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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 #2 of 53 Alajuela B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2008
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2008

This was the first place we stayed in our trip! It was close to the airport and easy to find. We took a taxi, which the hotel paid for (about $6). We only stayed one night, but the staff and food was fantastic! They were all so helpful with giving us ideas for our trip and calling to make reservations... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2008

After reading so many positive reviews on this site, I decided to look into Pura Vida Hotel and am I glad I did. I can't tell you how many emails I had back and forth with Berni and how valuable his advice was in planning our trip. It becomes clear rather quickly that Berni truly loves Costa Rica and is... More

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2008

We experienced Pura Vida's hospitalty even before we arrived as Berni helped us book a guide and rent a car. Our flight was quite late but Nhi was up to greet us. We stayed for three nights in Volcano (great views) and returned for the last night of our trip to stay in Rain Forest, both were very comfortable. The... More

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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2008

Our 2 stays at the Pura Vida were highlights of our visit to Costa Rica. Spotless, comfortable Casitas are arranged around a magnificent garden. Toucan and Katydid both worked well for our family of 4, with 2 teenagers. We looked forward to the breakfasts on the inviting terrace -- freshly baked cakes and fresh fruit, beautifully served, with excellent coffee... More

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San Mateo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2008

We (mom, dad, 2 daughters) started our CR vacation with one night at Pura Vida. As we arrived at 9 PM, we followed Berni's careful instructions and took a taxi to the hotel - thank goodness. We drove the whole rest of our trip in CR and did pretty well but that first night would have been very difficult to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2008

My wife and I stayed at the Pura Vida Hotel on the last night of our vacation in June. We read the reviews on Tripadvisor and based our decision to stay here off of those reviews. The best features of the hotel were the friendly staff, food, grounds and the close location to the airport. We highly recommend the meal.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2008

I needed a place to stay during my last night in Costa Rica, and a friend of mine recommended the Pura Vida Hotel. It was wonderful! Berni, the owner, upgraded me from a standard room to a casita, free of charge. The accomodations were beautiful and the hotel garden was absolutely gorgeous. I enjoyed exploring the grounds and relaxing in... More

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2008

Pura Vida’s location just north of the city of Alajuela, its proximity to SJO, and its varying decent reviews prompted our selecting it for the beginning and ending accommodations of our visit to Costa Rica. We booked two days at the front end of our trip and two days before leaving. We arrived with level-headed expectations based on their website... More

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Our reviewer has mixed feelings primarily due to his mother's response to the "terraced grounds being too much of a challenge to her balance and mobility". She was also not happy with our dogs nor the neighbors’ dogs. FYI our dogs do have the run of the grounds, sleep in the main Casa at night but are trained never to... More

Lancaster, PA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2008

My report is a little overdue, but we had a fantastic stay at Pura Vida! There were six of us for three nights at the beginning of our trip to CR in May. It was wonderful and relaxing to arrive at Pura Vida and be greeted so kindly by Berni and Rebecca. After settling in, we were given complimentary fresh... More

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Dominical, Costa Rica
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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2008

Our group of two adults and two teens stayed at the Hotel Pura Vida in April '08 as we were leaving Costa Rica and we thoroughly enjoyed every moment of our stay. From the moment we arrived we felt like we were at the gorgeous and expansive home of gracious friends. While we were settling in, complimentary fruit drinks arrived.... 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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Number of rooms: 6
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