8th Edition: Pure Costa Rica. Pure Luxury.

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During my time spent in Costa Rica I have met a myriad of wonderful people from across the globe coming to try their hand at discovering what the “Pura vida” lifestyle is all about. Some come only for a week, some for years, and some vowing to return. Yet, the mystique that oozes from this central american country continues to elude many. What is it about Costa Rica that has so many captured? 


At first glance, one may say the landscapes, beaches, wildlife, or adventure that await on the shores of the “Rich Coast”. And while I agree, these are exceptional in themselves, there is nonetheless something much more underrated that hits home. The quality that has captured my heart is the all embracing kindness demonstrated by the people. Tico’s are the nicest people you will ever meet, they are gracious to a fault, they will share their resources with you, and invite you to share a heartfelt conversation anytime. And if you find yourself in such a situation, where someone is inviting you to have a “cafecito” or “cerveza” with them, I would encourage you to give them your time, sit down, lend an ear, and open yourself up to understanding what “Pura vida” is really all about.


I have discovered that the commonplace phrase “Pura vida” is a philosophy and way of life that has Costa Rican’s living such lengthy lives, as well as peace filled. It’s about accepting what is, letting go of what no longer serves, and being open to the good things that are yet to come. In one such life changing conversation with a neighbour, who was taking a well deserved break with a “jugo naturale” while working his land, what became abundantly clear to me was that hard work needs life to be successful in order to be meaningful. And, man oh man, do Tico’s ever work hard, and when they are done working hard, man oh man, do they ever know how to relax and enjoy their time with family and friends. And that is a tropical lifestyle I can agree with! Work hard, play hard. I am convinced that our purpose is to create, to love, and to play - and to do so with vigour. And this is what Costa Rica is all about. It’s inspiring, it’s abundant, it’s powerful, it re-ignites a childhood wonder and passion in us. It allows us to live our lives in a way that is right for us. So go chase those sunsets, play in the waves, savour it, enjoy it - you’ve earned it.


¡Pura vida!

Our Eighth Edition Embraces Tropical Lifestyles


During my time spent in Costa Rica I have met a myriad of wonderful people from across the globe coming to try their hand at discovering what the Pura vidalifestyle is all about. Some come only for a week, some for years, and some vowing to return. Yet, the mystique that oozes from this Central American country continues to elude many. What is it about Costa Rica that has so many captured? 

At first glance, one may say the landscapes, beaches, wildlife, or adventure that await on the shores of the Rich Coast. And while I agree, these are exceptional in themselves, there is nonetheless something much more underrated that hits home. The quality that has captured my heart is the all embracing kindness demonstrated by the people. Ticos are the nicest people you will ever meet, they are gracious to a fault, they will share their resources with you, and invite you to share a heartfelt conversation anytime. And if you find yourself in such a situation, where someone is inviting you to have a cafecitoor cervezawith them, I would encourage you to give them your time, sit down, lend an ear, and open yourself up to understanding what Pura vidais really all about.

I have discovered that the commonplace phrase Pura vidais a philosophy and way of life that has Costa Ricans living such lengthy lives, as well as peace filled. Its about accepting what is, letting go of what no longer serves, and being open to the good things that are yet to come. In one such life changing conversation with a neighbour, who was taking a well deserved break with a jugo naturalewhile working his land, what became abundantly clear to me was that hard work needs life to be successful in order to be meaningful. And, man oh man, do Ticos ever work hard, and when they are done working hard, man oh man, do they ever know how to relax and enjoy their time with family and friends. And that is a tropical lifestyle I can agree with! Work hard, play hard. I am convinced that our purpose is to create, to love, and to play – and to do so with vigor. And this is what Costa Rica is all about. Its inspiring, its abundant, its powerful, it re-ignites a childhood wonder and passion in us. It allows us to live our lives in a way that is right for us. So go chase those sunsets, play in the waves, savor it, enjoy it – youve earned it.

¡Pura vida!

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Nikki Whelan

Plan in decades. Think in years. Work in months. Live in days. Be in the moment.

 

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