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Celebrating 202 Years of Independence and 53 Years of Diplomatic Relations

Bridging Cultures: ‘Pura Vida’ and ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’

Costa Rica and India share a deep philosophical bond that transcends geographical boundaries to promote harmony, peace and universal brotherhood. This bond is fundamentally rooted in the rich cultural and heritage of the respective countries, while embracing the ideals of global interconnectedness and harmony. The Costa Rican philosophy of “Pura Vida,” meaning “pure life”, encapsulates the idea of appreciating the beauty of the environment, strengthening community ties and being fully present in every moment. This is complemented by the ancient Indian wisdom Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, which translates as “the world is a family”. Both philosophies emphasize interconnectedness, compassion, gratitude, cultural exchange, peaceful cooperation and sustainable environmental stewardship.


Participation of CDA Ms Sofia Salas Monge at the Round Table Interaction with Heads of Foreign Missions on the briefing of the 1st Global Tourism Investors’ Summit (March 2023)

G20 participation of the CDA Ms Sofia Salas Monge in the NE states (March 2023)


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