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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%
    • Very good10%
    • Average2%
    • Poor1%
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    “volcano room” (45 reviews)
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    Free Wifi
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    1 - 5 of 758 reviews

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Communication with Berni prior to our arrival was perfect. As such we had very high expectations and we were very much looking forward to our stay albeit a short one. Our reservation was made three months before our trip and Berni confirmed that everything was...More

    Thank unsureof
    Response from alajuelanorth, Manager at Pura Vida HotelResponded yesterday

    We are sorry we had no food for you on your arrival. As other reviewers noted we are very careful to try to meet or exceed all guests expectations. In this case we did not. Your flight was delayed and arrived around midnight. We had...More

    Innkeeper's Favourite Review
    Reviewed 17 August 2017

    We just stayed at the Pura Vida for 4 nights (family of four) in one of the casitas. This is a great place: fantastic garden, spacious and nicely decorated casitas, wonderful breakfast and really helpful and friendly staff. Alajuela is not a scenic place but...More

    Thank Bart D
    Response from Alvaro R, Manager at Pura Vida HotelResponded 2 September 2017

    Thank you for taking the time to share your kind words, it was a pleasure having you and we would love to welcome you back in the future. Dog-lovers are always welcome!

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    So Pura Vida has become a "must-stay-at" part of every visit to San Jose. The tropical surroundings (only place I've found in SJ where you can forget you are in a city and start your trip feeling like the Costa Rica you saw in the...More

    1  Thank SCNQuest
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    My wife and I stayed here our first night in Costa Rica and it was an amazing experience. The host, Berni, was an absolute delight and a huge help to us. This was our first trip to Costa Rica and he went out of his...More

    Thank Brandon C
    Response from alajuelanorth, Manager at Pura Vida HotelResponded 2 weeks ago

    Thanks Brandon for the splendid review . . . we hope we see you again on your second trip to Costa Rica - we have an awful lot more to show you when you come back, Berni

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    My husband and I stayed here after two weeks of traveling in CR. It was the perfect place for our last night in CR. The room was huge (Volcano room) And the Breakfast was AMAZING! The only regret is we were not able to have...More

    Thank Scoutwonderworld
    Response from alajuelanorth, Manager at Pura Vida HotelResponded 2 weeks ago

    Thanks a million for the nice review . . . next time you come remind us you have a rain check for dinner service. We don't do it every night otherwise we might be thought of as a serious restaurant - we'd rather be a...More

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    About
    Awards & Recognition
    Travellers' Choice2017 Winner
    Certificate of Excellence
    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$98 - US$183 (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 ,
    • Pura Vida Hotel Costa Rica/Alajuela
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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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    algol123
    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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    Nancy R
    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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