COSTA RICAN PEOPLE
Most impressive, is the beauty of the people who live here. Resourceful people, who understand the value of living with the land day to day. Costa Ricans are self-sufficient experts in farming and fishing. Thesense of heritage in this part of the world is deep.
This is one of the only countries in the region that prides itself on not having an official military. Their military was officially abolished in 1948, where the money was used to improve the quality of life to the rest of the population. This is one of the underlying factors that contribute to the level of happiness that many Costa Ricans find themselves privy to. Costa Ricans are well regarded as extremely hospitable and friendly to travelers visiting the country.
The Nicoya Peninsula is considered one of the Blue Zones in the world, where people commonly live active lives past the age of 100 years.
The most commonly used phrase in Costa Rica is Pura Vida. Everything in Costa Rica is Pura Vida! The simple translation is Pura Life; but the saying has a far more profound meaning to people of Costa Rica, and the travelers who fall in love with this majestic country.
Pura vida! Means that no matter what your current situation is, life for someone else can always be less fortunate than your own. So you need to consider that maybe…just maybe, your situation isn’t all that bad and that no matter how little or how much you have in life, we are all here together and life is short…so start living it “pura vida style”.