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“You Need to visit Pura Vida House!!!”
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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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Joyce W
Columbus, Ohio, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“You Need to visit Pura Vida House!!!”
Reviewed December 9, 2014 for a stay in December 2014
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Pura Vida .... "Life is Good" --- truly describes the experience on my vacation while staying at Pura Vida House. The owners and hosts, Jorge & Stephanie, are excellent and are new friends of mine, along with Pastora, chef :). You experience a true sense of Costa Rica! Jorge and Stephanie make sure that your visit is a 10 in comfort, pleasurable, and having a full range of activities (different range of prices) for everyone, or many beaches to visit and just veg. So much fun for the 8 days I stayed and I wasn't ready to leave.

I look forward to returning to Pura Vida House and making more memories. Miss you, Jorge & Stephanie xo

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Visit was for: Leisure
Traveling group: Solo
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Management Response
Dec 12, 2014
Thanks so much for the review; and we feel the same way about our new friend too! Can't wait to meet up in the future. Pura Vida!

Stephanie
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Cindy R
Delaware, Ohio
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Magical, miraculous Pura Vida”
Reviewed December 2, 2014 for a stay in November 2014
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It's unlike any vacation you can imagine, and it's all because of Jorge and Stephanie, owners/hosts/new friends/guides at Pura Vida House. They work hard to provide a fun, comfortable, active experience for each guest, but it doesn't seem like they're working hard because they are truly enjoying what they're doing.
We learned all about Costa Rica, had delicious food prepared by Pastora (a beautiful, joyful woman), played with adorable Maria (Pastora's daughter), met Jorge's awesome dad, and lots of other local people.
Jorge and Stephanie looked at our list of things we wanted to do and organized, arranged and transported us to all of it. We stayed on the beautiful property for long walks, a mountain hike, horseback riding, swimming, meals and drinks on the porch.
Around the property, we saw many birds (Steph is a pro at this), howler monkeys, chickens and roosters.
We ocean kayaked, snorkeled, went deep sea fishing, zip-lining, had a massage on the beach, visited 3 beaches, a waterfall and an estuary. We saw the Giant Turtle night nesting/hatching at the beach, and we had a 2 hour guided horseback riding trip on the property. On our last evening we went to a rodeo/festival.
There's still more to to do and to see. But mostly, we are anxious to return to Pura Vida House to hang out with Jorge and Steph and their families and friends.

Traveling group: Couples
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Management Response
Dec 4, 2014
Cindy and Glen, thank you so very much for the kind words. The pleasure was all ours to have hosted you both at Pura Vida House for one week, to get to know both of you, and be able to now call you friends. You made our week very fun! Looking forward to seeing you both again in Columbus in May! Sus amigos, pura vida, Jorge y Steph
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Sunshine4...
Mystic, Connecticut
1 review
“Unforgettable vacation!”
Reviewed May 8, 2014 for a stay in March 2014

My wife and I were planning on going to CR, and do the things that you read online. That was it, if we did that we were going to be happy. What we didn't knew is that this trip changed our lives!
We found friendship in Jorge and Stephanie, they made sure that we were completely satisfied in all of our trip!
We got to meet wonderful, authentic people. I knew that this world is more than just work and meetings and running through life. But there, you really get to understand that. Time seemed to stop and made you think about all the really important things in this world. I know this might sound strange, but I really experienced a magical feeling there. Jorge and Stephanie went the extra mile, they were not just hosts, they were people who loved what they do. We found friends for life there!!!
Thank you for giving us the best vacation of our lives!!!

