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Pura Vida Hotel

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1500 meters north of the Fabrica Punto Rojo | at the crossroads of the village of Tuetal, Alajuela, Costa Rica
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Austin, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were just here for a night before returning from the states, but were very impressed with the grounds and room. The garden is beautiful, room was great and affordable, and the breakfast was outstanding! We will definitely return on our next trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the complementary taxi ride from the airport, to the beautiful garden setting and comfortable casas of the hotel, to the delicious gourmet dinner and breakfast, and the kind, helpful, knowledgeable hosts of Pura Vida - this place was perfect for us as we began and ended our trip. We rented a RAV4 through Berni and had no issues. My... More 

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Takoma Park, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the lovely Pura Vida Hotel on our first and last nights in Costa Rica. I highly recommend this charming, beautiful place. The hosts are extremely helpful and the meals that Nhi prepared were outstanding. The owner Berni provides a great deal of local travel information in an amusing and very helpful way. The rooms are comfortable, with... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are so many reasons why I recommend staying here and having Berni and Nhi host you on your trip to Costa Rica. I will make a brief list here....10 minuted from the airport and easy transport. Why fiddle with a rental care at the airport when you can simply have it delivered to their place in the AM. The... More 

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Golfito, Costa Rica
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You wouldn't think that a hotel conveniently located near the airport would offer the superior amenities and overall guest experience that you find at the eponymous Pura Vida Hotel. The cabin we stayed in was comfortable, the breakfast of fresh fruit, granola, and yogurt, was complemented by gourmet coffee and served by a professional and attentive staff. All of this... More 

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New Hampshire
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pura Vida is truly an oasis in the middle of Alajuela, Costa Rica. I agree with another reviewer who said commented on being a little concerned when we approached the hotel as the neighborhood was quite crowed (house after house on top of each other and not necessarily a nice area) but once inside the gated property everything else fell... More 

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Camden, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As we approached the hotel we were a little concerned, as the neighbourhood was quite crowded and we had envisioned a more rural setting ( flowers, space, gardens etc). Once we got inside the fence it was beautiful and offered all those things we were looking for. Our room (Volcano Room) had a spectacular view, then we walked the gardens... More 

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Kinston, North Carolina
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We traveled for a week in Costa Rica and stayed at Pura Vida Hotel in the middle of the week. We started our week in Arenal and then drove to Alajuela to spend the night before flying to Drake Bay. This hotel was an excellent choice! The hotel was fairly easy to find. We drove here in a rental car... More 

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Jupiter, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Pura Vida is my best find ever! The wonderful innkeepers and team have thought of everything to make your arrival,stay and departure effortless and enjoyable. Examples include pick up at the airport, personal drivers for excursions,beautiful accomodations and grounds,fantastic food,rental car delivery and dropoff , exchange of currancy to get you started, great map of country , local crafts and... More 

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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Love, love, love this place. As adorable as the pictures. What a charming and responsive Innkeeper. Loved their website because it takes bookings decades in advance. This couldn't have been any easier to book. Lovely open air dinners. Food was incredible. Would stay here again in a heartbeat.

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