Friday, 28 September 2012

8 Months later and the Jungle Villa ready!!!

The concept since Day 1 was to nestle our 'Eco-Luxury' Jungle Villa right on the edge of the canopy, while at the same time offering guests magnificent panoramic valley, ocean and sunset views...

After a very very busy August at the PuraVidaEcolodge site, with all hands on deck, between the team we successfully managed to add all the tweaks and touches that make the Jungle Villa the special retreat that it really is. With all the construction work finished back in May, the last few weeks have been dedicated to finishing the interiors, unpacking the furniture, 'dressing' the entire villa from head-to-toe, starting (and finishing) the landscape architecture and generally preparing the house for the 'official' promo photo shoot and our very lucky first guests...

So many of you have asked us for a sneak peak at the final promo photos and while we are still patiently awaiting the launch of our new look website (in the next few days 'they say') I thought, being Friday afternoon, why not upload a few so that you can dream away the weekend...

Just to eradicate any doubt, after what was possibly the longest 8 months of my (our) lives, our dream is indeed finished. Pura Vida Ecolodge's 2-bedroom Jungle Villa is indeed fully furnished, finished and awaiting couples, friends, small groups and families to embrace and enjoy the Pura Vida experience...

In the next few days we will be launching our profiles on Trip Avisor (of course) as well as smaller, more 'boutique' platforms such as EcoLuxury, Kiwi List, RicaRent and even keep your eyes peeled for updates & emails, if you haven't 'Liked' our Facebook Page, now is definitely the time to do so...and in the meantime, sit back and enjoy just a handful of PuraVidaEcolodge's Jungle Villa promo photos...

For bookings and enquiries please don't hesitate to get in touch via email:
Just a few days more and you will be able to book online!

Thanks to all involved, its been a roller-coaster of a year but between us we've done it! The seed was sown a long time ago but to finish the dream it took two heads, two souls and atleast two wheelbarrows of faith and patience...Gracias Piccon!

Extended thanks to follow...

The contemporary and spacious master bedroom offers guests stunning ocean views, a sun-deck and yoga terrace as well as a delightful en-suite bathroom

As with the Jungle 'guest' suite, the room can be set up as either a King or twin depending on guest's party and needs

The spacious bathroom, finished in perlato, stucco and bamboo has a huge walk-in rain shower (solar heated of course) perfect at any time of day to really freshen up

The 'Jungle orientated wing' of PuraVidaEcolodge complete with an incredible infinity 'plunge pool' and even views of the Rio Terraba flowing into the Pacific Ocean

No better way to 'laze away; the afternoon on the side deck, whether it be on a lounger, bean-bag or floating in the plunge pool

Looking out the master bedroom towards the front deck

Impressive valley and Ocean views from the Jungle Villa's front deck

The location of our Jungle Villa really does speak for itself

PuraVidaEcolodge - A Retreat - A Lifestyle - An Experience

Infinity plunge pool quite dramatically overhanging the jungle canopy

With the multiple bamboo & teak sliding panels, we have managed to break 'design' boundaries in terms of what's inside and what's outside...

The infinity plunge pool - maybe not large enough to do your olympic training in but plenty big enough for escaping the tropical heat and the location...need we say more!

The open-plan 'living space at the Jungle Villa is surrounded by wide teak decks, overlooking both the Jungle canopy and offering guests very special Pacific Ocean views. The kitchen is fully equiped with a dining space for 6

The huge L-shaped sofa provides guests with yet another option of where to 'relax' and truly unwind - looking directly towards the ocean with fantastic sunset views

The 'Jungle View' guest suite is again designed for either a couple (with king size bed) or can be set up as a twin, depending on the guests needs. With its private terrace and en-suite bathroom, it offers guests a lot of privacy and of course 'eco-luxury' second to none.

The Jungle Suite hangs right over the Jungle canopy itself, offering guests fantastic views across PuraVidaEcolodge's nature reserve

The guest suite has ample space with an adjacent en-suite bathroom, wardrobe and even a writing desk

The combination of the location, decor, design and of course the orthopedic 'sleep on nature' matress will guarantee a real 'Pura Vida' experience

And whether its just after getting back from the beach or first thing in the morning, a powerful (solar heated) 'rain shower' as you look at the monkeys swinging in the jungle canopy is again an experience in itself

As an impressive 'sheet lightening storm' (typical of the rainy season months) lights up the skyline, solar powered lamps illuminate the entrance to the Jungle Villa.

As the tropical sun warms the plunge pool up by day, with the comfortable outdoor temperatures PuraVidaEcolodge's location offers, its a perfect place to 'chillax'  as evening sets in.

Likewise, the wrap-around veranda and multiple level decks provide the perfect place to watch the tropical storms, characteristic of the evenings during the wetter 'green season' 

As we come back up from trekking around the PuraVidaEcolodge Reserve and a quick bathe in the waterfall (you'll have to wait a little bit longer for these photos!) the sun starts to illuminate the front of the Jungle Villa...