Pura vida means “pure life”. It’s a greeting in Costa Rica. Pura Vida? Pura Vida! How are you? Great.
Another term that one usually learns to understand soon is Tico time. Ticos is the nickname of the Puerto Ricans. And Tico time is, therefore, the time in Puerto Rico. The time agreed is a relative term in Costa Rica. Dates are something the importance of foreigners exaggeratedly overestimate. “It’s Tico time”. Take it easy. Things happen when they happen. It’s easy. The almost unearthly beauty of many landscapes makes up for it all.