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270 m south of bus stop, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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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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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
36 helpful votes 36 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 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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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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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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Vancouver, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
22 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

This hotel has excellent valued rooms. The staff are very friendly and helpful and the grounds are very clean and well kept. The rooms are spacious and are cleaned daily, as is the shared bathroom. We enjoyed our stay and thought we were getting the best valued rooms in town, however it was very loud at night. The neighbours dogs... More

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Netherlands
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Hotel Pura Vida was our base for Puerto Viejo and Cahuita. Although our room was right next to the reception, we did not have any problems with noise. The room was quite spacious, and had musquito nets. The hotel is really nicely decorated, making it a nice environment. The staff was very friendly and gave a good explanation of the... More

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London
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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Lovely setting. Rooms spacious with lovely bathrooms and hot water. Beds not very comfy and rooms got quite hot. Fans not very good and were noisy. Also the windows don't have glass on them so can be a bit noisy. We were unlucky as there was a children's party in the evening, dogs barking and a car alarm. Staff were... 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): $
Also Known As:
Hotel Pura Vida Costa Rica/Limon

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