Pura Vida Costa Rican Adventure

Costa Rica Vacation Pura Vida World

Discover the enchanting beauty and vibrant culture of Costa Rica while staying at the charming Pura Vida World vacation rental house in Tarbaca, nestled in the lush mountains near San José. This is the ultimate Pura Vida Costa Rican Adventure. This idyllic home base offers the perfect launching point to explore the country’s diverse natural wonders, from pristine beaches and misty rainforests to towering volcanoes and cascading waterfalls, all while immersing yourself in the laid-back “pura vida” lifestyle that defines the Costa Rican spirit.

Exploring San Jose: The Heart of Costa Rican Culture


San José, the vibrant capital of Costa Rica, offers a captivating blend of history, art, and gastronomy that showcases the heart of Costa Rican culture. Explore the city’s rich heritage at the National Museum, where exhibits span from pre-Columbian times to the present. Marvel at the architectural splendor of the National Theater, a neo-classical gem completed in 1897. Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere of the Central Market, where you can savor fresh local produce, traditional dishes, and aromatic Costa Rican coffee. For a taste of the city’s thriving culinary scene, head to the trendy Barrio Escalante neighborhood, known for its innovative restaurants, craft beer bars, and chic cafes. With its compact downtown area and easy access to nearby natural attractions, San José serves as an ideal base for discovering the essence of Costa Rica’s alluring culture.

Day Trips to Arenal Volcano and Hot Springs


Embark on an unforgettable day trip from Pura Vida World to the majestic Arenal Volcano and its soothing hot springs. This active volcano, towering over the lush rainforest, offers a breathtaking backdrop for adventure and relaxation. Hike through the Arenal Volcano National Park, where you can explore lava fields, spot diverse wildlife, and marvel at the volcano’s awe-inspiring presence. After your hike, unwind in the therapeutic waters of the nearby hot springs, fed by the volcano’s geothermal activity. Choose from a variety of hot spring resorts, each offering a unique experience, from luxurious spa treatments to natural river-fed pools. With convenient transportation from Guanacaste and knowledgeable guides, an Arenal Volcano and hot springs day trip is the perfect way to experience Costa Rica’s natural wonders while staying at Pura Vida World.

Discovering the Beaches of Guanacaste


Guanacaste, located on Costa Rica’s stunning North Pacific coast, boasts some of the country’s most beautiful and diverse beaches. From the white sands and turquoise waters of Playa Conchal to the lively surf town of Tamarindo, there’s a perfect beach for every taste. Playa Hermosa offers excellent swimming, sunbathing, and water sports, while the secluded Playa Pan de Azúcar is a hidden gem surrounded by lush hills. For a unique experience, visit Playa Grande, part of Las Baulas National Marine Park and a protected nesting site for leatherback sea turtles. Many of Guanacaste’s beaches are easily accessible from Pura Vida World, making it an ideal base for exploring the region’s stunning coastline. Whether you’re seeking adventure, relaxation, or a chance to connect with nature, the beaches of Guanacaste are sure to leave you with unforgettable memories of your Costa Rican vacation.

Convenient Transportation and Tours


Pura Vida World offers the convenience of a 13-passenger tourist van and a dedicated driver, ensuring seamless transportation throughout your Costa Rican adventure. Our driver will greet you at the airport for a hassle-free transfer to your vacation home in Tarbaca, allowing you to begin your journey with ease. The van is also available for exciting day trips, enabling you to explore Costa Rica’s top attractions without the stress of navigating unfamiliar roads. Whether you’re visiting the artisan town of Sarchi, known for its vibrant oxcarts, or embarking on a thrilling zipline and whitewater rafting excursion, our driver will ensure you arrive safely and comfortably. At the end of each day, you can relax knowing that you’ll be brought back to the tranquil comfort of Pura Vida World, where you can unwind and recharge for your next adventure. With our reliable transportation services, you can fully immerse yourself in the wonders of Costa Rica while enjoying peace of mind throughout your stay.

Fully Equipped Kitchen


Pura Vida World’s fully equipped kitchen makes it easy to prepare delicious meals during your stay, with all the pots, pans, and utensils you need to cook up a feast for your group. Just five minutes down the mountain, you’ll find well-stocked grocery stores where you can purchase fresh ingredients and local specialties. On Saturdays, be sure to visit the nearby farmers market, where you can browse stalls brimming with colorful, locally grown produce, artisanal cheeses, and unique handcrafted goods. Take advantage of the kitchen’s ample counter space and modern appliances to experiment with Costa Rican recipes, such as gallo pinto (a savory rice and bean dish), casado (a traditional plate featuring rice, beans, plantains, and meat), or refreshing batidos (tropical fruit smoothies). Gather around the large dining table to savor your home-cooked meals and share stories of your adventures in Costa Rica, all while enjoying the warm ambiance of Pura Vida World’s inviting kitchen and dining area.

Mountain Retreat with Fireplaces


Nestled in the mountains at an elevation of over a mile high, Pura Vida World offers a serene and comfortable retreat for your Costa Rican vacation. The mild daytime temperatures in the mountains provide a pleasant respite from the heat of the lowlands, allowing you to fully enjoy the lush surroundings and fresh mountain air. As the sun sets and the evening chill sets in, gather around one of the three cozy fireplaces to stay warm and share stories of your day’s adventures. With approximately 5,000 square feet of living space, this spacious vacation home can comfortably accommodate up to 13 guests, making it the perfect choice for large families, groups of friends, or multiple families traveling together. Whether you’re relaxing on the terrace, taking in the stunning mountain views, or planning your next exciting excursion, Pura Vida World provides the ideal setting for an unforgettable Costa Rican getaway that combines adventure, relaxation, and the warm hospitality of the “pura vida” lifestyle.

Pura Vida Property Tour

Experience the enchanting beauty of Pura Vida World through a captivating video showcasing the property’s stunning features and serene mountain setting. The video, available on YouTube, is accompanied by an original song written and performed by Darin Talbot, who was so inspired by the property that he composed a heartfelt tribute to its allure.

1 Talbot’s presence in the video adds a personal touch, as he shares his emotional connection to Pura Vida World through his music. As you watch the video, immerse yourself in the breathtaking views, inviting spaces, and tranquil atmosphere that make this vacation rental a true paradise.

1 From the lush gardens and spacious terraces to the cozy interiors and magnificent vistas, the video offers a glimpse into the unforgettable experiences that await you at Pura Vida World. Let the sights and sounds transport you to this idyllic retreat, and feel the warmth and magic of the pura vida lifestyle that Darin Talbot so beautifully captures in his heartfelt composition.