Casa 'Pura vida' 8.0
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Casa 'Pura vida'

Visit Monteverde, Rincon de la Vieja, Palo Verde, Carara, The Playa Blanca as a day trip to the evening return to the familiar house in the country. Or make a familyraft on Rio Tenorio you lots of animals like monkeys, birds, iguanas and crocodiles see. Enjoy the tranquility, the river in the village (Rio Lagarto) the fruits and animals in the garden. Proeg the true Costa Rican life without tourism.

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Micazu member since July 2006

English, Dutch

My name is Toine Aarts, I visit Costa Rica since 1991. First time I stayed longer for my study Biology. I immediatly fell for the country and the very nice people. Since 2004 I rent this house together with some Tico friends and I help people to enjoy a wunderfull holiday by living Costa Rica as it is. I also make your dream tropical holiday by also booking your roundtriphotels and your rentalcar.You can book your roundtrip at Costa Rica Vakantie

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Period Night Weekend Midweek Week Discount Minimum stay
30-11-2018 - 30-04-2019 - - - € 275.00 - 5 nights


Type Price
Deposit € 50.00 Per stay Pay at location | optional
Final cleaning € 0.00 Per stay Free
Phone € 10.00 Per week Pay at location | optional

Additional information

Costa Rica is located just north of the equator. The country is slightly larger than the Netherlands and is located between Panama and Nicaragua, at the narrowest part of Central America. The country has large height, volcanoes and mountains on 4 km altitude divides the country into a Pacific and Carribean area. This is a huge diversity of landscapes, climates, plants and animals. From white sand beaches, cloud forest, tropical rainforest to a lava spewing volcano, you find it in Costa Rica. 27% of the country is protected area! These areas are regulated accessible so you can fully enjoy the natuur.Costa Rica is relatively wealthy although there are enough poor people. The infrastructure is pretty good. Especially in the green season the roads are sometimes poorly. Public transport is good and cheap. Domestic flights and car rentals are a good and safe alternatief.Costa Rica is a politically stable country and it is safe. In and around the big cities means you have to adjust your stuff, like in Amsterdam. The Costa Ricans (or Ticos and Tica's) are extremely hospitable, and very proud of their country and sincerely interested in you life. People you soon will regard as friends. This makes a stay in Costa Rica to a great life experience that you never forget and above all you will enjoy a wonderful holiday!
The vicinity of the house is rural. In the village, people live mainly from agriculture and livestock. We are still working with the oxcart, the symbol of Costa Rica. In the village there are 2 restaurants, 2 football fields, a church, 3 stores a communal lounge, and a Plaza de Toros. There is in the village a fax and email capability. There are approximately 500 people in the immediate vicinity Pozo Azul.In Rio Lagarto (where you can swim in the fall of a small waterfall), Volcansito (a vukanische hump in a forest where hot water comes out) and Las Juntas (a small village with a rich gold history). The nearest beach is about 30 minutes! See detailed description for more activities in the omgeving.Iets further from the village and easily accessible from Pozo Azul, located Monteverde, Arenal, Puntarenas, Liberia, the beaches near Playa del Coco, Rincon de la Vieja, Manuel Antonio, Rio Tempisque and the Natural Paloverde.
Casa 'Pura Vida' has two bedrooms. A recently-built with a double bed and one with bunk beds and a single bed. There is an open kitchen that has all the necessary stuff to cook your own fresh juices to make, drink and eat. There is a refrigerator with freezer and a radio-CD player. The living room is simply furnished. There is a shower with hot water and a toilet in the huis.Op the veranda is a 6 person dining table. The total floor area is 72m2. The house stands on nearly 600 m2 land with a brook in the garden. There are coconut palms, lemons, sweet limes, oranges, bananas and mangoes in april, tuin.Het own home is the perfect accommodation to base yourself for several parks in the surrounding area to visit. But how to enjoy normal life in Costa Rica is, in all afspeelt.De detailed brochure of the house and the surroundings you will receive digital after booking.
Shopping in Las Juntas JuntasLas is the nearest place where several shops, banks and restaurants are. People from Pozo Azul will go to the doctor and the dentist pins and etc. You can buy all the usual stuff. There is a large supermarket and everything is just a bit cheaper than in town, simply because the transport of all stuff to Pozo Azul also payable worden.Las Juntas is an old gold mining town. In the center there is another mine train drawn. It is possible to excursions to do so. About 2 km before you drive into town, you see on your right a tourist shop. There you can book excursions to various attractions in the area.
