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Pura Vida

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Fully renovated in 2015, Pura Vida is a 3 bedroom private island that is just 10 minutes by scenic boat ride from picturesque Granada.
  • Full time staff
  • SUP boards & kayaks included
  • 15 minutes from downtown Granada
With an elevated vantage point, and enjoys 360 degree views of the lake from all living areas and bedrooms. All bedrooms are ensuite, and air conditioned. Nestled amongst beautiful tropical plants and abundant fruit bearing mango trees this comfortable and stylish abode is appointed with the highest quality, handmade furniture and decorated with a distinct modern twist. Clean white walls, neutral tones and finest quality towels & linens right through to the soft Belgian linens will ensure complete comfort & relaxation.

Rent your own Private Island!

Pura Vida comes with four stand-up paddle boards and two kayaks to explore the surrounding waterways. When out paddling, you'll meet locals whose subsistence lifestyles haven't changed much since the time of Columbus. Breath taking views and diverse wildlife await around each island & headland as you make your way along the peninsula. Learn how to fish like a local with our caretakers Don Sebastian and Roberto; you'll never want to leave this paradise! Not to mention all the fresh coconuts you could wish for from numerous coconut trees around the property! Away from it all yet close to town, Pura Vida is an ideal springboard to Granada, Masaya & surrounding excursions that Nicaragua has become famous for. It is a easy 45 minute jaunt from the capital city of Managua.


Guestbook comments and reviews of Private Island for Rent in Granada:

Had a great Time

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From Commerce City, Colorado November 10 2017 - November 13 2017

“We had a great time of rest and relaxation in a beautiful house.”

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A great little getaway

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From Las Vegas, Nevada United States July 13 2017 - August 27 2017

I rented out this Island for 46 days total and invited some friends to come stay.


It was a great little Island and the landscaping around the island handled by Roberto was the best part, enjoying coconuts whenever we wanted. For the price, I would say you can't beat it.


The beds were very comfortable compared to other hotel beds I have stayed in and the sheets and everything were high quality, plentiful and clean.


Roberto was the best Island care taker anyone could ever ask for, any thing you need at anytime he is more than glad to help you even if it isn't what his job entails. You can tell he truly cares.


For example my wallet was stolen in Granada at one of the big festivals and he went to town with me and showed me where the western union was and stayed to help translate as well as show me local prices. We also had our stove break when on the island and next day had a brand new one installed, they were quick to fix any issues you have if you tell them about it.


Now the only reason I can't give 5 star and only give 4 star is due to the boat situation mainly. Can take a while for the boats to arrive and cost adds up especially if you're on the island a for more than a few days.


Only other recommendation is to either have a back up generator on the island, as we were without power on a few occasions for quite a few hours. Frustrating when you run your real life & business online.


Overall I really enjoyed my trip here and is something I will most likely come back to do again.

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Amazing place to stay

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From Lindenwold, NJ June 13 2017 - June 15 2017

“What an amazing place to stay. Do not hesitate to book this place. This was the best place to enjoy Nicaragua.


To start the boat ride to the house was so beautiful. The driver went out of his way to take us to a nearby restaurant which you can get to by the kayaks at the house. We are apart of the Airbnb community on both sides and this house was outstanding.


The kitchen was fully equipped for cooking and large dinner parties. Their was a grill that we enjoyed using just need to bring your own charcoal. The sleeping area was so nice.


The house was very big, modern, and beautifully decorated. We spent most of our time on the front lawn playing in the nice grass and swinging in the hammock. It did rain a couple times a day but it was absolutely beautiful. We were also staying during rainy season. The gardens were out of this world beautiful. The guard was so friendly and was on top of his job. Everything was wonderful. We will definitely be back. ”

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Romantic Getaway

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From Houston, Tx May 12 2017 - May 14 2017

The island was the perfect getaway. The grounds are lush and well maintained.


Remote enough to be secluded, but close enough to civilization to be able to enjoy the city of Granada.

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Beautiful house

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From Amsterdam, Netherlands May 02 2017 - May 05 2017

It's difficult to find the words to describe our stay on the island, because it left us speechless. It's everything you see in the pictures, and more.


