View of Pura Vida Ecolodge from the roadside above - showing the original 'palapa style' roof, the lush green valley, the flowing river Terraba and of course, the stunning Pacific ocean views... (Taken mid April 2015 around 11am). Welcome to Pura Vida Ecolodge - Awarded with a Certificate of Excellence for the last 4 years by Trip Advisor
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7 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
7 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
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Beautiful & very private 'eco-luxury' retreat near South Pacific Coast. Our unique & stunning location offers guests panoramic sea views & hangs dramatically over the jungle canopy. Romantic getaway, nature lovers and adrenalin junkies paradise!


Extra people $30 / night after 5 guests
Cleaning Fee $50
Security Deposit $400
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules

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 it's reserve. Our main goal is that you are able to leave the 'urban madness' behind and fully enjoy & 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 & An Experience.'

- No smoking inside of the house
- Don't feed the pizotes, monkeys or other visiting animals
- Enjoy wildlife, don't be afraid of insects, it's a Jungle Villa!
- Use the Safe for your valuables and electronics
- Don't throw paper or other products in the toilets but use the bins provided
- Lock the windows & doors and turn off AC, lights & fans when you leave the ecolodge.

Both double bedrooms can be set up as either Kings or indeed separate twins, according to your particular needs and group size. In the Ocean view Suite (upstairs) there is also a pull-out single bed. Both suites offer guests maximum comfort as all our COCO-MAT mattresses are made of 100% organic materials and are of very high quality. We also offer guests the COCO-MAT pillow menu. 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.

We appreciate that life on the Pacific coast can start early so ask guests to try and checkout by 10am. Check-in starts from 2pm and guests are strongly advised to arrive by daylight on the first day so as to familarize themselves with the route up to the lodge.

Our lifetime friend and housekeeper Gersan (and his wife Iliana) offer guests the Pura Vida Boat Adventure tour themselves and where possible, we are happy to help and advise other tours & excursions in the area. Gersan & Iliana also offer a laundry service and can pick up (and drop off) various food parcels as well as even preparing home-cooked local dishes for your arrival day if arranged plenty in advance.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
First aid kit
Safety card

2 nights minimum stay

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Jane User Profile
September 2017
If you're looking for adventure with a touch of luxury then this is the place for you! We stayed with our three sons aged 7, 10 and 11, and Pura Vida Ecolodge was the perfect base for our first time in Costa Rica. The local beaches are stunning, there are plenty of activities nearby (zip wires, waterfalls and plunge pools, animal sanctuary, pre-Colombian stone spheres etc) and Gersan's mangrove tour is a must! Being able to return to the beautiful lodge every afternoon meant we had one thing of relaxation alongside our excursions. Joe and Kika's information packs mean it's easy to find the best beaches, best places to eat and the best local waterfalls. Homemade smoothies every morning watching the sunrise and the stunning views made this our own little piece of paradise. Thank you, Joe and Kika, for sharing this wonderful place.

Gert User Profile
August 2017
What van I say. It's just perfect. You want to be here. Surroundings are impressive. Visit corcovado and uvita! Gersan is the best host. We had a unforgettable week

Roland User Profile
August 2017
The Pura Vida ecolodge is a wonderful place, we really enjoyed it. Don't worry about getting there - it is easy to find and the drive up there is fun! We would also recommend going on the tour with Gersan, the beach is stunning and totally safe even for small kids.

Annegret User Profile
July 2017
We are a family of 4. We enjoyed our time in the Ecolodge very much. It was a nice experience for us and we enjoyed the driver up there and the quiet stay. We were just by our selves and looked in the green jungle in one side and the other we had a beautiful view to the see. We enjoyed the view from our bed room and wished to wake up like that more offen. The care taker was very friendly and helpful. We don't speak Spanish ( or jus a few words) but we managed. There a lot of restaurants and beaches not far. We enjoyed the area very much. There is a lot to do, but you must like to take the car.

