Our Story

Hola from Costa Rica!

We met and became good friends in Denver over a decade ago. During the pandemic, Aaron decided to leave the U.S. and move to Costa Rica. Patrick and his family followed shortly after. We live in different communities and provinces, but we share in the amazing opportunity that is this land of Pura Vida.

Despite our attraction to Costa Rica’s way of life, navigating the relocation process and adjusting to the cultural nuances proved challenging for both of us. Along the journey, we’ve encountered numerous obstacles and gained invaluable insights. So we founded Your Pura Vida to assist others in finding their path with fewer pitfalls.

Too much advice about moving to Costa Rica on places like Facebook groups, real estate and relocation blogs, and social media is misleading or trying to make a quick buck off of you. We’re building a better way, one that helps you discover if this country is right for you, but also invests in the people and businesses of Costa Rica in the process.

Our mission is simple: to ensure you and your family thrive in your new Costa Rican life. How can we lend our support? Send us an email and let’s talk!

Pura vida,
Patrick and Aaron




Andrea Lasso de la Vega

Education Specialist

Benjamin Rojas Chaves

Client Specialist



Whether you’re a young family, retiree, adventurer, digital nomad, or something in between — we are here to help you turn your dream into reality, just as we have!


Are You a PuravidistSM?

In Costa Rica there are tourists, there are expats, then there are our members. Puravidists are people who don’t just want to have a home here, but want to truly live into your Pura Vida — a way of thinking about balance and priorities, and a reinvestment in quality of life. It means being part of your community. It means getting past the tour guide “gringo” recommendations. It means truly embracing the Costa Rica way of life. We are here to help you be your best, most energized Puravidist.

We'd love to talk!

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We won't sell your information to anyone, promise! Pura vida!