My husband and I were looking for a place that would accommodate us, our adult children and grandchildren for a week of togetherness, relaxation, swimming, and nature activities. We found it at the Pura Vida House with Steph and Jorge as our personal concierge team. Their lovely villa served as the backdrop to great conversation, dining, drinking, swimming and game playing. We chose the upgraded experience which included transportation from airport, two meals a day, golf cart rental, use of 2 mountain bikes and a very attentive planner who made life on vacation so easy for us. We left the villa to travel to the nearby clubs, tennis courts, beaches, restaurants, and Tamarindo. The week went by way too fast. This pampered life made for a enjoyable stay. Thanks, Jorge and Steph. Pura Vida.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Jorge and Steph were terrific hosts and were available to answer all of our questions right away. They recommended and helped us plan excursions, made restaurant reservations and gave great advice. I can't say enough great things about the villa and the whole experience. We made great memories and hope to return many times in the years to come.
I cannot say enough about our terrific accommodations and how wonderful Jorge was to us during our trip.
The house was perfect for our 2 families (11 people total). Jorge went above and beyond helping us navigate our excursions and transportation throughout our trip.
I have never had someone bend over backwards for us like Jorge did throughout our trip.
We had memorable adventures and dinners and lots of laughter. Truly our families loved and appreciated everything Jorge did for us.
His house was in a great location, with a fun pool, great beds and room for us to all be in.
If anyone is thinking about visiting Costa Rica, Jorge should be involved because he will make it a wonderful, stress free trip.
Thank you Jorge and please—when you are in Columbus, let us know so we can host you and Stephanie for dinner! Pura Vida!
The house/pool/area were amazing and Jorge and Stephanie were like our own personal travel agents! I simply said the word, and things were booked. We went on an Adventure Day (zip lining, horseback riding, river tubing, volcanic mud and hot springs), had a chef cook dinner at the house twice ($16 a person per meal!), went deep sea fishing, saw turtles lay eggs on the beach, and went for a sunset dinnner cruise. Our ages were 9-49 and everyone had a blast. The house was clean, the beach club was beautiful and the beach itself will take your breath away. Can't say enough good things :)
Came for a girls week and had the most amazing trip ever! The accommodations are beautiful and pool is divine to cool off in anytime of day! We visited a different beach every day, spent time at the beach club pool, took surf lessons, absorbed some local culture and amazing fare at a local cantina, and had massages on the beach! Couldn’t have asked for better hosts! We will be back!
A group of 8, 4 couples, shared this wonderful place for a week. It couldn't have been more ideal. Jorge and Stephanie extended their knowledge and hospitality even before we arrived helping us to make plans and giving us suggestions. Once there Jorge answered every text immediately with sage advice and superb reservations. My passion was zip lining which I managed to accomplish twice in two different locations. His tour guide recommendation to the rainforest couldn't have been better. And every return trip was followed by a dip into the beautiful courtyard pool, it was heaven. A great vacation made even better by two gracious hosts!!
The house offers great accommodations. Each bedroom has a lovely, well stocked bathroom. The kitchen had all the essentials, especially a full size refrigerator and stove for all the nourishment essentials. The mid-week room service was much appreciated.
Great location - particularly enjoyed access to the Beach Club and JW Marriott. The customer service could not have been better. Jorge & Stephanie provided great advice on adventures, made arrangements, had personally visited the locations they recommended, and linked us up with very knowledgeable, friendly guides.
The food and restaurants offer great options for any kind of cuisine you desire. Everyone we met was very friendly. English is spoken by virtually all.
Just be prepared for the public roads, some of which are dirt and stone. Many have huge potholes. Allow plenty of travel time to reach your destination.