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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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Ranked #3 of 52 Alajuela B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We began our visit to Costa Rica by staying one night at Pura Vida Hotel. It was recommended to us by the ecolodge in the Osa Peninsula where we planned to spend the week (El Remanso - excellent!). I'm so glad that we did get to experience this incredible small inn. Berni and Nhi (and Bandito and Max...their dogs) were... More

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Fallbrook, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just spent 2 nights at Pura Vida. Beautiful gardens and our room was spacious, clean, modern, and equipped with everything we needed. Bed was super comfy, and I loved all the personal touches that Nhi has included in the decorations all around. The morning breakfast (included with our stay) was delicious and "just the right amount" with attentive and courteous... More

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Waynesville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My Family stayed at Pura Vida Hotel the last two nights (July 17 & 18, 2014) before our extraordinary adventure in Costa Rica had to come to an end. Bernie and Nhi are some of the nicest folks you will meet. My son adored Bandit and playing catch with him, albeit a lime or banana skin!! The breakfast was a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at Pura Vida on our first and last nights in Costa Rica (with a trip 'upcountry' in the middle. Pura Vida was a fantastic experience - wonderful rooms, showers, and dining experience. And a very safe compound feel to the entire hotel. We highly recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are traveling to Costa Rica you are generally going to arrive and depart from SJO. Experiencing Pura Vida Hotel is the only way to do it...both ways. This wonderful, beautiful B&B with its plantings and orchids surrounding you is just minutes away from the airport. Berni and Nih are not only great hosts, they are world-class chefs (I... More

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Weaverville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved staying at Pura Vida - the first two nights of our trip and the last night. When we returned, our teen-aged grandson said "it's like coming home". The bungalow was spacious, clean, comfortable, attractive. The breakfasts were works of art with their fancy cut fruits and the special dinner excellent. Best of all was Berni, the innkeeper, who... More

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Weatherford, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our third visit to the Pura Vida hotel was the best yet. We took our four kids and used Pura Vida as a port of entry/exit to the central part of Costa Rica. As always Bernie and Nih we exceptional hosts and the two cabanas the six of us used were comfortable, clean, and very attractive. Every time we come... More

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely property, easy to get to from SJO, and full of character. The food (breakfast and the three-course dinner) is spectacular and the lobby is full of useful info on traveling in the country. There is a great pair of dogs to add to the abundance of charm, and lots of plants and trees growing around all of the... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can't say enough about this operation. The rooms are spacious and well-furnished. The staff go out of their way to make your stay enjoyable. The food is wonderful. It is also located near the airport.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Driving to the Hotel Pura Vida, the neighborhood looks unlikely, then you get to a walled compound, and when the gate slides open, you enter an oasis of calm and beauty. The grounds are beautifully landscaped, and everything has been done in exquisite taste. We stayed in a 2 bedroom casita in the garden that was comfortable and relaxing. But... More

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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
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Pura Vida Alajuela
Hotel Pura Vida
Pura Vida Hotel Costa Rica/Alajuela

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Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites
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The Pura Vida Hotel is located 4km north of the SJO International airport - we provide a free taxi pickup for international arrivals. Breakfast is included and an excellent dinner is available with reservations (or late meals for late arrivals). Touring services include car rentals delivered here, private vans and as much touring advice as you wish - we are experts on Costa Rica. We have arrangements with Toyota Car Rental for deals on car rentals. Our idea is simply that this is a place we would like to stay at when we travel. ... more   less 
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