My spouse and I had the pleasure of staying for a couple of blissful nights at the start of our first visit to Costa Rica in January 2013 and then fortuitously a night prior to our leaving in February. I find myself at a loss for words to adequately describe the lovely experience , the casitas and grounds were beautiful and the meals were exquisite. The staff were incredible ,helpful, friendly and faultless to a t and the owner operators, Berni and His beautiful wife Nhi were superb, people you wish you could be close friends with for much longer than a too brief visit. The friendly dogs completed the ambience of perfect pura vida. Having Berni arrange a car rental which was delivered to the hotel and left there on our departure removed what is ofttimes a stressful period at the start and end of a holiday, the choice of small, 4wheel drive suv as recommended by Berni being perfect for exploring CR, albeit a necessity on some of the more adventurous parts of our trip. Our only regret is not staying longer and using the place as a base to explore the Central Valley environs, hopefully next time.
- 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