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Hotel Pura Vida

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Santa Rosa, California, Usa
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Owned by a charming couple who has traveled the world together and has a teddy bear for a son that is on the check in counter when you come in. Great location within walking to distance to everything in town but far enough away that it feels peaceful and quiet. Hammocks hang here and there, there is a book shelf...

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Auckland
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

We ended up staying here for 5 nights due to the hurricane affecting other parts of the country. The staff were very friendly, relaxed and helpful with our day to day requests and onward travel plans. All the places we stayed in Costa Rica were about the same price but this was the nicest due to the homely touches, the...

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sydney
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We had a pleasant 3 night stay in the hotel I one of the shared bathroom rooms Very clean. They clean the room every day and provide fresh towels. Mosquito nets on the Windows albeit no glass in the windows. At least that means you get a nice breeze through Location it's great as its away from the bars but...

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Albany, California
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Ideally located just a few blocks off the main street (so you're close to everything but not right in the heart of the busy town), Hotel Pura Vida is a cheerful, safe, reasonably priced, clean and friendly place. The lobby is pretty, surrounded by colorful flowers. On their simple menu there's good coffee, a fruit platter, guacamole, and more. The...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We really loved our stay at Pura Vida, definitely one of the best small hotels we stayed in in our Central America. Run by a friendly Chilean-German couple, honestly the hotel is an oasis of calm and cleanliness. We were supposed to be in Puerto Viejo for 2 nights we ended up staying for a week. Breakfast was basic but...

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Ghent, Belgium
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We loved everything about this hotel. The quiet location, friendly staff, the clean, spacious rooms that allowed a bit of breeze in through the windows at night, the hammocks everywhere, the friendly cats and dog, .. Just wonderful.

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 7 August 2016

This was our first taste of Costa Rican hospitality and we enjoyed it. Clean rooms, nice relaxing atmosphere in the hotel. Breakfast looked good but we looked elsewhere. It was the price that left us swallowing hard (but this is the norm is CR).

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 26 July 2016

On the paper everything in Pura Vida hotel look nice. So you take a room, but then you discover a list of ridiculous rules which make you feel at school again (examples : 50$ fine if you bring a friend in the hotel, no shoes in the public area of the hotel...) - These rules might make you think that...

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Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

I have spent my time in puerto Viejo at this magestic place. It was so nice to wake up here. It was always relaxing come back to from whatever you were doing (beach, Manzallino, Cahuita, Party night). It is so clean, comfortable , plesent and homey. For sure, the best hotel I've been to in Costa Rica .

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Essex, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

After a week of hostels in sticky, hot, smelly mixed dorms as a couple, for a similar price we were able to stay in this amazing hotel for three nights!!! When we turned up the receptionist was super helpful showing me all the rooms available, in my opinion $30 for a double room with single and double bed and private...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )

Additional Information about Hotel Pura Vida

Address: 270 m south of bus stop, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Price Range: ₹ 3,063 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Hotel Pura Vida Costa Rica/Limon
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“The corner suites are lovely, especially on the first floor.”
 of 5 bubbles SientjeG, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Just avoid it, Puerto Viejo is full of nicer, cheaper, better places.”
 of 5 bubbles jungl2016, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the north side are more quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles U4041ROmatthews, 9 Apr 2016 | Read review
“The upstairs rooms with balconies were great”
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 of 5 bubbles katiebK1451MB, 1 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Try to avoid the room closest to reception, especially if you are a couple or are someone who wants auditory privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles Leanoramg, 8 Jan 2015 | Read review
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