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Pura Vida Hotel

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Reviewed March 31, 2018

Pura Vida Hotel has lovely grounds and casitas of all shapes and sizes for anyone spending time near the San Jose airport. The casitas are well-appointed and very relaxing with outdoor patios and usually kitchenettes. Berni is an excellent host, filled with stories and highlights...More

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Reviewed March 31, 2018

Just a short (5-day) trip for two buddies and I to do some photography in Palo Verde National Park in January. All reservations were handled in prompt manner and everything was perfect, I've stayed at PVH five times over the past few years and keep...More

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Response from alajuelanorth, Manager at Pura Vida HotelResponded April 1, 2018

Thanks again for coming (again) . . . we do appreciate your stays and some of the interesting challenges we discover (such as how on earth to get you into a closed volcano) and sometimes fail (thanks to my friend not having access to enough...More

Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

This is the third time we go to Costa Rica and also the third time we chose to stay in this great hotel. It is hard to call it a hotel because beside getting the hotel services of sleep/eat breakfast/move on, we also have the...More

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Response from alajuelanorth, Manager at Pura Vida HotelResponded April 2, 2018

Thanks "Billi" for taking a moment to review us. What you describe is exactly what we planned over 15 years ago when we started this adventure - it is good to learn that others agree it is the right idea for a small hotel in...More

Reviewed March 30, 2018

Like so many others we ended our Costa Rican holiday here as it is very close to the airport. But it is so much more. Beautiful gardens with tropical and labelled plants and trees. The villas are spacious and cleverly designed. Spotless and comfortable. Bernie...More

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Response from alajuelanorth, Manager at Pura Vida HotelResponded March 31, 2018

Thanks for the lovely review. We do appreciate you taking the time to let others know how you felt and hope we can see you back perhaps next year. Yes my lovely signs were removed by the ministry responsible for removing signs in the country....More

Reviewed March 22, 2018

The hotel is only 10 minutes by cab from the airport, but has a wonderful garden feel. If your travel plans allow you a relaxed morning or afternoon on your way in or out of Costa Rica, this is a perfect place to unwind. Pura...More

Thank macboo
Response from alajuelanorth, Manager at Pura Vida HotelResponded March 25, 2018

Thanks Macboo for the lovely review. We are glad our comical dogs Bandito & Ziva could amuse you in the absence of my bad jokes while we were out of the hotel the other day. We look forward to making your dinner the next time...More

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Travellers' Choice2018 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
Breakfast Available
Room amenities
Refrigerator in room
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Restaurant
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Price range
US$95 - US$160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Kitchenette, Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Details
Price range
US$95 - US$160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Kitchenette, Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Maddmatt2
November 3, 2016|
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Response from alajuelanorth | Property representative |
Hello, Perhaps . . . what will the teacher be saying? Berni
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algol123
October 20, 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
May 11, 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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"Ask for the quietist room available."
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"All the rooms looked lovely from the outside."
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"You can't lose. Just ask the owners. They will let you know what will work best for you."
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"All rooms have unique views and private grounds with hammocks and patios."
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