Just got back home last night, so sad. It's hard to come back to reality after such a wonderful week. Our granddaughter had Costa Rica on her *bucket list*, our friend knew just the house, so 9 of us went on down. First off, just in case you're wondering, it is Hot! Pack accordingly.
Jorge is a fun host, perfect personality, very knowledgeable, knows how to make your wishes come true. He makes sure everything runs smoothly, guides/drivers are on time, all questions are answered, all options are explored and your meals are served promptly.( If you chose that option, we did, we're lazy)
There is so much to do - the rodeo if it's in town, waterfalls to look at, waterfalls to swim in, zip lines, horseback riding, mud baths, hiking, the amazing rainforest, sitting around Jorge's pool listening to the howler monkeys (spooky sound), golf, tennis, beach club pool and beach, booze cruise ( not me, but there were some of us who thought it was a good idea), gym, bikes, golf carts, surfing, watching the beautiful sunsets from the beach, going to Tamarindo to shop, eat, drink, sit on the beach .... Or just sit outside by the pool, in the pool, or in the shade and read. Make sure you turn the outside ceiling fan on to get a little air moving, it does get a little warm. The kitchen has ceiling fans as well, don't forget them.
The beds and bedding are wonderful, cozy and cuddly. When I closed my eyes at night I was done, gone til morning. I think the beds have a sleep hammer hidden somewhere, they are that good.
Perfect week in Paradise, here's to you all having the same kinda week.
We booked our getaway to Pura Vida after hearing great things about Costa Rica in general. A group of tennis friends recently traveled to Costa Rica, and raved about the Pura Vida house. Having previously made Jorge's acquaintance, we were thrilled to reconnect. Jorge was delighted to have us visit Costa Rica, and helpful even when it seemed we might not stay at Pura Vida house. His sincerity and helpfulness ultimately led us to want to stay at the Pura Vida property. We traveled with three children, ages 7, 9 and 11. The vacation was so fantastic, that we are already wanting to return! The arrangements Jorge made, from airport pick-up, to rides to various excursions, to recommendations of beaches and restaurants were spot on. Each of our guides and drivers had nothing but great things to say about Jorge and Steph. Activity-wise, we blended pool and beach time with SCUBA, ziplines, an "adventure day" (including an exciting tubing trip and horseback riding), and a visit to Tamarindo to shop and explore. The accommodations were extremely comfortable for our family of five; enough space and we enjoyed the outdoor living areas, too. Definitely the best vacation we've taken as a family. Ready to repeat!
Have you ever dreamed of the perfect vacation?
Have you ever wanted to stay in luxury?
Have you ever wanted to enjoy the best food in the most comfortable and relaxing setting of your life?
Have you ever wanted to have all your activities arranged for you without having to worry?
Then please book your next trip to The Pura Vida House and enjoy the fantastic Hacienda Pinilla in magical Costa Rica!
Your hosts Stephanie and Jorge will treat you to the Greatest vacation of your life!
Thank you Stephanie and Jorge!
See you soon!
Our Yoga teacher offered a Yoga retreat at Pura Vida, He previously arranged the retreat on a leap of faith. Once one couple signed up the ball kept rolling and there became an alternate list. Our experience at Pura Vida Villa was a 20 on a scale of 1-10. After breakfast, we started our day at the Beach Club with Yoga. We had 3 pools and the ocean to choose from to refresh ourselves before our daily adventure. Jorge was like a Genie. Our wish was his command. He arranged the most unique experiences for us. The transportation and guides he arranged for the tours were accommodating and personable. They shared local knowledge and spoke English. We experienced a local rodeo, nature and cultural diversity tour, zip line experience, and a beach massage with all 8 of us simultaneously (only a genie could arrange that). Our week was adventurous and we had time enough to relax and spend time and giggles together on the terrace for provided breakfast and dinner with Costa Rican cuisine. Our meals were delicious and light. Gazing at all the stars and constellations sitting around the pool at night was a great way to end our day. We had an incident of lost luggage at the airport and a visit to the clinic that Jorge promptly addressed. Also, the provided golf carts were a bonus to accommodate our group. Jorge was attentive, organized, patient, flexible, educational, and personable. He also deserved a 20 on a scale of 1-10. PURA VIDA!!!!
Tennis, yoga, great food and incredible excursions all with personal service, it doesn't get any better than this. Jorge goes above and beyond to make your vacation a once in a lifetime trip but I plan on trying to do it again and again! Pura Vida at its finest.
Hi Steph and Jorge, we had a great time with you at Pura Vida! We felt like we were visiting old friends who wanted to take us around wherever we wanted to go. We saw many different sides of Costa Rican and got to do everything we wanted, and everything we didn’t even know we wanted! You were wonderful hosts. We will be back to visit in the near future, we’re hoping next year!
We came down to visit Costa Rica this past May, and we had the time of our lives. Jorge & Stephanie showed us such a great time during the days we enjoyed ourselves 100%! They helped us figure out what there was to do in the area, recommended the best places to do it, and took us there! It was such personalized service. (We loooved Langosta Beach, the beach club, zip lining, and we had a special dinner on the beach one night at a restaurant they recommended.)
If you want to see, like they say on their site, the real Costa Rica, and you don’t want to have to plan it or drive yourself, this is 100% recommended!
Oh, and I have to thank Pastora for her wonderful and fresh food each day, always made with a smile! My husband and I are kind of picky eaters and don't eat seafood, so she made us something different when that was served.