“The only place where it’s okay to eat yellow snow.”
Pura Vida Shaved Ice is located in Modesto, California in the Frontier West Shopping Center on Standiford Avenue.
Pura Vida is Spanish for “Pure Life” and serves as the slogan of Costa Rica. After working in Costa Rica, our owners wanted to bring back a philosophy to the business world that embodies what Pura Vida stands for- Live Pure. We fell in love with what Pura Vida stands for, which is why we adopted it as our name.
Come stop by and see what the good life feels like. Enjoy a relaxing oasis to unwind with family and friends. Enjoy the HEALTHIER alternative to snack and dessert cravings- guilt free! Our drive-thru offers a speedy alternative to your morning coffee stop, a way to get the kids to smile after school or practice, or a substitute to a date night treat.
Everyone loves traditional treats and the good times that follow. Sticky fingers and salty kernels work themselves into your most treasured memories with family and friends. We pride ourselves with enormous serving sizes and low costs that will make everyone in the family smile. We have caught the interest of a loyal customer base with our broad variety of shave ice flavors, espresso drinks, specialty loose-leaf tea, and homemade kettle corn. We also offer delicious hot cocoa piled high with whipped cream, soft drinks, root beer floats, and ice cream for the center of your favorite shaved ice.