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Spectacular Pool and Beach Club w/ Your Villa! Pool, Gym, Spa, Restaurant, Tiki Bar, Yoga Studio
Your Space to Enjoy
Enjoy the Hammocks under the Rancho
Front Entrance
Front of the Villa
Entrance to Pura Vida House
Water Feature as You Enter the Villa
Enjoy the Tropical Terrace listening to the Monkeys and Birds
Enjoy the Hammocks under the Rancho
Relax the Day Away
Enjoy the Fresh Air
Outdoor Dining by the Pool
Hand-made Hardwood Tables
Most Comfortable Beach Chairs in Costa Rica
Spacious Open Kitchen
Indoor Living Area
Room 1 (2 Full Beds) & Bath
Room 1 Bathroom, with Organic Handmade Amenities, Towels and Beach Towels
Room 1 Bathroom, with Organic Handmade Amenities, Towels and Beach Towels
Room 2 (2 Full Beds) & Bath
Room 2 Bathroom, with Organic Handmade Amenities, Towels and Beach Towels
Room 3 Bathroom with Tropical Outdoor Shower
Room 3 (King that Can Convert to 2 Twins)
Room 4 (King that Can Convert to 2 Twins)
Room 4 Bathroom, with Organic Handmade Amenities, Towels and Beach Towels
One of Three Pools Available to You
Sunset Therapy Steps Away
World Class Beach Club Steps Away from our Villa
One of 2 Spas inside our Resort for you to Relax and Enjoy
Surf the Famous Little Hawaii Break
Your nearly private beach, one of 3 beaches available to you
Beautiful Beach for you to Enjoy!
Incredible Sunsets Steps Away from the Villa
State of the Art Gym Overlooking the Pacific Ocean
Famous Hole #15, a tough par 3 called the Shark Hole
The Hacienda Pinilla Golf Club is steps away from Your Villa
The Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course is a links-style golf course with great views
Two Hard Surface Outdoor Lighted Tennis and Pickleball Courts and Club On-Site
Two Mountain Bike Trails (beginner and advanced) with ocean views On-Site
Ride Horses in Tropical Dry Forest and the Beach; Equestrian Center On-Site
Gorgeous Sunsets on 1 of 3 Nearly-Private Beaches within Hacienda Pinilla
This Daily View Steps Away from Your Villa is Sure to Make You Happy!
Birds-eye View of Your Exclusive Beach Club
This is All Yours to Enjoy with a Stay at Our Beach Villa!
Aerial View of Your Exclusive Beach Club
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4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Tamarindo, Province of Guanacaste

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Patty R
Columbus, Ohio
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Experience Costa Rica!”
Reviewed January 20, 2014 for a stay in January 2014

Choosing to stay at Pura Vida House is choosing to experience the true Costa Rica. Jorge and Stephanie are incredible hosts, personalizing their guests' experience to fit their interests and tastes. They showed us beautiful beaches, organized personal tours of the area, and took us to fun local festivities. All of these activities allowed us to see the real Costa Rica and would never have been possible if staying in a chain hotel. We now have a much greater appreciation for the country, the nature, and the people.
Jorge and Stephanie can offer their guests something that few hotels can offer...the insider perspective and personal touch. They have a unique connection to the community they live in and love to share that with their guests.
The House itself is cozy, clean, and feels like home! Pastora's cooking is wonderfully healthy...everything is fresh and tastes delicious.
If you want to truly get to know Costa Rica, then Pura Vida House is for you!

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Traveling group: Couples
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Management Response
Jan 22, 2014
Tricia, thank you for the very kind words, we truly appreciate it, and appreciate having met you and Samuel, and spending a fun week with both of you! Stephanie and myself consider you guys friends now and we're looking forward to connecting again in Columbus, OH in the summer. I'm not forgetting about Samuel's offer to cook one night ... we'll make sure to bring the wine and some Costa Rican goodies :-) Hasta pronto queridos amigos! Jorge and Steph
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Stella B
Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
“Excellent Home away from Home!”
Reviewed January 13, 2014 for a stay in January 2014

Jorge and Stephanie were the most amazing hosts, making us feel completely at home! The accommodations were comfortable, cozy (with delicious homemade meals!) and each activity suggested by our hosts was fun, exciting, and memorable. I would highly recommend Pura Vida House as your homebase while visiting this amazing place. They've got any activity imaginable, all near the comfort and luxury in your "home away from home" - the Pura Vida House.

Pura Vida!