Jeannie User Profile
July 2017
If you are looking to disconnect from the world, have a mouth dropping scenic view and really connect with the locals then this is the place to be. The stars were clear at night, we woke up with an amazing view in master bedroom, we enjoyed sipping coffee on the balcony while early morning birdwatching, the hikes to the little and big waterfall were an adventure ( bring hiking shoes, and we left some good hiking sticks in the garage for further travelers). Gersan and Iliana were very welcoming, his boat tour was breath taking and her welcomg dinner was super yummy. She also cooked breakfast for us that was included in Gersans boat tour. We recommend eating at the local restaurants, playa ventanas, OSA Canopy tours, Gersan mangroves and private beach tour and at the Uvita information center we booked a private fishing and whale watching tour where we saw giant whales, sea turtles, dolphins that played with us, and caught fish which the CAPT de-boned and cut in fillets for us. I then bought some Pankco breading at the BM and fried at the home. It went along great with some limes, red onions, cilantro and a dash of oil salt and pepper( a homemade side salsa I learned from my abuelita). We did a lot and saw a lot, so much I can keep typing away but you must come and check it out for yourself! If you are looking for adventure and are not scared of little cute frogs or lizards, are amazed to see giant toads and bats at night and yes the occasional spider than this is th place for you. We will definitely be back for more next year! Pura Vida!

Stefi User Profile
July 2017
A beautiful little house in the middle of the jungle! We really enjoyed the stay - it was soo relaxing.

Alexander User Profile
July 2017
We brought our family (kids 9 and 6) to the Ecolodge for our first international vacation. We fell in love with it. In the morning as the sun rose we opened up the four large sliding doors to let the rainforest in and watched the mist rise from the hills below. We made coffee in the bamboo chorreador and sat on the deck where we listened to the rainforest wake up. The first day we could see howler monkeys, hummingbirds, and a couple of toucans that stayed with us on our last days. When it is raining you can sit in the front and stay completely dry in anything but the strongest storms. The family enjoyed the infinity pool and really enjoyed swimming below the waterfalls a short walk away. Our first night I woke up at midnight and walked outside to experience the Milky Way for the first time. Gersan is the caretaker if there are any problems during the stay and he offers a great boat tour of the mangrove wildlife and a visit to Playa Garza. Iliana, his wife, is an outstanding cook and prepared a delicious birthday meal during our stay. They have a daughter and seeing the three kids playing together on the beach was a sweet moment. The owners checked in with us throughout the week to ensure everything was running smoothly and that we were enjoying ourselves. The care they had for our happiness was appreciated. The Ecolodge was the perfect home base as we ate at the local soda (more amazing local food), shopped at the pulperia (grocery store), flew over the canopies on ziplines, and visited the amazing local beaches. Thank you for sharing paradise with us.

Tres Rios, Costa RicaJoined in October 2012
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After many years dreaming and many months conceptualizing this little retreat, my wife and I moved from Europe to Costa Rica for the best part of a year to make this dream a reality. During this time we met some very special people and made a lot of wonderful memories as we embarked on what soon became an experience of a lifetime. The end result is that we opened the doors of our little 'piece of paradise' back in November 2012 and we welcome you to experience a really special vacation and adventure up at Pura Vida Ecolodge. We have created a unique 'eco-luxury' retreat nestled amongst virgin rain forest just 5 km from the volcanic sands of the Pacific Ocean in Central America's Costa Rica. Our beautiful and breezy location, at an altitude of just over 300 meters, boasts stunning panoramic views over the lush valleys towards the meandering 'Rio Terraba' and directly faces the Pacific Ocean and Costa Rica's spectacular sunsets. Pura Vida Ecolodge is a peaceful sanctuary to experience and embrace 'Pura Vida' (Pure Life), a destination where guests can enjoy not only a memorable holiday, but tranquility, adventure and equilibrium in a utopia second to none. Our 'Eco-Chic' retreat is your chance to relax and truly let go, to welcome an organic, integral experience for contemplation, rejuvenation and nurturing among friends, family and loved ones.

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