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Management Response
May 14, 2014
Thank you very much for the kind words about us Sarah, really appreciate it! You and Thomas were lovely guests, and we were honored to show you both around Guanacaste. We’re very glad that you liked the “Guanacasteco way of life”, simple but very fulfilling at the same time! I can’t tell you how much we have learned from our neighbors ever since we have been living in Guanacaste. Truly a Pura Vida kind of place. Take good care and we look forward to staying in touch and growing our friendship! Warmly, Jorge and Stephanie Morera
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Matthew S
Chicago, Illinois
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Honeymoon trip”
Reviewed April 30, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

Through my wife's dad, we got to know of Jorge and Stephanie and their Pura Vida House. We were planning on going to Costa Rica for our honeymoon and decided it would be perfect to stay with them. It turned out to be the best decision, because not only were Jorge and Stephanie and the best hosts,tour guides, and surfing pros, but they quickly became great friends. If you are looking for adventure, fun, and a true Guanacaste experience, look no further than the Pura Vida House! Very highly recommended!!

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Visit was for: Leisure
Traveling group: Couples
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Management Response
May 4, 2014
Matt and Mandy, thank you very much for the nice review! We had so much fun meeting you both, hanging out, and felt by the end of the trip like we had known you for a much longer time. Please know that you now have new friends in Paso Hondo, Guanacaste as well as in Columbus, Ohio. We hope to see you guys soon so we can catch up, pura vida amigos! Jorge and Stephanie Morera
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Laura S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Experience the real Costa Rica!”
Reviewed April 25, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

My seven year old son and I just returned from vacation at Pure Vida House. You won't find better hosts than Stephanie and Jorge. They go to great lengths to make everyone feel comfortable and welcome, and serve as amazing tour guides. There are plenty of activities for young ones, including playing with the local neighborhood kids! The beaches are stunning, the wildlife amazing, and the tennis instruction first rate. If you are interested in staying off the beaten path and meeting interesting hosts and fellow travelers, this is the place for you.

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Visit was for: Leisure
Traveling group: Family
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Management Response
Apr 28, 2014
Thank you very much for the kind review. It was truly our pleasure meeting and hosting you both, we had a wonderful time with you! Please know you have new friends in Costa Rica and Ohio, and of course when we're visiting your neck of the woods too ;-)

Pura Vida, and we hope all is going well!
Jorge & Stephanie Morera
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Rochelle...
San Jose, Costa Rica
1 review
“A place that embodies Pura Vida to perfection”
Reviewed April 25, 2014 for a stay in February 2014

Pura Vida House is Costa Rica's best definition of what ticos are all about... Nature, fun and warmth. The owners, Jorge and Stephanie are very kind and will treat you like family. The house is great with a peaceful environment and very close to the most beautiful beaches of Guanacaste. We really had a great time. Fully recommended!

Visit was for: Leisure
Traveling group: Couples
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Management Response
Apr 27, 2014
Muchas gracias for the nice review, really appreciate it! We hope it’s not the last time that you guys will be staying at Pura Vida House, our doors are always open and both Steph and I love hanging out with you all. Pura vida queridos amigos! Jorge and Stephanie Morera
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JackNYC82
New York City, New York
1 review
“The ONLY way to do a vacation in Costa Rica!”
Reviewed April 23, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

Whether you're a seasoned traveler or it's your first time in Costa Rica, staying at Pura Vida House is the way to experience this amazing country. Jorge and Stephanie help customize a personal experience that no "all inclusive resort" or individual efforts could match. The way your closest friends show you their city when you visit them is the way Jorge and Stephanie show you Costa Rica -- you're not a guest, you're their newest friend and they can't wait to show you how to live life in Guanacaste.

I know I will be returning and will come with friends in tow. Pura Vida!

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Visit was for: Leisure
Traveling group: Friends
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Management Response
Apr 25, 2014
Thanks so much for the kind review, we know how incredibly busy you are, so truly appreciated it. We had as much (or more) fun hosting you guys at Pura Vida House! Your positive energy, quick jokes and laughs will be missed. If you are ever in the Columbus area please let us know, and when we are in NYC we will definitely let you know so we can catch up. Hope you and Steph can meet up at some point next month in the DC area. Best of luck with the business and hope to see you very soon! Warmest regards, pura vida, Jorge and Stephanie Morera
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