About Us

This is us – the owners of Casa Pura Vida; Lasse & Biggi from Sweden. We have always dreamt of doing something together and to combine it with our passion for food, travels and meeting new people. So, when we found Casa Pura Vida – this little piece of heaven located in the small village of La Parrilla in the beautiful olive tree covered mountains of  Andalusia, we packed all our stuff, including our dog Esmeralda and cat Manolito and moved down. We can’t wait to meet all our future guests and we promise to do our outmost to make everyones stay here most memorable and enjoyable, in every sense. Lasse is a trained chef and has worked at several well renown restaurants in Sweden, and efter a few years in the kitchen he spent his working days in one of Scandinavian Airlines planes taking care of the food and drinks on board whilst travelling the world. This gave him plenty of opportunities to try many of the local food and restaurants of the major cities around the globe. This has been very inspiring and led to many culinary feasts in our home.  Biggi was co-owner of several jewellery/watch/sunglass-shops in Sweden, 2 of them located in Swedens most luxurious and major department store – Nordiska Kompaniet.  She was buying manager and as such also did her fair share of travelling, and always looking for the best local restaurants when abroad. One can easily say that we both LOVE food! Both to cook, but also to eat. Baking all kinds of bread and sweets is another passion of Biggis, and now – running a Bed and Breakfast – we can indulge doing what we really love, even more than before!

Discover the real Spain from our little haven of peace and culinary delight. Enjoy the endless views from one of the terraces or beside the pool. Casa Pura Vida has four spacious, contemporary rooms, each with private bathroom.

The Casa is located in a small village with a tapas bar just across the street. But once you open the door and step on to the patio you’ll only see thousands of olive trees and relax completely.

For those of you that like to be surprised and culinary pampered, join us two to three nights a week for a 4-course dinner. The BBQ is also lit regularly for a pleasant evening with a glass of wine or a beer. We have two Honestybars on the premisses, filled with cold drinks ( Cava, wine, beer, soft drinks and water) and spirits, as well as small snacks. Just grab whatever you like and pay when checking out. We can also cater picknick lunch or dinner if you want to bring some food for example to the beach, or have a romantic sunset dinner in the olive groves.

If you’d like to discover some of the culture Andalucía has to offer Casa Pura Vida  is ideally located right in the middle of everything. Granada, Cordoba and Malaga are within an hour’s drive, Seville & Ronda 1.5h,  It is also ideal for great day trips with Antequera and Archidona both under 30 minutes away. There are a number of charming whitewashed villages and towns nearby such as Iznajar or Priego de Cordoba.                                                                                 Hikers and nature lovers are well catered for as well with the National Park of El Torcal and Lake Iznajar nearby.

You can relax by the pool where we have several floating gears and games, but there is also a ‘jeu de boule’ area and several terraces for relaxation. Books in English, Swedish and Dutch as well as several games are also available. There is also a number of travel and hiking guides for our guests. But of course, doing nothing is definitely a great option as well!