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Spectacular Pool and Beach Club w/ Your Villa! Pool, Gym, Spa, Restaurant, Tiki Bar, Yoga Studio
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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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930boba
Elmhurst, Illinois
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3 reviews
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“Simply Amazing”
Reviewed February 5, 2014 for a stay in January 2014
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This was my second visit to the Pura Vida House. Jorge and Stephanie and Pastora (the local woman who cooks all the meals) go all out to make every aspect of a stay at the Pura Vida House an amazing and unforgettable experience. I've been to many "all inclusive" resorts over the years, but theirs is by far the best for the money! When you leave the Pura Vida House you will not only have had an amazing experience, you will have 3 new friends!

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Traveling group: Friends
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Management Response
Feb 6, 2014
Wow, thank you for such kind words, and for taking the time to write us a review :-) I'm personally sorry that I feel like I didn't spend as much time with you this year, but glad you were taking full advantage of Hacienda Pinilla golf course!! I'm glad you enjoyed it, and thank you so much for bringing some friends along, we had a wonderful time getting to know them last week as well. I'm glad you made it back, and hopefully the weather eases up on you guys soon!

Pura Vida,
Stephanie
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David S
Rockville, Maryland
1 review
“Trip of a lifetime”
Reviewed January 24, 2014 for a stay in January 2014

Two of my grown daughters, two friends, and I spent a glorious week at Pura Vida House a few weeks ago. Jorge and Stephanie are hosts that exceed all expectations; their foodmaker, Pastora, is phenomenal! Every breakfast and dinner were terrific, with all that we ate essentially local and fresh. The facility is just right for this kind of vacation which is in rural Guanacaste province and nicely remote from any cities and towns. Yet, getting to beaches was easy and relatively quick. It didn't hurt that the weather in early to mid January was perfect!

The tours and activities we did were all wonderful and most were included as a part of the cost of the room and board at Pura Vida. What a deal!

With all that, we also did zip lining in the dry forest, watched a giant sea turtle lay her eggs, visited an incredible waterfall en route to a volcano, went to a festival in the city of Santa Cruz, watched capuchin monkeys cavort in trees, saw incredible birds, and much, much more.

This was truly the trip of a lifetime!

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Visit was for: Leisure
Traveling group: Family
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Management Response
Jan 29, 2014
Wow, thank you for such kind, kind words. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay, and found out about our trips. We had a wonderful time with you all as well, and had a great time getting to know you. We hope you had a good transition home, and were at rested mentally and physically (or at least mentally!). :-)

Thank you so much for your visit and kind words,
Stephanie
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Kandra S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
“Time of our lives”
Reviewed January 24, 2014 for a stay in January 2014

Jorge and Stephanie are fantastic hosts! Every day held new adventures and excursions that were easily arranged, balanced by relaxing meals and hammock sitting at Pura Vida House. It was wonderful to escape from our busy, urban lives to this rural retreat. The birds were amazing (Stephanie leads fabulous birding hikes), beaches idyllic and slow pace much-appreciated. I have never experienced so many new things on one vacation, I highly recommend Pura Vida House!

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Visit was for: Leisure
Traveling group: Family
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Management Response
Jan 26, 2014
Thank you for the kind words. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay, we certainly enjoyed getting to know you all, and to be a part of your adventures. I hope all is well back home, and that you brought back a little of the pura vida mindset!
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Terry U
Knoxville, Tennessee
1 review
“Costa Rica Live”
Reviewed January 23, 2014 for a stay in January 2014

The recent trip to Pura Vida House with my grown daughter was a great experience because our host, Jorge and Stephanie, gave us opportunities to do things were wanted to do together or separately which made it enjoyable for everyone. We simply had a great experience in Costa Rica!

Visit was for: Leisure
Traveling group: Family
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Management Response
Jan 26, 2014
We had such a great time with you all, it was really a pleasure for us to get to know you over the course of the week, and glad we found some good wildlife for you! Cheers, and stay warm up there!
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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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Visit was for: Leisure
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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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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