The Pura Vida is a beautiful hotel just on the outskirts of Alajuela. It is a 10 min cab ride from the airport. We stayed in the Volcano Room which was spacious, nicely decorated with a huge bathroom, and wonderful views of the tropical gardens and Poas Volcano in the distance. We had a nice veranda overlooking all of this. It was quite a peaceful place. Berni was great. Very helpful and we enjoyed his quirky humor. Breakfast was delicious and very satisfying. It is a covered open air dining area also with views of the gardens and surrounding mountains. Make sure you are an animal lover as there are 3 German Shepherds who reside here and 1 in particular(I believe, Max) can be quite playful. No air conditioning but the room was quite comfortable with the windows open and the fan going. We used ear plugs so I couldn't hear any road noise but I suppose there can be some as there is a fairly busy road that runs near by. I only wish we could have stayed longer and hope to return some same.
- 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