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About

— Pura Vida Ecolodge —

Pura Vida Ecolodge is 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. An organically inspired peaceful sanctuary to experience and embrace 'Pura Vida' (Pure Life), a destination where guests can enjoy a memorable holiday, comprised of tranquillity, adventure, escape and equilibrium in a utopia second to none. Our 'Eco-Chic' hideaway 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.

Designed by award winning Architect Franco Casalvolone (FCB Arquitectura), the inspired open-plan jungle villa  (which sleeps a maximum of 6) has been awarded with a 'Certificate of Excellence' every year since opening by Trip Advisor, as well as the 'Super Host Award’ by for its off the beat track private getaway and is your chance to leave the urban jungle behind and stay right on top of a real one with a carefully composed  spread of creature comforts making our little nest a true ‘home away from home’.

“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 off-road 4x4 driving and who, come rain or shine, won’t let the weather stop them from doing what they want. It’s an adrenalin junkies paradise, perfect for those who want to wake up to the sounds of congo monkeys, trek through the jungle and jump in a freshwater plunge pool all before breakfast! It’s for the nature lovers among you who will no doubt discover animals of all shapes, colours and sizes throughout their stay both on our lodge’s doorstep and with perhaps, the occasional smaller visitor inside. It's for the venturesome globetrotter who is happy to pluck fresh papayas and bananas from the surrounding gardens and doesn't mind the occasional cold shower if perhaps the solar panel doesn't get enough sun one morning. It’s for new age travellers who are ready to respect, accept and embrace a different and more laid back culture than perhaps they’re used to ‘back home’. It’s for those of you that are happy with less and don't constantly strive for more more more, as we’ve tried to incorporate the ‘pure life’ lifestyle that Costa Rica’s Zona Sur offers in abundance into the design of our lodge, so it’s the perfect getaway for those who are ready to arrive with their minds and eyes wide-open, for guests that seek romance, beauty, fun and adventure.

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“…This is the place where it's entirely possible to travel in style without feeling guilty.”

…Experiencing a sustainable lifestyle as our ecolodge is set up with rain water catchment, solar panels and a 100% natural water source right from the mountains. With the close proximity to the Pacific Coast, Costa Rica's world famous National Parks, a selection of cloud forests and stunning active volcanoes, Pura Vida Ecolodge appeals to anyone that enjoys the outdoor living! Nature enthusiasts, adrenalin junkies, scuba divers, surfers and of course newlyweds looking for the perfect honeymoon destination. It offers the perfect escape for anyone who wants to get 'back to nature', relax and enjoy the 'Pura Vida' lifestyle. We try to offer an individual and personalised service, giving guests as much independence and privacy as they require and can help with anything from outdoor sunrise private yoga classes, couples massages by the plunge pool under the papaya trees to locally inspired gourmet meals with a private chef in the comfort of the lodge. We can also help with mangrove tours and spectacular secret beach escapes to early morning National Park tours with countless wildlife opportunities and with your own 4x4 car rental, there really will be no limits as to what you can do and where you can go!

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— Mission & Vision

Our mission at Pura Vida Ecolodge is to offer first-class accommodation & hospitality with a particular emphasis on 'eco-luxury' based on principles of quality, space, nature, sustainability and pure relaxation. We aim to provide our guests with a unique experience and special memories. The Jungle Villa’s airy design, its beautiful location, private nature reserve and the extensive amenities available enable our guests to fully unwind and let go, enjoying whatever level of privacy and independence they wish for whilst taking advantage of a hospitality & concierge service second to none.

The Pura Vida Ecolodge vision is to distinguish ourselves as a brand and concept of 'eco-luxury' in the field of hospitality and tourism. We aim for a strong sustainable culture with values orientated to guests who search for peace and tranquillity within nature. Pura Vida Ecolodge will have a market both nationally and internationally due to the emerging developments of sustainability and eco-tourism in the Southern Pacific zone of Costa Rica.

“…Pura Vida Ecolodge - A Retreat - A Lifestyle - An Experience.”

 
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— Our Philosophy

Right from the beginning, when we were scouting out the perfect location and developing the concept we always had our backbone philosophy clear. We wanted Pura Vida Ecolodge to be a retreat, a lifestyle and a real experience for our guests. Having traveled the world extensively, we realized it was time to create something special, luxurious (yet affordable) that cares just as much about the environment as they do about their guests. The Zona Sur of Costa Rica provided us with the platform to make it possible to travel in style without feeling guilty.

“At Pura Vida Ecolodge guests soon find out that organic is just as important as stylish…”

…and as Costa Rican government plans to make it the world’s first carbon-neutral country by 2021 we wanted to follow suit, recognizing that travellers are looking for something new and unique, ready to leave the brashness & bling of hotels behind, only to find a more personal, natural and understated approach – and everyone benefits.

Our goal is to provide guests with an exclusive ocean view private retreat, located amongst a tropical jungle environment. Everything has been designed and created to harmonize our facilities with the surrounding natural beauty the Pura Vida Ecolodge reserve has to offer. Dawn is greeted by sounds of playful howler monkeys, toucans, parakeets and many more potential visitors to the Jungle vacation villa. All this only minutes from the charming villages of Ojochal & Coronado and some of the most pristine beaches in the world. Less than 5% of the Pura Vida Ecolodge reserve is used for architectural structures, of which have the emphasis on natural & locally sourced materials, which have a minimum impact on the environment and really fit in with the lush surroundings. The combination of the location of the jungle villa and the abundant landscaping has been determined with your privacy in mind. This guarantees a beautiful and spacious setting for your entire stay.

 "...Pura Vida Ecolodge - Hard to find, even harder to leave"

 
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— The Facilities —

  • Sycamore ceiling fans & cozy lighting throughout

  • Ocean View King Ensuite (or twin depending on your group size & setup) with organic bamboo linens provided & Cocomat beds

  • Jungle View Queen Ensuite with organic bamboo linens and Cocomat beds

  • Fully equipped kitchen - Polished granite tops & teak island tops with stainless steel appliances. (Gas range)

  • Dining area (up to 6 guests) with bamboo fibre & coconut crockery

  • Lounge area with L-shaped sofa (sofa bed)

  • Internet connection (wifi)

  • Housekeeping services (optional)

  • Concierge service (optional)

  • Private terraces and balconies (sun and shade) - Organic cotton & bamboo towels, cushions & deckchairs

  • Infinity plunge pool & adjacent sun deck, loungers & outdoor rain shower

  • Multiple yoga decks and outdoor exercise platforms

  • Large 'walk-in' 8” rain showers with solar powered hot water (indoor)

  • Natural stone perlato washbasins - bathrooms complete with organic bamboo & cotton towels & robes

  • Safe deposit box

  • Secure indoor & outdoor parking for two 4x4 cars

“…Laundry Service, Private Chef and Catering Services, Massage, Therapy & Yoga sessions all available on request”

—The Pura Vida Team —

Joseph Lasky
Designer & Founder

Juan Carlos
Onsite Manager

Ester
Housekeeper

Gerzan Maldonado
Pura Vida Boat Adventure

Royner Kaku
Uvita Private Chef

Francesco Casalvalone
FCB Architect

PhotoRag
Photography

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