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Pura Vida Hotel

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  • Excellent86%
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Breakfast included
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Reviewed 16 September 2012

The Pura Vida is a vacation in itself. Extremely nice and very clean accomodations. The entire staff is extremely friendly and will do anything to see that your stay is wonderful. They can direct you to some wonderful local restaurants and connect you with wonderful...More

1  Thank bonita099
Reviewed 5 September 2012

How surprised I was to find that my overnight spot before leaving Costa Rica after a long and wonderful stay, was just as wonderful as everywhere else I had been. Berni and Nhi at Pura Vida were my best guides to places wonderful in Costa...More

2  Thank Angietru
Reviewed 4 September 2012

This was a beautiful well kept hotel near the town of Alajuela. The hotel garden makes you feel like you are already out of the city and into the jungle. It was a great welcome to Costa Rica. Bernie was accommodating, helpful with directions, and...More

1  Thank Jburd16
Reviewed 4 September 2012

An oasis inside the gates ! The location is great for getting things done in San Jose or going off to visit the volcano. Our room was perfectly comfortable and had a nice design (we loved the sun room with the kitchen table in it)....More

1  Thank cliffdriver
Reviewed 31 August 2012

We spent two nights at the beginning of our trip and one night at the end at Pura Vida and enjoyed every minute of it. We hoped it would be a good way to ease into a new country for our family of four and...More

1  Thank Melkwen
Response from alajuelanorth, Manager at Pura Vida HotelResponded 31 August 2012

Thanks so much for the review. We do appreciate also your support for the school and the Macaw rescue. After the death of the owners, the place is run entirely by volunteers - one has been there for 10 years. The land is being sold...More

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Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice
2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Free Parking
Restaurant
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Room amenities
Refrigerator in room
Things to do
Restaurant
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Price range
USD 99 - USD 186 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Kitchenette, Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Details
Price range
USD 99 - USD 186 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Kitchenette, Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Maddmatt2
3 November 2016|
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Response from alajuelanorth | Property representative |
Hello, Perhaps . . . what will the teacher be saying? Berni
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algol123
21 October 2015|
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Response from alajuelanorth | Property representative |
Hi we are the Pura Vida Hotel - the website is puravidahotel . com - there is no problem viewing the web site anywhere that we know? You can email us directly at info @ puravidahotel . com if you are still having problems... More
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Nancy R
12 May 2015|
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Response from BKandCB | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it's the Pura Vida hotel that I reviewed. Bernie and Nhi are the owners and the nicest people. If you want dinner, you have make those arrangements in advance; Nhi is a fabulous chef!
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"Many choices all good"
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"Pay attention to Berni and Nhi's recommendations. They love Costa Rica and travel there, too."
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"The website does a good job describing the rooms. There are stairs to deal with for the bungalows, if that..."
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"we liked the volcano room from which you can see the poas volcano. The rainforest room is also lovely and..."
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