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    Pura Vida Hotel

    Tuetal Sur | 4km North of SJO International Airport, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
    011 506 2430 2929
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    • Excellent86%
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    Reviewed 17 April 2012

    We recently took a trip to Costa Rica several weeks ago. I was excited to book this hotel based upon the reviews on this website. Overall, I do not believe our stay was consistent with the standards that were conveyed in the reviews. While high...More

    1  Thank KayLHouston_TX
    Response from alajuelanorth, Manager at Pura Vida HotelResponded 20 April 2012

    Thanks for the review. Even if it wasn't perfect we always try to learn from our guests and their reviews. Yes we do ask guests ahead of time if they have a sense of humor and it appears we may have had a miss on...More

    Reviewed 15 April 2012

    We stayed here at the end of our trip. A bit of a splurge after a week without hot water or electricity in the rain forest. It was a pure delight. The breakfast was filling and beautifully presented. Lovely touches everywhere. Wandering the garden was...More

    Thank Solblomst
    Reviewed 10 April 2012

    The folks working there were wonderful- friendly- and oh so helpful. Breakfasts were a delightful assortment of fresh fruits- accompanied by yogurt and a daily "bread". Eggs and such were available to order for a modest charge. The rooms had a small fridge that made...More

    Thank Markapedia
    Reviewed 8 April 2012

    The Pura Vida Hotel was a great place to begin and/or end your trip to Costa Rica as its location is very close to San Jose airport, yet it is definitely off the beaten city path. The owner (Berni) and the staff go out of...More

    Thank Julie T
    Reviewed 3 April 2012

    We stayed in this wonderful place in January on the last day before flying back to US. I've never stay in places like this! It's beautiful! Houses with very tasteful decorations, AMAZING breakfast with fruits and flower decorations from the garden, garden tour, view of...More

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    About
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    Travellers' Choice2017 Winner
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    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
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$99 - US$184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 6
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    • Location
    • Costa Rica >
    • Province of Alajuela >
    • Alajuela
    • Also Known As
    • Pura Vida Alajuela ,
    • Hotel Pura Vida ,
    • Pura Vida Hotel Costa Rica/Alajuela
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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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    20 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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    11 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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    "We stayed in two rooms. Both fab."
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