Pura Vida. The words mean “pure life” and are used everywhere to describe this place – your menu, t-shirts – but it’s more than marketing, it’s reality. The air here is humid and warm…embracing. It’s the sort of place you can walk in the sand with your flip-flops and it doesn’t get up in your toes and hurt…it’s soft. The streets are full of potholes and mud but just out of reach of their splash you find hand-rolled cigars and a culture that constantly reminds you to live your life, enjoy it to the fullest. I can see how easy it is to get lost here as days roll into weeks like the waves that so many people travel here to surf. Pure Life. Perfect.