Costa Rica

Spiritualism

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.
Adrian Choa
2.19.18
Features

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.
Alexandra Posadzki
5.5.17
Drugs

Inside a Drug Tourism Economy

We talked to a Costa Rican drug dealer about selling to North American scum.
Allison Tierney
4.6.17
Travel

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.
Michael Krumholtz
9.15.16
deep dives

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.
David Garber
3.9.16
jungle

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.
David Garber
3.4.16
Stuff

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.
Chris Nieratko
11.17.15
Costa Rica

Kermit the Frog Has a Real Life Long-Lost Brother

Scientists: "It's still not easy being green."
Beckett Mufson
4.21.15
Stuff

How to Survive a Sexual Dry Spell Without Lowering Your Standards

I think I'm slowing down. Or maybe it's a form of depression? Repression? I don't know. I really don't.
Elianna Lev
3.19.15
VICE News

Do We Need Stricter Gun Control? - The People Speak

In this episode of 'The People Speak,' VICE News travelled around the world to ask people about the issue of gun control.
VICE News
3.2.15
News

Costa Rican Drug Addicts Are Killing Turtles and Conservationists for Crack

Jairo Mora Sandoval was found beaten to death with sand stuffed in his mouth.
Jack Barry
6.18.13