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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Could not have imagine a best place to start our Costa Rica's journey. On your arrival you are greeted in a palace of cleanliness, don't forget to remove your shoes to circulate. Rooms are great as the showers offer a nice view on the surroundings. The staff is really kind and helpful, they even wash/dry/fold your clothes for a small... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have stayed here for 4 nights and am very happy to have found this place. The rooms are comfortable and spotlessly clean. There is a large central courtyard beautifully decorated. It has many charming areas with hammocks, tables and chairs to relax, read, use the computer or enjoy a cup of coffee. It is on a quiet backstreet of... More 

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Silverthorne, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here about a month ago and it was lovely. The accommodations were beautiful and relaxing. The owners of the place wee every helpful and friendly with everything we needed. This place is a little off the beaten path, but Puerto Viejo is quite small, and you can walk everywhere. Would definitely recommend this is anyone staying in the... More 

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Edgewater, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in Hotel Pura vida 3 nights in a private room with shared bathroom. Its located in the heart of Puerto Viejo a few blocks away from the beach, so you can walk everywhere, enjoy the night life and at go back to a nice and quiet hotel. The bathroom was shared with another room so it's really private.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

I stayed there mid December with 2 friends. All is great in this hostel. Rooms are big, clean and have a proper shower. The common area is really nice as well with lots of hammocks and possibly to buy food and drinks at reasonable prices. Last but not least the owners and the staff of the hostel were really friendly... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We had a double room on the top floor with balcony and shared bathroom. In this price range (28USD/night low season) we haven't found anything better. The room was cozy, clean and the beds had mosquito nets. Our room was cleaned every day. The bathroom was fresh and is shared between two rooms only. On the top floor no shoes... More 

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Visited this hotel for 2 nights and we got a lovely and clean room. The bathroom is open, this is a bit strange at first but gives a spacious feel to the room. The owner of the hotel was friendly, very willing to tell us where the best beaches could be found. They were nursing three kittens that they found... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

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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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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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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