man City Striker Paulo Wanchope Fights Security Guard at U23 Match

Costa Rica's national team coach got into a fight with a security guard at a U23 match.