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Hotel Pura Vida

270 m south of bus stop, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
Hotel Pura Vida
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here in March of 2015. The rooms are clean, the beds are comfortable, with mosquito netting. Rooms have fans, not AC, but that was sufficient to cool the place enough to get a good night's sleep. Ensuite bathrooms are very good. But what makes this hotel stand above the others is the great common areas, which have sofas... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really loved our stay at Hotel Pura Vida: great room and location, clean, open air bathroom, friendly and knowledgeable staff, great views, a lush tropical garden -> excellent value for money. Highly recommended!

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chimi changa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful rooms, very helpful staff. The owners have created a little slice of paradise here. Only improvement i would suggest is bigger mosquito nets in the private rooms. Strongly recommend! Hammock chairs are great. Friendly dogs

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I had looked forward to staying in this hotel based on the excellent reviews and had booked four nights for late December. Because of personal issues, I had to cancel my stay with Pura Vida, four days before my arrival. Given the fact that it was high season, it should have not been an issue for the hotel to fill... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 via mobile

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 January 8, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

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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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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