"Costa Rica is a way cool place. There are many kind nature spirits there. Hey, every time someone greets you they say "Pura Vida" (pure life). Just that line shows you that the country is totally at peace."
"What can I say except for that this is the ultimate haven for anyone who has grasped peace and knows how to live life to the fullest.....Pura Vida (pure life) is not only the universal greeting, but it's a great substitute for "cool". (My bus driver Rodrigo used it that way). The people are very hip here. Incredible atmosphere......and the food is the best I've ever had!"
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Posted by PW on 2007-02-25 07:05:29 My Score: "this is the only nation in the world with no military"
Mistaken! Hey, I know CR is great, but the author of this comment is wrong. Many countries around the world do not have a military - and surprise surprise - they usually don't have conflicts or wars either - just like Costa Rica. It's a lot like refusing to fight someone in high school - it almost always results in no fight and no violence (perhaps a little embarrassment though) A simple lesson for us all.
Posted by zentalbus on 2007-02-05 07:17:22 My Score: Im going to quepos during june 5, to the 15 is it hard to find marijuana down there where are the hot spots at
Posted by Fabian Mackeprang on 2006-11-16 05:07:55 My Score: Currently living in Costa Rica. Man, Pura Vida, this is the only nation in the world with no military. Peace and Pure Life are A Way Of Life here. I love it so much!! It's so beautiful, there are alot of tourist traps but hey you just need some street smarts.
Posted by trom on 2006-03-14 21:17:01 My Score: HELLO, HEY IVE BEEN LIVING IN NORTHERN AMERICA UP BY CANADIAN BORDER. I AM ON SSI. THINKING OF GOING TO COSTA RICA, CAN ONE RENT SAFE LITTLE HUTS THERE? STUFF LIKE THAT ANY REPLIES WELCOME,... OR MAYBE JOIN SOME FOLK ALREADY LIVING THERE. I CAN HELP OUT WITH THINGS PAT SMALL RENT, I WANT TO EXPIERIENCE COSTA RICA (: THANKS EMAIL ME email@example.com
Posted by Goinghome on 2005-05-09 21:47:02 My Score: I'm looking for a place to live and would like some more detailed info about Costa Ricas 'social structure'. How's the economy? Enviroment? Anyone know about immigrating there? I can look at the CIA factbook but am interested in a more human perspective. How's the expenses compare to the US? What kind of culture does the government engage in? Thanks y'all...live the revolution. Choose your own adventure...etc.
Posted by Chris on 2004-09-30 21:52:33 My Score: Costa Rica is a tourist trap most basic hotel rooms are 20$ U.S. foreners have bought up most of the good spots and charge American prices.Why support a buch of rich foreners? Nicaragua and Hondorous are real central america 2$ U.S for a basic hotel room, and real Central America life. Costa Rica is good for a credit card hippy on a 5 day vacation. If you want to spend the winter on a hippy buget and live like a king or qween go north.
Posted by naturalistic1 on 2003-09-08 23:29:09 My Score: i heard of an international rainbow gathering in costa rica in early 2004.anyone know anything?ive also heard of some spiritual communes being started down there.any info for a brother?peace,love,and respect
Posted by Jessica on 2003-08-16 14:24:18 My Score: I went to Costa Rica a few summers ago by myself and found loads of sociable natives(especially the men;) as well as other travelers. Its a beautiful country with many non-touristic beaches( mainly on the west coast) and tons of weed to score. Go at least once.
Posted by DerekColoradoHippie on 2003-07-31 02:07:38 My Score: Went to Costa Rica last year, It's a beautiful place with many kind spirits, also very american friendly! I had the best Marijuana I ever smoked on that trip (Although it was a Church HS Trip....O Well...) You can get almost any kind of drug you want cheap too. The coast is the best part of Costa Rica
Peace "pura vida"
Posted by john lenon on 2003-06-05 10:36:43 My Score: go once and tell me if you wouldnt like to go back.
Posted by josue on 2003-06-05 10:32:38 My Score: i think you are right, costa rica is a pretty country.it is so peaceful and you can find every kind of drug there,likemushrooms,marihuana,ect.enjoy the nature that god made, and go toexpend your mind and live a pura vida there.
a nice hippy place is el monte de la cruz,san rafael de heredia.
Posted by Wandering Paul on 2002-05-26 22:52:24 My Score: Spent lots of time bumming around Costa Rica a few summers ago. I can't wait to get back. The bus system is a great way to get around, meet people and practice your Espanol. Quepos on the Pacific coast is a hippie friendly village. Check out Manuel Antonio National Parque, but beware of the hungry crocodiles that hang out in the surf.