About Pura Vida

“The only place where it’s okay to eat yellow snow.”

Pura Vida Shaved Ice is located in Modesto, CA 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.

Enjoy the healthier alternative to snack and dessert cravings- guilt free!

Our drive-thru offers a speedy alternative, a way to get the kids to smile after school or practice, or a substitute to a date night treat. We pride ourselves with enormous serving sizes and low costs that will make everyone in the family smile. We have a broad variety of shave ice flavors, espresso drinks, specialty loose-leaf tea, homemade kettle corn, hot cocoa piled high with whipped cream, soft drinks, root beer floats, and ice cream.