Pure Life of Costa Rica

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Pura Vida (Pure Life) in Costa Rica).
Costa Rica is fast becoming the trendy green jewel holiday destination of Latin America, and indeed the world. In the last year alone, it has been ranked 3rd in the world for its ' Environmental Performance, its government has pledged for it to become the first carbon neutral country by 2021 and according to the New Economics Foundation, Costa Rica ranks 1st in the 'Happy Planet Index' and is the 'greenest'country in the world. With its national saying 'pura vida', which literally translates as 'pure life', Costa Ricans use the phrase to express a philosophy of strong community, perseverance, resilience in overcoming difficulties with good spirits, enjoying life slowly, and celebrating good fortune of magnitudes small and large alike. The dynamic mix of a friendly culture, beautiful sunshine, a plethora of stunning national parks & wildlife, world class surfing, diving and fishing, mile after mile of empty volcanic golden sand beaches and the growing number of 'ecoluxury' accommodations on offer makes this the perfect paradise getaway...Full text available on request.
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