Two simple Spanish words: words to greet, words to say when we part, an expression of enjoying life and being happy. What do they mean? Directly translated PURE LIFE but this phrase in Costa Rica has a much richer and profound meaning that is difficult to translate. There are many interpretations like: enjoy life, life is good, this is the life, take it easy.
It wasn’t till I came to Costa Rica that this term is so much more meaningful! The Costa Rican people are friendly, helpful and happy. Even with much poverty, I am amazed at their positive attitude! I’m sure warm weather and a beautiful country contributes to their pleasant disposition. I know I felt happy being there and I can’t help echoing – Pura vida!!!