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Award Winning Luxury Beach Villa in a 5-star Resort, by Tamarindo

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,500 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

A full service luxury villa in Costa Rica with warm hosts and local knowledge

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. With unlimited access to the Beach Club, 12 bars and restaurants, golf, tennis, biking trails & world famous surf break.

Ask us about hosting larger groups, we can accommodate!!

Relax in the resort or personalize your trip with the best beaches, restaurants & local adventures - waterfalls, rainforests, volcanoes, hot springs, giant turtles & wildlife.

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.

The Villa & What’s included

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.

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Interaction With Guests

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.

The Resort

Hacienda Pinilla is Costa Rica's premier beach resort community. It offers all of the luxury and amenities you want, while keeping the landscape and atmosphere true to Costa Rica's Guanacaste region. 

You have access to the Beach Club (free with a stay at our villa), golf course, tennis courts, 12 bars and restaurants, 3 different beaches, miles of mountain biking trails, 2 spas, gym, equestrian center, chapel, mini market and more, all within Hacienda Pinilla’s gated 4,600 acres.


You can rent a car or a golf cart to get around within Hacienda Pinilla. 
We have 2 golf carts available for rent, for use within the resort (recommended as a fun way to get around the resort and see more wildlife). We can help arrange tours for you to nearby activities and adventures, with door-to-door service. We have used the same bilingual drivers, guides and naturalists for the past 5 years. We trust them and they will treat you like family and make sure you have a great time!

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More Details

Jorge & Stephanie Morera
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

About Jorge & Stephanie Morera

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 :-)

Jorge & Stephanie Morera purchased this villa in 2016

Why Jorge & Stephanie Morera chose Tamarindo

We picked Hacienda Pinilla to built our dream villa because it's just a few minutes' drive south of Tamarindo, is the perfect place in Costa Rica. Surrounded by nature, beaches and wildlife -- it's the reason you are choosing to vacation in Costa Rica. Yet the luxury accommodations, activities in the resort (golf, surfing, tennis, equestrian center, gym, beach club) and proximity to town, nightlife and wonderful restaurants on the beach give you the comfort, relaxation and experience you will love.

What makes this villa unique

Pura Vida House is the only villa that gives all guests free access to the exclusive Beach Club at Hacienda Pinilla with your stay, as well as personalized, full time 24 hour concierge services to ensure you never need to plan a thing if you don't choose to -- let us make all arrangements for you, included in your stay!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Tamarindo in Cantón Santa Cruz

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Double Bed , 2 Full Beds with Ensuite Bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Double Bed , 2 Full Beds with Ensuite Bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 King, can be 2 Twins. Ensuite w/ Tropical Outdoor Shower
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 King that can Convert to 2 Twins, with Ensuite Bathroom
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Award Winning Luxury Beach Villa in a 5-star Resort, by Tamarindo
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews

Great home and convenient to local activities!

  • 5 of 5

The Pura Vida home exceeded all of my expectations! It is a great home and well kept up. Lounging in the pool, visiting the beach club, riding the golf carts to and from JW Marriott and enjoying their pool and spa are just a few daily activities that we enjoyed during our ladies trip. Jorge and Stephanie were more than any guest could ask for! They returned our calls and text messages immediately when we had any questions or wanted reservations to restaurants; or suggestions for night clubs!

Jorge and Stephanie also coordinated our transportation to and from airport, and our excursion to the Springs Resort. Our driver, Adrian was great!! I do suggest to take this excursion. This was my second time in Costa Rica, and this was by far one of the best resorts for a daytime excursion. (Horseback riding, tubing, wall repelling, springs, nature walk.. swim up bar , beautiful spa.. just to name a few of the activities that our group took advantage of!!! Did I mention, the lunch included was AWESOME! )

We also catered breakfast, lunch , and dinner for a few days at the villa and this was a great added bonus! On these days, it was hard to leave the house and pool; I really felt like I was on vacation :-)

The only suggestion I would make is to have some citronella candles for the outdoor space.

Thank you Stephanie and Jorge for our wonderful stay. Pura Vida villa attributed to making great memories for our 2018 Ladies getaway.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for trusting us with your vacation, as well as taking the time to leave us such a nice review, greatly appreciated! It was our pleasure to host you at our villa for your vacation to Costa Rica, and we're thrilled you had a great time! Thank you as well for the great feedback, guess what we just purchased this morning ... Citronella candles for the terrace! You have 2 new friends in both Guanacaste, Costa Rica as well as in OH :-) Than you again and pura vida!! Jorge & Stephanie Pura Vida House - Costa Rica
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We had a lovely time

