About the property
- Bungalow400 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum StayNone
Private, safe, breathtaking views.
Panoramic views. Clean mountain air. Soft breezes to caress the tired traveler. Pura Vida offers a lovely oasis away from the hustle-and-bustle of everyday life.
Pura Vida is a new mountain retreat situated 220 meters up-and-off the main road in a quiet section of Costa Rica, 40 minutes from the airport and 15 minutes from downtown San José. The 1500 square meter property hugs a privately owned mountain and consists of 3 bungalows tucked into the mountainside. Each lodge offers a spectacular 180 degree vista. In the foreground is a warm natural habitat teaming with wild birds, fruit trees (orange, lemon, grapefruit, et al.), and tropical flowers. In the distance are 3 volcanoes, unspoiled blue skies, and at night the twinkling pinpricks of San José.
Each of the 3 lodges features an open architectural concept and comes complete with masterpieces of locally handcrafted furniture, custom made fixtures, and exquisite wood paneling hewn from the finest native timber. The 3 lodges/cabanas, while retaining individual flourishes, come fully furnished with a refrigerator, cooktop, microwave, coffee maker, wi-fi (internet), tv, and a rancho with grill. Each rancho, a.k.a. an indoor/outdoor lounge area, in addition to a grill, sports hammocks, an outdoor shower, and the opportunity to kick back, relax, and to let the spirit cleansing elixir of mountain living detox the soul. There is on-premises parking and an English-Spanish speaking property manager close by.
Occupancy: Bungalow #1 sleeps 4; bungalows #2 and #3 sleep 6 each. No pets are allowed. Cabanas are not wheelchair accessible.
What to do when not sleeping? No problem; there are many options. For the active there is hiking, walking, or jogging. For the more sedate there’s bird watching, ox-cart rides, or the museums, theaters (to include the National Theater), shops, and restaurants of San José close by. The ocean is a little over an hour’s journey.
Seclusion. Beauty. A sense that all is right with the world. Pura Vida. A Costa Rican retreat close to heaven.
We also have other bungalows available for larger groups. HomeAway listing #4555873( sleeps 4 people) HomeAway listing #4556903(sleeps 6 people)
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
About Wendy Cote
My husband Patrick and I enjoy nature, travel and good food.
Wendy Cote purchased this Bungalow in 1997
Why Wendy Cote chose Cantón Alajuelita
I have own this property for about 20 years. In 2016, we decided to built our mountain retreat to share this natural oasis with the rest of the world.
What makes this Bungalow unique
Spectacular views, wild birds singing, tropical gardens and surrounded by fresh mountain air. Pura Vida offers a safe and relaxing stay.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Relaxing, Beautiful Views, Fantastic people
In less than 24 hours I leave for the next phase of my journey (I'm both excited and sad to leave). I wanted a location close to San Jose, but not in San Jose, this property met and exceeded my expectations.
Breathtaking views, quite, safe, providing me with a better than expected experience. Property managers, Alicia and Jose, are two of the warmest, welcoming individuals I've met during my travels. If you are interested in a relaxing and safe property, close to historical buildings and the National Museum, this is the place..."Pura Vida" at it's best.
Thank you! It has been a pleasure to have you stay with us. We are glad you enjoy your stay and look forward to seeing you again! We wish you a wonderful experience in Costa Rica.
quaint cozy romantic cottage and garden
wendy's place is fantastic, clean, safe and close enough to the city to be both a great home base and romantic hideaway. this family run property was professional but homely and welcoming. i have nothing but praise for the little resort that they have created hear with modern and well kept accommodation and grounds. a very affordable and private property with outside eating and relaxing areas. alicia and jose both always available and willing to help with anything made me feel welcome and looked after. it was a genuine pleasure to have stayed hear and met this family, i will certainly be staying with them in the future should i ever visit san jose again.
Thank you very much Mark! It was our pleasure to have you as a guest.
Paradise of a home ❤️
My fiancé and I had the most wonderful time in Wendy's home. Every day we were woken up with Alicia's ( Wendy's mother ) amazing ethentic breakfast. Also we didn't get much sleep the first few because of how beautiful the city looks during the night, it's magical. We will definitely come back in few years after we explore the world 🌎 thank you Wendy and Alicia for making our vacation unforgettable.
Thank you for staying with us! It is our pleasure to serve you! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Looking forward to having you stay with us again!
Sugar mill tours available upon request.
Ox cart rides available upon request in the town of Escazu.