Darin Talbot- “Costa Man”
The “Costa Man” Darin Talbot is the creator of Pura Vida show. A singer/ songwriter comedian, Talbot has been a full time entertainer for 25 years. Darin has been coming to Costa Rica since 2001 and has lived here the last 8 years. He is completely in love with this special place and its people. In 2012 Talbot started writing songs about Costa Rica. Many of them have become very popular. ”Puravidaville” is a song about a fictional town filled with the flavors of the country and the video would reach over 100,000 views on Facebook and Youtube. Darin’s signature song “Costa Man” has had 1.2 million views on Facebook and YouTube since its release in May 2018. In September of 2018 Darin received the Costa Rica Arts and Culture Award on Costa Rica Day in Los Angeles. Darin has also opened for The Beach Boys, Brian Setzer Orchestra, and Walter Trout. He has even played a special show at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles. He has performed for Will Smith, Patrick Swayze, Matt Leblanc, as well as the King of Holland.
Growing up in Hawaii as a young boy Darin often went to Luaus to learn the story of Hawaii. One day in 2014 while here in Costa Rica it dawned on him that there was no show about the story of Costa Rica and its rich cultural heritage. It became his mission to make this show a reality, “Thank you for joining us. May you learn more than you ever thought and have more fun than you can ever imagine”