PURA VIDA (Costa Rica Slang)
oc. adj. (jergal) Pura Vida Literally means "pura life", fine, cool, very well or everything is ok, it can be used as a greeting, farewell, to express satisfaction or wellness (is everything ok?, yes, pura vida! / Goodbye! Pura vida!).
And by Wikipedia:
Pura Vida is a phrase used in Costa Rica on various occasions, but especially in response to the greeting ("How are you?" - "Pura vida") and is equivalent to "very well", although it should be noted that the inhabitants of that Central American country gives it a broader and deeper interpretation.
The simple meaning of Pura Vida is Pure Life or Simple Life. And this has a lot to do with the culture and attitude of the local Ticos. The towns of Costa Rica tend to be much more laid back and carefree than many other countries and towns. They just don't worry as much as others do, there is really no need to worry when you are in paradise. It is probably the most common phrase that travelers to the country often hear.
Pura Vida is both a greeting and a farewell, an answer to the question: "How are you?" And a pronounced expression, perhaps he screamed - on joyous occasions.
The "pura vida" symbolizes for Costa Ricans the simplicity of good living, the attachment to humility, abundance, exuberance, well-being, joy, peace, satisfaction, conformity, happiness and optimism, associated with the art of appreciating good looks in simplicity. and natural, the art of good living.
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I moved to Esterillos Oeste in 2003 from Houston, Texas where I worked in the advertising business for 15 years. I started a surfing business in town and like to paddle out as often as time allows without being negligent to my responsibilities to family, church, community or our chilly peppers.