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“Enchanting Trip with Warm, Welcoming Hosts”
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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
Pinilla, Tamarindo, Province of Guanacaste

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Eric B
Annapolis, Maryland
2 reviews
“Enchanting Trip with Warm, Welcoming Hosts”
Reviewed January 14, 2016 for a stay in January 2016

What really makes spending time at Pura Vida House special is the hosts, Jorge and Steph. Not only did they go above and beyond to tailor a captivating week for us, but their mere presence was a blessing to our entire family. We truly met as strangers and left wanting more time to simply see our new friends again. Even more, they provide an incredible spectrum of experiences that would suit any family or group that is given the opportunity to stay with them. I truly recommend this hotel, but more so the hosts, to anyone looking to stay in Costa Rica.

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Visit was for: Leisure
Traveling group: Family
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Management Response
Jan 16, 2016
Thanks for your very kind words, and for taking the time out of I'm sure your busy schedule to leave us a review. I know we've told you all, but we had a wonderful week with you here, and are very happy to have shown you a good time. We definitely feel like we have new friends, and you certainly have new friends down here in CR and up in Ohio if you're ever around there!

Pura Vida,
Jorge & Steph
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dmshultz
Columbus, Ohio
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Amazing Experience in Costa Rica!!!”
Reviewed January 9, 2016 for a stay in December 2015

My husband and I couldn't have found a better place or way to celebrate our 25th anniversary then a week at the Pura Vida House. Steph, Jorge and Barb expertly arranged for so many unique excursions which included exploring pristine beaches, snuba diving, practicing yoga by the ocean, sea kayaking, touring the rain forest, witnessing hundreds of turtles laying eggs accompanied by an expert naturalist, going to a local rodeo, not to mention an amazing gourmet sailboat sunset cruise. Whether we preferred a day of total relaxation lounging by the pool while sipping cocktails or a day of high adventure, it was all made available to us and arranged through their indepth expert knowledge of the area. We relished the authentic Costa Rican food prepared daily by Pastora along the warm hospitality shown to us. The location of their house gave us a unique glimpse into the local region of Guanacaste. We highly recommend the Pura Vida House and are so blessed to have this as our anniversary memory.

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Visit was for: Leisure
Traveling group: Couples
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Management Response
Jan 11, 2016
Thank you so much for leaving a review. We're so happy that you had a good week, and were able to celebrate and enjoy your anniversary here in Costa Rica. Nothing makes us happier than when people have a good time down here!

We hope you both have a good winter up there, and we look forward to seeing you this spring or summer! We had a fun week with you all, and it was our pleasure to host you down in Costa Rica.

Pura Vida,
Jorge & Steph
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SandyPrit...
Columbus, Ohio
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Who could ask for anything more?”
Reviewed January 6, 2016 for a stay in December 2015

Since we have returned, we have talked of nothing but the wonders and delights of our trip and how terrific Steph and Jorge Morera were to make everything happen for us! With 11 family members of three generations, it could not have been an easy task to keep us all so happily engaged, but they managed with incredible energy, grace, and positivity. We filled their comfortable Pura Vida House, a rare opportunity to have everything revolve around us, including Pastora's wonderful meals all served according to our changing schedule. The house is in a local community setting, which is part of the charm---a local rodeo, pottery lesson, seeing how people live. Yet full luxury awaited a short drive away to the beach club where we enjoyed member privileges and the best tennis lessons possible for our adult son with Jorge. Further afield we could explore national parks and adventures galore. We will cherish the memories of all we did, but most of all the knowledge that we have new friends who took us into their family.

Location Service
Visit was for: Leisure
Traveling group: Family
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Management Response
Jan 11, 2016
Thank you so much for writing us a review. We are so so happy to have hosted you all. We had a blast with everyone, and can definitely say we enjoyed the time we got to spend with each one of you! Most of all, we're happy you enjoyed your time in Costa Rica, and together as a family. We're privileged to have been a part of it!

