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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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  • 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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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I stayed with Berni and Nhi at the Pura Vida before and after my birding trip. It proved to be a wonderful choice. Plenty of birds here in their garden, too! The hotel is convenient to the airport with prompt taxi service always available. The room I had (the Rainforest) was lovely and comfortable. Best of all was a dinner... More 

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CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We learned of Pura Vida from friends - and are so glad we did! We regret that we had only one night to enjoy this charming place. Our stay in the Volcano Suite was very relaxing and dinner was one of the best we had in Costa Rica. When I was intrigued by the local pottery but couldn't imagine carrying... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We stayed at Pura Vida on both ends of our trip and absolutely loved it! The bungalows are comfortable (we stayed in two different bungalows, both complimentary upgrades from what we had booked), there is plenty of room to relax and have privacy from the other guests. We thoroughly enjoyed strolling through their beautiful garden and sitting outside listening to... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We stayed at Pura Vida for one night at the end of our stay in Costa Rica...mostly because it is close to the airport. Despite a late arrival and stress of having to retrieve a bag we left on local transportation, Pura Vida was a peaceful respite. Berni was welcoming and very helpful, which was especially appreciated after a long... More 

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Florence, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We stayed at the Pura Vida on the way to and from the airport during our holiday in Costa Rica. It is very conveniently located and, using the hotel's free taxi service, we made it from the San Jose airport in less than fifteen minutes. Bernie and his staff were very kind and even helped us with our luggage. The... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

My mum and I arrived after hours of travel; we had come all the way from Melbourne. We were nervous and exited to be in this amazing country. After a quick taxi ride we arrived; it was about 12:00am. We collapsed into bed before we really noticed anything. That night we heard the sounds of the forest all around us.... 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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