We stayed at Pura Vida for two nights upon arriving in San Jose. The hotel is convenient to the airport. You just get a taxi in the official taxi line, bypassing lots of drivers aggressively approaching you at the exit, and tell the taxi manager that you are going to Pura Vida and the hotel will pay. Apparently, this transaction is very common. We knew we were going to be late and arranged for a light dinner. We enjoyed a tasty barbecue chicken sandwich and beverages in our room. A perfect, low key, ending to a long day of travel. The Rainforest room was spacious, cheerfulIy decorated with a well appointed bathroom. In the morning, we had a hearty breakfast with fruit,pastry, coffee and a smoothie. We paid a little extra for bacon and eggs...but so worth it. The hotel manager, Carlos, is charming. We chatted with him quite a bit. He has lots of tips and a sunny soul.
- 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