Pura Vida House Pickleball

This is a very popular Pickleball destination in Costa Rica that has hosted many famous as well as just plain dedicated players.

Gorgeous location

Phenomenal food, vegan and veggie options

High-quality pickleball activities and instruction

Many extra fun options to enjoy together

August 6-13, 2022

To get these dates we need 10 people to put down a deposit by May 8.

What to do:

Check out trip info below

It's going to be amazing.

Consider Costs

$23oo plus airfare (approx:  $1150 Des Moines, $1050 Chicago)

Understand deposit policy

Deposit is 25% ($575), balance due by June 22). If you can't make the trip after all, deposits will be credited to any of the amazing trips offered by Pura Vida House within 24 months of our August 2022 trip. Or you can find a substitute and get a full refund.

Let Paul Stokstad know if you are in

Contact Paul by text at 641-451-4219 or email pstokstad@miu.edu. Make sure that you hear back. Feel free to get in touch with any questions.

Monitor the Land Cruise Status Report

As reservations come in, we will update the report (at the bottom of this page)

If it's a go

If we get ten or more by May 1 we'll get back to you with next steps.


  • 7 night luxury accommodations at: Pura Vida House  (6bd/6ba) & PVH Sister Property (4bd/4ba)
  • 2 meals per day by private local chef (breakfast/dinner)
  • Private round trip airport transfers (Liberia International Airport, LIR) *shared group shuttle
  • 15hrs of pickleball (instruction/drills/open play, lighted courts) *usually 2-3hrs per day
  • Play w/ Locals – Round Robin Social 
  • 1 Excursion/Activity (choose between the following): zip lines, ATVs, horseback riding, 60min massage, surf lesson
  • 3 Cultural Experiences/Activities: *all private round trip transportation included, food/drinks not included
  • Visit Local Town of Tamarindo (beachfront restaurants/bars, boutique shopping, culture, entertainment) 
  • Explore off-the-beaten path Langosta Beach & enjoy sunset
  • Relax and enjoy sunset and drinks at Famous Lola’s Beachfront restaurant/bar
  • Exclusive Beach Club Membership – free unlimited daily access (1 restaurant, 2 bars,160ft oceanfront infinity pool, spa, gym, water activities)
  • Private access to 3 pristine beaches (Avellanas, Mansita, Langosta)
  • Access to the JW Marriott (8 restaurants/bars)
  • Golf cart rentals to get around resort (4 person shared carts)
  • Private concierge services (coordinate transportation, tours, activities)
  • Access to 2 Spas (Beach Club & JW Marriott)
  • High Speed Wi-Fi (100mbps)
  • Discounted golf green fees
  • 4 bikes (shared amongst the group)
  • 18 Hole Championship golf course (signature ocean views)
  • Daily Access to Tennis/Pickleball Courts
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry service
  • Daily Costa Rican coffee
  • Equestrian center
  • Mini Market
  • Gorgeous housing options (1, 2)

Add-on Activities – You get one of these free as part of your package. Selections to be made closer to the event (you can always add more, for an additional amount).

  • Yoga
  • Massages
  • Horseback Riding
  • Surfing
  • Golf
  • Mountain Biking Tour
  • ATVs
  • Zip Line

Learn More


Land Cruise Status Report - Pura Vida House

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