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Pura Vida Hotel

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Reviewed 11 January 2018

If you want to feel like you have really arrived in Costa Rica as soon as you land, Pura Vida is the perfect place. It is just outside of Alajuela in a nice rural neighborhood with a view of Poas Volcano. Berni, a British expat...More

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Response from alajuelanorth, Manager at Pura Vida HotelResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for the excellent review. We are happy to help all our travelers with whatever they need to make the experience memorable and we have chosen not to be "just a place to stopover near the airport". As frequent travelers ourselves we keep...More

Reviewed 2 January 2018

Our short time at Pura Vida was complete bliss. Pura Vida was the perfect setting for a start to our vacation. We truly felt like we were in another world. Berni and his staff were so helpful. Oh and the FOOD! Our meals were some...More

Thank jenmarkowitz
Response from alajuelanorth, Manager at Pura Vida HotelResponded 4 January 2018

Thanks Jenn for spending a little time with us. Hope to see you back next trip, Berni

Reviewed 29 December 2017

we have stayed here twice in two years, each time for our arrival and departure nights to Costa Rica. This last time we stayed 3 nights as we got married in San Jose. A 10 minute cab ride to an oasis from the moment we...More

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Response from alajuelanorth, Manager at Pura Vida HotelResponded 29 December 2017

Wendy, so happy you stayed here again and we could somehow be a small part of the next stage of your lives together. Best wishes for a great future in Costa Rica, Berni

Reviewed 28 December 2017

Friendly staff, great food, beautiful grounds with comfortable bungalows. Very close to the airport, about 15 minutes or so. My only problem is that there's nothing within walking distance, you need to take a cab everywhere. Even so, I'm looking forward to staying there again.

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Reviewed 27 December 2017

Room was clean and comfortable: I am picky about mattresses and this one more than satisfied my comfort scale. The hosts are warm and welcoming, and Bernie in particular has an entertaining "British" sense of humor. Food is phenomenal, thanks to Nhi, who is a...More

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Free Parking
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Breakfast included
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Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Breakfast included
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Multilingual Staff
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Refrigerator in room
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Price range
US$99 - US$186 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Kitchenette, Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Price range
US$99 - US$186 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Kitchenette, Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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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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"Many choices all good"
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"Pay attention to Berni and Nhi's recommendations. They love Costa Rica and travel there, too."
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"The website does a good job describing the rooms. There are stairs to deal with for the bungalows, if that..."
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"we liked the volcano room from which you can see the poas volcano. The rainforest room is also lovely and..."
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