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Unique Award Winning Pura Vida Ecolodge & Retreat – Home 286936 Villa

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 7 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

Unique Award Winning Pura Vida Ecolodge & Retreat – Home 286936

Excellent Excellent – based on 74 reviews

Property details

  • Villa
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • sleeps 7

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Property Description


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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Super King Bed Single Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed
  • 2 En suites


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Mountain Views
  • Private garden
  • Patio
  • Solarium or roof terrace
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Safe
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • Telephone
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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...

Interaction with guest

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


Check in time:15:00, Check out time:09:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: (£304.10) $400.00
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
View Policy

House rules

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 reserve.

- No smoking inside house
- Don't feed visiting animals
- Enjoy wildlife, don't be afraid of insects, it's a Jungle Villa!
- Use safe for valuables
- Don't throw paper in toilets, use bins provided
- Lock windows & doors, turn off AC, lights & fans when you leave ecolodge.
- More info in welcome packs


About the owner

Joe L.
Average reply time:
3 hours 25 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated::
20 Sep 2018
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Italian

This Villa has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 7. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 06 Dec 2012. Located in Province of Puntarenas, it has 74 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £1065 to £1385.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 20 Sep 2018.


Map and directions


Guest reviews

Excellent – based on 74 reviews Excellent
74 reviews

Very Good

“Paradise in the Jungle”

Reviewed 11 Mar 2016

Oh my, I don't even know where to begin! It's not the easiest place to get to but that's not negative at all-it's part of the magic! Our first thought was "someone put their heart and and soul into building this place!" It just has that special quality to it. The groundskeeper Gershan is a lovely young man and greeted us upon arrival. He showed us how to navigate the nuances of the home. We loved opening all the doors and letting the sounds of the jungle in. We had planned day excursions but decide we had to stay one full day and just relax and soak in what this property has to offer. Quick note on the amenities and service. The communication from the owners is amazing. I would advise thoroughly reading the welcome packets they send before you get there and again, once you arrive because EVERYTHING you need to know is there. Also, the beds... To die for! I am looking into buying the CocoMats for home. Best nights sleep ever! I would recommend this to anyone who would like to relax, have a romantic getaway, honeymoon... It's perfect for shutting down and taking in the pure life! We hope that return someday for sure!

“Relaxing Adeventure!”

Reviewed 24 Jan 2016

Our stay at the Pura Vida Eco Lodge was amazing! From the views and accommodations, the jungle paths that led to amazing waterfalls, to the beaches that were virtually empty, becoming our own private oasis, this vacation was one for the books! The perfect combination of adventure and relaxation, we could have stayed forever. Gerzan was amazing and even with limited English we were still able to communicate and learn so much about his life! His boat tour through the mangroves and to his private beach is a must! We would recommend this to vacation spot to any adventure seeker who isn't afraid to detach from reality and truly experience what Costa Rica has to offer!

“Fantastic place to stay”

Reviewed 20 Dec 2015

We stayed here for a week and what a fantastic week it was. The green credentials are outstanding and the lodge itself very thoughtfully and tastefully designed. The beds were comfy and loved the unique decor The location is amazing with fabulous views and being lulled to sleep by the relaxing sounds of the rainforest, a real treat. The trip with Gersan through the mangroves was fab and Joe, always ready to help with trip bookings etc. An unforgettable trip, Thanks Joe, Kika, Gersan and his wife Lly

“Pura Vida Adventure at the Jungle Villa”

Reviewed 18 Aug 2015

This place is amazing. We thought it'd be hard to live up to the reputation from the site, but it fully exceeded our high expectations. Everything was very well done, the views are spectacular to say the least, both of the Pacifico and the Jungle. The wildlife continued to astound us throughout our week long stay. Toucans, Howler Monkeys, wide variety of birds, and other exotic insect species. Las Cascadas (the waterfall hike) is a must-do activity. Go either way at the bottom of the well-marked trail, and be taken aback by the adventure. Stunning pools and waterworks abound. Gersan, the housekeeper, is the man. Totally helpful, extremely nice, and all around good guy. We could go on but the place was all-in-all amazing. Don't think, just do it! Muchas gracias Joe, Kika, y Gersan... Pura Vida. Jay y John

“Immerse in the jungle”

Reviewed 4 Jun 2015

Great house, comfortable, with extraordinary location : soak the jungle atmosphere, hear and catch sight of the diverse animals and birds ! Nice (small) pool. Great views of the ocean in the distance. Nice play area for yoga and exercise.

“This is a special place.”

Reviewed 28 Nov 2014

A perfect place to unwind and relax on the deck with a gorgeous view. We saw many birds and a howler monkey...! The house is very well located. Manual Antonio is an easy day trip and you can take a boat trip to the Corcovado Park from nearby Sierpe. We only stayed 3 nights and wished we had stayed a week.

