Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Pura Vida

Not Yet Noon

Pura vida is the quintessential Costa Rican phrase. It means so much more than pure life. A server could greet you at a restaurant with it. A friend might say it to express best wishes. Its many meanings sum up the Costa Rican view of life. These photos try to give a few examples.

First, 11:15 AM, brunch at the popular beachfront restaurant in Tamarindo, Nogui. 11:15 AM. The man with his back to the camera has a shirt with the logo of the Budweiser of Costa Rica, cerveza Imperial. Can you read the words above it? I suppose the fluid level in the wine glasses could be lower. Pura vida.

Next, early afternoon at Witch's Rock Surf Camp and restaurant (motto: Nachos As Big As Your Ass). What wouldn't you give for the sun, Pacific ocean, a hammock and your iPhone? Pura vida.

Last, a hazy sunset on Playa Langosta just outside our condo. The couple's body language seems awfully closed up. Pura vida to them.

Pura Vida

Playa Langosta 2015-02-08 6


Stefan Jansson said...

I am a bit jealous of you now.

Luis Gomez said...

So beautiful!

Memphis MOJO said...

Sounds like you are having a good time.

(motto: Nachos As Big As Your Ass)

Love it!

William Kendall said...

Quite a motto for a restaurant!

Jilly said...

How beautiful and wild this is. Love the phrase 'Pure Vida.'

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Pura Vida Bob :)