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Pura Vida Hotel

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Reviewed 10 April 2011

Let me just preface this review with the statement that San Jose is nuts! Less than 15 minutes from the airport is a slice of Paradise that is the real Costa Rica. Forget San Jose! At Pura Vida you come expecting a nice place based on Trip Advisor but you get so much more! Berni and Nhi have created a...

1Thank Flwaterbaby
Bellingham, Washington
Reviewed 9 April 2011

We began our Central American adventure at The Pura Vida and could not have been happier. My teenage daughter did not want to leave and took photos of everything before I could pry her away- lovely (and clean and unique) room, tropical garden, charming restaurant/breakfast terrace, private hammock, etc. Since we arrived on a Friday, we went on the optional...

Thank Robert58350
Harrisburg, PA
Reviewed 8 April 2011

This is our 3rd time staying at the Pura Vida Hotel and as the first two, this one was superb, right down to the gi-normous breakfast before we left for the airport We finished the breakfast nonetheless. We stayed in the Volcano Room (our favorite) and had a wonderful evening with an excellent bottle of Berni's wine. We were sadly...

Thank ds6235
Rocky Hill, CT
Reviewed 2 April 2011

We stay at Pura Vida in the Volcano Room during our last night in Costa Rica! The rooms are decorated in a modern style -beautiful, clean, and comfortable. As soon as we arrived, we were longing for one more night in Costa Rica. This was definitely the nicest placed we stayed during our week long vacation. Make sure to reserve...

Thank rxpotato
Boston, MA
Reviewed 22 March 2011

The Pura Vida Hotel is minutes from the San Jose Airport, which makes it an ideal stopoff on the way into or out of Costa Rica. The owner, Berni, brims with useful information about all things travel- and Costa Rica-related, and gave us wonderful ideas for local day trips, excursions farther afield, and the logistics of managing anything. He arranged...

Thank Jfromboston
Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed 15 March 2011

My husband and I stayed at Pura Vida in the Volcano Suite (lovely view overlooking the grounds and wonderfully indulgent for two people) for four nights at the beginning of our Costa Rican vacation this January 2011...family emergency upon arrival back home delayed this review............. We chose the hotel based on a Moon Guide review and the hotel’s entertaining, easy...

Thank Judy4Joe
Eureka, California
Reviewed 13 March 2011

We read about this hotel in a Costa Rica book before we set out on our adventure. It completely exceeded our expectations!! The accommodations are beautiful. We didn't have a set plan when we arrived. The staff was so helpful with our trip plans. We were taken to the local farmers market which ended up being one of the highlights...

Thank psnivy72
Meredith, New Hampshire
Reviewed 13 March 2011

We ended up staying at Pure Vida by accident but were glad we had a chance to experience this lovely B&B / Inn. Our original destination in Costa Rica was Dominical but our flight was delayed (hard to believe I know) and we were very late getting into San Jose which made the drive to Dominical after our arrival impossible....

Thank Rob12375
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 10 March 2011

Everything about our stay here was lovely. Our flight was delayed and we arrived very late yet were warmly welcomed and our host even stayed up for while to make sure we did not want for anything. The casita itself was clean and spacious, and, most importantly, the bed was extremely comfortable. In the morning we toured the beautiful gardens...

Thank abraxus4
Bangor, Maine
Reviewed 9 March 2011

I took nine students to Drake Bay in May. We stayed with Bernie and Nhi at the beginnning and end of our trip and I cannot say enough about the good care they took of us all. As one example of how caring Bernie and Nhi are, they followed my students' blog and after one of the students started pining...

Thank EmmaCreaser

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
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: ₹ 5,759 - ₹ 12,173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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