Pura Vida Ecolodge is a new and 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. Our beautiful and breezy location, at an altitude of just over 300 meters, boasts stunning panoramic views over the lush valleys towards the meandering Rio Terraba and directly faces the Pacific Ocean and Costa Rica's spectacular sunsets. Pura Vida Ecolodge is a peaceful sanctuary to experience and embrace 'Pura Vida' (Pure Life), a destination where guests can enjoy not only a memorable holiday, but also tranquillity, adventure and equilibrium in a utopia second to none. Our 'Eco-Chic' retreat 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.

We guarantee an individual and personalized service, giving guests as much independence and privacy as they require. The Jungle Villa itself has capacity to sleep up to 6 guests and is the perfect vacation rental or getaway, your chance to leave the urban jungle behind and stay right on top of a real one! Our dedicated staff will welcome you with refreshing towels, chilled water and a complimentary fruit basket! Enjoy your stay at Pura Vida Ecolodge!

We are very proud to share that we have been awarded with a 'Certificate of Excellence' every year since opening by Trip Advisor and with the Super-Host status with Airbnb.



Access to the retreat is just a 10-minute scenic drive on a well-maintained road leading up from the recently paved Costa Nera, where some of Costa Rica’s most spectacular beaches and coastal landscapes lie. We really count on the privacy of our retreat so details of exactly how to arrive are included in our Pura Vida Ecolodge 'Welcome Pack' which we send out upon confirming  guest's reservations.

In our reserve are various nature trails that lead to a variety of waterfalls and natural plunge pools, which depending on the seasonal rains can provide guests with an idyllic water hole for bathing and the most natural early morning shower you could hope for.

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, sport fishers, scuba divers, surfers and of course newlyweds looking for the perfect honeymoon destination. It also offers the perfect escape for the 'city dweller' or anyone who wants to get 'back to nature', relax and enjoy the 'Pura Vida' lifestyle within the comfortable settings of a luxurious Jungle Villa. By having the option of a local concierge service, anything from airport transfers to home cooked meals with the fresh catch of the day; long leisurely boat trips out to the islands to early morning National Park tours with countless wildlife opportunities. Essentially, you the guests can decide exactly how much privacy and independence you want and with the option to rent a 4x4 there really will be no limits as to what you can do and where you can go!



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



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. We realized that guests 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"