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Finca Pura Vida - relax and enjoy

Bedrooms 2
Space 64 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage close to the river, fantastic view, unspoilt tropical nature

Vacation home Casa Tucán:

- For 1 to 4 people, 64² approx.

- 2 bedrooms with a queen size double bed and wardrobe each

- Fully equipped kitchen with crockery, cutlery, sauce pans and frying pan and a big fridge/freezer

- Living area: table, chairs, bench and sofa

- Bathroom: Shower (hot water), sink and toilet

- Roofed patio with cooking facilities and barbecue

- Special Feature: Natural Estate, 100.000 m² approx., small river for bathing

The Finca Pura Vida is surrounded by mountains and tropical rainforest in an idyllic valley of the Rio Armado, almost 1.5 km from La Suiza (Turrialba) away - far enough to leave all the hustle and bustle behind and close enough to your daily needs to cover even without a car. On nearly 10 hectares of land with tropical vegetation and a small natural river you have plenty of space for themselves.

Whether one is simply lying in a hammock, listening the gentle murmur of the river, listening to the birds or in one of the many quiet spots directly by the river, sitting on a stone meditating or bathing in one of the many pools - there are many ways to get to enjoy the natural, peaceful environment. The ideal place to relax and reload your mind and soul.

More Details

Karl Tschida
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 30, 2017

About Karl Tschida

I am travelling to Costa Rica for more than twenty years to visit my friends and to enjoy my holidays at my finca. I have studied and worked here and over the years Costa Rica became a second home land for me.

Karl Tschida purchased this house in 1993

Why Karl Tschida chose Cartago

Finca Pura Vida is situated in the middle of lush mountains and rainforest in the idyllic valley of the Armado River. The nearest village, La Suiza, is approximately 1.5 km away – far enough to enjoy the peace and quiet of unspoilt nature but close enough to meet your daily requirements even without having to use the car. The ten hectare ground of Finca Pura Vida offers ample space to swim in the river, to take walks, to sunbathe or to simply relax.

What makes this house unique

Good starting point for ACTIVITIES:

Explore the beauty of Finca Pura Vida by foot and enjoy spectacular views all around. There are so many paths to take – you will discover something new every day.


Costa Rica is well-known for its excellent rafting facilities. The rivers Pacuare and Reventazon – both close to Finca Pura Vida – rank among the top ten rafting rivers in the world.


You should visit the volcanos Turrialba and Irazu which you can see from the finca. The Turrialba is active since a few yours so you should get information at the park-administration if the access is permitted.

National Park Tapantí:

Tapantí is located a few kilometers south of the Orosi Valley. Walking In the park you have the oportunity to see abundant tropical rain forest and with a bit luck some wildlife.

Furthermore, you can have fun canyoning, you can go on guided walks or mountain bike trips or you can enjoy a day on the back of a horse. For a real adventure, try Canopy! It’s an exciting and novel way of seeing the rainforest. Hooked to a steel wire rope, you will fly from treetop to treetop and experience the rainforest from a bird’s eye view. If you have no head for heights, however, you better stay on the ground.

Guayabo National Monument

If you are interested in Costa Rican culture, go to see the Guayabo National Monument. At the foot of Turrialba volcano, approximately 20 km North East of Turrialba town, there is a archeological excavation site showing a pre-columbian settlement.

From Fica Pura Vida, take a day trip to the biggest National Forest in Costa Rica, to Parque Internacional de la Amistad. Here you will find Costa Rica’s highest mountain, Chirripo, and some aboriginal people reserves.


Cartago House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 64 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • smoking allowed
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • - 1 queen
    - 1 queen
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • rain forests
  • ruins
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


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Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $97

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Aeropuerto internacional Juan Santamaría
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Pochos Bar, La Suiza
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
La Riviera, La Suiza
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Playa Bonita, Limón
Car: recommended


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