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    Pura Vida Hotel

    Tuetal Sur | 4km North of SJO International Airport, Alajuela 20102, Costa Rica
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    Overview
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    Breakfast included
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    11 - 15 of 752 reviews

    Reviewed 5 July 2017

    Stayed with Nhi, Bernie, Ziva and Bandito four times over the past 15 years. Always extraordinary! Most recent stay on May 12 was a last minute change of plans for our departure from San Jose. Bernie was extremely accommodating and patient with our crew of...More

    Thank kokoTitusvilleFla
    Reviewed 4 July 2017

    But seriously folks, it's not just the dogs. Though they are great. Berni and his team really make this place a superb home base. We spend our first and last nights in CR there, and one in the middle. Between the lovely rooms and excellent...More

    Thank econ_gulo
    Reviewed 4 July 2017

    We have now stayed here 4 times and are glad we did. This is more of a Bed and Breakfast than a hotel. Most units are actually casitas, with maybe 1 or 2 studio type rooms in the main building. The property was once a...More

    Thank LPE22
    Reviewed 4 July 2017

    We stayed at Pura Vida on the first night, in the middle, and at the end of our two-week trip. Each time, our rooms were spacious, clean and had nice views towards Volcan Poas. The staff arranged for our car rental at a great rate;...More

    Thank Gordon B
    Reviewed 3 July 2017

    We stayed first and last nights in Costa Rica. Nice room though a bit hot w/o aircon. Nice staff with Interesting information about the country. Would definitely stay again if returning to CR. Good breakfast. Great garden.

    Thank Simon C
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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$88 - US$158 (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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    Room & Suite (136)
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    Hotel & Grounds (261)
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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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    "For families choose the Katydid Casita."
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    "We stayed in two rooms. Both fab."
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    "The separate casitas are very nice--especially Mariposa and Rainforest."
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    "We stayed in both the Rainforest and Toucan Casitas. The Rainforest Casita is a split level, with the bedroom..."
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