Swimming or fishing in Rio Lagarto LagartoRio is the name of the river that runs through Pozo Azul. In the dry season a quiet river, after a tropical downpour quite a wild river. Depending on rainfall, the river is very suitable for swimming or fishing. The river is accessible at various locations and varies greatly in depth. From the house you can get past the center, so back to the highway, left a sloping path to take. You will pass a number of wooden houses. At the end of the road is the river. There is also a possibility further towards the highway. For the highway, at the phone, left a road. At the end of the road is the river and there is a deeper section where you can swim or fish. There are different types of fish, tiny little toothed carp, catfish and guapote (rainbow bass). The latter can be large and is very tasty. If you go snorkeling you see them often.
Day in Playa BlancaOp only 30 minutes drive you will find the Playa Blanca. It is a quiet beach that actually only visited by Costa Ricans. At weekends there may be busier. There is gebarbequed and played. Playa Blanca is a safe sandy beach on the Gulf of Nicoya. The sunset is beautiful. Links from the sandy beach is a stone and a piece of mangrove party. There may be fished worden.De car, on the edge of the beach park.
Familieraft on Rio Corobici / TenorioOp 40 minutes from the house is an office of a Swiss raftbedrijf: Safaris Corobici. They provide lunch familyraft complete with a tranquil river. You see a lot of nature, monkeys, crocodiles, birds and iguanas among others. The guide rows the boat up so you can enjoy nature. Also suitable for small children.
This beautiful cloud forest is less than 35 kilometers from the house. The ride to it is beautiful, almost an hour uphill. You can use the cloud forest, bridge tours, to zip lines from treetop to treetop whizzing the hummingbirdgallery or visit a butterfly garden. It's all unique ...
The rodeo is Guancaste next to the football, No. 1 pastime. The atmosphere, the food and not harmless rodeo is something you must experience. A good friend, Leo, from Pozo Azul always knows a location for a fiesta de toros. There are no animals slain in the festivities.
Visit the National Park, Rincon de la Vieja is 2 hours drive from the house. Superb alternating forest, volcanic landscape with sulfur fumes, bubbling mud and steaming springs. Swimming in a pool with a waterfall while the large blue butterflies dancing around you ...
Visit the National Park Carara. This forest is situated by the warm and humid and is characterized by primary forest. The Red Macaw is still here and who look closely will see many frogs. Casa Pura Vida way to the park (about 1 hour drive) you come across the bridge over Rio Tarcoles crocodile. This river borders the park and a healthy population herbegt huge crocodiles ....
In addition to the rental of the house I take care with pleasure part of your tour of Costa Rica. I like to take your plans with you. On the basis of pictures you get a first impression of this beautiful country and you can choose what you want to see, do and experience, partly from the house, some with overnight stays in other hotels. I have contacts with many hotels and can book for you, just like a car, inshore and offshore fishing trips, excursions etc.
Here's experiences of guests who came before you .... Jasper le Clercq, 06/14/2009 Average 8.7 General impression 9.0 Location 9.0 Service 9.0 Price / quality 9.0 Child friendly 8, 0 Interior 8.0 Space 9.0 immensely enjoyed at Casa Casa Pura Vida Pura Vida is highly recommended if you are interested in Costa Rican life in the 'countryside'. Nydia and Louis and the children are warm hospitable people you have all the freedom you want but be ready for all your questions and wensen.Als a bit try hard to speak Spanish they find that (of course) fantastisch.Sylvia Berbee, 29/01/2009 Average 8.1 General impression 8.0 Location 8.0 Service 9.0 Price / quality 8.0 Child friendly 8.0 Interior 8.0 Space 8.0 Wonderful place! We were pleasantly surprised when we arrived in Pozo Azul, at the very end of the village (street) was the brightly colored house surrounded by a beautiful tuin.We enjoyed the peaceful and very beautiful natuur.Een lovely place, with a house equipped with all necessary voorzieningenMet partner, in December 2008 Ronald Fishermen, 12/29/2008 Average 8.7 General impression 8.0 Location 9.0 Service 9.0 Price / quality 9.0 Child friendly 9.0 Interior 8.0 Space 9.0 Fantastic: the house does his name! Real life in Costa Rica make it home in Casa Pura Vida. You will be included in the rural life, and from Pozo Azul is a large number of "high-lights" of the land easy to reach. Again next year! M & M, 9/28/2008 Average 8.3 General impression 8.0 Location 8.0 Service 10.0 Price / quality 8.0 Interior 8.0 Space 8.0 Pura Vida indeed! What a great place, what a great friendly people and what a great country, Pura Vida indeed! Thanks to information from Toine (the landlord) we were well aware of what to expect and yet we were very impressed (in a positive sense)! We were there in september, the rainy season, but have fantastic weather. Occasionally a large, real Costa Rican, downpour but otherwise a delightful temperature remains constant and lots of sun. The car is probably the most efficient but also by public transport and taxi services Trino (super friendly and reliable driver for reasonable rates that you can bring anywhere) it's all good! All in all, Casa Pura Vida is an absolute must!
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Features & layout

