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Hotel Pura Vida

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270 m south of bus stop, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
Hotel Pura Vida
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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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We were at the tail end of a 2.5 week stay in costa rica. We wanted to splash out a bit in Puerto Viejo so we made the effort to check out the better hotels here before deciding where to stay. Though Pura Vida is far from the priciest, on inspection it appeared to be the most comfortable and most... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

This is a lovely guesthouse with comfortable rooms and a lovely garden setting. The rooms are clean and spacious, with comfortable beds and individual mosquito nets, as well as nets at the windows. Our room came with a shared bathroom, but it had its own sink which was handy. There was a policy of no shoes on upstairs, which made... More 

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Large and airy rooms with netting on the windows. Very clean and spacious. Beautiful entrance and sitting area with hammocks, tables and chairs for breakfast. Small limited restaurant.....but great service from a very friendly and helpful staff.

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bc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

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 March 24, 2015

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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munich
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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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New York City, New York
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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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Silverthorne, Colorado
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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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