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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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Susan K
Columbus, Ohio
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best Vacation Ever!”
Reviewed April 14, 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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Our family spent spring break 2015 at Pura Vida House with Steph & Jorge. It was the best vacation we have ever had together! Jorge, Steph and Barb showed us parts of Costa Rica that we would have never experienced on our own. We shared experiences with locals who were warm and gracious. Our boys (age 13 & 10) were at home and comfortable and can't wait to return. We experienced the rain forest, waterfalls, river boat tour, horse back riding in addition to a few days relaxing on the beach and at different pools. Pura Vida House was more than a bed & breakfast. We felt that we were leaving friends after our week together. Highly recommend!!

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Visit was for: Leisure
Traveling group: Family
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Management Response
Apr 17, 2015
Thank you so much for taking the time to review us and share about your experience with others, we really appreciate it. We had a wonderful time with you all, you are not incorrect in that you have new friends down here, and back up north when we're there :-) We're so happy you all enjoyed your time so much, we know people don't have many opportunities for vacations each year, so it's so important to us that we make it the best possible for those visiting us.

We hope to see you again soon when we head back this year.
Pura Vida,
Stephanie & Jorge
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Stephanie...
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best week ever!”
Reviewed April 14, 2015 for a stay in April 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Staying at Pura Vida House is like staying with family . . . only stress free! :)
Jorge and Stephanie are great hosts and go out of their way to make your holiday the best it can possibly be. Best of all, you can tailor the experience depending on your preferences. For me, it was a perfect balance of relaxing and adventure. Thanks for a great week Pura Vida House!

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Visit was for: Leisure
Traveling group: Solo
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Management Response
Apr 17, 2015
Ha ha, your first comment cracked me up! :-) Thank you very much for leaving a review, and we're very happy you enjoyed your time down here! We hope the trip back went smoothly, and that you're nice and thawed out up there by now! We hope to see you again soon.

Pura Vida,
Stephanie & Jorge
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LMackMA
Topsfield, MA
Level 4 Contributor
20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Go to Pura Vida House to experience the "real" Costa Rica”
Reviewed April 6, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

We were lucky enough to choose Pura Vida House for our first trip to Costa Rica. We made our choice based upon reviews in Trip Advisor, and we were not disappointed. We were looking to experience the "real" Costa Rica, but did not want to deal with car rental, trip planning etc. Basically we wanted to be "lead around by the nose" and shown the best of what we were interested in. Stephanie, Jorge (and Barbara) sure delivered. After discussing our interests they took care of all of the arrangements. At times they were our guides, and when they were not, they made sure that we were with best local guides around. Because they are such a part of the community, we were very well looked after. They were amazingly organized (making sure that each guest got exactly what they wanted/needed). Whether it was time on the beach, surfing, tennis, or park tours - it was handled with seemingly little effort!! We loved staying away from the tourist areas, and being able to take beautiful hikes right out the back door of the property. We met neighbors, lazed by the pool and enjoyed the company of other guests. Oh - and then there was the food .... amazing. Thank you Pastora. We made new friends on this trip and hope that we will see them again. For a vacation of a lifetime, you NEED to experience what Jorge, Stephanie (and Barbara) have to offer.

Visit was for: Leisure
Traveling group: Couples
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Management Response
Apr 8, 2015
Wow, thank you so much for taking the time to write such a kind and detailed review. We can't tell you how happy we are that you enjoyed your time so much, and so happy we delivered :-) You guys were a pleasure to have here, and to get to know. You definitely have new Ohio and Costa Rica friends :-) We will definitely be in touch if we are ever up your way, and hope you do the same if you're in the Ohio area when we're around, or of course, down here in Costa Rica again.

Pura Vida!
Jorge, Steph and Barb :-)
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Connie P
Elmhurst, Illinois, United States
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“My trip to Pura Vida House was awesome!”
Reviewed April 1, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

I can't tell you how much fun my friend and I had at Pura Vida House with Jorge and Stephanie. They could not have been more hospitable, and would do anything for their guests. They helped us plan out amazing excursions, including snuba diving with a school of nurse sharks and a moray eel, watching giant turtles lay eggs on the beach, and zip lining and tubing thru rapids. Everything was perfect, the food, the weather, the people and the adventures we experienced. I could not have asked for anything more.

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Visit was for: Leisure
Traveling group: Friends
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Management Response
Apr 3, 2015
Hola, great to hear from you, and thank you very much for taking the time to review us, we really appreciate it. We miss you guys down here, and your great spirit! I think Pastora is still remembering the spa day you guys have her very fondly :-) Also, we just haven't had the same celebrity-spotting karma either! We hope to see you guys when we head out your way this summer!

Pura Vida,
Jorge & Steph
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Cathy W
Columbus, Ohio
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Great setting + even better Hosts=Amazing Vacation!”
Reviewed March 31, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

From the moment Steph picked us up at the airport, we thoroughly enjoyed our trip. Whether it be a day at a beautiful deserted beach, an evening with the turtles, tennis, swimming under a waterfall, hiking, an adventure day spent zip lining, rappelling, rafting and mud baths, a visit to Tenorio Rain forest, a day of Snuba, a night at the rodeo or sunset drinks at Lola's, every experience was better than we expected.

Words do not really describe how beautiful the Guanacaste region is, additionally, Jorge and Steph go above and beyond to make your stay as pleasurable as possible. Lastly, the homemade meals prepared by Pastora are over the top delicious!

We highly recommend this trip to anyone even considering a trip to Costa Rica.

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Visit was for: Leisure
Traveling group: Couples
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Management Response
Apr 2, 2015
Thank you so much for the kind words, but more importantly, we're really glad you enjoyed your time in Costa Rica. We just want to share all of our favorite things about this country with others, and ensure their precious vacation time is spent well.

We had a blast with you all, you are such fun, kind people. And I know Pastora really loved the sad day you guys gave her :-) We also just haven't had the same celebrity-spotting karma since you left :-)

We hope to see you guys when we're out your way this summer.

Pura Vida,
Jorge & Steph
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150cheryl...
New York City, New York
1 review
“Excellent hosts”
Reviewed March 27, 2015 for a stay in February 2015

Jorge and Steph are great people and wonderful hosts. I visited Pura ta Vida house mainly for the tennis. Jorge is a fabulous teacher. And Steph was a terrific practice partner. Most aspects of the Pua Vida house experience will be different next year when they build at hacienda Pinella. For me, the heat( 91- 95) most of the time and unexpectedly strong. but consistent winds detracted fromt the sporting activities. Jorge is well connected to most local businesses and he and Steph can make just about any experience work out for a. Fun filled vacation

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Visit was for: Leisure
Traveling group: Solo
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930boba
Elmhurst, Illinois
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Two Visits This Year - Both Amazing”
Reviewed March 24, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

I was at the Pura Vida House in Jan with 7 people for a tennis camp. We had a great time and everyone raved about every aspect of the trip. Jorge and Stephanie are amazing friendly people. Pastora, the local woman who cooks the meals, cleans rooms and does laundry is fantastic and friendly. I went back last week (March 14 to 20) with 2 other people and once again it was great food, great tennis, great golf and great excursions. I would highly recommend a visit to the Pura Vida House for a first class vacation. Jorge and Stephanie roll out the red carpet and treat every guest like royalty.

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Visit was for: Leisure
Traveling group: Friends
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Management Response
Mar 26, 2015
Thanks so much for the kind words; you're becoming part of our family down here :-) Thanks so much for taking the time to give us a review, and we definitely hope to see you up north the summer!! You guys thawing out yet??

Pura Vida,
Jorge & Stephanie
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