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Awarded Certificate of Excellence, we pride ourselves in offering a unique & special experience
Pura Vida Ecolodge - A Retreat, A Lifestyle, An Experience
It took a long time for this dream to become a reality, but we're so very glad it did!
Plenty of comfy sun loungers, chairs and cushions to relax on and make yourself at home!
*New outdoor shower area by plunge pool, overlooking jungle canopy & bamboo gardens
The view of the villa as you arrive from the road with Pura Vida Ecolodge Reserve in the background
Front deck and balcony to the jungle villa - offering impressive panoramic and ocean views
The open-plan stylish living space on the first floor with wrap around teak decks.
Open-plan kitchen (with NEW teak benches, pictured in next photo) comfy living area with sea views
Fully equipped open-plan kitchen and dining area with new handmade teak benches for up to 6 people
We've recently added a yoga exercise deck hanging over the reserve at the end of the stepping stones
Spacious deck perfect for sunbathing, yoga or admiring the nature reserve, animals and sea views
Our infinity plunge pool,  plenty big enough for escaping the tropical heat! Sea and jungle views!
Our Location with 2 routes upto lodge from the Costanera (Coronado and Puntalmala, near Ojochal.)
The front of the jungle villa with its impressive bamboo palapa roof.
Wrap-around teak decking offering impressive sea, mountain and jungle canopy views
*NEW outdoor shower by the plunge pool, perfect for cooling off after the beach!
Welcome to Pura Vida Ecolodge - your retreat, your lifestyle, your experience!
The new stepping-stones path from the lodge down to the yoga deck and body-weights gym
NEW yoga exercise deck complete with rustic dining/chill-out area. Offers valley and ocean views
NEW yoga deck hanging over the edge of the plantel offering stunning valley, ocean sunset views
NEW Rustic seating and cocktail area in front of the lodge overlooking the valley  and Pacific ocean
Walking back up to the jungle villa from one of the reserves nature trails
Contemporary  spacious master bedroom offers ocean views, sun-deck delightful en-suite bathroom
Wake up to panormacic ocean/valley views out of the bedroom window in the Ocean view Suite upstairs
En-suite bathroom with walk-in powerful rain shower (solar powered heated water 24/7)
Handcrafted teak and bamboo sliding doors so you can have the villa as open or as closed as you wish
Jungle-view Suite has its own private deck overlooking the jungle canopy with all its nature
Downstairs Jungle Suite, offering guests great jungle views, ensuite bathroom and private deck area
Spacious en-suite bathroom with walk-in rain shower overlooking jungle (with heated water 24/7),
Wake up with the howler monkeys as the villa hangs dramatically over the jungle canopy
As you come up the stairs to the 1st floor you enter wrap-around teak decks with panoramic sea view
The toucans especially love these tress that you can literally reach out and grab from the deck
Fun trek along 1 of the nature trails brings you to freshwater plunge pool and waterfall for swim
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Ojochal, Province of Puntarenas

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Misha O
1 review
“Beautiful”
Reviewed 17 December 2015 for a stay in December 2015

The place is stunningly beautiful. All of it: the view, the jungle, and the house that perfectly fits the surroundings. Joe and Kika put a lot of thought and artistic taste to design this place. It is perfectly minimalist in both architectural and consumption sense, while still being very comfortable. Pool and the wooden deck are awesome. It is very secluded and you do feel right in the middle of the jungle sitting in the pool, on the deck or in the living room. Beautifully done! Without exaggeration, it is the most romantic house we ever stayed in.

While we certainly spent plenty of time enjoying the place itself, there was not much to do right around the house without driving out to the beach or other destinations. The couple of nature trails are pretty short (back and forth in 20 min). On the second trail you can follow the creek up but that involves scrambling up wet rocks, which we weren't prepared to do with toddlers on our backs :). We would drive to the beach every day. Local beaches were great and we had them all to ourselves half the time. Gersan and Iliana boat tour was a pleasure.

The road to the house is fine. Steep at places, but weren't stressed driving up and down with kids every day.

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Liked best: Aesthetics of the place
Liked least: Safety for small children around the house
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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BrittBird
Salt Lake City, Utah
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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.

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Reviewed 18 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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JTM_20142...
San Francisco, California
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“We would definitely go again!!”
Reviewed 28 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!!

Travelling group: Teenagers
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Mrsloco
Colorado Springs, CO
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“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 !

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Liked best: The view
Liked least: The roads
Travelling group: Teenagers
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