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270 m south of bus stop, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I took spanish classes at the Pura Vida Hotel. I had stayed here a few years ago and it was very clean and fantastic value. We weren't sure how the spanish classes would be but figured we'd give it a try. We took a total of 21 hours of classes over our vacation. From day 1, our... More

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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is very well run. Super clean, serene and has a chilled out vibe (we loved all the hammocks.) The staff is very knowledgeable, helpful for organizing tours or giving you directions to the best places in town. Also a great value for the stay. However, we had a rooster crow VERY loudly from 3:00 - 6:30 a.m. right... More

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Vancouver
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The owners of this hotel and the staff keep it very clean. They do have a lot of rules in place to help them accomplish this. It is a very western hotel so if this is what you're looking for if is ideal. The owners speak 3 languages including English and German and they are helpful. They offer breakfast and... More

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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

So this first night I was being cheap and decided to stay at Rocking J's. That was a big mistake. I should have just stayed at Pura Vida. The staff there is very friendly and helpful. The place is a very close to the one of my favorite breakfast places in Puerto Viejo, Bread and Chocolate. If you are in... More

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brisbane
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Today we were stuck out in the rain outside this hotel, we were waiting on a bus that was running late. The bus company called the hotel to speak to us and even though we weren't staying at the hotel (just getting picked up out the front) Luis found us and invited us inside out of the rain. He even... More

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Edmonton
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We were excited upon walking in because the property itself is very nice, the staff is great but when it comes time to sleep, there were a lot of barking dogs that kept us up until the roosters took over at the crack of dawn. I am sure this could have been a one-off but either way, it was our... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

My sister and I backpacked Central America for a little over a month, and we agree that Pura Vida was by far the most lovely hotel we stayed in on our trip. It was also the most expensive place we stayed on our trip - $38USD a night, but it's a steal, considering western standards. I expect from what I... More

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New York City, New York
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

For a budget hotel this place is amazing. Clean, elegant, with a great garden and a relaxed vibe. The breakfast (at $7) is a joke, but the rest of our stay here was a pleasure. Hot water, clean rooms, a nice strong fan and a good breeze, it's hard to complain. Prices are a tad higher than the budget backpacker... More

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Pura Vida is a very nice hotel in comparison to a couple of disasters around town. Do not stay at a hostel as a couple they are disgusting! Spend a little bit extra a night and u get Pura Vida. Clean, friendly staff, lots of room and value...the only thing that really annoyed us was the Mosquitos! My god they... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

We spent two weeks on the Caribbean Coast, and stayed in five different hotels. This was the clear winner - and also one of the cheapest! Comfortable and spacious room, very clean, and helpful owners. Hotel in general a very calm and pleasant place. Probably wouldn't suit you if you're looking for a noisy, sociable hostel vibe - this place... More

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Additional Information about Hotel Pura Vida

Address: 270 m south of bus stop, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Hotel Pura Vida Costa Rica/Limon

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