If you are looking for a place to call home during your visit in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, then you definitely want to consider the Hacienda Pinilla Resort. Find the best beaches, scenic views and wildlife, excellent golf, 5-star hotels, and all-inclusive villa experiences for your party to enjoy the time of their life.


Offering over 4,500 acres of private and gated property to its patrons, guests will experience the most premium amenities and accommodations that Costa Rica has to offer at Hacienda Pinilla resort. An estate-like and gated community of villas and private homes, this resort is loaded with attractive features including excellent golf, tennis, horseback riding, and a premium beach club with a pool, restaurant, pool, and spa.


This luxury resort was built to preserve the natural 4,500-acre historic land along more than three miles of untouched shoreline and a native tropical forest just adjacent. The Golf Course at Hacienda Pinilla is across the north Pacific coast of Costa Rica and surrounded by the majestic views of the tropics and the breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. The desolate location and natural landscape provides quite an ambience mixed in with colorful and active wildlife. Local attractions are not far either, with guests needing a car to reach the Tamarindo, which is a short 30-minute drive away.


Wildlife and Habitat


Guests can start their morning off with a round of golf while bird watching native parrots flying over or local monkeys swinging from tree to tree. Depending on the time of year, there have been sightings of various wildlife like iguanas, hummingbirds, and specifically howler and white-faced capuchin monkeys. Golfers will be able to follow the links surrounded by the natural and genuine habitat where wildlife is still active. Certain holes, like 14 and 15, will provide visitors with amazing views of the Pacific Ocean.


World-Class Golf


Designer of The Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course, Mike Young, had envisioned uniting visitors with the natural landscape and surrounding wildlife. The Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course has received notice and praise ecologically focused design, and also been listed as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, which means the golf course and property reflect the highest standards in working local wildlife and nature. All maintenance practices are focused around environmental preservation.


The professionally maintained golf course allows for quite a variety of experiences as the seasons come and go. During the dry season, the ground become much more firm causing drives to roll further down the fairway. During the rainy season, golfers find the ground to be much softer. This course was also built to be able to handle extreme rainfall, which can happen during the rainy season. It is not unheard of to see over 25 inches of rainfall, but golfers can be ready to play the next day thanks to the advanced drainage system and design of Hacienda Pinilla.


Local golfing enthusiasts who play on a regular basis explain that they enjoy challenges and changes to the game the seasons bring as they shift through the year. The greens seem to always be in great condition for a round of golf at Hacienda Pinilla!

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After a round of morning golf at Hacienda Pinilla, visitors can find lots to do around Hacienda Pinilla and the local area. Within the resort, guests can enjoy time at the Beach Club, which has a restaurant, 160 feet infinity pool, and a gym. Solo and group activities include paddling and surfing the ocean, tennis/pickleball, spending the day at one of the many beaches(some listed below), horseback riding, dolphin and whale-watching, nature trails and volcanoes! Guanacaste is known for many things, but surely, its surf is probably the top pick of most visitors. Surfers have come to find massive waves and big breaks for the last many decades. Those visitors that may not have surfing experience can always opt to hop on a paddle board instead.

Best Beaches


There are three popular beaches of Hacienda Pinilla, and the first one that you may want to check out is Langosta Beach. Quite along beach of gorgeous white sand, guests take long walks here or also find it a great place to have a morning run, halfway in the water. You can go into the water about 100 yards and still maintain your footing as the water is not so deep. Guests say that the sunset at this beach is worth experiencing at least one evening of your trip.


Avellanas Beach is next on the list of amazing beaches at Hacienda Pinilla. Of course, you can find some great sand and sun for long walks on the beach, but this location is famous for its excellent surf breaks. For this reason, many people refer to this beach as “Little Hawaii.” Surfers from beginners to advanced level riders enjoy the waves all season. Guests can enter this beach directly from the Hacienda Pinilla Beach Club.


Mansita Beach is not as popular as the other two, but offers great attractions worth checking out. This beach is right next to the JW Marriot Guanacaste, in the Hacienda Pinilla resort.Though not as long as Avellanas and Langosta beaches, Mansita beach still offers beautiful sand and popular snorkeling spots for those guests that want to stay closer to shore.


The Pura Vida House


If you are looking for your own private villa rental, then you definitely want to check out The Pura Vida House, which is located right inside the Hacienda Pinilla resort. The Pura Vida House is one of the top all-inclusive villas available in Costa Rica. Known for its quality and white glove service, on-site private chef, and amazing panoramic views, visitors choose to stay at the The Pura Vida House Villa because anything needed or desired can be arranged based on personal preference. One of the most popular features offered as part of the villa rental rate is free concierge services.


The property is actually within Hacienda Pinilla, a luxury resort just outside of Tamarindo, which was built to preserve the natural 4,500-acre historic land along more than three miles of untouched shoreline and a native tropical forest just adjacent.


Pura Vida House guests are also granted additional amenities that are available throughout the Hacienda Pinilla resort. In fact, it is the only property in Hacienda Pinilla that provides free unlimited access to the beach club, which normally requires an access fee paid by guests.


The on-site Chef has been raved to offer excellent tasting dishes offering a variety of healthy and delicious meals for guests to enjoy on-demand. Visitors can get a full meal package for their stay, or simply request the Chef to be present on-site for food preparations, which only requires a 24-hour notice. Concierge staff can book the Chef upon receiving a request from the guest party.


One of the most popular features offered as part of the villa rental rate is free concierge services. Every guest is given an immediate and open line of communication with The Pura Vida House staff before and throughout the rental period via WhatsApp, SMS text, or a phone call 24 hours per day.


Professional staff members are also on-site to coordinate any excursions or tours, make restaurant suggestions or reservations, schedule airport transfers, villa pick-ups and drop-offs, or anything else needed. For the past seven years, The Pura Vida House has been working with the same team of drivers, guides, naturalists and birding experts, which have helped to ensure that guest expectations are exceeded when on-site staff guides villa guests on their all-day tours and excursions as part of their all-inclusive experience.


If you would like to discuss your plans are considering staying in Hacienda Pinilla, then give us a call and we can help you book your accommodations. Visit us at www.thepuravidahouse.com. We look forward to hearing from you soon!