We stayed at the Pura Vida on our last night because it was close to the airport. We enjoyed the beautiful garden; the staff was friendly and helpful, the rooms clean, and the dinner excellent. The bathroom is small but adequate. The car park is locked and safe. They help a local school by donating books and invite guests to bring a few books in their luggage, but this is entirely optional. We did so and left them for the staff to deliver. The web site says they will change up to $50 for guests, but they were unable to do that for us; out of cash that day, I guess. We had a very early flight and the staff arranged a taxi and boxed our breakfast. There was a gecko in our room-not surprising since this is the tropics. We found it charming rather than annoying and left it alone. All-in-all we would stay there again.
- 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