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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Ojochal, Province of Puntarenas

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BrittBird
Salt Lake City, Utah
1 review
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“Pura Vida - Adventure”
Reviewed 3 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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My husband and I went to the Ecolodge on our honeymoon, the booking was very last minute, but Joe & Kiki were quickly able to provide us with more information than we would ever need. The house is better than you can imagine, the location is breath taking, and there are endless opportunities for exploring within the area. The house has everything you need, except for some beach towels, and a pen to sign the guest book. I highly recommend taking the tour with Gersan, it's a wonderful experience, and you'll end up on a private beach with no other tourists. If you're lucky you'll see a family of Macaw's. The house is so peaceful, the pool is nice and cool, and the sounds of the jungle are very relaxing. The house is definitely off the beaten path, but well worth the trek.

Date of stay: August 2015
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Reviewed 18 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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Date of stay: August 2015
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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JTM_20142...
San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“We would definitely go again!!”
Reviewed 27 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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My family and I spent four nights at the Pura Vida lodge and we were sorry to leave it. It is a beautiful retreat with amazing views and wonderful flora and fauna all around. Gersan - the caretaker was very welcoming and helpful. We did go on his boat tour and it is absolutely recommended - a truly enjoyable and memorable experience - so much more authentic than a tour

Our favorite place to go while we stayed was the Tilapia Cascades in Ojachal - (website hidden)

The surrounding area (Ojachal - Coronada) is very peaceful and laidback. It is not overrun with tourists and businesses catering to tourists like some of the more popular destinations. All the same, within close distance there are a number of really good restaurants. We had two wonderful dinners at Exotica (we liked the first so much that we went a second time). For breakfast - the french toast at Pancita Cafe is a must. Cafe Remy had good quality food and if you want a quick bite of local food - the nearby Sodas are very reasonable.

One thing to bear in mind - the lodge is in the rain forest -so expect to see some bugs and reptiles in and around the lodge - nothing harmful. We spent a lot of time just relaxing on the deck watching the views and the wildlife.

We would definitely go again!!

Date of stay: July 2015
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Mrsloco
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Total awesomeness”
Reviewed 16 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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Just awesome !!!! The stunning view out of the master bedroom is gorgeous !!! This is where we spent our 3rd week in Costa Rica !!! The boat adventure by Gersan is a must do !!! The only thing you will need is 4 wheel drive and you will need to use it !!! Don't be like my husband and try it without !!! The roads are a bit of a challenge ! All in all a great place to stay !

Date of stay: July 2015
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Liked best: The view
Liked least: The roads
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Lisa C
Houston, Texas
2 reviews
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“Stunning Jungle Retreat!!”
Reviewed 14 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015
1
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My husband and I chose Pura Vida Ecolodge to celebrate our 35th anniversary. We wanted to find peace, beauty, relaxation and privacy. Pura Vida Ecolodge gave all of that and more!! The house is beautifully situated with stunning views from the living, dining, kitchen and master bedroom. The abundance of wildlife and beauty was breathtaking. We even had several Toucans that visited every morning and early evening. We took Gersan's Mangrove tour and had a wonderful time. We recommend his tour highly!! He took great care of us on the tour and also in getting us settled in for our stay. This vacation/celebration was better than we expected and we highly recommend the Pura Vida Ecolodge for your stay in Costa Rica!!

Date of stay: June 2015
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Liked best: The house was very comfortable and views were exceptional
Liked least: The mattress was not very comfortable
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Firenze
Reviewed 4 June 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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Date of stay: April 2015
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Liked best: Immersion in the jungle atmosphere
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Lilly S
Durham, New Hampshire
2 reviews
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“Absolutely perfect in every way!”
Reviewed 28 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Three of my best friends and I went to Costa Rica to relax and recharge. The only plan we had was zip lining at Osa Canopy Tours (we highly suggest visiting them by the way- amazing time and really fun guides!) The rest of our trip was spent exploring, relaxing, and enjoying the beauty that the Pura Vida Ecolodge and surrounding areas had to offer. Gersan was great- he left us fresh fruit from his property and we made smoothies everyday. Joe responded quickly when we had questions also! They were not lying when they said we would need a 4x4... those Costa Rican mountain roads are no joke! We took the "harder" route everyday and it is very doable- just takes some courage! The drive from the San Jose was super easy and great road conditions. The locals are so kind as well- we befriended some young school teachers down at the local market and had a nice little "going away" party on our last night. If you are looking for privacy, this place is perfect. If you want to interact with the locals, this place is also perfect. You seriously can't go wrong staying here. Our only little recommendation to future guests- don't forget to stash up some colones for your drive to and from San Jose, there are a handful of tolls that we weren't quite prepared for. All in all, it was an amazing trip, and we are all seriously missing waking up to the sounds of the jungle already. Thank you Joe, Kika, and Gersan for a wonderful get away!

Date of stay: May 2015
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