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Unique Award Winning Pura Vida Ecolodge & Retreat

Villa -
2 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 7
Ojochal, Province of Puntarenas
WELCOME to Pura Vida Ecolodge, a unique 'eco-luxury' award-winning retreat nestled amongst virgin rain forest just 5 km from the volcanic sands of the Pacific Ocean in Central America's Costa Rica. The ecolodge been awarded with a 'Certificate of Excellence' every year since opening by TripAdvisor, was designed by award winning Architect Franco Casalvolone (FCB Arquitectura) and has been awarded with the Airbnb 'Super Host' badge for the last four consecutive seasons as well!

This is the place for guests who want to disconnect, be ‘off-grid’ and get away from it all. It’s for those of you who have a sense of adventure, are up for trying something new, enjoy bumpy and steep roads in a 4x4 (not AWD) and who, come rain or shine, won’t let the weather stop them from doing what they want. It’s an adrenalin junkies...
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Listing #HL286936
About the Owner
Joe L
Languages spoken:English, Italian, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2012
Interaction with guests
We realize that most guests come to our area to really switch off and get away from it all. We therefore meet you up at Pura Vida Ecolodge on your checkin day and collect the keys on the day of checkout, thus giving you all the privacy you want. That said, we are of course available for anything throughout your stay and if you're not used to off-road 4x4 driving we can even arrange a 'meet & greet' service on the main road on the day of your checkin when our housekeeper can escort you up the lodge. While we actually live abroad, we're always just a message away and if you should need anything onsite during your stay, our charming housekeeper Gersan lives nearby and is available on whatsapp
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Reviewed 4 December 2018 via mobile

Hi- I booked this beautiful home as a honeymoon gift for my sister and husband. I have pasted their review on there week+ stay below: Pura Vida Ecolodge was an absolute dream place to stay in Costa Rica! My husband and I spent 10 days...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Roxanne K
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

What an incredible place! This is truly an off the beaten path adventure! You need to enjoy being out of your comfort zone, which my husband and I love, but if you want the most authentic experience possible, including the most beautiful views and gorgeous,...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank sh0yle
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Reviewed 21 August 2018

What a great place to spend family time with your children unplugged. The view, the wild life, and your beautiful home meet all of our expectations. We had spider monkeys in the trees, dart frogs in the yard, and a variety of birds visiting often....More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Rod B
  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • En Suite Rooms (2)
  • Freezer
  • Garage
  • Gym
  • Housekeeping Optional
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Mountain Views
  • Ocean Views
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • SuperKing Beds:(1)
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 9:00 AM
Adopt the 'Pura Vida' philosophy & concept we have worked so hard to create. That means respecting nature, the animals & the magical surroundings of the Jungle Villa & it's...
    2 Attached (ensuite)
    1 Sofa
    1 Full
    1 Twin
    1 King
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  • Cleaning fee: £39 / stay - Fee
  • Damage Deposit: £311 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
The main House Rules are to really adopt the Pura Vida philosophy & concept we have worked so hard to create. That means respecting nature, the animals and the magical surroundings of the Jungle Villa and its reserve. Our main goal, as designers, hoteliers and & conceptualists, is that you are able to leave the urban madness behind and fully enjoy and embrace a unique life at Pura Vida Ecolodge throughout your stay, whether it be just two days or two weeks, always conscious that our Jungle Villa really is A Retreat - A Lifestyle and An Experience. EN-SUITE BEDROOMS Both double bedrooms can be set up as either Kings or indeed separate twins, according to your particular needs and group size. There is also a sofa bed that can sleep a further two people comfortably - with a maximum for the entire Jungle Villa being limited to 7 adults.CHECKINS/CHECKOUTS We appreciate that life on the Pacific coast can start early so ask guests to try and checkout by 9am with check-in starting from... more
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About the neighbourhood
Tres Rios & The Zona Sur:

The real ‘eco hot spot’ of Costa Rica, enclosed by the Pacific Ocean and mountainous rainforest surroundings, buzzing with tropical wildlife. This is where jungle meets ocean. Described by National Geographic magazine as “one of the most biologically diverse areas in the world” south-western Costa Rica has a plethora of stunning (and mostly deserted) beaches and fantastic vistas. The areas beaches include the deserted Playa Tortuga, the rugged Playa Piñuelas, Playa Ventanas (named after the two huge cliffs on either side that frame this idyllic surfing beach as well as Playa Uvita and the ‘party town’ and ‘surfers hot-spot’ of Dominical.

The nearby village of Ojochal (5 minutes up the CostaNera) is one of a few local villages hosting a whole load of fine...
Getting around
You'll definitely need a 4x4 car at Pura Vida Ecolodge (we suggest you get in touch with Luis at Vamos rent-a-car - be sure to mention us to get the best possible deal and to ensure being extra well looked after. Having your own wheels allows guests to discover some of the hidden little gems the area has to offer and we have all sorts of tips, directions & local maps that we send out in our welcome packs once your reservation is confirmed, all of which will prepare you for your Costa Rican adventure...
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: San Jose (Capital of Costa Rica) or Palmar Sur (se: 0.0 km
Getting Here:

Getting to Costa Rica is getting easier every year. The Juan Santa Maria International Airport is a modern airport just outside the capital city of San Jose and is the country’s largest airport offering many non-stop flights to and from popular American and European cities. North American travellers to Costa Rica appreciate accessibility with no jetlag. Situated in the Central Standard time zone, the time in Costa Rica varies by no more than two hours from any U.S. location.

Getting to the Pura Vida Ecolodge Reserve is effortless. You can catch a local forty-minute flight from San José to Palmar Sur via either SANSA (from San José International Airport) or via Nature Air (from San José Municipal Airport) or an even shorter flight to Quepos. These flights arrive at Palmar Su...
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 8.0 km.
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