Pura Vida, literally translated means Pure Life.
Contextually, it means Full of Life, Purified life, This is living!, Going great!
It is used as a greeting, a farewell, and to express satisfaction.
Costa Ricans use the phrase to express a philosophy of strong community,
perseverance, good spirits, enjoying life slowly, celebrating good fortune,
whether small or large.
Pura Vida is an acknowledgment of the Costa Rican attitude towards life.