Overall, Costa Rica's climate can be generalized as mild in the central highlands and tropical & subtropical in the coastal areas. It has a stunning array of flora and fauna, and for a petite country boasts an incredible diversity of micro-climates. Costa Rica is blessed with very pleasing and generally mild weather. Climate wise, there are two seasons in Costa Rica - Summer and Winter.

Summer, or 'Verano' in Spanish, is also called 'dry season', which runs from December to April and is characterized by beautiful, bright and sunny weather. Winter, or 'Invierno' in Spanish, is also called the 'wet or green season' which is from May to November and is characterized by daily afternoon showers, with the exception of the ‘little summer’ in July called ‘Veranillo San Juan’.

There are generally fewer visitors to Costa Rica in the Green Season, though each season has its intense beauty and highlights and because there is so much to see and do, one visit is usually not enough!


2019 RATES (Nightly rates for Pura Vida Ecolodge - Please book early to avoid disappointment - we were fully booked for 2018)

$ 230 - Green Season    

May, June, September, October 


$ 250 - High Season 

1st December 2018 to April 30th 2019 (excluding Christmas & Easter Holidays)

July & August 2019


$ 275 - Holiday Season      

April 8th  to April 18th 2019

December 23rd 2019  to January 5th 2020





As well as the published rates above, there is a standard $50 cleaning fee as well as a $400 security deposit which is returned on check out provided Pura Vida Ecolodge is as you found it.

We are currently taking bookings both via our booking partners AirBnbHoliday Lettings. (by Trip Advisor) and have recently been awarded a 'Certificate of Excellence' for 2014, 2015, 2016. 2017, 2018 & 2019 by TripAdvisor. Please note that PROMO prices will appear first on our Airbnb profile.

With AirBnb, a full payment is taken on completing reservation and Airbnb (for security reasons) hold on to this payment until the day after your checkin. Holiday Lettings work in the same way but there is the option to split payments, with a 50% payment necessary to confirm reservation with the second 50% payable a month before your checkin date. All booking platforms offer an easy and secure payment procedure by either credit card or PayPal.



Pura Vida Ecolodge has a strict cancellation policy: 50% refund up to 1 week before arrival, except fees. Please also note the following:

 • Cleaning costs are always reimbursed if the guest has not arrived at the accommodation.

 • Any service fee/transaction fee is non-refundable .

 • If there are any complaints from any of the parties involved, you must notify the booking platform (Airbnb for example) & Pura Vida Ecolodge within 24 hours of arrival.

 • The booking platform will mediate between the parties if necessary and take the final decision on all disputes (as per their std. terms & conditions).

 • A reservation is not officially canceled until the guest clicks the button in the cancellation page. Cancellation policies may be invalidated by the host Refund Policy, cancellations for security reasons or some ‘force majeure’. Please refer to these exceptions. Applicable taxes are withheld.

To receive a 50% refund, cancellation must be made at least seven full days prior to arrival (15:00) local time the day when the reservation begins. Otherwise, you will not get it. For example, if arrival is a Friday at 15:00, you will have until the previous Friday before the time of arrival (15:00) to cancel the reservation.

If the guest cancels less than 7 days in advance, you will not be reimbursed for unused nights. Likewise, if the guest arrives and decides to leave the accommodation before time, you will not be reimbursed for unused nights.

Thank you for your understanding in advance and please see Cancellation Policy (on the AirBnb & Holiday Lettings profiles) for further details or by all means email us on if anything is still unclear.



We operate a minimum two-night stay at Pura Vida Ecolodge, with most guests choosing to stay for 5-7 nights. Check-in is from 3pm. Latest checkout is 9am. Depending on availability, special arrangements can be made prior to arrival for different checkin/checkout times. We do strongly advise guests to try and arrive at the retreat by daylight on their first day.



As a 'Pura Vida' retreat, we work very hard to maintain a peaceful atmosphere integrated within nature. To this regard, we request that you respect both your surroundings and the natural environment throughout the  Ecolodge & it's neighbouring reserve.

*All prices listed are based on occupancy of 5 guests (further guests are charged at $50 per person per night with a maximum of 7 guests). Prices are subject to change at any time upon management discretion. Other conditions may apply.


...Take advantage of our Special Promo prices for last minute availability - while they last! (Deals updated daily on our Airbnb profile)