• Organic Supermarket Pura Vida

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Supermarket chain with 3 other locations. This location has another one right up the street closer to the park but it's not filled with as many vegan options. Carries a large variety of vegan products, including vegan milks (soy, hemp, almond, rice, oat, chocolate hazelnut), snacks such as crackers (ninfas) or chocolates (70% cacao with coconut or pink salt or coffee) and many more. Open Mon-Sun 7:00am-9:00pm.

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13 Reviews

First Review by aronim


Points +63

09 Nov 2023

It was fine

There were plant milks but I was expecting more. The store isn’t very big, and it seemed like it was more of a liquor store lol. The regular grocery store that is on the same street? had more options on certain things like vegan cheese, so I recommend going there after! There wasn’t vegan cheese, mayo, or meat substitutes here when I came. They did have kettle chips, natural jam, and ice cream though!



Points +137

21 Nov 2022

Pretty good

We found soy milk here, as well as Costa Rican vegan ice cream and kombucha. What we didn’t find: produce! We were hoping for local produce, and their selection was quite small. Also bummed by no peanut butter without added oils and sugar (they had Jif. Bleh.)

Pros: Soy milk!, Ice cream!, Kombucha

Cons: No produce


Points +48

08 Jun 2022

So so expensive

I think costa rica has one of the most expensive supermarkets worldwide, and the quality is not even worth it, beer apart. I tried the vegan ice-cream, nothing special. It can be improved tho; something like $7 for the "big" cup. Just crazy. Almost all the rest is imported and insanely expensive.

Cons: Expensive, Mid quality


Points +684

11 Apr 2022

Good for specific diet/ health needs

Good spot for someone with gluten issues like celiacs to get special items, but otherwise stick to the regular supermercato and farmers market

Updated from previous review on 2022-04-11

Pros: Good if you have dietary health issue


Points +3164

07 Oct 2021

Nothing special

I honestly didn’t see very many differences in this market compared to other markets here. There was not a section of vegan items. There was a small cooler of 1 brand of vegan ice cream that was good. But it was cheaper to just freeze some bananas and make nice cream with the blender at out Airbnb. There was a large area for gluten free items which wasn’t helpful for vegans. We did find some accidentally vegan, gluten free chocolate chip cookies and they were like cardboard. We did come in October which is the slow season so maybe they only have items when it’s tourist season?


Points +216

19 Mar 2021

Not many vegan options

Not much of a vegan selection, you can find many more vegan items in other local supermarkets such as BM supermercado. The kombuchas I bought were a bit off, didn’t taste right.


Points +403

10 Feb 2021

Ouvert mais souffre de la crise...

Le supermarché bio est ouvert mais l'entrée se fait via le magasin de liqueur. Ilq vendent quelques produits secs, des céréales, du quinoa, du tahin, qlq produits de beauté et qlq légumes mais plus de frais ou de surgelés (et donc plus de glace Vegan 😭). Les rayons devraient se remplir quand la crise sera passée... La vendeuse est très sympa 🙂


Points +6213

08 Jan 2021

Vegan products

Nice selection of vegan products. I found some nice Costa Rican made chocolate bars that were delicious.


Points +135

14 Feb 2020

Amazing vegan options!

Best place in the area for organic produce.
Also offers some vegan cheeses, ice cream and fake meat.
Just a little tip: if you’re looking for a non dairy milk, look for it in the front of the store! Saved us 3000 colones opposed to the ones sold in the ‘organic’-section.


Points +1046

30 Jan 2020

Has all the vegan stuff one could want

Name it and they’ve got it


Points +2998

10 Feb 2019

Best place in the area for vegan groceries!

They carry lots of hard to find vegan groceries here like the vegan egg, vegan cheese, vegan ice cream and many other organic and vegan staples.


Points +442

24 Jan 2019

Organic department in a „normal“ supermarket

This vegan department provides you with good food, cosmetic and more. Has also vegan cheese.


Points +13

Mostly Veg
05 Oct 2018

My new happy place

I was so happy to find this place. They have all the basics a vegan could ask for. Isis was super helpful and accommodating.

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Friendly staff, Great range natural toiletries

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