Pura Vida, and we look forward to seeing you this spring or summer,
Jorge & Steph
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MarkBoynt...
1 review
“Thanks for showing us all the beauty Costa Rica has to offer :) Pura vida a mis nuevos amigos”
Reviewed January 4, 2016 for a stay in January 2016

I couldn't have asked for a more fulfilling Costa Rican experience. In just a short week Steph and Jorge were able to show my entire family everything Costa Rica has to offer. One night we were in the local bull ring running away from angry toros, and the next we were watching the Mercedez-Benz fashion show all dressed up in our fancy white garb. Steph and Jorge have great connections to the local people which allows you to truly see how Costa Ricans live, while they are also members at an intimate beach club. We always had the option of just going to chill on the beach or staying a bit more local and engaging in activities such as taking a pottery lesson from a neighbor. Thank you Steph and Jorge for managing our time so well so that we didn't waste a minute of our precious time in beautiful Costa Rica!
You are fantastic people and new friends :)
Pura Vida - Mark

Traveling group: Family
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Management Response
Jan 5, 2016
All we can say is that nothing makes us happier than knowing what a great time you all had with us down here in Costa Rica. You all are a great family with great positivity, which certainly made us have a great time with you all as well - like we were on vacation too!

It was wonderful getting to know you all, and we know/hope we'll see you all again soon up North. You now have new friends in Columbus, OH as well as in Guanacaste, Costa Rica!

All of our best in the new year.
Pura Vida,
Jorge & Stephanie Morera
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Tania P
Annapolis, Maryland, United States
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Exceeded our expectations for a wonderful family vacation!”
Reviewed January 2, 2016 for a stay in January 2016

Though we packed all of our belongings and souvenirs, we have left our hearts in Costa Rica. Our family of 11 (ages 17-80) arrived as clients and left as dear friends. Proprietors Jorge and Steph along with Barbara, Pastora and Ingrid took amazing care of us each and every day! There was nothing they could not make happen for us (including "impossible to get" tickets to an exclusive event - and a quick trip to town to outfit us in high style!). Best of all, their ready smiles and enthusiasm for life in general made for many laughs and great memories. The accommodations did a wonderful job of marrying modern conveniences with a truly authentic, rustic experience. The meals prepared by Pastora and Ingrid were a true highlight, and have inspired me to recreate some of their recipes at home. I cannot say enough wonderful things about this place and these people - don't hesitate, just GO to Pura Vida House!!!

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Visit was for: Leisure
Traveling group: Family
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Management Response
Jan 5, 2016
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, we know how busy you are so it's greatly appreciated. We had such a wonderful time getting to know you all, and felt like we were on your family vacation with you all, it was a special week for us :-)

We're so happy you had a great vacation, that is always our one and only goal each time we have visitors, so we're glad you enjoyed it.

We really hope to see you all again soon, somewhere up north, or down here again. You definitely have new friends in both places.

Pura Vida, warmest regards,
Jorge & Stephanie Morera
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Claudia F
Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“We loved it!”
Reviewed December 27, 2015 for a stay in December 2015

Great tennis and beautiful beach and pool outings...we were a family group of 13 to 71 year olds and there was something fun for everyone!! We will go back to enjoy the amazing food Pastora prepares. Gracias!!!!

Visit was for: Leisure
Traveling group: Family
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Dec 29, 2015
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We had a wonderful time meeting you and your family, such a nice, nice family :-) We hope the rest of your trip went well!

Pura Vida,
Stephanie & Jorge
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risa180
Columbus
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Unforgettable!”
Reviewed December 22, 2015 for a stay in December 2015

Jorge and Steph have created a wonderful business model for their B & B, which is so much more than an ordinary B & B. My husband and I really felt like part of their family by the time our week's vacation was over. And we enjoyed meeting the other couple from our hometown who was there at the same time. The food is delicious (Pastora is a wonderful cook!) and plentiful. Both breakfast and dinner are served, and snacks are always available. We were so very lucky to see the green ridley turtles on the beach at Playa Ostional! That was a truly remarkable experience - just like you see on a National Geographic special. Steph and Jorge made sure we did everything we wanted to do (zip lines, horseback riding, the rodeo, and relaxing on the beach and at the Beach Club) and showed us a great time. Loved seeing the monkeys, sloths, poison dart frogs, and tucans. When one of our tours did not meet our expectations, they even negotiated a discounted price for us! When you go, get a $20 message on Conchal Beach. It was professional and so, so relaxing. We would recommend Pura Vida House to any and all and would gladly return

Visit was for: Leisure
Traveling group: Couples
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Dec 25, 2015
We feel the same way about having you here, we've made new friends/family, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Thank you so much for the kind words, and most of all, we're glad you had a good stay. We are always so happy when people have a good time down here in Costa Rica and see why we love it so much.

Pura Vida, and have a happy New Year!
Steph & Jorge
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