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Tropical Jungle hideaway

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Live Pura Vida!

Set on 3 acres this jewel in the jungle boasts quality amenities.

Casa Pura Vida! is a Very cozy retreat for couples or a family of 4. Two bedroom, two bath home with high end stainless steel appliances even wine fridge. A cozy great room with Island kitchen that opens onto a beautiful covered patio and plunge pool. Large glass doors span to reveal an open concept with sweeping views of the jungle and on a clear day the pacific ocean. If your interest is relaxation, nature, photography, flora and fauna, this is a perfect location for wildlife experience, monkeys, toucans, birds etc. With it’s own private plantation of exotic fruit trees that are in process of grow and maturation this is Shangri-La.

There is connection to WiFi.

Take time for peace and tranquility and to reconnect with life.

A short drive down to the village you have access to several world class dining options. The main coastal highway at the bottom of the hill is on the ocean road allows access to beaches close by.

One would need four wheel drive as the roads are unpaved and have to cross river beds to access.

Please no young children for safety hazard.

We do have two security cameras on site for security reasons only.

More Details

Property Manager
owner/property manager
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 September, 2018

About owner/property manager

We love to travel and explore different cultures. Currently lives in Las Vegas with my wife but visits Costa Rica frequently as a place to relax and unwind from the corporate world.

owner/property manager purchased this bungalow in 2011

Why owner/property manager chose Ojochal

Casa Pura Vida is a place to allow one to relax and get in touch with nature. It's surrounded by wildlife, sounds of nature peace and tranquility. My wife loves to do yoga on the covered patio pool deck while listening to the sounds of birds and howler monkeys.

What makes this bungalow unique

Tranquil seclusion.

No neighbors. Only jungle surrounds you 360º.

Yet you have the option to drive down to very nice modern restaurants set in the Jungle. There is a variety of nearby activities within short driving distance including beaches, surfing, fishing and live music entertainment.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow around the Ojochal around the Cantón Osa

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please check in before 5PM as our property managers prefer guests settling in before it gets dark. Driving the jungle in the dark is not pleasant.
  • The drive from San Jose to Ojochal can take about 5 hours so plan to leave San Jose early so that you are not arriving in the jungle late.
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Full Size Armoire with drawers for storage clothing etc each bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
Lounging on the pool terrace in the evenings at sunset is great as you may see Toucans, Parrots and many other wild birds roost in the trees.


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(5 traveller reviews)

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Tropical Jungle hideaway
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
Santa Ana, Costa Rica

Great, peaceful and relaxing vacation house

  • 5 of 5

This is my second stay in the house with my family (4 people). The house is very nice, clean and comfortable. The layout and open concept is great and the pool has a very good size.

If you plan to cook, the kitchen is very well equipped and has everything you may need to prepare any meal.

I would not say that a 4x4 is a must, but it will provide peace of mind when it is rainy. In general the roads that are not paved are well maintained.

The house is about 15-20 from the main highway (Costanera), but we like the fact that it is in the mountain, and you see all types of birds, monkeys, etc, right from the back yard/pool, and is very peaceful and private (the next neighbor is probably about 1 km away).

The South pacific of Costa Rica does not become as crowded as Guanacaste, and there are beautiful beaches nearby. Within 20-30 mins you can get to about 5-6 beaches (Tortuga, Ballena, Uvita, Dominical, to name a few).

The owner and property managers are very responsive and will make sure that you are comfortable and all set up to enjoy your vacation.

This is definitively a great place, and you will get a lot for the price, compared with other rentals in the area.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for giving us your honest feedback about our home. It was a pleasure having you for a second time. And I do agree with the 4X4. to a must but great to have especially on wet days. Pura Vida!
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Loved the pool and birds!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Casa a week and hated to leave. The pool was private and was the perfect place to have a beverage and watch birds all day long. Meal prep was easy with a well equipped kitchen and gas grill. We could hear Howler monkeys, but never saw them. Nice place.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, We loved having you guys. It's really lovely to know that our guests enjoyed our home as much as we do. The jungle truly is a retreat with it's privacy and seclusion. Glad that you enjoyed the Pool area and the kitchen with full amenities. BH
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Plattsville, ON Canada

Amazing jungle view

  • 5 of 5

You definitely need a 4 x 4 vehicle to get to the property. The property was everything and more than we hoped for. It is in the mountains and you are surrounded by jungle which comes alive very early am. We saw toucans every day, parrots and lots of other birds. We heard the howler monkeys, but never saw them. The home had high end appliances from small to large.It had everything you need. The bed was very comfortable. The pool was amazing. If any issues, the property managers, Jon, Sonya, Karen and Mike are right there. If I had to change one thing, (Very small) it would be a better shower head. Would go back, but someone already booked it..for next Jan and Feb. Loved it there. Ojochal is the culanary capital of Costa Rica.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You so much for your review Sharon. We loved having you guys. Really happy that you enjoyed yourselves and was able to experience the jungle and what Casa Pura Vida is all about. Yes you are right Ojochal does have a really great and diverse culinary experience. Hopefully you'll be back and a better rain type shower head will be waiting. Appreciate!
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Washington, MAssachusetts (Hilltown--500 people/90 dogs)

We were enthralled and all expectations met, we’ve stayed in many AAA+

  • 5 of 5

The property is well designed for 2 couple or a family, beautiful covered patio and pool nice family area, gorgeous view of sky, jungle, small ocean view, uncountable stars, lots of talkative wildlife! Ideal for private relaxation or family time! Hated to leave after 2 weeks— decompressed!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed our piece of Paradise! Thank You so much for staying!
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A Real Adventure!!!

  • 4 of 5

The property is fabulous and beautifully maintained and it’s remote location and privacy were just the ticket. They aren’t joking when they say you need a 4x4!

Every day new birds and wildlife would visit from toucans, hummingbirds, iguanas and pizotes in the day to cane toads, frogs, bats, spiders and snakes at night.

Over the duration of our 6 month stay we had storms (no power), hurricane Nate ( no road) and an earthquake - fantastic!!!

To summarise - we absolutely love the place and the local people!!!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

A variety of restaurants are in the vicinity. Several in the town of Ojochal. Uvita town is 15 minutes away and has several restaurants, grocery stores, and bank. Dominical 30 minutes away is a lazy beach town with beach bars with good food. You can watch surfers and great sunsets in the evening.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday bungalow around the Ojochal,

Rental Basis:
per property
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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £37.68
Daily A/C optional £7.54

This is a tropical paradise please maintain the environment and nature.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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