Getting to Costa Rica is getting easier every year, with direct flights from many Major US cities, Canada, European & Latin American destinations. The Juan Santamaria International Airport is a modern airport just outside the capital city of San Jose. With recent improvements in the road infrastructure our Jungle Villa retreat is just a 3 hour scenic ride, first through the picturesque mountains and coffee plantations to the coastal resort town of Jaco and then down along the newly paved coastal road (La Costa Nera) that lines the beautiful Pacific Ocean.
For those who wish to explore a little less and cut their journey time down, Palmar Sur airport to the South & Quepos airport to the North (both with numerous daily flights to San Jose) are just a 20 minute or 45 minute coastal drive from Pura Vida Ecolodge project. There is also the new 'ultra-modern' 85,000ft2 hospital in Cortez within half an hour and it's just a 40 minute drive away from the planned and much talked about International Airport in Sierrpe.
Pura Vida Ecolodge's first Jungle Villa is a ten minute drive up a well maintained gravel road from the recently completed Costanera Highway, with a handful of stunning deserted beaches and waterfalls, Marina Bellena National Park and the recently completed San Buenas Golf Resort all on its doorstep. It also has the surfers paradise of Dominical and the world famous Scuba Diving site of Isla del Caño within easy reach. For the 'foodies' among you, when not enjoying the local catch 'at home', there is a wonderful selection of International fusion and gourmet restaurants just a bike-ride away (or just a short drive) in nearby villages of Ojachal & Tres Rios.
The Osa Peninsula (the gateway to Corcovado National Park) is under 2 hours away to the south and Manuel Antonio National Park lies just an hour away. Both of these parks were recently described by National Geographic as 'the most biologically intense places on the planet.' The combination of the beautiful location, exuberant nature, peace & tranquility and having so many adventures & activities right on your doorstep, makes our retreat the perfect destination for a relaxing and adventurous vacation, an exciting and unique timeshare or a place to quite simply embrace and experience the 'Pura Vida' that is on offer in Costa Rica.