What’s even more fun than a family vacation to Costa Rica? A family trip with your friends! Rent an all-inclusive resort villa that’s big enough for the whole gang and have the trip of a lifetime. And what’s even better than a beach villa with enough room for everyone? An all-inclusive resort villa with the best beaches, a private swimming pool, resort amenities, and all the activities you want to try nearby. You can have it all at Pura Vida House near Tamarindo Beach!

Luxurious Accommodations at Pura Vida House

The Pura Vida House is more than just a place to stay – it’s a haven of relaxation and luxury nestled within Hacienda Pinilla, one of Costa Rica’s premier resort communities. Our all-inclusive resort villa provides plenty of space for large groups, ensuring everyone has their own private retreat while still being able to enjoy communal spaces for socializing.

Our spacious accommodation, which sleeps up to 12 people in six bedrooms, is ideal for two or three families traveling together or a group of friends. The sprawling 4,500 square-foot villa features modern amenities, a private pool, two fully equipped kitchens and comfortable living areas, and housekeeping (including laundry) making it an ideal base for exploring Costa Rica with your large group.

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Exploring Tamarindo Beach

One of the major highlights of staying at Pura Vida House is its proximity to Tamarindo Beach. This stunning beach, located just 20 minutes away, is renowned for its golden sands, soft waves, and vibrant atmosphere. There are various activities to enjoy during your family and friends’ trip to Costa Rica.

Surfing and Water Sports: Tamarindo Beach is famous for its surfing, suitable for both beginners and experienced surfers. There are several surf schools and rental shops where you can get all the necessary gear and lessons. Not ready to stand up on the waves? Bodyboards (boogieboards) are fun for almost every age and experience level.

Beachcombing and Relaxation: For those who prefer a more laid-back experience, simply lounging on the beach, building sandcastles, people-watching, or taking a stroll along the shoreline can be immensely satisfying. Plus, there are plenty of places along the beach to enjoy a drink or food right on the sand.

Boat Tours: The waters around Tamarindo are teeming with marine life. Take a tour of the protected Tamarindo Mangrove and get a leisurely boat ride along three miles of canals where you can see crocodiles and howler monkeys. A sunset catamaran tour is always a popular choice for family and friends trips in costa Rica.

Adventures in Hacienda Pinilla

The Hacienda Pinilla community itself is packed with activities that cater to all ages and interests. With access to three beaches (Avellanas, Langosta, and Masita) and over 4,500 sprawling acres to explore, you will find plenty to do without ever leaving the property.

Golfing: Hacienda Pinilla boasts a world-class 18-hole golf course that offers stunning coastal views and a challenging game for enthusiasts. This is a great way to spend a leisurely afternoon with friends or family. Plus, you get a good discount as a guest of Pura Vida House.

Horseback Riding: Explore the beautiful landscapes of Costa Rica the way it was meant to be seen – on horseback. Hacienda Pinilla offers guided horseback riding tours that take you through forests, along beaches, and past scenic vistas.

Mountain Biking: For those who love an adrenaline rush, there are numerous mountain biking trails within the resort. We have a few mountain bikes for our guests to enjoy. You can rent a few more bikes and explore the rugged terrain and natural beauty of the area together.

Beach Club: As a guest of Pura Vida House you get full access to the Beach Club at no extra cost – something that no other villa offers! Dine at the restaurant, swim in the massive infinity pool, and enjoy a cocktail while overlooking Avellanas Beach. There is also an ocean-view gym and free weekly yoga classes.

Golf Carts: You’ll enjoy driving to the Beach Club, cruising to the golf course, or just touring around the property in our golf carts. With three golf carts in the garage (available at an extra cost), there is room for everyone to enjoy a ride during your friends and family vacation in Costa Rica.

Day Trips and Excursions

Staying at Pura Vida House means you’re ideally located to take advantage of several incredible day trips. Our 24/7 concierge service can help you book it all!

Rincón de la Vieja National Park: This park is perfect for a day of adventure, offering hiking trails, volcanic activity, waterfalls, and hot springs. It’s a fantastic spot for families and friends to explore the diverse ecosystems of Costa Rica.

Palo Verde National Park: Known for its rich biodiversity, Palo Verde is a paradise for bird watchers and nature enthusiasts. Take a boat tour along the Tempisque River to see crocodiles, monkeys, and a variety of bird species.

Arenal Volcano and Hot Springs: Although a bit further away, a trip to Arenal Volcano is worth the effort. Experience the majestic sight of the volcano, hike through lush forests, and relax in the natural hot springs.

Cultural and Culinary Experiences

No trip to Costa Rica would be complete without immersing yourself in the local culture and cuisine. Tamarindo and the surrounding areas offer many opportunities to enjoy authentic and international cuisine.

Local Markets and Shops: Visit local markets to buy fresh produce, handmade crafts, and souvenirs. The beach town of Tamarindo holds a large farmer’s market every Saturday. The vibrant colors, tasty treats, and lively atmosphere provide a taste of Costa Rican culture.

Dining Out: Enjoy meals at local restaurants where you can savor local dishes like gallo pinto, casados, and fresh seafood. There are various dining options nearby, from casual beachside eateries to fine dining establishments. In fact, you can find both within a five-minute golf cart ride from Pura Vida House. We always recommend a visit to Lola’s beach restaurant at Playa Avellanas. And when you stay with us you get exclusive access to all the restaurants at the JW Marriott, located within the massive grounds of Hacienda Pinilla.

Creating Unforgettable Memories

Whether it’s a large family vacation in Costa Rica, a friend’s trip in Costa Rica, or both, staying at Pura Vida House in Hacienda Pinilla provides the perfect backdrop for creating lasting memories. The combination of luxurious accommodations, a stunning natural setting, and a wide range of activities ensures that everyone in your group will have an unforgettable experience.

Considering a family vacation in Costa Rica? Please contact us with any questions about our all-inclusive resort villas. We are available at (614) 600-1904 or info@thepuravidahouse.com. We hope to hear from you soon!

Blog by: Jennifer LaCharite – Costa Consultants, International