We stayed here our first night after arriving in Costa Rica on recommendation from Leaves and Lizards Retreat owners (also awesome and reviewed by me). To start with, the owners will pay for your cab fare to their lovely establishment. When you step out into the actual property where the Casitas are you will be amazed. We loved this place. The gardens are gorgeous, the owner hospitable, and the accommodations excellent. This is in a busy section of town but you are near San Jose so it's to be expected. What we didn't expect was the beauty we would encounter! We loved the open air restaurant and it's view of a volcano. We loved that we could sit there like we were on our own patio chatting away. This was a family trip with two adult children and our grandson and everybody enjoyed it. You will receive personal, friendly service here and Berni speaks English! Our Katydid Casita had two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen and a living room with a sleeper sofa. The beds were comfortable and the showers are huge. Do bring earplugs for not only city noise but cicadas and birds. I slept very soundly with my ear plugs! The meals we had here were excellent as was the service. We also stayed here on the night before we went back home because we enjoyed it so much. This is a hidden gem!
- 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