What’s Costa Rica living really like? Here’s an example. “Where’s my mucho?” Nick asked. Excuse me? “I want my mucho!” he declared. I have no idea what you are talking about, I replied. You see Stephanie and Nick came to Costa Rica a year or so ago on vacation and immediately fell in love with this paradise, as happens to so many of us. So they made a decision to move to Pura Vida land and open a bar, fulfilling a goal they have had for many years. I love people who don’t procrastinate and don’t make excuses. They are set to open very soon and it will be called The Sand Bar, located smack in the middle of Playa Hermosa. It is an acronym for something much bigger and more romantic, Stephanie And Nick’s Dream (SAND) Bar.
Cool. Really cool.
It will have all the art deco you would imagine with a name like that, and I am expecting it to be one of my favorite hangouts. One of the reasons I love the people of Costa Rica so much, is because from the first moment you arrive, they treat you like old friends. If you travel to other Latin American countries, it is way more formal and less personal. For instance, when you say Gracias (Thank You) in Mexico, they always answer De Nada (You are welcome), and yet, if you think about it, you would never answer that way back home. I think I have only said “you are welcome” a couple times in my entire life, and usually it was to a small child. Thank you Uncle Mike. You are welcome Sidney.