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“Simplicity to perfection”
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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
Pinilla, Tamarindo, Province of Guanacaste

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2 reviews
“Simplicity to perfection”
Reviewed 8 February 2016 for a stay in February 2016

It was hard to believe all the "excellent" ratings, but now I see why. The owners and staff are first-rate. From the moment we were picked up at the airport, we felt like part of the family. Our room was basic and we enjoyed it. Meals were fantastic local dishes prepared by Pastora and Anielka, and dietary restrictions were accommodated. There was a large selection of excursions and the two we joined had great guides. Tennis was the main reason we went and we got our fill. Jorge is an excellent instructor for all levels and has the gift of encouragement. We typically like to vacation in different places, but are planning a repeat trip next year.

Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Couples
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Management Response
10 Feb 2016
Thank you very much for the kind words, really appreciate it! It was a pleasure hosting you all here in Costa Rica, and having the opportunity to help out with your tennis games. You will forever be remembered as the week's tennis champ; you and everyone else played great the whole week!

Warmest regards from your new friends in Guanacaste, Costa Rica and well as Columbus, OH!
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SunnyinCh...
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
“Amazing vacation--each day was a new highlight!”
Reviewed 1 February 2016 for a stay in January 2016

From the tennis to the beach to a sunset cruise on the ocean to visiting Santa Cruz to seeing the nesting turtles, there are too many outstanding memories to list!

But the true stars of Pura Vida house are Jorge and Steph, the proprietors. Jorge and Steph are wonderful, attentive hosts. They know everything about the area, so they make excellent recommendations customized to your interests. Also, Jorge and Steph are two of the nicest people you will ever meet.

It was an unforgettable week, and I would definitely go back again in a heartbeat!

Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Solo
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Management Response
3 Feb 2016
Hi,

Thanks so much for the very nice words, we truly appreciate them, and likewise! It was a pleasure having you here with us for a week, you are a wonderful person.

It was an honor to have the opportunity to help you out with your tennis game (which is already great), and showing you what the Costa Rican culture is all about.

We said this to you when you were here, and now say it again ... you have new friends in Costa Rica as well as in Columbus, OH!

Pura vida, y esperamos verte de nuevo muy pronto!

Warmest regards,
Jorge and Steph
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lindabT74...
Libertyville, Illinois
1 review
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“Authentic Costa Rican vacation with pure relaxation”
Reviewed 31 January 2016 for a stay in December 2015
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We spent the week between Christmas and New Years at Pura Vida House. We had 11 people from age 18-79 and we all had a great time! Jorge, Stephanie, Barb and Pastora took wonderful care of us. We didn't have to plan anything, which to me is the epitome of relaxation. They found wonderful guides for us and coordinated very diverse activities: local bull riding, pottery lesson, hiking, zip lining, estuary tour, white water rafting, rock climbing, surfing lessons, tennis lessons, hanging out at their lovely beach club. We all felt depressed when we left because Jorge, Stephanie, Barbara and Pastora had become friends. We plan to stay in touch and hope to come back! I highly recommend Pura Vida House! Just writing this review is making me miss it!

Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Family
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Management Response
1 Feb 2016
We're so so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. You guys were a great bunch, and we really admire everyone's energy (wish I had half of it!). Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review, and we really do look forward to seeing you all again, wherever it may be!

Pura Vida,
Jorge & Steph
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SkyRollLu...
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Relaxing time in Costa Rica”
Reviewed 29 January 2016 for a stay in January 2016

This was my second trip to Pura Vida House. I went to play tennis and relax, did a lot of both. Jorge and Stephanie are the nicest people you will ever meet. The home cooking was great. Jumping into the pool every day after 3 hours of tennis in the hot sun felt so good. Next year they move into their nicer new place inside Hacienda Pinilla, so tennis, golf, and the beach will be closer and more convenient, I can't wait!

Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Solo
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Management Response
30 Jan 2016
Thanks so much for leaving us a review, and more importantly for coming down here again. We had a great week with you! We're sorry that the weather up north disrupted your departure to end the week. :-( But we look forward to seeing you again soon up north or down here.

Pura Vida!
Jorge & Steph
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allis0n11...
Columbus, Ohio
1 review
“Loved our Week in Costa Rica!”
Reviewed 27 January 2016 for a stay in January 2016

If you are looking to experience true Costa Rica but without the stresses and hassles of being in a new land, Jorge and Steph's Pura House is for you! My Husband and I were able to actually RELAX on this trip as our hosts Jorge, Steph, Barabra and Pastora, who did the cooking and our laundry made sure each day was just as we wanted it. Whether is was arranging selected tours, taking us to the rodeo or the best beaches, they were able to make it all happen. We will never forget our amazing encounters with the wildlife in Costa Rica! Thanks so much, Jorge and Steph, for enabling us two non-spanish speakers to absorb so much of Costa Rican culture and the beauty of the land!

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Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Couples
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Management Response
30 Jan 2016
Thank you so much for taking the time out to leave us a review. It was our pleasure getting to know you and host you down here in Costa Rica. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay and were able to relax, even though the snow up north made your departure a bit stressful. We look forward to seeing you both again this summer.

Pura Vida!
Jorge & Steph
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