We all loved our stay at Pura Vida. We stayed in the Katydid Casita, which fit our family of 6 just fine. My sons LOVED the garden and the hammock. They felt very much at home, and hated to leave to head to the next destination. We found Berni and Nhi to be great hosts, and really liked the personal attention you get at such a small boutique hotel. We stayed 2 nights at the beginning of our trip, exploring Poas and La Paz Waterfall Gardens with a guide that Berni arranged. We visited the local school and brought down books in Spanish and English-this is a great thing to do with your kids, to show them life for school kids in another country. We stayed our last night too at Pura Vida, and Berni and Nhi were thoughtful enough to provide all their guests with a lovely dinner-it was Good Friday and nothing was open, something we had not foreseen as we came back from the Osa Peninsula with 4 hungry boys! We loved the dogs too-very gentle and patient with kids. My sons are already talking about going back to Berni's place on our next trip.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Pura Vida Alajuela
- Hotel Pura Vida
- Pura Vida Hotel Costa Rica/Alajuela