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    Pura Vida Hotel

    Tuetal Sur | 4km North of SJO International Airport, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
    011 506 2430 2929
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    Overview
    • Excellent86%
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    Reviewed 26 January 2012

    The Pura Vida Hotel is a quiet little place just 10 minutes from San Jose International in Costa Rica (SJO). From the moment we arrived, the owner made us comfortable in this beautiful little place. Orchids abound and there are over 8 different varieties of...More

    Thank David C
    Reviewed 21 January 2012

    We stayed here for 2 nights to spend some time in Alajuela and close proximity to hotel. Staff is friendly and helpful. The locked compound makes me feel safe and somebody was always there to let us in or out. Best beds & pillows in...More

    1  Thank Sarawithanh
    Reviewed 10 January 2012

    Everything about Pura Vida was excellent. We stayed one night at the beginning of the trip and one at the end and enjoyed both. The grounds are beautiful, the food was delicious, Bernie had recommendations for dining out and other places to visit that turned...More

    Thank April A
    Reviewed 9 January 2012

    What a wonderful spot to begin and end trip to Costa Rica. Close to the airport and the cab is paid for you meaning there is no wait. The staff is always right there to attend to your needs and all so friendly. At the...More

    Thank Lynda P
    Reviewed 7 January 2012

    This place inspired me to leave my first TripAdvisor review. My wife and I stayed here the day before our flight out of Costa Rica. From the minute we got there, everyone was so accommodating, from the very early arrival, to providing some tea and...More

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    About
    Awards & Recognition
    Travellers' Choice2017 Winner
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Room amenities
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Things to do
    • Restaurant
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$ 99 - US$ 184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 6
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    • Location
    • Costa Rica >
    • Province of Alajuela >
    • Alajuela
    • Also Known As
    • Pura Vida Alajuela ,
    • Hotel Pura Vida
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    Room & Suite (136)
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    Maddmatt2
    3 November 2016|
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    Response from alajuelanorth | Property representative |
    Hello, Perhaps . . . what will the teacher be saying? Berni
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    21 October 2015|
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    Response from alajuelanorth | Property representative |
    Hi we are the Pura Vida Hotel - the website is puravidahotel . com - there is no problem viewing the web site anywhere that we know? You can email us directly at info @ puravidahotel . com if you are still having problems... More
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    11 May 2015|
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    Response from BKandCB | Reviewed this property |
    Yes, it's the Pura Vida hotel that I reviewed. Bernie and Nhi are the owners and the nicest people. If you want dinner, you have make those arrangements in advance; Nhi is a fabulous chef!
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