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Three Rivers
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here on the first night of this trip to Costa Rica and will return there again in 2 weeks for our last night in country. This is a charming oasis in Tuetal Sur, just north of Alequela. It is completely gated and secure. The lush jungle type plants make one forget the location is so close to the...

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Saskatoon
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were fortunate to discover Pura Vida on our first visit to Costa Rica, so quickly looked to stay with this husband and wife team on a return trip this past January. Berni is a GREAT host and can easily double as a tour agent. Arrangements for tours are seamless. Nhi is a superb chef. Not only are the breakfasts...

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London, Ontario
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another stay for us at Pure Vida Hotel at the beginning and end of our Costa Rica vacation. We stayed in the Volcano studio as we have in the past, so I can't comment on the other accommodations. The studio is spacious with two beds, a nice balcony with a great view and is very private. We had a delicious...

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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of 4 spent our last night at Pura Vida before flying back to Austin, Texas. Berni (and the dogs) cheerfully met us at the door after a looooong drive back from the coast. He helped us with our luggage, showed us to our casita and we immediately felt at home Our accommodations were roomy and immaculate. I immediately...

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alajuelanorth, Manager at Pura Vida Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks so much Pakareed! Great review and lovely to have you here - it was a pleasure to be your innkeeper :-)) Berni

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We initially found this hotel as we were looking for a place to stay near the airport after arriving late at night. A week later, we also stayed here in preparation for an early flight out. We would definitely stay here again and for a longer period so we could enjoy the area. You could also use this as a...

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Middlebury, Vermont
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just returned from Costa Rica and another stay at Pura Vida. I found this place years ago when it had not been open that long and with every stay it gets better. Wonderful rooms with great privacy, a superb breakfast and beautiful grounds. If you're lucky, Nhi will be cooking one of her fantastic dinners and you can reserve...

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Plattsburgh, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Pura Vida on our arrival night and before our departure and were pleasantly greeted by the most welcoming staff. The food is excellent and the setting unique with garden trails and unusual orchids.

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Rankin Inlet, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We absolutely loved our stay at Pura Vida. Our hosts were right out of this world with great stories, fantastic food, and very comfortable accommodations. We'll be back for sure only next time for a longer stay! Pura Vida indeed! Sindi McGrath

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Kirkland, Washington
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were only there one evening between flights but immediately got help with lunch plans,returning to get into large nicely appointed room with good bed and pillows..a must we find ...to look out over the entire property, a true oasis. Ultimately help with dinner plans with excellent results. Our final moments saw Bernie handing us off to a taxi driver...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed my stay at the Pura Vida Hotel immensely! My room was beautifully laid out, clean, and very warmly decorated. The gardens are enchanting! I loved the lay-out of the dining room, nestled in the gardens like are secret hideaway. I spent many hours enjoying the warm atmosphere that Nhi and Berni have so lovingly created in the rooms,...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Pura Vida Hotel is located 4km north of the SJO International airport - we provide a free taxi pickup for international arrivals. Breakfast is included and an excellent dinner is available with reservations (or late meals for late arrivals). Touring services include car rentals delivered here, private vans and as much touring advice as you wish - we are experts on Costa Rica. We have arrangements with Toyota Car Rental for deals on car rentals. Our idea is simply that this is a place we would like to stay at when we travel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pura Vida Hotel

Address: | Just 4km North of the International Airport, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
Price Range: ₹ 5,966 - ₹ 12,468 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“All rooms are very private and look out over the gorgeous gardens”
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