Walking on the beach today, I watched a little dog take off like a bolt of lightning after a member of the Tamarindo Tourist Police who riding his little 100cc motorcycle. The policeman sped up to avoid the dog, but he stayed right on his tail for some 500 yards.
At the end of the stretch of beach, he turned his motorbike around and rode back to the owner with the dog still chasing and barking. The owner and policeman simply chuckled about the incident over a couple of beers.
How would a policeman do in another country respond? Tickets, court dates, fines? This is just a small example of what I think "Pura Vida" means.