Taking Care of Your Tropical Adventure . . . Free International airport taxi pickup

Welcome to Costa Rica where the national "hello" and "good-bye" is "Pura Vida!" The Pura Vida is simply a place we'd like to stay.  But first a few words from our guests and expert travelers and a little video from our locally active Poas volcano:

Choose a "hotel" a "B&B" or choose the "Pura Vida Hotel"?:

  • SLEEPING WITH THE TOUCANS - 100 Great Places to Stay in Costa Rica: "Our stopover of choice, period."
  • A FODOR'S CHOICE HOTEL: "Highly recommended."
  • MOON HANDBOOK: "The best place, highly recommended"
  • NEW KEY TO COSTA RICA: Ecotourism green rated hotel listed here
  • "Friendly, clean,comfortable, tasty - it really is!", Viv in Calif
  • "Better than my Castle and free Wi-Fi!  Gee willikers!" Franz Kafka (1883-1924)
  • ". . . the best dinners we could have imagined . . . creativity and aesthetic presentation reminded us of Alice Waters' renowned Berkeley restaurant Chez Panisse," Sharon, California on TripAdvisor October 2013
  • "Thank you - and in my best (Costa Rican) - Pura Vida!" - end of US President Obama's speech visiting Costa Rica May 3rd 2013 no doubt wondering why he stayed at the Intercontinental when we are a lot closer to the airport and they don't cook Bánh xèo :-))
  • Reservations restricted to those with a sense of humor or accompanied by one

Deals and stuff we like:

  • PROCRASTINATOR's SPECIAL:  last minute bookings for occupation in NEXT 10 days, $90 any Casita double occupancy includes our excellent breakfast and airport taxi service for international arrivals.
  • POAS VOLCANO has gone active! 45 minutes from the Pura Vida Hotel - Check the Poas eruption October 8th 2014 - also see POAS under "Activities & Tours". Yes you can walk up to the edge of this crater most days.
  • Nice little helicopter video on Costa Rica: ask us how to find these
  • COSTA RICA #1 AGAIN - The TED Video: happy and sustainable

Click on RESERVATIONS or CONTACT US or CHAT or just email or phone us if you have ANY questions about traveling in Costa Rica.

"Here I hoped to have the leisure to mature my thoughts on these baffling problems."
Alexander F. Skutch, A Naturalist in Costa Rica written around 1940 (one of the greatest naturalists to adopt Costa Rica).

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