My family and I just got back from Tamarindo, Costa Rica. We traveled with our two teenagers and stayed at the Pura Vida Hostel in one of the private rooms (#7). It was a very enjoyable stay. Our room was very clean and comfortable. The room had a nice air conditioning unit that we used when we wanted to cool off a little. The kitchen and common areas were very comfortable and had everything (pots/pans/utensils/coffee maker etc.) We had breakfast every morning in the kitchen/common area after stopping in at the Mercado, which was a couple blocks away. We even made fish tacos one night (after bringing home a couple fish from our charter.) We enjoyed hanging out in the common areas with our friends (and quite a few new ones we met.) I loved sitting in the amazing rocking chairs while smoking my cuban cigars and enjoying a drink for "happy hour."
If you need to book surf lessons, fishing charters, horseback riding, or need to know where to go for the best salsa dancing, just talk to Miriam (manager)…she’ll help you out with anything.
The beach and all of the shopping is about a 5 minute walk away. We enjoyed that Pura Vida Hostel was a little ways away from all the “downtown” activity, who wants to be right next to the loud bar cranking out music at 2am (a lot of the bars get going at midnight or so.)
Pura Vida Hostel is a great place to go if you want a clean, comfortable place to stay for an AMAZING price! Check out the photos and see what I mean.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pura Vida Hostel in Tamarindo, Costa Rica has been providing guests with memorable travel experiences since 2006. We are a friendly, inexpensive hostel that welcomes backpackers and vacationers from all over the world. We welcome the opportunity to host your stay in Tamarindo. Our multi-lingual staff is happy to provide recommendations on restaurants, bars, attractions, getting to your next destination and, of course, surfing. Trips, tours and transportation can be booked at our reception. You can cook and dine al fresco in our 2 spotless, fully-equipped, outdoor communal kitchens. We have dorm beds with ensuite bathrooms and showers and private rooms with air conditioning in multiple configurations to accommodate your travel party. Bed linens are provided. Our "rancho" is the social heart of the hostel with rocking chairs, daybeds, and hammocks for you to enjoy while visiting with other guests and overlooking the lovely tropical garden which enjoys frequent visits from iguanas and howler monkeys. The chill-out atmosphere is enhanced by a great sound system and playlist, good vibes, the fastest wi-fi available in Costa Rica and interesting people from all over the world. We are located a couple hundred meters from the beach, across from Banco National and Hertz Rental Car and next door to Dona Lee's restaurant. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Pura Vida Guesthouse And Hostel
- Pura Vida Guesthouse Hotel Tamarindo