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Hotel Pura Vida

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything is OK with the hotel but they shut the place down at 8 pm which gives the "hotel" the feel of a deserted house at night. In the afternoon the lobby is used to teach Spanish, rendering it useless for relaxation. What I missed most was an atmosphere, feel. It looks good on pictures but it lacks spirit. I...

Thank laurin312
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Great place, lovely owners, cosy rooms with small terrace. Breakfast is ok (they bake their own bread) but one can hear all the steps from the top floor in the lower rooms. This should be ok, unless you have a someone who keeps on walking from side to side. Very enoying in the mornings.

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Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Hotel Pura Vida is a really nice place. People there were very pleasant and available. Our room (2 double beds + 1 bed and a private bathroom) was really beautiful and beds very comfortable. The place is very close to the town center and beaches. We recommend it.

Thank Pierroz
Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for three nights during our visit to this relaxing city. Clean room, perfect view from our room where we could look out over the city from our shower (highly reccommend room 6)! The place is close to everything but far enough away that you won't get too much noise - which is what you want in this...

Thank Steffen D
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

This is a really great place to stay in Talamanca. Close to everything in town but away from all the noise. Beautiful room with a semi-open bathroom with a view over town. Plus a nice (almost private) terrace with 'seat hammocks'. Really value for money! They run a spanish school too at the hotel with private one on one lessons...

Thank Line H
Santa Rosa, California, Usa
Reviewed 3 December 2016

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...

Thank ShawnaM135
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via 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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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...

1Thank Ralph W
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...

1Thank dreadpig
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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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: ₹ 2,909 (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.”
SientjeG, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Just avoid it, Puerto Viejo is full of nicer, cheaper, better places.”
jungl2016, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the north side are more quiet.”
U4041ROmatthews, 9 Apr 2016 | Read review
“The upstairs rooms with balconies were great”
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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.”
Leanoramg, 8 Jan 2015 | Read review
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