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Pura Vida Hotel

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  • Excellent87%
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  • Poor1%
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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 yesterday

The hotel is located just minutes from the airport amidst lots of concrete but behind the walls of the Pura Vida you will find exquisite tropical gardens and sincere hospitality. This time I stayed in one of my favorite rooms, The Volcano Suite. The private...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

In early May my husband and I spent 2 weeks in Costa Rica. This was our third trip and we were looking for a nice, but reasonably priced hotel near San Jose to spend the nights before and after our flights. A friend recommended Pura...More

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Response from alajuelanorth, Manager at Pura Vida HotelResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for the review - wish I knew who Snorkelgirl is though :-)) so I could thank you personally. We always appreciate you spending the time doing that and thank you for coming. Yes we'll do dinner next time for you of course...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at Berni’s place the first and last nights of our Trip to Costa Rica. Everything about Pura Vida is special. The villas are spacious and decorated with local art. The grounds are like being in the rainforest in the city. If you are...More

Thank moonlitekennels
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Pura Vida Hotel for the first and last nights of our Costa Rican adventure and were delighted with every aspect of our stay. The owners, Berni and his wife Nhi were very friendly and helpful, and Nhi even prepared a special Vietnamese...More

1  Thank Jeanne G
Response from alajuelanorth, Manager at Pura Vida HotelResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for spending the time to review us Jeanne. It was indeed a pleasure to have you here - particularly as I am the biggest fan of Nhi's Bánh xèo and do anything I can to finesse a guest asking for it :-)) We look...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I fell upon the website for Pura Vida and used it as a guide for the entirety of my Costa Rican adventure. I really loved the sense of humor of the site and felt the place and tastes were simpatico with mine. Pura Vida itself...More

Thank Laura B
Response from alajuelanorth, Manager at Pura Vida HotelResponded 2 weeks ago

Laura, an absolute pleasure to have you at the hotel and we look forward to seeing you both back here soon , Berni

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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
Details
Price range
US$99 - US$159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Kitchenette, Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Details
Price range
US$99 - US$159 (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
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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Nancy R
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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"Each room is different, the illustrations on the website are perfect representations of each room."
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"All the villas looked wonderful!"
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"We were happy with the view of the Poas from the Volcano room."
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"Beautiful gardens, I stayed in two different rooms both were excellent and with a sense of being in..."
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