Embracing “Pura Vida”: Costa Rica’s Essence of Pure Life

Discover the heart of Costa Rica’s identity through “Pura Vida,” a phrase meaning “pure life.” This cultural cornerstone signifies a commitment to simplicity, happiness, and authenticity. In this dedicated section, explore how “Pura Vida” permeates daily life, from the warmth of locals to the stunning landscapes. Experience the joyous celebrations, vibrant interactions, and harmonious connection with nature that embody this philosophy. Join us in celebrating Costa Rica’s unique way of life, where gratitude and living fully are paramount. Through “Pura Vida,” create unforgettable memories and embrace a lifestyle that resonates with the core of this enchanting land.

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Pet Care: Water Health & Safety

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Lifestyle Feature – Raising a Child in Costa Rica

Living in Costa Rica means your children will get megadoses of outdoor time.

Joy in the Journey

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Simply Spanish – How to Ask for Directions

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Discover the Health Benefits of Noni Fruit: A Tropical Powerhouse

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The Best Bedtime Story for Children

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Life Booster

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Considering Retiring and/or Relocating to Costa Rica?

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Holiday Gifts 2023

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Cookware Awareness: The Trouble with Teflon

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Why are Ayahuasca Retreats in Such High Demand?

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Negative Capability

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Advertising Partners September 2023

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Swedish Massage: the Start of Feeling Wonderful

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Simply Spanish – Visiting a Soda

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Deep sea exploration uncovered rare octo-nurseries off Costa Rica!

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Vajra Jahra Villas and Retreat Center

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Rainy Season Myth Busters

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