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New York City, New York
1 review
Reviewed 15 February 2011

I did a lot of research and most of the reviews for Pura Vida are right on. Berni is incredibly informative and helpful. He booked our rental car and really helped shaped our road trip in Costa Rica. Even when we needed changes made to the rental, Berni phoned the car company and arranged travel for us. We actually wrote... More 

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Calgary
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Reviewed 14 February 2011

We arrived around 10pm Boxing Day and followed Berni's instructions on how to get to Pura Vida, they worked like a charm. On arriving at the Hotel they took care of the Taxi for us and showed us to our upgraded room the Katydid. The room is actually a beautiful casita with well decorated, very clean with 2 bedrooms, living... More 

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Reviewed 14 February 2011

Arriving late at the airport at the beginning of our 6 week stay in Costa Rica, it was a pleasure to arrive in this oasis.The taxi from the airport was paid for by the hotel on our arrival. The setting is superb with gardens and hammocks to further our enjoyment. Our freshly prepared breakfast the next morning was a delight... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 5 February 2011

Pure Place Give You the joy and make your stay perfect just keep open head and you will find your self in you dream place that call pura vida , thank see you next time

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Ft Lauderdale
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Reviewed 4 February 2011

In January 2011, we made a return trip to the Pura Vida Hotel in Tuetal, Alajuela, a 15 minute ride from San Jose Costa Rica;s airport. Our recently renovated casite, set in handsomely landscaped gardens, was immaculate, complete with coffee, servivr on the private veranda. Rooms and common areas are decorated with local crqrtts and orchids. Dinners, on request, are... More 

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Moscow, Idaho
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Reviewed 26 January 2011

We stayed here at the beginning of our Costa Rica vacation. Berni, the owner, was pleasant and helpful from the initial booking coorespondence, to recommending a spot for dinner on our first night, to graciously helping with our rental car drop off (even though we had changed our plans and decided to stay on the Pacific coast for another night... More 

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santa fe
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Reviewed 20 January 2011

We loved this family-friendly inn. The staff was incredibly helpful. We had an initial snafu with car rentals and they were all over helping us solve it. They provided great tips for traveling the country. The gardens are lovely and lush, the rooms are clean and beautifully decorated and beds are comfortable. The breakfast was delightful and delicious. I would... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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Reviewed 17 January 2011

Our only regret was that we didn't have more time to spend at this lovely establishment. The grounds are beautiful and the rooms are very comfortable with a lot of thought to detail. Our room was upgraded upon arrival (we didn't have to ask). Bernie was extremely helpful before our trip helping us work out transportation details regarding our vacation.... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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Reviewed 16 January 2011

Attended a yoga retreat for the first time. The location overlooks San Jose and the beautiful mountains surround you. The staff is attentive and informative. The range of treatments and quality of body workers is over the top. Food prepared buffet style, but organic and local...delicious. They offer a number of retreats throughout the year , great variety. The property... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 16 January 2011

Bernie and Nhi are excellent hosts. The casitas are nicely positioned in a wonderful garden with a view of volcan Poas. Beds are comfortable. Bernie arranged for our rental car, which was delivered at the hotel. The breakfast was exceptionally good. And when we needed to leave before breakfast (tour or return flight), we were provided with a wonderful box... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Pura Vida Hotel is located 4km north of the SJO International airport - we provide a free taxi pickup for international arrivals. Breakfast is included and an excellent dinner is available with reservations (or late meals for late arrivals). Touring services include car rentals delivered here, private vans and as much touring advice as you wish - we are experts on Costa Rica. We have arrangements with Toyota Car Rental for deals on car rentals. Our idea is simply that this is a place we would like to stay at when we travel. ... more   less 

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Address: | Just 4km North of the International Airport, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
Price Range: $133 - $247 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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Pura Vida Alajuela
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Pura Vida Hotel Costa Rica/Alajuela
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