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|Distance to city centre||2,2 km|
|"Breakfast was beautifully presented"||(in 18 reviews)|
|"beautiful gardens and lovely breakfast."||(in 18 reviews)|
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|tropical plants||in 4 reviews|
The grounds are beautiful with all the plant life.
Barking dogs kept us up a bit through the night but other than that it was great.
The hospitality, food, and accommodations are exceptional. My only regret is we couldn't stay longer. The advice we were given was spot on and the dinner was fantastic. We were traveling with a teen and this is our 13th trip to Latin America. The balance between privacy and friendliness provided by the hosts was perfect. This is one of the few places I have ever bothered to leave written comments for, but it is a real gem and I want to spread the word.
Loved Bernie, the dogs & the property in general
No one thing!
The breakfast bread was delicious! Jose and Zinnia were kind and helpful...when we found out dinner was not being served, Jose offered to bring roasted chicken to our room...above and beyond...
The refrigerator could have been turned on prior to arrival ... and the rotting mangoes in the parking could have been pushed aside ...made it a bit difficult to roll bags...
The place is heaven. It is so beautiful with the garden and the lovely bedrooms. The staff is super welcoming, friendly and supporting. The breakfast is delicious and beautifully arranged. We would stay here definitely again! Thank you so much!
Everything was amazing.
Pura Vida Hotel is located in Alajuela and is surrounded by extensive tropical gardens. All the accommodations here feature garden or volcano views, plus it has a restaurant on site serving gourmet dinners with previous request. The comfortable villas have furnished patios, seating and dining areas, plus private bathrooms. All rooms and villas come with a coffee maker, free Wi-Fi, room safes and a fridge. The extensive tropical gardens feature a large orchid collection as well as numerous plantings of coffee, herbs, heliconias, pineapple, citrus, exotic native trees. The restaurant at Pura Vida Hotel is specializes in Asian fusion and international cuisine. Special diets can be accommodated upon previous request. The Poas Volcano National Park is 30 km from Pura Vida Hotel, and Zoo Ave is 7 km away. La Paz waterfall gardens is located 1 hour's drive away. Juan Santamaría International Airport is a 12-minute drive away. Sarchi, famous for their artisan, wooden products and traditional wooden oxcarts, is located 15 km away.
based on 178 reviews
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- Friendly service
- Great menu
- Good management
- Stylish accommodation
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Most popular landmarks
- Central Park 2 km
- Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto 2,2 km
- Zoo Ave 5,8 km
- Parque Nacional Juan Castro Blanco 29,8 km
|San José Juan Santamaria Intl||4,5 km|
|San José Tobias Bolanos Intl||12,5 km|