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Visit was for: Leisure
Traveling group: Couples
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1lefty1
San Diego, California
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Fantastic”
Reviewed January 10, 2014 for a stay in January 2014

Jorge and Stephanie are great hosts...everything about their house is just wonderful...kickback and relax or enjoy any of the excursions they offer and arrange for you...you'll love it!!........Eileen

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Visit was for: Leisure
Traveling group: Friends
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Kubiak6
Arlington, Virginia
2 reviews
“5-star, genuine Costa Rica tour!”
Reviewed January 9, 2014 for a stay in January 2014

Even though I was born in Costa Rica (now US resident) and I could've gone to other places during my short visit to CR, I decided to give Pura Vida house a chance since their offering seemed very appealing and since they had a ton of different options: from relaxing massages in the beach to the more "adventurous" stuff I like (hikes, turtle watching tours, zip lining, etc,). The true magic of this place lies in the warmth and hospitality you immediately feel from the hosts Jorge and Stephanie. They embrace you almost as a family member and go the extra mile to ensure your experience is satisfactory. I am willing to say that you don't only have an extraordinary vacation, but will also leave the place with two or more amazing friends. Now it's not all about them... The area is truly genuine, a real hidden-gem... Far from massive constructions/hotels but yet near many natural treasures. I had the chance to do the giant turtle tour (highly recommended) and Jorge and Stephanie took us to beautiful beaches, nice waterfalls and we even went to a local town near Santa Cruz for their "fiestas", which was a great local experience too. If you are tired of overpriced hotels where you will feel like you are still in the city, get treated like "another customer" and want to experience a truly genuine Costa Rican tour, I suggest you give them a chance. They will literally tailor their offering depending on your preferences and the things you would like to do, which is simply fantastic and makes it well worth it. It is not a coincidence that this site is packed with awesome reviews! Cheers and Pura Vida Jorge/Steph! -Ricardo aka Kubiak :-)

Visit was for: Leisure
Traveling group: Couples
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Management Response
Jan 11, 2014
Kubiak, thank you so much for the kind words, the pleasure was all ours! I wish we would have had more time to show you even more of Guanacaste and all its wonders. Hope to see you and D'Arcy very soon, nos vemos muy pronto queridos amigos! Jorge and Steph.
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Kubiak6
Arlington, Virginia
2 reviews
“Great, Personalized experience! ”
Reviewed January 9, 2014 for a stay in January 2014

Even though I was born in Costa Rica (now US resident) and I could've gone to other places, I decided to give Pura Vida house a chance since their offering seemed very appealing and since they had a ton of different options: from relaxing massages in the beach to the more "adventurous" the stuff I like (hikes, turtle watching tours, zip lining, etc,). The true magic of this place lies in the warmth and hospitality you immediately feel from the hosts Jorge and Stephanie. They embrace you almost as a family member and go the extra mile to ensure your experience is satisfactory. I am willing to say that you don't only have an extraordinary vacation, but will also leave the place with two or more amazing friends. Now it's not all about them... The area is truly genuine, a real hidden-gem... Far from massive constructions but yet near many natural treasures. I had the chance to do the giant turtle tour (highly recommended) and Jorge and Stephanie took us to beautiful beaches, nice waterfalls and we even went to a local town near Santa Cruz for their "fiestas", which was a great experience too. If you are tired of overpriced hotels where you will feel like you are still in the city, and want to experience a truly genuine Costa Rican tour, I suggest you give them a chance. It is not a coincidence that this site is packed with awesome reviews! Cheers and Pura Vida! -Ricardo

Visit was for: Leisure
Traveling group: Couples
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SkyRollLu...
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
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“Relaxing and fun”
Reviewed January 9, 2014 for a stay in January 2014

Jorge and Stephanie are super nice and take care of everything. Great weather, great food, beaches, wildlife, tennis, golf..... no shortage of things to do and it's all great. Just don't try to beat Jorge at tennis, he is really good!

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Visit was for: Leisure
Traveling group: Solo
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Liz S
Columbus, Ohio
1 review
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“Perfect family vacation!”
Reviewed December 2, 2013 for a stay in March 2013
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My family and I had a great time at Pura Vida House. We were looking to stay near Tamarindo, but wanted something different than just a hotel on the beach. Jorge and Stephanie were very accommodating with everything we did and didn’t want to do while we were there. We went to the beach at Tamarindo nearly every day so our daughter could play in the water, and my husband took a few surf lessons there. A couple of days we went a bit up the coast to Conchal for snorkeling and massages, it was just breathtaking. Tamarindo beach and Langosta were definitely our favorites though! The food was healthy and tasted great, and we had such a great time meeting all of their neighbors. We have been to Costa Rica before but had not felt like we got to know the country as well.

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