Welcome to Hotel Pura Vida, a hidden gem nestled in the heart of Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica. With its pristine beaches, lush rainforests, and vibrant culture, Puerto Viejo is the perfect destination for those seeking a tropical getaway. And at Hotel Pura Vida, we offer the ultimate haven to relax, unwind, and indulge in the beauty of this enchanting paradise.
Our boutique hotel is designed to provide a unique and authentic Costa Rican experience. From the moment you step foot into our tranquil oasis, you will be greeted by the warm smiles of our friendly staff and the soothing sounds of nature. Immerse yourself in the vibrant colors and rich textures that adorn our tastefully decorated rooms, each designed to reflect the natural beauty of our surroundings.
Immerse Yourself in Nature
Discover the breathtaking beauty of Puerto Viejo’s natural wonders during your stay at Hotel Pura Vida. From the moment you wake up to the melodious songs of tropical birds, to exploring the nearby Cahuita National Park with its stunning coral reefs and diverse wildlife, you’ll be surrounded by nature’s wonders. Dive into the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean Sea, hike through lush rainforests, or simply relax on our pristine beaches, and let the beauty of Costa Rica rejuvenate your soul.
Experience the Diversity of Wildlife
Costa Rica is known for its incredible biodiversity, and Puerto Viejo is no exception. Embark on a guided tour through Cahuita National Park, where you’ll have the opportunity to spot a wide array of wildlife species. Keep an eye out for howler monkeys swinging through the treetops, sloths lazily hanging from branches, and colorful toucans soaring above. Snorkel or scuba dive in the clear waters of the park’s coral reefs, and you’ll be amazed by the vibrant marine life that call these waters home.
Discover the Magic of the Rainforest
Step into the lush rainforests that surround Hotel Pura Vida and immerse yourself in a world of natural wonders. Take a guided hike through the trails, where you’ll encounter exotic plants, towering trees, and hidden waterfalls. Listen to the symphony of sounds created by chirping birds, buzzing insects, and the gentle rustling of leaves. Keep your eyes peeled for colorful butterflies fluttering by and darting hummingbirds zipping from flower to flower. The rainforest is a magical place where you can connect with nature on a deep and profound level.
Indulge in Local Cuisine
Experience the flavors of Costa Rica with our delectable array of local dishes at Hotel Pura Vida’s restaurant. Our talented chefs create culinary masterpieces using fresh, locally sourced ingredients, allowing you to savor the authentic taste of Costa Rican cuisine. From mouthwatering seafood delicacies to traditional rice and bean dishes, each meal is a gastronomic adventure that will leave you craving for more.
A Taste of the Sea
Costa Rica is renowned for its fresh and succulent seafood, and at Hotel Pura Vida, we take pride in serving the finest ocean delicacies. Indulge in mouthwatering ceviche made with locally caught fish, marinated in zesty citrus juices and paired with crisp plantain chips. Savor the flavors of grilled lobster or shrimp, seasoned with aromatic herbs and spices, and served alongside a medley of tropical fruits. Our seafood dishes are a true celebration of the bounty that the Caribbean Sea has to offer.
Traditional Costa Rican Favorites
Delve into the rich culinary heritage of Costa Rica with our selection of traditional dishes. Try the famous gallo pinto, a hearty breakfast dish made with rice, beans, and spices, served with eggs and a side of fresh tropical fruit. Sample the mouthwatering casado, a traditional lunchtime staple consisting of rice, beans, plantains, salad, and your choice of meat or fish. End your meal on a sweet note with a slice of tres leches cake, a light and fluffy dessert soaked in three types of milk and topped with whipped cream and fresh berries.
Explore the Rich Culture
Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Puerto Viejo and discover the rich traditions and customs of Costa Rica. Take a stroll through the colorful streets of the town and visit the local markets, where you can find handmade crafts, traditional clothing, and unique souvenirs. Engage with the friendly locals and learn about their way of life, their music, and their dance. Experience the lively rhythm of reggae at one of the many beachside bars and dance the night away under the starlit sky.
