About Us

“Pura Vida” means “Pure Life” — And that’s exactly what we want you to feel during your stay with us — ‘la Pura Vida’. The spacious beach resort is located in Dauin about 15 km south of Dumaguete City on Negros Island and was opened end of 2004. The facility is built from divers for divers and is under Swiss-Filipino Management.

Our goal was to keep the place as natural as possible and to use as many environmentally friendly resources as possible to give you that luxury feeling combined with a closeness to nature. The Resort has 31 rooms and can offer 5 different room categories which gives you the opportunity to decide for yourself how much comfort/luxury you want to enjoy during your vacation. The resort and all the rooms are very spacious with a beautiful view of the ocean and garden. The property invites you for relaxing strolls in this tropical setting away from the busy and noisy daily routine.


It is also suitable for travelers in wheelchairs. Nevertheless, we recommend informing us beforehand to ensure everything is in place. For culinary excursions, our restaurant is using mostly fresh ingredients with respect to seasonal supplies. Regular visits to local markets with fresh produce support us to respond to your wishes and to spoil your taste buds in any possible way during your vacation. After your day of diving come and enjoy a “decompression” beer, a tropical drink or a fresh fruit shake at our beach bar.

For the decorations of the restaurant, the rooms and as well for the Bamboo construction of our standard cottages we signed up with the Buglas Bamboo Institute. It’s a European supported development project which is located in Dauin, just a few kilometers south of the resort. During the further development of new room categories, such as Deluxe rooms, Family rooms and Suites we used more solid structures but still combined with many natural elements. For the shopping enthusiasts of you our boutique offers a wide range of handmade local products, Beachwear, souvenirs, cosmetics and much more. Last but not least indulge yourself at our Vida Spa. We offer a variety of professional massages and beauty treatments that will leave you completely relaxed and refreshed.

The SEA EXPLORERS 5* PADI Career Development Center is conveniently located inside the resort and offers you all the amenities you need to make sure you and your equipment are safe. It is built from divers for divers with a swimming pool that is designed in a way that it will be enjoyed by our guests for a refreshing swim or dip in freshwater but it is also suitable and built for Scuba Diving pool training sessions.

The close proximity to Apo Island, one of the highlights for divers in the Visayas plus the outstanding macro diving close to the resort, let a divers dream come true.

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