Living the Pura Vida


If you ever visit Costa Rica, it’s one of the first phrases you’ll learn. You’ll see it on t-shirts and signs. You’ll hear it more often than ‘hola’ or ‘buenos dias.’ The phrase is ‘Pura Vida.’ It literally means pure life. And Ticos definitely know a thing or two about living the good life.  A few weeks ago we took a day to explore the area. We decided to take a quick trip to Hacienda Baru, a small wildlife refuge just north of Dominical. The pura vida feeling was inescapable as we walked along the white sand beach as the palm trees provided shade. No wonder according to the Happy Planet index Costa Rica ranks number 1!

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