There is nothing like a friend’s trip in Costa Rica to get you back into international travel. The country’s diversity means there is likely a climate for every taste, from beaches, to volcanos, to mountains, to major metropolis centers. And thanks to its small size, you can likely discover a few microclimates during your trip!

A good friend’s trip in Costa Rica is all about planning. Where to stay, what to do, and how to get there are the main concerns. With the help of Pura Vida House and our 24-hour concierge services, all you need to do is get yourself and your friends to Costa Rica. We will send a private shuttle from the Guanacaste International Airport in Liberia to pick you up and take you back when your trip is done. That’s one less concern for you and your friends!

Where to Stay on Your Friend’s Trip in Costa Rica

Whether it’s a friend’s only trip or a couple’s getaway in Costa Rica you’re looking for, Pura Vida House offers a few options for your accommodations. Located in the exclusive neighborhood of Hacienda Pinilla, we have a four bedroom luxury villa rental with the option to also rent the two bedroom casita located directly across from your very own private pool. Two bedrooms in the villa have a king sized bed, which can be split into two twins if need be. The other two bedrooms have two double beds. Each bedroom has its own private bathroom. In the casita, there are two bedrooms with king sized beds, each of which can be split into two twins, and private bathrooms. All-in-all this luxury Costa Rican rental villa sleeps up to seventeen people!

Our luxury Costa Rican rental villa is ideal for your friend’s trip in Costa Rica, with a fully equipped kitchen, barbecue, terrace and outdoor dining space, private pool, and grand living room with 20-foot ceilings. Guests at Pura Vida House also have unlimited access to The Beach Club at Hacienda Pinilla included in their stay, which would normally cost each person in your group up to $280 per person per week. Housekeeping and laundry service is provided once per week, use of our two mountain bikes, two golf carts, and full access to the gated community and Hacienda Pinilla Resort facilities is all included.

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What to Do on Your Friend’s Trip in Costa Rica

At Pura Vida House, we offer many tour options that are perfect for groups. One popular choice for a friend’s trip in Costa Rica is a letting us plan a tennis or pickleball vacation for you and your group. You will be playing tennis or pickleball at Hacienda Pinilla’s private courts, just steps away from our luxury rental villa. Shaded by palm trees, you can hear the waves crashing at the beach from the courts. Our private tennis and pickleball camps feature two-hour daily lessons with the resort pro, drills, and socials, or four hours of open play.

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For many of your favorite moments during your stay, you won’t even have to leave the property. The Hacienda Pinilla Resort has easy access to three beautiful Costa Rican beaches – Playa Langosta, Playa Avellanas, and Playa Mansita. You and your group can ride horses along the beach at sunset, surf or take a lesson, and go snorkeling – all on site!

If you and your friends love to golf, you can take in a round of golf at the Hacienda Pinilla Resort. The on-site 18-hole golf course can play up to 7,200 yards and was designed to enhance the natural landscape. Don’t be surprised if you and your friends catch a glimpse of howler monkeys, iguanas, and other wildlife while you play!

When the group is ready to take it easy, hop aboard the golf carts and spend the day relaxing poolside at the Hacienda Pinilla Beach Club while enjoying cocktails and top-class food from the restaurant. There’s also a spa, and an ocean front gym for those of you who can’t take a vacation from your workout (you know who you are!). From the Beach Club, you will have easy access to the beach, where you can lounge in the sun, take a dip in the Pacific Ocean, and watch the tropical sunset.

Back at the villa, we can arrange private yoga classes, in-house massage, private chef services, and even childcare if you decide to bring the kids. And we know you’ll all appreciate the fresh Costa Rican fruits and typical breakfasts served al fresco each morning.

Outside of the property, we help our guests choose the best tours and trips for their needs. Our guests particularly enjoy the sunset cruise aboard a luxury catamaran, with snorkeling, dolphin watching, food, and an open bar. Or perhaps a day out on the water sport fishing for marlins is more your group’s cup of tea. Whatever you and your friends are dreaming of for your Costa Rica getaway, we can help you find it with our diligent and personalized concierge services.

Maybe you and your friends will choose to dedicate an entire day to adventure at Rincon de la Vieja Volcano. This full day tour includes rappelling and rock climbing, zip-lining, horseback riding, and tubing or white-water rafting down the rapids. You’ll end your exciting day relaxing at volcano-fed hot springs and indulging in a mineral-rich volcanic mud bath.

Another perfect friend’s trip in Costa Rica can be found at the nearby Diamante Eco Adventure Park. This popular park gives you and your group a look at the biodiversity of Costa Rica through their animal sanctuary, where you can see everything from capuchin monkeys, to jaguars and ocelots, and toucans. There’s even a butterfly garden where the famous Blue Morpho Butterfly will flitter around you. The adventurous ones in your group will be excited to try Costa Rica’s only Superman zipline overlooking the beautiful Pacific Ocean! There is even a cultural aspect at the park where guests can witness a typical Costa Rican casa.

Planning a fun friend’s trip in Costa Rica can be challenging, but with the help of our all-inclusive vacation rentals and 24/7 personal concierge services, we know staying at Pura Vida House will be the right choice for you and your group.

Let us help you tailor your Costa Rica friend’s trip or couples getaway exactly as you want it. Contact us with any questions at (614) 600-1904 or

Blog by: Jennifer LaCharite – Costa Consultants, International