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Pura Vida Hotel

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| 4km North of the International Airport, Alajuela, Costa Rica
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$589 7 days 4WD + 1 night
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We used Pura Vida Hotel as a layover for a night. It was a short cab ride from the airport to a wonderful oasis in the city! The breakfast was outstanding as was the conversation. We only could have wished that we could have stayed a few more days. Next time....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have a Spanish school and a travel agency and I booked a room here for a client and they love it since the moment that they arrived and U am very happy with the professional service in the hotel Thank you Berni you are an excellent host, the location is very accessible the gardens are beautiful

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wisconsin
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17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As we approached the hotel at midnight, the surrounding area looked a little run down. However, as soon as a Nhi answered the door and let us in, we found ourselves in a lush garden filled with trees and flowers. Absolutely gorgeous! Nhi and her husband Bernie are wonderful hosts and the dinner that Nhi prepared for us was one... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having stayed at Pura Vida many times and experienced all of the positive features mentioned in the other reviews, I'd like to point out a very special feature we've never had to use until our last visit to CR. Due to a flight delay we missed a connecting flight out of Miami and had to spend the night there and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pura Vida is close to the airport but located in Alajuela out of the city frenzy, peaceful surroundings with local plants and beautiful orchids! The owners, Berni and Nhi are attentive,helpful and humorous. If you have a chance to experience Nhi's cooking for dinner don't pass it up, she is a talented Asian Fusion chef. We stayed there upon arrival... More 

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cali
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here the first and last day of our Costa Rica trip. It was close to the airport and a nice starting off and ending point for out trip. The owner, Berni, was extremely helpful in arranging a rental car that would fit 6, providing expert advice on things to see and do, and arranging a last minute coffee... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was my great pleasure to stay at the beautiful Pura Vida hotel in Alajuela, Costa Rica for two days earlier this month. This lush, green oasis is just outside the noise and bustle of San Jose and minutes from the airport. It was an excellent alternative to an impersonal hotel downtown. As you can see from the pictures, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family ( including two kids) spent one magical night at Pura Vida on the final day of our time in Costa Rica. It was magical... and we wish we had known about the place earlier.. The setting is exceptional.... after coming from deep in the South of Costa Rica in the jungle... you felt as though you were still... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We made this our arrival and departure hotel (2 separate nights) for our 2wk Costa Rica vacation, but I wish we had stayed at Pura Vida a bit longer. This was our family's big vacation of 2015, and our first trip to Costa Rica. Upon arrival at the airport, complimentary taxi service took us straight to Pura Vida, in about... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Can't add too much to what other reviews have already said because all the great things are true! We stayed here after our flight as a jumping off point to our vacation. Getting from the airport to the hotel was no problem following Berni's direction. We took a cab into town for dinner. We arranged transportation to LaPaz park and... More 

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