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Pura Vida Hotel

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  • Excellent87%
  • Very good9%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
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Special Offer: 30% off first night stay
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Special Offer: 30% off first night stay
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

We arrived in Costa Rica after a long day of traveling. We made it to Pura Vida, and they were kind enough to provide us with drinks and a late dinner. The room and grounds were spectacular. The service and food was even better. We...More

Thank Adam B
Reviewed March 29, 2013

Just wanted to say thanks so much for everything! Our vacation was fantastic, and Sterling did an excellent job as our driver, guide and interpreter!! Or using the Costa Rican phrase, it was "Pura Vida". We will definitely recommend him to any of our friends...More

Thank JohnS8857
Reviewed March 18, 2013

Pura Vida Hotel is the perfect introduction to Costa Rica, and the best base camp for trips out to the other parts of the country. As reviewer after reviewer has said: it is very close to the airport; the gardens are beautiful, and you will...More

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Response from alajuelanorth, Manager at Pura Vida HotelResponded March 24, 2013

Thanks so much for taking the time to do so detailed a review. I know we will probably welcome you back in a few months. I would hope that more visitors like you would take the time to explore the local culture (which is sometimes...More

Reviewed March 14, 2013

My spouse and I had the pleasure of staying for a couple of blissful nights at the start of our first visit to Costa Rica in January 2013 and then fortuitously a night prior to our leaving in February. I find myself at a loss...More

Thank robbblack
Response from alajuelanorth, Manager at Pura Vida HotelResponded March 16, 2013

Hey there Rob, thanks so much for coming and spending the time to review us. We also enjoyed your stay here and your certain sense of humor that keeps life so interesting while sticking a smile on your face whether you need it or not....More

Reviewed March 8, 2013

we tried to stay in the orchid room twice but Bernie upgraded us to the volcano and Tucan rooms each time we stayed for the orchid price. the complimentary breakfast is awesome! the rooms are in separate houses across the beautifuly landscaped Gardens within the...More

Thank DavidfromOregon
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Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 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
Breakfast Available
Room amenities
Refrigerator in room
Things to do
Restaurant
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Price range
US$94 - US$160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Kitchenette, Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Details
Price range
US$94 - US$160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Kitchenette, Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Maddmatt2
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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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