  • 4 of 5

Our two families had a very nice time at the Pura Vida house. It was very clean and pretty and had everything we needed, a little smaller than you would expect of a four bedroom house but pleasant. It is not right on the beach but we did like having access to the Beach Club, about five minutes drive away.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review, really appreciate it! We're glad to hear that you had a good time and enjoyed the Beach Club, always a guest favorite :-) Thanks so much for picking our villa for your Guanacaste vacation! Hope you come back soon to enjoy the Northwestern beaches of Costa Rica and Hacienda Pinilla, pura vida!!
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  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful vacation! The house was perfect for our two families and 9 kids!! We really enjoyed the beach club, with a massage, lunch by the pool the pool and the beach! Walking to lola's down from the beach club was a highlight! The house is beautiful and had everything we needed. The housekeeper even came halfway through our stay and did all of our laundry!! The owners were amazing to work with and easy to communicate with though out our whole stay!! We will be returning for sure! WE love Costa Rica and this house! Its located in a perfect spot whether you want a secluded vacation or want lots of activities!! thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home!!

The Hall and The Hodges families

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so happy you had a great time in Costa Rica, we always love it when people enjoy their time in a place we love so much! Thank you also for taking the time to leave us a review, it means a great deal to us that you'd take the time, we know how busy life can get, especially after a vacation! Thank you for the very kind words about us, same goes for you guys, you were great to communicate with, and we were honored to have you stay at our villa. You now have 2 new friends in Guanacaste, Costa Rica! :-) Pura vida amigos!!
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Orange County, CA

Pura Vida House is an Outstanding rental!

  • 5 of 5

I take several trips a year to different continents and have had many good and some not so good experiences. My friends and family make Central America an annual destination and I felt compelled to write a 5 star review for our Pura Vida experience because it was absolutely fantastic. The cornerstone of the entire vacation was the personalized service that Jorge provided. He helped me through the arrival logistics, provided great recommendations for things to do, places to see, restaurants to visit - including providing insight into 'local spots' so that we could dive into the Tico vibe. His professionalism and effectiveness was only shadowed by his friendliness and genuine desire to ensure that all of our needs were met - including providing me with some much needed Duct tape for a field repair that I was unprepared for!

We surfed, zip lined, saw howler monkeys, hiked, rode bikes, went to many a great restaurant, had dinner prepared, delivered and cleaned up at the house (without lifting a finge), rode quads, went horseback riding, drove all over (including driving through streams) and cannot wait to go back!

I have been visiting CR for many years and do not have a need to seek out any other location to stay. Jorge's Pura Vida house is my new go-to staple when visiting the Guanacaste area.

My next trip I will be bringing my elderly parents along to give them memories that they will cherish.

I strongly recommend the Pura Vida house to anyone considering visiting Costa Rica!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Thank you so very much for writing us such a nice review, we are overwhelmed, really appreciate it! It was a pleasure hosting you and your group at our villa, we're so glad that you all had a good time. By the end of the week, we felt like we had known you all for a very long time, good friends :-) Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to show you our little piece of Guanacaste, we were honored to do so and hope to continue to stay in touch with you and the group. Thank you again, pura vida queridos amigos!! :-)
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Absolutely worth it!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I, along with our dog, had the best time staying at this villa. It's spacious yet cozy, clean and has everything you need, including two very nice and well informed hosts Jorge and Stephanie. It's a quiet, away from it all area so definitely need a car although quite close to the main tourist areas like Tamarindo (20 min drive). Would definitely stay here again and 10/10 would recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, thank you so much for taking the time to write us a very nice review, really appreciate it! You guys (and Loki!) were wonderful; it was our pleasure to host you and recommend some of our favorite places to eat and activities to do :-) As I mentioned before you guys left, please count on Steph and I as your new friends here in Costa Rica! Thanks again, pura vida amigos!!!
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Can't wait to go back!!!

  • 5 of 5

Where do I start? I guess with the host and hostess with the mostest. Jorge and Stepanie immediately embraced us, as if we were life long friends. Their hospitality knows no limits. Jorge knows "everyone" , so whatever adventure you have in mind, he will make it happen.

The house and grounds are beautiful, and most importantly comfortable. We always had a golf cart at our disposal to get to the beach club, golf course, or Marriott resort. We spent most of our days at the beach club enjoying the beach, tiki bar, and some fantastic lunches.

Whether you are looking for rest and relaxation, or an adventure filled vacation....this is the place to go.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the great review, really appreciate it! We had a wonderful time with you all, and same, felt like we had known you a long time ago :-) You now have new friends in both Guanacaste, Costa Rica as well as in Columbus, OH, so hope to see you up north sometime this summer! Have a great week querida amiga!!!
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Liberia International Airport (LIR)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Hacienda Pinilla Beach Club
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Hacienda Pinilla Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Hacienda Pinilla Beach Club
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
3 beaches - Avellanas, Langosta, Mansita
Car: recommended


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