We stayed at the Pura Vida on our first night in Costa Rica after a long flight. The hotel provides free taxi service from the airport, and it was easy to navigate our way to the hotel. We had requested the late meal and expected some very simple snacks. But the chicken sandwiches were absolutely delicious and one of our favorite meals of the trip! We wish we could have tried one of Nhi’s gourmet dinners!! We stayed in the Katydid Casita and it was perfect for our family of 4. Spacious, roomy and well equipped. It was a Saturday night and there was a bit of road noise so we made use of the earplugs the hotel provides.
Breakfast was another delicious meal. As others have mentioned, there are 4 large dogs on the property, so that is something you should consider when booking a stay at the Pura Vida. It wasn’t an issue for us and we are happy that we were able to spend our first night in Costa Rica at this unique property with its beautiful grounds and accommodations.
- 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