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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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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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San Diego, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We HIGHLY RECOMMEND staying at Pura Vida! We stayed there our first & last nights in Costa Rica. With Bernie's help, our on-line car rental upon arrival was a breeze. When we drove up to the hotel for our first night in Costa Rica in years, we were a little uncertain about the area, but once inside, we discovered paradise!... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I only stayed here for one night but it was the best place we stayed at during our entire 10 day trip in Costa Rica. Once you pass through the gates into Pura Vida, it feels like you're in another world and not in Alajuela at all. The grounds are gorgeous and full of variety of plant... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Every time we go to Costa Rica (and that's a lot) we make it point to lounge and dine with Bernie and Nhi at Pura Vida Hotel. The environment is one of serenity, world class cuisine and playfulness-- as you will surely be entertained by Bandito, their gorgeous German Shepard! I find myself lounging in a hammock in the gardens.... More 

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Chicago
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The Pura Vida hotel is a huge value and a very pleasant stay. As soon as you arrive, you will be greeted by Berni's unique dry wit which will have you laughing and lightening up after a likely long trip. Arriving at your own secluded residence on the property, you'll be glad to have spacious, comfortable, and clean quarters with... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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14 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here on our first night in Costa Rica after much research into local hotels. Bernie, one of the owners provided great information before we even arrived which made it very easy once we hit the ground. The hotel is conveniently located to downtown Alejuela which made stocking up on provisions and dinner fairly seamless. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Had the pleasure to stay at Pura Vida Hotel for 1 night, prior to our eco-lodge tour in the Osa. The hotel is very close to the airport (approx 10 min) and your cab fare is paid for upon arrival. Nice and convenient after a long international flight. The hotel from the outside is deceiving, looks like every other hotel.... 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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 6
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Pura Vida Alajuela
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Pura Vida Hotel Costa Rica/Alajuela

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