Yoga and pura vida go hand in hand. Simply put, yoga is an ancient Hindu discipline that strives to unit the mind, body, and spirit. Literally translated, pura vida means “pure life”. To Costa Ricans, “pura vida” is more than words, it is a way of life.
At the ripe old age of 4, Frances "Kitten" Jones, started rescuing animals. From that tender age her destiny was set and a life long passion took root. "I was destined to do this (animal rescue) because it has always come naturally. It was what I was put here to do."
Like many people, when I think of a children’s home, the term “orphanage” comes to mind. Those old Hollywood movies have created a mental picture for me of a sad, dismal, sterile institution, where stern discipline reigns. My recent visit to Hogar de Vida para la Ninez in Atenas, changed that mental picture 180 degrees.
Costa Rica is a dynamic little country that has every modern convenience and luxury items that one could want. In San Jose you will find the typical American mega malls that rival any you will find in the United States. Most feature an array of high end boutiques, designer and luxury goods shops and many of the America fast food chains. And the newest addition? Starbucks.
Over the past year the inventory of quality homes in Atenas has gone from plentiful to almost nonexistent. Local builders and developers have been scrambling to create inventory, but this takes time. Around the world, in big cities especially, it is common place for builders and developers to build model homes or apartments for their current projects making pre-sales easy for both the developer/seller and the buyer.
Costa Rica Realtors Chamber
Tours in Costa Rica
Pure Life Development of Atenas is a full service tour company. We feature full vacation packages and day trips for the family. Our tour director Nelson Conejo is very experienced and provides a personal service and attention to detail second to none in Costa Rica. Please write Nelson or give him a call to arrange your next Costa Rican vacation at (506)2446-0447 or
Retirement Living in Atenas
Interview with Pure Life Development co-founder and certified realtor Dennis Easters, about Costa Rica ranked by AARP as "one of the best places to retire abroad".