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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 52 Alajuela B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2007
JCMN_7 Madison, Wisconsin
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2007

We recently stayed at the Pura Vida hotel the night before our departure from Costa Rica. The hotel was very conveniently located to the airport-- we were there in just a few minutes, no traffic or hassles. From the time we first contacted Bernie to inquire about availability he was amazingly responsive, offered many suggestions for travel and itinerary and... More

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Parkland / Boca
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2007

We stayed at Pura Vida upon our arrival in San Jose and our first experience was pleasant. Except for the fact 3 large german shapards run around the kitchen and eating areas. I felt this was not acceptable. Not everyonew wants to eat with a dog running around. Entry and lobby smells strongly of dogs. Despite the dog issue all... More

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

This review, in our opinion, contains allegations that are not true. The details are below. We have been very well reviewed on TripAdvisor and appreciate the service. There are 62 reviews since the first in May 2004. Where we have had problems, we have immediately investigated and resolved them to the best of our ability AND answered them on TripAdvisor.... More

Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2007

Pura Vida Hotel is elegant, yet feels like home. We stayed in the Toucan Casita which was roomy, bright, joyously decorated and spotlessly clean. The Casitas are reached by a rock path which meanders down a hillside garden filled with specimen plantings, with a view across the valley to Volcan Poas. Our only regret is that we planned our stay... More

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

Muchas Gracias "kids books" for the kind comments . . . and though we don't know who you are I'll bet you are one of the many kind guests who brought books for the local escuela. Where there was once nothing at all we now have an excellent working and well maintained library at the school thanks entirely due to... More

Arkansas
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2007

We stayed at the Pura Vida the first night of our stay in Costa Rica. The taxi ride is about 10 minutes away through and then out of town. Upon arrival, three huge German Shepards rushed out of the doors and immediately sniffed our luggage. Given the fact the I wasn't used to this type of thing, I was alarmed.... More

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colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2007

This is one of the most pleasant Bed and Breakfast we have ever stayed at. They have these beautifully decorated little houses very clean and private for their guests. Bernie and Nhi are so warm and welcoming. On our arrival from the airport we were treated to sumptuous late nite dinner in the sweet garden resturant. Bernie is a very... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2007

My husband, 2 teenagers and I stayed here at the end of May for our first night in Costa Rica. We stayed in the Katydid Casita, which was perfect for the 4 of us, and the grounds are beautiful. My 2 boys kept themselves entertained playing with the dogs, checking out the different fruit, and hanging in the hammock. The... More

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New York
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2007

My boyfriend and I stayed at Pura Vida Hotel 3 times during our visit to Costa Rica (upon our arrival, midway through since my boyfriend had business meetings in San Jose and before our return flight). The owners, Bernie and Nhi, and their staff are very friendly and helpful. Bernie gave us excellent recommendations on places we should visit. The... More

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Boston
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2007

Stayed here for two nights at the end of our trip. I have to say that this hotel is truly a little gem!! The garden area is filled with lush, beautiful landscaping, and the casitas are scattered about. We saw guests enjoying peace and quiet there, reading a book, etc. We had the Volcano Room, which is apart of the... More

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Long Island, NY
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2007

With the help of this site, chose this hotel for my daughter and my last stay in Costa Rica. So many great things we experienced in the short time. Berni, great host with a dry sense of humor, Hi Berni!! :-) His wife's cooking, Oh My God is all I can say, I took pictures and whenever I view them... More

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Blacksburg Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2007

We have been to Costa Rica several times ( about once a year) and we always stay the first two nights at Pura Vida Hotel. The location is convienent to the airport, the "casitas" are all wonderful and unique, luscious gardens, wonderful food, the best staff, and knowlegeabledrivers who can take you anywhere you want. Bernie is a wealth of... 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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