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Pura Vida Bracelets for a Cause

Pura Vida bracelets are lovely, unique and handmade by artisans in Costa Rica. Pura Vida is Spanish for "pure life," and the company focuses on high-quality and individual bracelets for a cause. At Hangin-Around.com, you'll find a wide selection of Pura Vida string bracelets, headbands and hair ties. We also carry Pura Vida charity bracelets, where a portion of the proceeds are donated to charitable causes, such as breast cancer and MS.


Bracelets from Pura Vida are designed to fit everyone perfectly thanks to being closed with an adjustable slip knot. They are available in a wide range of colors, from natural tones to electric and neon colors. When you purchase a Pura Vida bracelet, you are helping to keep artists in Costa Rica employed, and money is also contributed to causes that ensure beaches stay clean.


We offer free shipping in the United States, as well as expedited or international shipping for a small additional charge. Plus, when you buy four Pura Vida bracelets with coupon code “PV4” you’ll get $4 off your order. Mix and match or buy four as a gift to save!


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Pura Vida Charity Bracelets Pura Vida Charm Bracelets Pura Vida Hippie Hair Ties
Charity Bracelets
Charm Bracelet
The perfect accessory to wear & share. Stack them up on your wrist!
Pura Vida Original Bracelets Pura Vida Solid Bracelets Pura Vida Bracelets for Charity
The 'original' is where it all started in Costa Rica!
Solid colors are always a must-have! Mix, match, and layer up your Pura Vida bracelets.
A portion of proceeds are donated to charitable organizations.
Pura Vida Braided Bracelets Pura Vida NEON Bracelets Pura Vida Platinum Bracelets
Handmade braided bracelets for men & women
Handmade NEON bracelets for men & women
The popular Platinum Edition featuring silver beads
Pura Vida Beaded Bracelets
Pura Vida bracelets with the sought after beaded look. All Pura Vida bracelets are waterproof!

Layer your Pura Vida with Good Works Bracelets


How it all started...

Two friends decided to hit the beaches of Costa Rica for five weeks to celebrate their college graduation. Between the beautiful sunsets and the rolling breakers, they began to deeply appreciate the simple lifestyle of the people and cultures they encountered.

One day, the pair was visiting a small community in Costa Rica when they noticed a man named Jorge peddling bracelets on the street. The colorful bracelets were handmade in a simple way and seemed to capture the essence of their journey. The pair quickly asked Jorge if he would be willing to make them 400 bracelets to take back to the states with them. Within a matter of a few weeks they became great friends with Jorge. When they first met Jorge, he was living in a single room with three beds shared by several other members of his family. Soon after returning to the states they were able to give him enough business to live comfortably in a house and have his amigos work with him. Jorge went from selling 2-5 bracelets a week to upwards of 10,000 a week. They are now selling them in 500+ surf shops, boutiques, college book stores, and a few large chain stores nationwide. Each one has a unique and different color combination so coming across someone with your exact bracelet will be a tough find.

Once returning to the states the two friends soon began to realize that these simple string bracelets were more then just your everyday bracelet, the were a movement. Pura Vida Bracelets are simple, unique, hand-made bracelets that have a great story behind them. Upon returning to California the two friends decided to put the bracelets in a bowl at a boutique shop. Before long, they had all sold out and people were asking for more. They decided to contact the man and buy more, and the relationship soon blossomed into a full-fledged business. The business that formed only a few months ago is now called Pura Vida Bracelets, The phrase “Pura Vida” (pu·ra vi·da) means pure life in Spanish. Enjoying life slowly, celebrating good fortune and not taking anything for granted embodies the Pura Vida Lifestyle. Each original bracelet is handmade in Costa Rica with a unique combination of colors. The hard work that went into making each bracelet represents the dedication and respect for the beautiful land that we all live in. Selecting your “Pura Vida” bracelet isn’t always a quick task. Local jewelers spend days, even weeks creating specific bracelets to express their lifestyle. From vibrant colors to earth tones, Pura Vida Bracelets has any combination for you.

Pura Vida is also a member of One Percent for the Planet and donates a portion of its proceeds to the Surfrider Foundation, which is a grassroots foundation dedicated to cleaning up beaches and oceans around the world.