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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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Oregon
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2009

Berni and Ni have an absolutely wonderful Inn. It is truly an Osasis.They operate with a high degree of integrity and honesty. They have a vast wealth of knowledge regarding C.R. and can help you plan a great trip. Also, you will find possibly the best meals in the country!! Tom and Shella

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2009

Not a lot to add to all the other glowing reviews. This is an excellent alternative to staying in San Jose, something we did on a couple of occasions. Very close to the airport, nicely decorated cabins and very helpful owners and staff. Beautifully kept gardens and good breakfasts. Not within easy walking distance of many restaurants - you can... More

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Chilly Maine
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2008

From the initial reservation emails through our stays at each end of our trip Berni at Pura Vida made our Costa Rican visit wonderful. The hotel is a gorgeous, well-appointed and well cared for oasis of plaesantness in the bustle of Alajuela. We were most fortunate to have read reviews before we went and found the hotel to be so... More

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New Jersey
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2008

In June I had several e-mails back and forth with Berni inquiring on booking Pura Vida for our first and last nights in Costa Rica. To book, Berni had me e-mail him my credit card divided in 2 e-mails for security purposes. We were set and excited to stay at Pura Vida. This week I e-mailed Berni to tell him... More

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

The review in question is from a person who was never a guest at the Pura Vida Hotel, contrary to his posted statement of “Date of Stay: December 2008”. This person wanted a reservation for December 12, 2008, but never had a confirmation from us. When he found out on December 5th that he did not have a reservation with... More

Italy
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2008

Place, view and "casita" were fantastic. Very nice and helpfull host, and a great breakfast with vulcano view... It's a pity we only had one day!

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Buffalo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2008

The grounds were well kept and beautifully landscaped. We stayed at pura vida on our way back from Manuel Antonio. We had a long drive and the staff was helpful and accommodating. We had reserved dinner, well worth it. One of the best meals on our trip. Thank you.

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Milwaukee, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2008

My wife and I stayed at Pura Vida with another couple in early October 2008. Working directly with Bernie (who owns the Pura Vida with his wife Nhi) via e-mail was very easy. (http://www.puravidahotel.com/) We were so impressed with the beautiful grounds, accomodations, breakfast, and Bernie's sharing of Costa Rican flora and travel tips that we immediately reserved a spot... More

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Montreal, QC
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2008

All of the positive reviews here on trip advisor are on the money. Pura Vida was our first and last stop as well as a midway stop on our Costa Rica honeymoon. It was the perfect place for a "home base." We didn't have to deal with downtown San Jose as the hotel is in the suburb of Alajuela, a... More

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NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2008

Our flight to Costa Rica arrived late so we stayed at the Pura Vida overnight before driving to our final destination the next day. Then we also stayed at the Pura Vida on our last day in Costa Rica before our early morning flight. We originally picked the Pura Vida because of its proximity to the airport. However, we discovered... More

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st06
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2008

We only stayed at Pura Vida for one night, but were impressed with the service. Berni accommodated a (near) last minute change in travel plans with no penalties or hassle. The hotel was clean and the management was extremely helpful in arranging tours, suggesting places to eat, and offering advice on visiting the country. We only had two disappointments: First,... 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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