“Perfect Pura Vida”

Reviewed 6 Nov 2014

From the beginning booking and preparing for this was easy. Once we had made the booking Joe and Kika were really helpful and provided a complete welcome pack. This covered everything we needed in a simple and clear way (and made us very excited!) In the end we printed out the pack and took it everywhere to help find the beaches and other local places like the local fish shop where we bought some lovely fish. It also covered the practicalities as well for the lodge, like the safe, and the directions for getting to the lodge that were really helpful, with pictures and distances. Once there, although the pictures are good, it is even better. The views are amazing from the lodge and we never bored of simply sitting on the balcony, drink in hand, watching the weather pass us by, sun go down, and all the nature around us. The lodge itself is open and airy. It is full netted so as long as you keep the doors closed you are quite bug free (relatively as remember you are in the jungle). However, you never feel trapped as it is so simple and open. It is an incredible building with an understated feel of luxury with the two walk in showers, spacious rooms and tall ceilings. We especially loved the sofa where we would have a lovely afternoon snooze under the throws provided. You do need a 4x4 and were pleased Joe flagged this. The final road up to the lodge is a bumpy track but it is fine if you have a 4x4 and after a couple of drives you do not think about it, night or day. You simply just need to be able to drive sensibly. Locally, the beaches are quite hidden away but secluded and beautiful. The water was really warm. The welcome pack helps and locals were also helpful. Playa Arco was incredible with monkeys and waterfall. That said, you do need to pay $18 to go through the entrance at the hotel, but that includes a walk through their jungle trail, the amazing beach and a piece of cake and juice when you return. We were happy with the money spent! We found a couple of great restaurant but to be honest, often cooked ourselves in the evenings. The kitchen has everything you need which is great including a simple and easy to use bamboo coffee maker the locals all use. Overall, we couldn't recommend this highly enough. We wanted to get away from the rush of city life and spoil ourselves and this was perfect to do this. If you appreciate what it is and where you are going it is perfect. If you are expecting a 5 star hotel all inclusive, you will probably still be converted!

“Family Pura Vida Vacation”

Reviewed 28 Apr 2014

We very much enjoyed spending our first family visit to Costa Rica at the Pura Vida Ecolodge. If you are looking for a bit of an adventure with a serene setting, then this is the place. Set on a hill top in the jungle canopy with breathtaking views out to the Pacific Coast, this beautifully designed and constructed villa offers its visitors a peaceful and relaxing location to experience Pura Vida. A variety of local beaches, waterfalls, canopy tour, restaurants and amenities are all close by for daily excursions. SUV/4 wheel drive is essential.

“Pura Vida Eco Lodge - more a feeling than only a name!”

Reviewed 19 Jan 2014

Joe, the owner, did our check-in (and also check-out) himself and made us feel extremly welcome! From the beginning on we definitly recognized that it was the right choise to stay there. Independently which place, room or piece we discovered within the eco lodge, we could see, with how much passion, knowledge and love this was designed. Really well done! The kitchen was extremely well equipped, as well as the remaining house - they thought of everything!!! Beside of all the incredible things the eco lodge had to offer, Joe was a great host and gave us additionally some tipps for the surroundings (the trail nearby and especially the waterfall are absolutely stunning...) This is THE place where you can definitly leave the stress behind, lean back and just have a great Pura-Vida-time! If you have the chance, take it, be a Part of it and spend a few Nights in paradise!

“Perfect Eco lodge”

Reviewed 1 Dec 2013

As first time visitors to Costa Rica we knew we were in for a real treat when we came across Pura Vida Ecolodge just before we arrived. It was a very last minute booking but this magical retreat really is (if at all possible) even better than we imagined and is and does exactly what it says on it's profile. We drove down from San Jose which was a great experience in itself, i'd say it was about 3 hours and the directions made it super easy. In the 3 days we were there, we definitely managed to unwind, relax, turn off and embrace the 'pura vida' lifestyle on offer. The location was perfect for us, secluded, beautiful and quiet but within easy reach of some of the best beaches we've ever seen, loads of great activities (we highly recommend the canopy tour) and Ojochal (lovely little village about a 10/12 minute drive away where we had 2 very tasty meals). Back up at the lodge, the facilities were pretty impressive, it's been designed with a lot of attention to detail and it looked like the owners had recently stocked up on a completely new kitchen (my girlfriend LOVED this as she's an avid cook), and Gerzan explained that Joe & Kika had just installed a new wifi router, which meant that I could keep in touch with work and emails whilst taking in the views on the deck. Personally, my favourites were the infinity pool and the huge rain showers in the bathrooms and just up the road from the house, there is really cool nature trail, which basically takes you through the jungle to a river and natural plunge pool - there is no better way to start the day! On the other mornings we did yoga (another great touch) on the deck and enjoyed papaya smoothies (thanks for the fruit basket!!) I'd say the house has everything you need and nothing you don't. We even managed to pick up a bit of spanish the day we did the boat tour with Gerzan and Ily. Again, this comes highly recommended and is really good value for money and quite a unique way to discover the local area and fishing was really fun, those mangroves were amazing and we were lucky to see a whole load of monkeys and birds. If only we could have stayed longer. In short, a great location, great place, and great value for money. Highly recommended! Thanks for this once in a lifetime opportunity.

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