We spent two nights at the beginning of our trip and one night at the end at Pura Vida and enjoyed every minute of it. We hoped it would be a good way to ease into a new country for our family of four and it turned out to be the perfect choice. The owners and staff are delightful, friendly and full of great ideas and suggestions. They connected us with Stirling, an outstanding guide, naturalist and driver. Two other highlights of our trip, a visit to a local school and an amazing tour of a macaw rescue facility, wouldn't have even been on our radar without Berni's suggestion.
The Pura Vida compound is one big spacious beautiful garden. Breakfast is included and it is both gorgeous (we took pictures) and delicious. The dogs were wonderful playmates for our 11-year-old. We regretted we didn't have more nights there and more time to spend exploring the Central Valley and we look forward to returning.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Pura Vida Hotel is located 4km north of the SJO International airport - we provide a free taxi pickup for international arrivals. Breakfast is included and an excellent dinner is available with reservations (or late meals for late arrivals). Touring services include car rentals delivered here, private vans and as much touring advice as you wish - we are experts on Costa Rica. We have arrangements with Toyota Car Rental for deals on car rentals. Our idea is simply that this is a place we would like to stay at when we travel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pura Vida Alajuela
- Hotel Pura Vida
- Pura Vida Hotel Costa Rica/Alajuela