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Pura Vida Hotel

1500 meters north of the Fabrica Punto Rojo | at the crossroads of the village of Tuetal, Alajuela, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So, here I am in Connecticut up to my waist in snow. My friend Jeff is on an airplane heading to coaster Rica for several months of teaching work. He arrives at SJO at 10 PM and I find out he's not set up with a place to stay. Yikes! I get online and after searching and calling places that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pura Vida Hotel was the perfect place to start and end our trip. We loved the location- like staying inside a botanical garden- an oasis of calm in a sea of chaos. Berni was so helpful in all matters, Nhi's cooking was amazing, the whole staff was so fabulous, and it was fun meeting the other guests as well. It... More 

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Dallas, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was an instant hit with me and my sister. We were welcomed and had much fun with Bernie and Nhi and Vincent. The breakfasts were always ready whenever we were including a 5:30 AM trip to the airport. The fabulous dinner by gormet chef Nhi is not to ge missed. We had toucan cabina. Large bedroom with queen... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a night here before an early morning flight back to the U.S.----after a long trip through the rain (rainy!) forest. It was such a joy to get inside the gates where everything is pretty and comfortable, sunny and inviting. The rooms are *very nice*. We were given great, uncomplicated advice on restaurants (ate at C-Vechitos y Mas---one of... More 

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Santa Fe, NM
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I have stayed at Pura Vida many times in the past 10 years and kicked off our latest visit to Costa Rica with 2 nights as guests of Berni and Nhi, the charming owners of Pura Vida. About a year ago, we contacted them to inquire about hosting a two night stay for us and 14 of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On our second visit to Costa Rica, we resolved to not spend too much time in the San Jose area. Our first time through we'd wound up spending 2 nights of our two week holiday in the capitol and felt the time could be better spent in other parts. That said, our travel schedule demanded one night, so when Summer... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

My 15 year old daughter and I stayed here for 3 nights in December as we waited for the rest of our family to arrive in CR. This was our 2nd stay at Pura Vida and, if anything, we loved it even more. Berni and Nhi are lovely hosts and arranged for a wonderful driver ( Sterling!) to show us... More 

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Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

the name'' pura vida'' says it all. our artistically designed room''vulcano'' overlooked a large lush garden of local plants and trees ,large and small..in the garden were several ''casitas'' breakfast was delicious and colorfull. the staff was very friendly and experienced especially bernie,who knew every plant in his garden. he also knew every tour guide and taxi driver who are... More 

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West Orange, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We stayed here end of Nov and middle of Dec 2014. This is a great place to start and end your Costa Rica adventure, especially for first timers as the owners go a long way to ease the stress of travel logistics and are very helpful. Short drive from San Jose airport. The casitas (individual small houses) are well constructed,... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

beautiful spacious room with view, most delicious breakfast, garden tour of the beautiful grounds, help with everything we could possibly want or need, and a very friendly german shepherd to play with. what more could you want

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Address: 1500 meters north of the Fabrica Punto Rojo | at the crossroads of the village of Tuetal, Alajuela, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 6
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Pura Vida Alajuela
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