Along the sun-kissed shores of Tamarindo beaches, Costa Rica lies the hidden gem of Hacienda Pinilla – a resort community of natural beauty and endless adventure. At the heart of this tropical paradise is Pura Vida House, an all-inclusive vacation rental like no other. Close to the action while maintaining the feeling of a peaceful oasis, countless experiences await you at Hacienda Pinilla, from ocean-view golfing to adrenaline-pumping surf sessions, and everything in between.

Pura Vida House has all of the safety and luxury of a resort while maintaining the privacy and intimacy of a family home. That’s because our luxury villas in Costa Rica are located in the exclusive resort and private residences of Hacienda Pinilla Beach and Golf Resort. This 4,500-acre luxury resort located just outside of the busy beach town of Tamarindo, allows guests of Pura Vida House endless options for things to do and places to go both on and off of the vast property.

Golfing in Costa Rica: A Golfer’s Paradise

For avid golfers, Hacienda Pinilla is a dream come true. The eco-friendly golf course, designed by renowned architect Mike Young, offers 18 holes set against the backdrop of breathtaking ocean views and lush greenery. Designated as an Audubon Cooperative sanctuary, don’t be surprised to see wildlife on the course like howler monkeys, parrots, herons, and even anteaters during your round of golf. It’s everything golfing in Costa Rica should be.

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a novice looking to hone your skills, this course promises an unforgettable golfing experience. And with the convenience of staying at Pura Vida House, you can tee off in style and return to your luxurious accommodations in no time. An added bonus of staying at Pura Vida House? Access to our golf carts!

Court Sports: Tennis and Pickleball Getaways

If tennis or pickleball is more your speed, fear not – Hacienda Pinilla has you covered. With state-of-the-art courts surrounded by tropical foliage, you can perfect your serve or engage in a friendly match with fellow guests. Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or a casual player, the courts at Hacienda Pinilla offer endless opportunities for fun and friendly competition.

Pura Vida House is known for being the place to go for a pickleball getaway in Costa Rica. We often host group pickleball camps complete with daily drills and lessons by well-known pickleball pros like Kyle Yates.

Check out our upcoming tennis and pickleball getaways HERE.

Horseback Riding: Explore the Beauty of Costa Rica

Saddle up and head out on a horseback riding adventure like no other. With miles of scenic trails winding through dense forests and along secluded beaches, Hacienda Pinilla offers a unique opportunity to explore the natural beauty of Costa Rica from a different perspective. Whether you’re a seasoned equestrian or a first-time rider, the experienced guides at Hacienda Pinilla will ensure a safe and memorable journey through paradise.

Mountain Bike Trails: Thrills in the Tropics

For thrill-seekers and nature lovers alike, Hacienda Pinilla boasts an extensive network of mountain bike trails waiting to be explored. From gentle rides through meandering paths to adrenaline-pumping descents through rugged terrain, there’s something for riders of all skill levels. So grab a bike, hit the trails, and prepare to be awed by the beauty of Costa Rica’s natural landscapes.

Guests of Pura Vida House have access to our sturdy mountain bikes so they can get out and explore the 25-mile trail network found in the tropical ranch lands of Hacienda Pinilla without delay!

Beach Club Bliss: Paradise Found

One of the best parts of staying at Pura Vida House is your exclusive access to the Beach Club at Hacienda Pinilla. Spend your day lounging by the infinity pool with a refreshing cocktail in hand, or, use the ocean-view gym, and take a yoga class.

As a guest of Pura Vida House, you get exclusive access to the Hacienda Pinilla Beach Resort! We are the only villa to offer free Beach Club access, which would normally cost $280 per person per week.

Saddle Up: Horseback and ATV Adventures

There is nothing quite like exploring Costa Rica’s stunning landscape from the back of a majestic steed, especially in the ranch lands of Guanacaste, the region where Hacienda Pinilla resides. With miles of scenic trails to discover, you’ll feel like a true cowboy (or cowgirl) as you trot along secluded beaches, countryside trails, and the famous dry forest of Guanacaste. Don’t worry if you’re new to the saddle – the guides at Hacienda Pinilla will make sure you’re in good hands every step of the way.

If a peaceful trail ride isn’t quite your speed there is plenty of space on the 4,500-acre property to venture off on a thrilling ATV tour!

Coastal Bliss: Explore Three Stunning Beaches

With easy access to three incredible Costa Rican beaches – Playa Avellanas, Playa Langosta, and Playa Mansita – your days at the beach are about to get a whole lot more interesting. Whether you’re into surfing, snorkeling, or simply lounging on the sand with a good book, these pristine beaches offer something for everyone. So grab your sunscreen and get ready to make some unforgettable memories by the sea.

Surfing Lessons: Hang Ten in Style

Thanks to such easy access to these three Tamarindo area beaches, Hacienda Pinilla is the perfect destination for surf enthusiasts looking to catch a wave. With expert instructors and world-class breaks like “Little Hawaii” right at your doorstep, you’ll have everything you need to hang ten in style. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a beginner just starting out, the surf lessons at Hacienda Pinilla promise an unforgettable experience for the whole family.

Indulge in Resort Amenities: JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa

But wait, there’s more! As a guest of Pura Vida House, you’ll also have access to the luxurious amenities at the nearby JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa. With eight different bars and restaurants to choose from, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to dining options. Whether you’re in the mood for a romantic dinner or a laid-back lunch by the pool, this resort has got you covered.

Staying at Pura Vida House in Hacienda Pinilla is more than just a vacation – it’s an all-inclusive vacation rental and resort community extravaganza! From enjoying a tennis and pickleball getaway to hitting the trails to exploring the beaches to seaside golfing, a stay at our luxury villas in Costa Rica has something for everyone. So pack your bags, leave your worries behind, and prepare to experience the magic of Costa Rica like never before.

There are so many reasons to visit Pura Vida House in Hacienda Pinilla! Please contact us with any questions you have about our all-inclusive vacation rentals in Costa Rica. We are available at (614) 600-1904 or We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Blog by: Jennifer LaCharite – Costa Consultants, International