Beautiful house, very well equipped kitchens and bathrooms. Cleaning lady came every day to clean the entire house.


Beautiful garden, very well maintained by the caretaker Roberto, who would also help with everything you could possibly need.


Beautiful views, many places to sit and chill. Kayaks and stand-up boards were laid out every day to go for a paddle, such a great way to explore the islands.


Get your drinks / snacks / groceries from the mainland, dump everything in a taxi, head out to the boat, and enjoy your private island for at least 3 nights. We wish we could have stayed longer.

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This is the best deal of your life!

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From Ghent, Belgium March 04 2017 - March 09 2017

This is the best deal of your life! Very high quality location to create a beautiful dream. High quality furniture and decoration which gives you that high end fancy feeling. Professional communication with the owner to help you out foe requests and questions.The service is also very neat. When service is done it looks like it is ready again for the photograph team that makes the cover of an interieur magazine. Want to feel like a mafia boss or moviestar? Book this for as long as you can. You will cry the day you have to leave. Imagine you wake up, see a beautifull view of palmtrees and birds.


Do a morning dive in the water instead of your morningshower. You climb in one of the free to use peddle boats or boards. You peddle to an other island with a restaurant for breakfast/dinner, passing monkeyisland with the mombacho vulcano as part of your view. Peddle back, visit beautifull Granada and invite people you meet. Be the talk and the hero of the day. Book this before the owner realizes this is unsurprised. I have been in regular normal boring hotels for similar prices. Enjoy isla pura Vida, you will not regret! Cheers!

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A whole island to yourself :)

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From Miami, FL (USA) December 29 2016 - December 31 2016

I have stayed in countless Airbnb and VRBO properties, this one takes it all. The property itself was beautiful, but the views surrounding this island is out of magazine. My son would often stay "mom this whole beautiful island is just for us?" Luckily, I would reply yes. Furthermore, the staff was exceptional: Roberto, Sebastian and the lady were gracious and kind. If you needed help with anything they would help you with a smile.


The property comes with kayaks and you have a restaurant 2 minutes from the house. You could easily go have lunch (yummy fried frish) and kayak back to the house to watch the sunset from the hammocks. If you need to leave the island, Granada is 15 minutes away and offers great restaurants.

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Beautiful property in wonderful setting

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From Oregon, USA December 22 2016 - December 24 2016

This is a beautiful house on a private island in lake Nicaragua. We really enjoyed our stay here with a boat tour of the islands and a visit to see the lava flow at the volcano in masaya.


A few small things that could have been improved. We had asked for the staff to cook a simple dinner because we knew the kids would be hungry when we arrived. But when we got there, there was no water and dinner wasn't started. I coached Maria a little on how to cook dinner without water and by the time we finished eating, Roberto had got some water delivered. Roberto and Sebastian were particularly nice.


Unsurprising for island living, there were quite a few ants in the living room but no biting bugs.


The house is lovely though and sitting out in the garden, eating breakfast with our friends felt incredibly peaceful.


James was very quick to communicate and I would definitely recommend staying here.

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Magical getaway!

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From Tola, Rivas (Nicaragua) October 17 2016 - October 20 2016

Thank you Dave and James for organising our stay. It was an outstanding experience and the house is my favourite house on the las islets. We live in Nicaragua and have been often on the Island cruise and it is a beautiful architecture. To see it the first time from inside was even better.


Nicely chosen modern furniture mixed up with typical colonial antique furniture. The local family that is living on the island in a separate building is very helpful and respectful. We never saw but when we needed something they have been around immediately and help us. Kayaking was fun and the kayaks are for free. There are also a few restaurants around where you can even go by kayak. Best get away for friends and families. Thank you

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5 days in Paradise!

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From Paris, France August 05 2016 - August 10 2016

We spent 5 days at Isla Pura Vida and we were in a real PARADISE! The villa is beautiful, very well decorated and the team Sebastian, Maria and Roberto were like a family with us. Las Isletas is a real fantastic spot to discover and its really easy to take the boat to go to Granada what we did almost every day. Do not hesitate to experimente this great place!

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