One of the easiest ways to choose accommodations for your next vacation is to read the reviews. You can check out all of the websites and social media accounts you want but the details you won’t see tend to come from the reviews themselves. So, if you are considering staying at luxury villas in Costa Rica, check out what some of the past guests of Pura Vida House have to say about everything from a simple friend’s trip to a destination pickleball camp in Costa Rica.


Tripadvisor Reviews for Pura Vida House


Nise wrote a review Dec 2021:
Absolutely Amazing!
“Mani and Sindy did an amazing job of taking care of me and my friends on our visit to Costa Rica. They provided good wholesome, healthy yet delicious meals. The staff was very sweet and service-orientated. The excursions provided were second to none. Transportation to and from was clean and friendly. The houses were very well kept, clean, and had all of the conveniences of home. I would highly recommend the Pura Vida House for a visit to Costa Rica!”

If you are considering a friend’s trip to Costa Rica you will be overwhelmed by the options at Pura Vida House. When it comes to planning a good friend’s trip in Costa Rica, it’s all about the details. Your top priorities are where to stay, what to do, and how to get there. With our 24-hour concierge services, you only need to get to Costa Rica– we will figure out the rest! We will send a private shuttle to the Guanacaste International Airport in Liberia to pick you up and take you back when your trip is over. This is just one less concern for you and your friends.

Our concierge can arrange private in-house massages, yoga classes at the villa, private chef services, and even childcare. Meals provided by our private chef can be catered to the dietary requirements of your group. You will get a chance to sample traditional Costa Rican-style food as well as international cuisine during your friend’s trip in Costa Rica. We are sure everyone will appreciate the fresh Costa Rican coffee and fruits served each morning!


Catherine O wrote a review Mar 2021:
Pickleball Camp
“We absolutely loved our stay at Pura Vida House!!! Mani and Sindy are bright spirits who arrange a fabulous vacation: pickleball instruction on the new courts; excursions to waterfalls, ziplining, and rafting; cozy and delicious breakfast and dinners poolside prepared by a fantastic chef; evening sunset

walks on the beach beside the lovely beach club. I can’t say enough about Pura Vida House and the hosts, Mani and Sindy. We will definitely visit again. Comfortable, luxurious, easy, relaxing, and inviting!”

One of the most popular choices for a friend’s trip in Costa Rica is a tennis or pickleball vacation package catered to your group. You will be playing tennis or pickleball at the resort property’s private courts, which is just a short golf cart drive from our luxury rental villas. Our destination tennis and pickleball camps in Costa Rica feature two-hour daily lessons with the resort pro, drills, and socials, or four hours of open play.

We help our guests choose the best tours and trips for their family or friend’s trip in Costa Rica. Whether you want to enjoy a relaxing sunset horse ride on the beach or have an adventure riding ATVs, we will arrange it with our personalized concierge services.


Check out more reviews of Pura Vida House from past guests


Helen M wrote a review Feb 2021:
AMAZING, fabulous villa with gorgeous pool with spacious rooms, super comfy beds, and excellent
“One of the most amazing trips of my life! Mani/Sindy took care of everything from the delicious meals prepared by Sindy's Mom. The 3 golf carts enabled our group of 9 women to do what each group wanted each day. The excursions and transportation were always on time and very comfortable van for those bumpy CR roadways. The rooms are spacious and the beds are extremely comfortable! What about those outdoor showers? The pool is the perfect temp and we enjoyed a morning of yoga instruction poolside. The beach club is definitely the place to go with lounge chairs, an infinity pool, and a nice walk down the beach to Lola's for some ceviche and fresh tuna. The food/drinks at the beach club are so fresh and delicious so we just kept going back! I really could go on and on about this gorgeous property which has the best location and a quick golf cart ride to play tennis or pickleball. The pros are amazing! The Marriott is around the corner where we had an absolutely amazing dinner. You get the theme here…book it now…Pura Vida House is THE BEST! We've already booked our trip to return in 2021!!”

For many of the best moments of your stay, you won’t even have to leave the property. Our luxury villas in Costa Rica have a terrace with an outdoor dining table, a private pool, a fully equipped kitchen, and an ensuite for each of our six bedrooms – two with a tropical outdoor shower! You also have access to four mountain bikes and three golf carts for getting around the large Hacienda Pinilla property where Pura Vida House resides.

Guests of Pura Vida House also have unlimited access to The Beach Club at Hacienda Pinilla included in their stay. A highlight of your friend’s trip in Costa Rica will likely be hopping aboard the golf carts, heading to the Beach Club, and enjoying cocktails poolside and dinner at the quality restaurant. From the Beach Club, you can easily access three lovely Costa Rican beaches – Playa Langosta, Playa Avellanas, and Playa Mansita. You and your group can surf, snorkel, or ride horses along the beach – all on-site!

If you are considering a stay at our luxury villas in Costa Rica and would like to talk about your plans, please contact us with any questions you may have at (614) 600-1904 or [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you soon!


Written by Jennifer LaCharite – Costa Consultants, International