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Pura Vida Hotel

At a Glance


  • owners active in the local community
  • stellar breakfast


  • large dogs may turn off those with less-than-fuzzy feelings for animals
  • stairs to climb

Fodorite Reviews

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Pura Vida Hotel Review

Extremely well-informed, helpful owners and proximity to the airport (15 minutes) make this a good place to begin and end a trip. Thanks to its location on a ridge north of town, several of this hotel's rooms have views of Poás Volcano, and all of them offer tranquillity and abundant birdsong. The two rooms in the main house have the best views, but casitas (little houses) scattered around the large garden offer more privacy. Bright and cheery bungalows have small terraces with chairs where guests, typically well traveled, lounge. Continental breakfasts and delicious dinners (by reservation) are served on a covered terrace behind the house. Ask about their books-for-schools program.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Tuetal, 2 km/1 mile north of Tribunales de Justicia; veer left at Y, Alajuela, 20103 | Map It
  • Phone: /2430–2630
  • Website:
  • Location: Alajuela

    Hotel Details

  • 2 rooms, 4 bungalows
  • Rate includes breakfast.
Updated: 04-09-2014

Fodorite Reviews

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    Oasis near airport

    We stayed here in September & were enchanted by the gardens. The breakfast was absolutely out of this world. The casita was charming. We are palnning to return in February.

    by floridalynn, 11/27/06

    Updated Information

    Just to let you know - we have added free wifi in the hotel this month and are adding telephones to the rooms this year. Our phone numbers have also changed - the main number is 506-2430-2929 and the second number or fax number is 506-2430-2630. Thank you, Berni Manager Pura Vida Hotel Alajuela, Costa Rica

    by alajuelanorth, 4/3/09

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