Local Art and Crafts
Puerto Viejo is a haven for artists and artisans, and you’ll find an abundance of local art and crafts throughout the town. Visit the various galleries and boutiques, where you can admire and purchase beautiful paintings, handmade jewelry, intricate wood carvings, and colorful textiles. Take a piece of Puerto Viejo’s vibrant culture home with you and support the local artists who pour their creativity and passion into their craft.
Music and Dance
Experience the lively and infectious rhythm of reggae, a genre deeply rooted in Puerto Viejo’s cultural heritage. Head to one of the beachside bars where talented musicians perform live reggae music, filling the air with soulful melodies and upbeat tunes. Let the music move you as you sway to the rhythm, and don’t be surprised if you find yourself joining in with the locals, who are always eager to share their love for music and dance.
Unwind and Rejuvenate
At Hotel Pura Vida, we believe in providing our guests with the ultimate relaxation experience. Indulge in a soothing massage at our spa, or take a dip in our refreshing pool surrounded by lush tropical gardens. Practice yoga at our open-air studio, and let the gentle sea breeze and the calming sounds of nature transport you to a state of pure bliss. Unwind in the comfort of your private terrace, sipping a refreshing cocktail as you watch the sun dip below the horizon, painting the sky with hues of orange and pink.
Rejuvenate with Spa Treatments
Pamper yourself with a wide range of spa treatments designed to rejuvenate your body, mind, and spirit. Indulge in a deep tissue massage, where skilled therapists will knead away any tension and leave you feeling relaxed and revitalized. Treat yourself to a luxurious facial, using organic and locally sourced ingredients to nourish and rejuvenate your skin. Or try a rejuvenating body scrub, exfoliating and renewing your skin with the healing properties of natural ingredients such as coffee, coconut, and tropical fruits.
Connect with Nature through Yoga
Practice yoga in the serene and tranquil setting of Hotel Pura Vida’s open-air studio. Let our experienced instructors guide you through a rejuvenating yoga session, where you’ll connect with your breath, stretch your body, and find inner peace. Feel the gentle sea breeze caress your skin as you move through each asana, and let the sounds of nature provide a soothing soundtrack to your practice. Whether you’re a seasoned yogi or a beginner, our yoga sessions are suitable for all levels and will leave you feeling balanced, centered, and at peace.
For the adventurous souls, Puerto Viejo offers a wide range of thrilling activities. Embark on an exhilarating ziplining tour through the rainforest canopy, go horseback riding along the beach, or take a surf lesson and ride the waves of the Caribbean Sea. Explore the mystical Bri Bri Indigenous Reserve, where you can learn about their ancient traditions and partake in a traditional chocolate-making ceremony. The possibilities for adventure are endless in this tropical paradise.
Fly Through the Canopy on a Zipline
Feel the rush of adrenaline as you soar through the rainforest canopy on a zipline adventure. Strap on your harness, and glide from one platform to another, experiencing a bird’s eye view of the lush vegetation below. Marvel at the incredible biodiversity that surrounds you, and let the exhilaration of flying through the air fill you with a sense of freedom and awe. Our experienced guides will ensure your safety and provide interesting insights into the flora and fauna that call the rainforest home.
Ride the Waves of the Caribbean Sea
Embrace the spirit of adventure and take a surf lesson in the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea. Puerto Viejo is renowned for its world-class surf breaks, suitable for both beginners and experienced surfers. Learn the basics of surfing from our skilled instructors, who will guide you through the process of catching waves and finding your balance on the board. Feel the rush of adrenaline as you ride the waves, and experience the thrill of conquering the ocean. Surfing in Puerto Viejo is an experience you won’t want to miss.
Hotel Pura Vida in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica, offers a unique and unforgettable experience for those seeking a tropical escape. Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature, indulge in local cuisine, explore the vibrant culture, unwind and rejuvenate, and embark on thrilling adventures. Discover the true meaning of “pura vida” at our enchanting hotel, where every moment is filled with joy, relaxation, and awe-inspiring experiences.