Work hard, play hard. It might sound cliché, but it’s my personal motto. And traveling to Costa Rica with Adventures by Disney allowed me to play really hard while white water rafting, ziplining over the treetops, shaking what my mother gave me with local musicians and more. But the trip also allowed me to enjoy something equally satisfying – relaxation!

With Adventures by Disney you can savor the serenity of a private catamaran excursion on crystal clear water, soak in a naturally heated hot springs, learn to mix the perfect mojito (a skill I now put to use whenever I have the chance), bask on beaches and so much more. Costa Ricans call this leisurely lifestyle “pura vida” or “pure life,” and it’s a mentality that’s infectious to all who visit this magically beautiful place.

See for yourself in this video, and embrace the pura vida of Costa Rica!