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Hotel Pura Vida

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 25 July 2013

This hotel is really charming, with nice rooms, sitting areas and general ambiance. The proprietors are very helpful and make a lovely European style continental breakfast for those who request it. The hotel is exceptionally clean...guests are asked to leave their shoes downstairs and there is a shower near the entrance to wash off sand from the beach. The rooms...

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San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 20 July 2013

After a long flight and crazy car ride from San Jose Hotel Pura Vida was a peaceful sanctuary. The rooms are clean and comfortable and the staff was very kind and helpful. The sitting area around the hotel is a nice place to hang out and enjoy an imperial (which you can buy at the hotel)! The laundry service seemed...

1Thank Kelsey626
Kenora, Canada
Reviewed 12 July 2013

My girlfriend and I stayed here in April/May 2012 and loved it. It is a short walk from restaurants, stores and the beach and the room we had was lovely- especially for the price. We had several interactions with the owners and witnessed none of the attitude or rudeness others have mentioned. They had rules about footwear and such -...

Thank Nigel G
Brasilia, DF
Reviewed 5 July 2013

Great expectations completely filled with joy! The absence of air conditioner and a private bathroom just dont make any worse! The breakfast is simple but delicious with milk, bread, tropical fruits, coffe, home maid items like jam and juices. Inner park makes it even confortable!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 25 June 2013

I've stayed at Pura Vida a view times, and had good interactions with Almut, but have never met Luis until my most recent stay. Luis was incredibly unprofessional and rude to my sister and I when we arrived Friday evening. He reacted very negatively to the answers I gave to his questions, at one point refusing to speak with me!...

4Thank K B
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 21 May 2013

Very friendly owners, a little bit aloof but that's okay. I am not the sort of traveler that wants to have a deep conversation with the owner of the place I am staying. I loved the hammocks here and the hot shower. I noticed one of the earlier reviewers mentioned a lack of internet access. One of our group members...

Thank TravelingRadicaVegan
Reviewed 26 April 2013

Stayed 4 nights and had a great experience here. The owners are very nice and helpful. The place was kept very clean and the beds were decent for a good nights sleep. The common areas are fantastic with multiple sitting areas and comfortable hammocks There is some noise but there is noise everywhere you go in Costa Rica..chickens, monkeys, birds...

Thank dwingo
Den Haag, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Reviewed 15 April 2013

We stayed for about 2 night and it was wonderfull. Hotel crew is very friendly and willing to make your stay as comfert as can be. Hotel room was perfect with a warm shower. They offer yoga and other relaxing stuff. The location is situated in de back of town, but every thing is walkable. If time available go too...

1Thank David-MT-0
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 April 2013 via mobile

Pura Vida was a lovely place to stay with clean rooms, helpful staff and warm showers!! This meant we were always going to enjoy staying here especially with the attentiveness of the owners who really look after you and help get the most out of Puerto Viejo. However, there is one bad thing which perhaps cannot be solved by friendly...

Thank SCarter24
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 March 2013

We stayed me and my buddy two nights for the week end. We loved the place, it was relaxing, clean, the owners are very friendly and very helpful. The room was a great deal, good value for money! The beds were comfortable, the mosquito net was perfect, and being just a few blocks away from the main street made it...

1Thank Taipanspirit

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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: RM201 (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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