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Pura Vida Hotel

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Tuetal Sur 4km North of SJO International Airport, Alajuela 20101 Costa Rica See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We stayed here for 3 nights on our arrival in Costa Rica. We were in the rainforest casita which was roomy and cosy with both a large double bed (very comfortable; we slept well) and a single bed with a small lounge and a kitchenette...More

1  Thank SurreyUmbrella
Response from alajuelanorth, Manager at Pura Vida HotelResponded yesterday

Thanks, guys for the super nice review. As I mention to some guests we merely try to be the airlock to Costa Rica - we try to adjust the pressure, the temperature, the environment etc as you enter the country. Wherever you are today in...More

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Reviewed June 12, 2018

In early May my husband and I spent 2 weeks in Costa Rica. This was our third trip and we were looking for a nice, but reasonably priced hotel near San Jose to spend the nights before and after our flights. A friend recommended Pura...More

1  Thank SnorkelGirl2
Response from alajuelanorth, Manager at Pura Vida HotelResponded June 12, 2018

Thanks so much for the review - wish I knew who Snorkelgirl is though :-)) so I could thank you personally. We always appreciate you spending the time doing that and thank you for coming. Yes we'll do dinner next time for you of course...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

I enjoyed my first stay there so much that I rebooked it again 2 weeks later! Pura Vida Hotel is a great spot not far from the San Jose Airport. It felt like my home away from home because of the personalized friendly service. The...More

Thank MissWorldTraveller1
Reviewed 4 days ago

A bit of blissful privacy & tropical garden near airport....art and personal touches very nice. We were able to leave our car while on a short trip. There are alot of steps, if that is an issue & no TV. Breakfast was delicious. I would...More

Thank Beth S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hotel it is not, but a pleasant small lodge with a two rooms in the main house and 4 casitas in the lush garden. Stopped here 3 times, 1 night each during 4 week trip. Stayed each time in different room: Mariposa is a large...More

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Response from alajuelanorth, Manager at Pura Vida HotelResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Xelas for the nice review - a pleasure to have you both here. I enjoyed your company! Berni

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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 More 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. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Restaurant
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Breakfast Available
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Refrigerator in room
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Travelers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travelers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Kitchenette, Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Awards & Recognition
Travelers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travelers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Room types
Kitchenette, Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
6
Price range
$99 - $185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Pura Vida Alajuela
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Hotel Pura Vida
,
Pura Vida Hotel Costa Rica/Alajuela
Location
Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
Awards & Recognition
Travelers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travelers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Room types
Kitchenette, Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
6
Price range
$99 - $185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Pura Vida Alajuela
,
Hotel Pura Vida
,
Pura Vida Hotel Costa Rica/Alajuela
Location
Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
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Traveler (494)
Room & Suite (158)
Dining (111)
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Maddmatt2
November 3, 2016|
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Response from alajuelanorth | Property representative |
Hello, Perhaps . . . what will the teacher be saying? Berni
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algol123
October 20, 2015|
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Response from alajuelanorth | Property representative |
Hi we are the Pura Vida Hotel - the website is puravidahotel . com - there is no problem viewing the web site anywhere that we know? You can email us directly at info @ puravidahotel . com if you are still having problems... More
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Nancy R
May 11, 2015|
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Response from BKandCB | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it's the Pura Vida hotel that I reviewed. Bernie and Nhi are the owners and the nicest people. If you want dinner, you have make those arrangements in advance; Nhi is a fabulous chef!
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Room Tips
"The rooms all look good and all have a small kitchenette."
SurreyUmbrella
2 days ago
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"The Volcano Studio was wonderful. Some street noise I suppose if you are looking for something to complain..."
MissWorldTraveller1
4 days ago
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"cIf you have accessibilty issues e-mail hotel.... lots of steps."
R8313CDbeths
4 days ago
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"We've stayed in 2 out of the 6 casitas and they were both terrific."
LetitiaJ19
Aug 23, 2018
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