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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 53 Alajuela B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014
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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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Colleyville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This was our second stay at the Pura Vida- The attention to detail in the casita's is amazing. To shower in those big, beautiful bathrooms after a week in the Costa Rica countryside is nirvana. Beautiful surroundings, and Bernie and Nye (sorry for the spelling) are magnificent! I don't know how they do it, honestly. They are always there when... More

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Pura Vida is a Botanical Oasis on the edge of coffee plantations. Once a coffee plantation, the fertile soil and property are now a nearby retreat with access to POAS Volcano area, coffee plantations and importantly only 15 minutes from the International Airport. Berni and his staff care for a beautiful tropical garden surrounding four bungalows and the main house... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I have been home from our Costa Rica trip for less than 24 hours and have already told friends and family that when they go to CR they HAVE to stay at the Pura Vida. It is beautiful, relaxing, and ever so convenient. Yes, it is convenient to the airport but also to many sights nearby. The owners and staff... More

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Thousand Oaks, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We stayed at the Pura Vida our first night in Costa Rica. We couldn’t have asked for a better place to stay, or, more attentive host! Our plane arrived at 8:30 p.m. and we followed Berni’s instructions to catch a cab (which he paid for) to take us to his wonderful B&B, just 10 minutes from the airport. It made... More

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We stayed at the Pura Vida on our first and last nights in Costa Rica. We had a great experience. The grounds are lush and beautiful, the food is wonderful, and the owners and staff are super friendly and helpful. We stayed in 2 different private villas, each with a spacious bedroom, bathroom and sitting room, as well as a... More

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We stayed at the Pura Vida Hotel on the last night of our 2.5-week trip to Costa Rica. Our group of five stayed in the Katydid Casita, and the layout was just perfect for our group. The grounds are beautiful, with many plants and birds. It is very relaxing and peaceful inside the compound.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

This was our first visit to Costa Rica and we could not have found a better entry and departure accommodation. The cassitas were clean, roomy, and decorated with art and crafts of the region that the owner's collected. The property grounds were nicely landscaped,and secure. Best of all was the wealth of knowledge Bernie imparted about travel around the country... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

We have stayed at Pura Vida for the past two years on our entry and departure from our Costa Rican holidays, and have received great travel information from Bernie who has given us excellent ideas as to where to stay and visit throughout Costa Rica.as well as arranging car rentals etc, the Meals here were superb, rooms were great, everything... More

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Loveland, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We arrived early after an overnight flight(7am) and had a delightful breakfast, then were able to check in early. The gourmet dinner later that evening, prepared and served by Nhi and Berni was superb! Room, food, service was everything we hoped for. But best of all- the help we received before we arrived, with touring ideas and suggestions. They asked... More

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alajuelanorth, Manager at Pura Vida Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! Alexis is indeed a most excellent guide - he spent years in the coffee business and today, on his farm, grows pupaes for butterfly attractions in Costa Rica. His flora and fauna knowledge is often called on when someone can't identify something or needs an expert in some field - we have had the pleasure... 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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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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