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“Felt Like Home, only warmer and no snow!”
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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
Relax the Day Away
Enjoy the Hammocks under the Rancho
Front Entrance
Enjoy the Tropical Terrace listening to the Monkeys and Birds
Water Feature as You Enter the Villa
Enjoy the Hammocks under the Rancho
Enjoy the Fresh Air
Entrance to Pura Vida House
Front of the Villa
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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Liz9324
Columbus, Ohio
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Felt Like Home, only warmer and no snow!”
Reviewed 5 March 2015 for a stay in February 2015

Our Pura Vida House was a trip to remember. Steph, Jorge, Pastora and Barb were genuinely welcoming and friendly. The casual accommodations were perfect for the natural rural setting. Pastora provided wonderful fresh, Costa Rican food every day--served on a great outdoor porch. With all the cooking, I'm not sure how she could remember I was a tea drinker, but she had it ready before I even thought of it! Conversations at meals were always fun, whether talking about the plans for the day or the snow at home. Jorge and Steph made sure that whatever we wanted to experience in Costa Rica, it would be their pleasure to make it happen. Whether a trip to several lovely beaches, tennis, golf, hiking, a rodeo, local restaurants, or a boat ride to see crocs, iguanas and white faced monkeys, it was all possible, and it was clear that all at the Pura Vida House wanted us to enjoy it. I loved the peaceful nature of the rural setting, and even the rooster waking us in the morning. When traveling from place to place, Jorge, Steph and Barb always shared great information about the culture and the country. We had such a good time we ended up extending our stay for 2 days! (Seeing the sloth was a high point!)

Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Couples
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Management Response
6 Mar 2015
Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review, it really does help us, and future guests know the type of trip they're getting into :-)

We genuinely hope we can get together when we get back up north this spring, possibly some golf or tennis?

Pura Vida, we miss you guys down here!
Steph & Jorge
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Angela P
Lewis Center
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
“What a way to see Costa Rica!”
Reviewed 24 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015

Staying at Pura Vida House for my first trip to Costa Rica was fabulous. Stephanie, Jorge, Barbara and Pastora take wonderful care of you. The food, the outings and the lovely setting make a relaxing trip with lots to do. I am a tennis player and Jorge is a great instructor and really fun to hit with. My favorite day was Adventure day at Canyon de la Vieja Lodge. My friends and I had a great day zip lining, horseback riding, mud baths and most of all tubing down the river. Snubs was really interesting as well though less wind and waves would have been nice. I would highly recommend a trip to Pura Vida House in Guanacaste, Costa Rica!

Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Friends
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Management Response
26 Feb 2015
Thank you so much for the kind words and for taking the time to write us a review! We will definitely be getting together for some more tennis soon. We hope you guys get some warm weather up there soon, and we look forward to seeing you up north.

Pura Vida!
Jorge & Stephanie
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TammynRan...
Hunt Valley, Maryland
1 review
“Authentic Costa Rica Vacation”
Reviewed 19 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015

The Pura Vida House is the perfect place to get a wonderful Costa Rica vacation. Our host Jorge was raised there and is a wealth of information. Jorge, Stephanie and Barbara were the best hosts ever. They ask us what we wanted to do before were got there and coordinated 12 people to get everything done everyone wanted. They spent most of their week driving us around. Tennis was great (Steve and Jorge were great coaches), the beaches were beautiful and all of the trips were enjoyable. Pastora and her daughter cooked wonderful meals for us everyday, cleaned and even did our laundry. My husband loves wildlife and we saw plenty including lots of monkeys, birds and a scorpion. We had 3 birthdays while we were there and they had 3 cakes for us, thanks Stephanie! It was a wonderful vacation with great friends. Would definitely do it again.

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Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Friends
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Management Response
20 Feb 2015
Wow, thanks for such a kind review. We had a blast with you guys, and are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us. We miss your group already, you were a lot of fun, and definitely look forward to a potential reunion this summer out east.

Pura Vida!
Jorge & Stephanie
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Al B
Elmwood Park, Illinois
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Still the Best”
Reviewed 17 February 2015 for a stay in January 2015

I went back & thankfully nothing has changed Jorge, Stephanie, Pastora What a team so upbeat & real. They really have the spiritual gift of hospitality. Oh I forgot & the new pool girl Barb, Great water aerobics. Thanks again for a very nice week. Very relaxing while at your place & very exciting while in the bull ring when they took us to the Rodeo. I will be back.

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Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Couples
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Management Response
19 Feb 2015
Thanks for the kind words, we had a great time with you guys, it was nice to be able to spend more time with just you guys your week, we really enjoyed it! Hope to see you guys this summer up north in the near future.

Pura Vida!
Stephanie & Jorge
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RaschidH
Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
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“catch the real flavor of costa rica”
Reviewed 15 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015
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If you want to get the a great experience of Costa Rica and not just the touristy spots then this is the place. Jorge, Stephanie, and crew do a wonderful job making sure you feel at home, from the home cooking of traditional foods to driving you to play tennis, beach, or the rain forest. We went with a large group of friends and we all had options to schedule everyday or just relax and do nothing. My wife and I are birders and had the opportunity to see plenty of them. Take binocs with you and a good camera and you wont regret it.. Pura Vida!!

Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Friends
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Management Response
19 Feb 2015
Hola, thanks so much for sending a review! We miss you guys down here, and hope things are going well back home. We genuinely had a great time with you down here, and hopefully can all get together this summer out east. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay, and definitely hope we see you guys again!

Jorge & Stephanie
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