Pura Vida

It’s all about the lifestyle

More than a simple translation that means “simple life” or “pure life”, it is a unique and inspiring philosophy, a true state of mind.

It means to be thankful for what they have. It’s an emotion, it’s an attitude, it’s happiness, and it’s a way of life!


  • 70 years of democracy: it is a very safe and stable country
  • Favorable politic towards foreign investors by granting them numerous legal and tax privileges
  • Peace loving nation: No army since 1947
  • 4.3%: This is the average economic growth of Costa Rica between 2009 and 2014.
  • Very low annual property tax; 0,25%.
  • Currency: Costa Rican colón (CRC) but USD ($) is used everywhere.
  • Leading industry: tourism
  • Very low annual property tax; 0,25%
  • Very attractive property prices – and tax exemptions on real-estate gains
  • Costa Rica is divided into seven provinces: San José, Alajuela, Heredia, Cartago, Guanacaste, Puntarenas, and Limon
  • Population 4.857 million (2016)
  • One of the Highest Life Expectancies in the World
  • 96% literacy rate
  • 1/4 of the territory is part of protected forest or reserve
  • Holds 5% of the world’s biodiversity even though its landmass only takes up 0.03% of the planet’s surface
  • Costa Rica is aiming to be carbon neutral by 2022
  • it is the hummingbird capital of the world, hosting 51 of the world’s 300 species
  • There are more than 121 volcanic formations in Costa Rica, and seven of them are active
  • It holds the perfect weather with many microclimates all over the country to choose from
  • Although it’s a popular travel destination Costa Rica is still wild, untamed and rugged.
  • Ideal for singles
  • Declared the country of the year 2016 by Geo Magazine.
  • Costa Rica Consistently Ranks Number 1 on the Happy Planet Index
  • It hosts what many consider to be the most challenging mountain bike race on the planet: La Ruta de los Conquistadores