The Story

“Pura Vida,” translates to “pure life,” and that is exactly what you are going to experience. Joya de Costa Rica offers a piece of heaven on Earth. This gateway tropic paradise is surrounded by the magic of its unsurpassed, natural beauty of the jungle, crystal-blue, tranquil waters and its wondrous wild life.

We are located about half way between the traditional Caribbean flavored fishing villages of Cahuita (6 Km north) and Puerto Viejo (8 Km south) and 2 Km south of the southern exit to Cahuita National Park. Our coordinates of our location is 9.687326,-82.815703.

Puerto Viejo sits on a picturesque cove where sailors moor and local fisherman park their boats on the sand. Puerto has retained much of its rustic charm and resisted the mass development that has turned so many once charming destinations into cookie cutter resorts with no real soul. The first car was not seen in Puerto Viejo until approximately 1990 when the first dirt road (now paved) was completed into the town. It has a relaxed Caribbean flavor with numerous restaurants, a quaint harbor and beautiful sunsets. The road continues south about 15 Km to Manzanillo where it ends at the beach close to the boarder of Panama. Along the way are the villages of Cocles and Punta Uva. Numerous un-crowded and picturesque beaches are easily accessible each with its own flavor.