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“So much to do, so little time”
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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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dustysmom...
Maryland
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“So much to do, so little time”
Reviewed February 20, 2017 for a stay in February 2017

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.

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Management Response
Feb 21, 2017
Hi, thank you so so much for the very kind and detailed review, it is greatly appreciated!

The week with you guys went so fast as I had so much fun hanging out with you all as well. Each one of you is a wonderful person, and as a group, incredibly fun!

I sure hope to be able to see you and everyone else again soon up north! You now have a new friend both in Guanacaste as well as in Columbus, OH!

Keep the "pura vida" state of mind, and take it easy on that ice cream, hee hee!

Muchos saludos amigos!! :-)
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baspignar...
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Pura Vida - when can we return?!”
Reviewed February 13, 2017 for a stay in February 2017

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!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Feb 14, 2017
Thank you guys so much for the very detailed and kind review, greatly appreciated! It was such a pleasure hosting you all at our Pura Vida House. Your kids are wonderful, you both have done a great job with them :)

I hope we can see you guys soon, perhaps in DC, or in OH!

You now have new friends both in Guanacaste as well as in Columbus!!

Oh, and please tell your little one that he starts next Monday as our new pool boy extraordinaire, hee hee!

Pura vida amigos!!!!
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Michael Z
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Heaven”
Reviewed February 12, 2017 for a stay in January 2017

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!
Pura Vida!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Feb 13, 2017
Thank you so so much for the wonderful review, it is greatly appreciated! We know how busy you are, so thanks a lot.

You and your yoga group were very special, everyone was fun and easy going, and willing to experience everything that Guanacaste, Costa Rica has to offer.

Needless to say, you all made OUR week unforgettable and we sure hope to see you all again soon, either down here or up in the US.

You now have new friends in both Guanacaste, as well as in Columbus, OH!!

Pura vida querido amigo!! :)
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nadinenow...
Toledo, Ohio
1 review
“The perfect place for our Yoga retreat for seniors who like adventure and leisure time.”
Reviewed February 8, 2017 for a stay in January 2017

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!!!!

Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Feb 9, 2017
Thank you so much for the very kind and detailed review! We greatly appreciate it. It was such a pleasure getting to know you all and hosting you at our villa.

It was also nice to join in on a couple of yoga sessions. You all are experts, I felt like a true rookie!

You and the group are also a 20 in my scale, an unforgettable week for me for sure :)

Please know that you now have friends in both Guanacaste, Costa Rica as well as in Columbus, OH. I sure hope to see you all soon!
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Carson H
Arlington, VA
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best vacation ever!!”
Reviewed January 26, 2017 for a stay in January 2017

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.

Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jan 27, 2017
Thanks so much for taking the time to write us a review, appreciate it! We loved having you and your group stay with us for a week, it was nice to meet each one of you, be able to hang out, and show you everything that Guanacaste has to offer! We look forward to hosting you again the future, and hopefully seeing you and the group soon back in the US sometime this summer! Pura vida queridos amigos!!
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fsunoles0...
Westerville, Ohio
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Pura Vida Stay”
Reviewed July 25, 2016 for a stay in May 2016
1
person found this review helpful

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!

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Visit was for: Leisure
Traveling group: Couples
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Management Response
Jul 26, 2016
We would definitely love to see you guys again, down in Costa Rica or back up north. We had a great time, and also enjoyed our time together :-)

Pura Vida!
Jorge & Steph
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jnhall07
Westerville, Ohio
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best vacation ever!”
Reviewed July 25, 2016 for a stay in May 2016
2
people found this review helpful

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.

Value Service
Visit was for: Leisure
Traveling group: Family
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Management Response
Jul 26, 2016
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review, we hope you guys are doing well! We had a great time while you were down here with you guys, and hope you've been having a good spring and summer! You guys definitely have friends down in CR and back up north as well.

Pura Vida,
Jorge & Steph
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