Experience Costa Rica’s “Pura Vida” in Under 3 Minutes

Pura Vida is the unofficial motto of Costa Rica. Literally, it means "pure life." In essence, it means perfection. Peer into filmmaker FKY's family vacation, shot in a beautiful country.

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