The Pura Vida was our landing and departing hotel. We got in kind of late so we ordered the late night supper. It was waiting for us along w/ a bottle of champagne be/c we were celebrating birthdays. And as Bernie says...they like to celebrate. We didn't want to go running of the next morning so we stayed 2 nights. The dinner of lamb at the hotel the next night was very good. 2 tours were recommended to us. The ARA Project was very interesting. We trooped around the grounds with about 20 dogs in tow. I didn't feel the Doka coffee plantation was really worth $20 though. The driver Bernie arranged was great. Drove us around and told us all sorts of interesting things. I'm sorry to say I have forgotten his name. We stayed in the Toucan room on the way in and the Mariposa on the way out. Both rooms were clean and welcoming. We did have one small problem on the way in but it was taken care of by the time we got back 3 weeks later. That was a dog named Lola. She was completely out of control. Our transportation to the airport was arranged for us and on time both times. I would recommend staying here to anyone.
- 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