Pura Vida: Spanish for 'Pure Life'. After spending 9 magical days in Costa Rica, I totally understand why this is the nation's motto. James had been itching to go to Costa Rica for years, but I was never into the idea. We didn't go on our European honeymoon and wanted to do something nice for our 1 year wedding anniversary! We put our faith in a recommendation of one person and chose Nosara, Costa Rica as our destination.

Located in the Nicoya Peninsula on the North Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, this little expat town is a hot spot for surf and yoga. You can expect waves every day of the year with one of the world's most consistent breaks at Playa Guiones. Yogis everywhere travel to Nosara to awaken their inner wisdom. From the Liberia Airport, it was a 2.5 hour car ride, half of which was on rocky terrain. Nosara is one of the last locations in Costa Rica with unpaved roads. Personally, I hate long car rides. James doesn't mind them, having toured the U.S. many times, but we agreed to not rent a car on this trip. We could have hopped on buses to visit other towns, but we chose to stay put. This entire vacation was so different than any trip we had taken together, 

I loved making Nosara our little home for a week-ish. We made friends, became regulars of establishments, and often got mistaken as Ticos (slang term for native Costa Ricans). I miss waking up to sunshine and fresh air. We are so lucky to have met so many amazing people who have impacted our lives and inspired us to bring Pura Vida to Richmond. I swear, we aren't high on post-vacation fumes. 

Enjoy this slideshow with some of my favorite adventures and places to go/eat/see in Nosara. (Hover for a detailed description) I have to confess, I brought a real camera, but most of our photos were taken with an iPhone. I'm ashamed and needless to say, we won't be making that mistake again.

Check out my Flickr page for our entire album of Nosara! 


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