The surrounding nature and a lifetime of travelling inspires Pura Vida Ecolodge.
The high ceiling for example are inspired from the traditionally Balinese steep roof angles often at over 5 meters high giving way for light and air flow. The low roofline or edge offers ample protection against the powerful direct sunlight, helping to keep the interior spaces cool and airy. The sustainable variety of fine building materials used both inside and out provides inspiration for anyone who appreciates their unique aesthetic qualities, and celebrates an organic and stylish way of life.

The stucco wall finishes and polished concrete surfaces reflect a simple, open and uncluttered lifestyle, which compliment the contemporary furniture and accessories. Whereas the natural stone finishes in the bathrooms combined with the antique chrome fittings allow guests to really embrace the organic cleansing experience.

To compliment the luxuries of your private vacation jungle villa, Pura Vida Ecolodge offers further facilities to make your stay even more comfortable: a breathtaking ocean view (with views of Caño Island and the Osa Peninsula), a stunning infinity plunge pool surrounded by hanging sun decks and terrace (overlooking the jungle canopy itself), with relaxing sun beds and cushions that invite you to spend a day enjoying the view, the breeze and the many animals visiting the reserve.




The stylish and organic charm of the Jungle Villa has been conceptualized to push 'design boundaries' in terms of what is conventionally 'boxed and labelled' as interior and exterior spaces. While the bedrooms very much provide our guests with a secure air-conditioned ‘nest’, the rest of the retreat is beautifully open-plan with rustic touches throughout.

Our retreat is constructed largely of locally sourced oven-roasted ornamental bamboo & guadua, with teak verandas and decks both of which combine perfectly with the ‘classic stucco’ espresso cream walls, bear rock-wall finishes and minimalist polished concrete floors. At a little over 240m2, the Jungle Villa exterior space (just over 100m2) comprises of multi-level decks, hanging balconies and a stunning infinity plunge pool with adjoining sun deck, offering sunset views over the lush jungle canopy.

The real protagonist of the Jungle Villa is the traditional 'palapa style tiki roof' inspired by the native Bribri tribe of Talamanca but produced using a combination of a bamboo structure with a synthetic palm thatch made of recycled materials, a much more durable solution which unlike the traditional palm thatch, doesn’t provide a habitat for the areas insect population!

The Jungle Villa's stylish interior design and warm dimmable lighting help to produce a tranquil and natural environment absolutely essential to the concept and success of the retreat. Pura Vida Ecolodge’s first Jungle Villa has its own parking facilities and sits dramatically on the edge of the rain forest overlooking the rich jungle canopy, offering guests spectacular panoramic valley & ocean sunset views. Its attractive architecture has a distinct emphasis on outdoor living and is embellished with beautiful fabrics, furnishings and finishes helping to complete the 'eco-luxury' signature style.

The main communal living space offers guests a fully equipped 'American-style' open-plan kitchen, dining table (space for 6) as well as a comfortable and contemporary lounge area. A teak wood hanging deck surrounds the whole of the upper level of our Jungle Villa, perfect for yoga, sunbathing or enjoying the fantastic panoramic views on offer.

The Jungle Villa has two large double bedrooms, both with private balconies and decks and the luxury of ultra-efficient ceiling fans. One bedroom offers guests impressive sea views while the other hangs over the jungle canopy itself. Both bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms finished with natural perlato stone each with a large indoor walk-in ‘rain shower’ (with 24/7 solar powered hot water) and both rooms can be set up as King-size doubles or twins with 'sleep on nature’ orthopaedic beds that work in harmony with a customized 'pillow menu' providing our guests with the perfect nights rest.


Pura Vida Ecolodge - Designed from an eclectic and stylish blend of bamboo, guadua,  volcanic stone, teak, coconut, rattan and other locally sourced tropical woods...