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Pura Vida Hotel

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Overview
  • Excellent87%
  • Very good9%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
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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 2 days ago

We so enjoyed our 1 night at the Pura Vida Hotel! Our friend, who has stayed there many times, had recommended PVH for our Costa Rica departure evening and we couldn't have been more pleased. Berni and Nhi were delightful hosts/chef and the Katydid and...More

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Reviewed 6 July 2017

My wife and I have been staying at the Pura Vida Hotel for the past 10 years. Over the years we have become close friends with Bernie and Nhi and really appreciate the way they run their hotel. There is so much to love about...More

2  Thank shaderaye
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed at Pura Vida our first and last nights in Costa Rica. What a great start and finish to our trip. Just a short taxi ride from the airport, arranged by our hosts. Great breakfast complete with fresh flowers and breakfast-to-go...More

2  Thank USAProf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pura Vida Hotel has lovely grounds and casitas of all shapes and sizes for anyone spending time near the San Jose airport. The casitas are well-appointed and very relaxing with outdoor patios and usually kitchenettes. Berni is an excellent host, filled with stories and highlights...More

1  Thank Airportsare
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just a short (5-day) trip for two buddies and I to do some photography in Palo Verde National Park in January. All reservations were handled in prompt manner and everything was perfect, I've stayed at PVH five times over the past few years and keep...More

1  Thank Palmisto
Response from alajuelanorth, Manager at Pura Vida HotelResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks again for coming (again) . . . we do appreciate your stays and some of the interesting challenges we discover (such as how on earth to get you into a closed volcano) and sometimes fail (thanks to my friend not having access to enough...More

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About
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$156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Kitchenette, Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Details
Price range
US$99 - US$156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Kitchenette, Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Room & Suite (152)
Dining (109)
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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
21 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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"You can't lose. Just ask the owners. They will let you know what will work best for you."
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