In Pozo Azul, Costa Rica people live and eat outside. The living room is very cozy. Because the house has shutters this is good insurance.

  • 20 m2
  • Tiled
  • Fan
  • Couch 2 seats
  • Armchair (2)

The mast inheritance dream has a fan and a hatch on the veranda overlooking the garden.

  • 9 m2
  • Tiled
  • Bed: Double bed 200 x 140 cm
  • Wardrobe(s) (1)

The bedroom has a solid fan and a hinged door that looks out to the neighbors, towards the village.

  • 9 m2
  • Tiled
  • Bed: Single bed 200 x 100 cm
  • Bed: Bunk bed 200 x 100 cm
  • Bed: Bunk bed 200 x 100 cm
  • Wardrobe(s) (2)

Pozo Azul showering everyone with "cold" water. The simple shower at Casa Pura Vida is equipped with hot water.

  • Shower

Everything is there for 5 people. Ice cubes in the freezer made. there is a blender and a press to present potions of fruit from the garden. Telephone available on request.

  • Type: Open
  • Stove: Gas (2 Cooking zones/burners)
  • Cutlery & Tableware
  • Icecube machine
  • Fridge freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Detergent
  • Freezer
  • Holiday house
  • 70 m2
  • Diving / Snorkeling
  • Horse-riding
  • Sport Fishing
  • Walking
  • Swimming
  • Budget
  • Child friendly
  • Long term rental
  • Winter sun
  • Rest & space
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor lighting
  • Parking place (1)
  • Private driveway
  • Garden
  • Garden chair(s) (6)
  • Garden table(s0) (1)
  • Porch
  • Shed
  • Bed linen available
  • Towels present (12)
  • Kitchen linen available
  • Radio
  • CD player
  • Seperate toilet (1)
  • Smoking not allowed
  • No pets allowed
  • Complete privacy
  • Detached house


  • Anonymous, unknown. Gave in an average of 8.0  

    We hebben heerlijke dagen in Pura Vida doorgebracht en goed kunnen meebeleven hoe het dagelijkse leven in een dorp in Costa Rica er uit ziet. Heerlijke omgeving, veel dieren rondom het huis, de limoenen smaakten heerlijk en het huis biedt alles wat je nodig hebt. Nydia is heel vriendelijk en hulpvaardig. Kortom, aan te bevelen voor mensen die rust willen en die geen al te hoge, luxe, eisen stellen.