: this is the country's most unique and popular phrase
and one of the most important phrases, which is used as a positive
response in all type of situations.
One thing to
know about the Ticos, as Costa Ricans are commonly known, is their free spirit
and love for life. You will often hear the people greet or salute
friends with the phrase "Pura Vida" which translates to Pure Life or "Pura
Vida Mae", which translates to Pure Life Dude (usually said among
friends or good acquaintances).
The people in
Costa Rica live by this expression. You'll find the Ticos don't sweat
the small stuff, don't rush, and spend quality time with family. Ticos
are famous for their hospitality, and are quite happy to live up to
their reputation. They are well-educated and hard working people, who
are quick with a handshake and a smile. They are well aware of the
special land they have.
are just a few things that encompass the expression "Pura Vida" the best
way to feel this is visit Costa Rica.
"Pura Vida Mae"
is just one of the colorful sayings or "Dichos" from Costa Rica. If you
would like to know more sayings or dichos visit my
Costa Rica section.
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Costa Rica borders to the
North with Nicaragua, to the South with Panama, and to the East and West
it has coastlines on the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean.