Random Factoid: Pura Vida

October 14, 2009 - Filed under Random Factoid



Costa Rica’s unofficial motto “Pura Vida” literally translates to “Pure Life”, but is often used in everyday conversation to say “Cool” or “Everything’s awesome!”

Tamarindo, Costa Rica - Beautiful Sunset! Pura Vida.

But the phrase isn’t another of the many tiquismos, or Costa Rican slang terms. It’s believed to have actually originated in Mexican movies of the 1950’s and then became wildly popular in Costa Rica.



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