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Hotel Pura Vida

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270 m south of bus stop, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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New York City, New York
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62 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

For a romantic getaway, we booked 6 nights at Pura Vida. The location was very convenient to restaurants and shops. The staff was helpful and spoke English. It was very clean, and the garden was comfortable for a nap in a hammock or playing cards. The noise from the neighborhood dogs and the bars a few blocks away were a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed this place so much that we extended our stay from 2 nights to 4. The room was spacious and clean with en suite bathroom. As a slightly cheaper alternative there is also the option of having a room with a bathroom located down the corridor from the room. There is a large, quiet communal area with sofas and... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

enjoyed this place to spend new year in costa rica. close to beach, surfing, bars etc. it is located in a quiet corner of puerto viejo so we had a quiet night. all very clean, quick and friendly service, big room and bath room, cosy chill-out area. good coffee and breakfast. like!

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Switzerland
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31 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Great accomodation. We were 3 friends and each had his own bed in room 8. spacious shower. Excellent breakfast for low price with caffee, toast, fruits, juice etc. Hosts are charming and helpful. Walking distance to downtown and beach but calm neighborhood. Felt very safe.

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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Nice, clean and cosy hotel. Hammocks at the common area and really helpful staff. Recommended place if you want to stay in center of the Puerto Viejo! Everything is near and with the bikes you can reach easily other beaches around the town.

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Helsinki, Finland
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47 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Quiet, safe, clean, beautiful place to stay. Communal areas was very attractive. We were not allowed to eat our take-away-pizzas in communal area even if there were no other visitors there. The reason was that they sold snacks! So we went to our own terrace to enjoy our pizzas.

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Munich, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

We found this great place in Puerto Viejo in our Lonely Planet guide. When arriving from one of our most terrible accommodations in Cahuita we found here a little piece of paradise! The owners are very warmhearted and friendly. The rooms are very great, clean and nice decorated. The location itself is two blocks away from the Main Street and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

Great quiet location, excellent staff, very clean rooms and wonderful common areas! This was a slice of pure heaven and relaxation. The rooms were beautifully decorated and cleaned well each day. The polished wood floors were spotless and the many common areas were breezy and beautiful. Great shared bathrooms (newly renovated and very clean). Lots of hammocks and lounges. The... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

We've been to this hotel before, and we happy we came back again. Really close to town, this boutique place offers nice rooms for a good price. Perfect for anyone on a tight budget. The dining area offers a great area to relax when you need a break and a few refreshments are available also ($). If arriving by car,... More 

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Costa Mesa, California
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20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for a couple of nights. It is a really nice hotel, with awesome owners. They helped us with making last minute plans to fill a rainy afternoon. The rooms are cleaned every day, and are kept in great condition. My only issue isn't with the hotel, but their neighbors. The neighbors to the rear have a rooster... More 

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