Pura Vida House is a luxury villa experience, but with a heart and soul. We are an award winning full-service luxury villa in Hacienda Pinilla; Costa Rica's most prestigious beach resort. We are the ONLY villa with FREE access to the Beach Club, + 7 restaurants, golf, tennis, biking trails & world famous surf break.
Relax in the resort or personalize your trip with the best beaches, restaurants & local adventures - waterfalls, rainforests, volcanoes, hot springs, giant turtles & wildlife.
Pura Vida House is completely custom-built with high-end finishes and furnishings for your enjoyment and comfort. Pura Vida House includes, 4 spacious bedrooms, each with its own bath, and the master with a tropical outdoor shower; kitchen, living room, outdoor dining terrace, and pool with deck.
Included in your rate: 24/7 concierge services, housekeeping/laundry service once per week, use of 2 mountain bikes, towels, beach towels, linens, and organic toiletries.
Ask us about larger groups, we can accommodate!
Échanges avec les voyageurs
We offer you the most personalized 24/7 concierge service -- even before you arrive -- to help you with everything you need, from arranging meals to be cooked in the villa, to tours, must-see spots, restaurant and activity recommendations, and more.
Food and Vacation Planning
Cook for yourself, or let us arrange typical Costa Rican or high-end meals to be prepared for you at home.
No request is beyond reason. We can help arrange everything from transportation (including LIR and SJO airport transfers), babysitting/childcare, guides and excursions, to massages in the villa, special dinner reservations, tennis lessons, golf lessons and rental golf carts and more. We are here to ensure this is the most memorable vacation of your life.
- $500 Security Deposit Required
We got married in Guanacaste, Costa Rica and we fell in love with the natural beauty, white sand beaches and wonderful people here. Time seems to slow down when you are in Guanacaste.
Jorge was born in Costa Rica and has spent over half of his life in Washington, DC, Gainesville, Florida (Go Gators!) and now Ohio. He has played and taught tennis at high levels, including playing for Costa Rica’s Davis Cup team. He is now an avid golfer as well. He holds an M.A. in Environmental and Resource Policy from The George Washington University and a B.A. in International Relations from Universidad Latina of Costa Rica.
Stephanie was born in Columbus, Ohio (Go Bucks!) and spent 9 years in Washington, DC. She attended college at Denison University in Granville, Ohio where she played field hockey and lacrosse. Jorge has now converted her to tennis; she’s still resisting golf!
Back in 2007 we started a business called Sports For Nature in Washington, DC in order to combine two of our biggest passions, sports and the environment. This has also evolved into hosting guests from around the world at our former Pura Vida House.
This has allowed us to love what we do (very important in life!), while being able to live well, meet new people every week, and travel.
Our new villa (The Pura Vida House) blends our award-winning history at the former Pura Vida House with a great, new luxury location, steps away from beaches, golf, surfing and more.
We now live half the year in Columbus, Ohio and half the year in Guanacaste, spending quality time with both our families and enjoying many of the outdoor activities that we love, year round.
We’d be honored to host you at our villa, The Pura Vida House, and show you a great time in Costa Rica.
Life’s too short to be anything but happy :-)