The Diverse Allure of Costa Rica

Pura Vida. It’s the phrase delivered ubiquitously throughout Costa Rica as a greeting, a farewell and a thank-you. It’s also what my waiter at the Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort’s Puesta Del Sol bar said to me as he handed me a cocktail made with Cacique, a liquor that is Costa Rica’s national spirit. I sipped it slowly at a table that overlooked the Pacific Ocean. The glass began to sweat in the humidity as the sun slipped below the horizon. I was finally feeling the contentedness Pura Vida seems to encourage.

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