Hotel Rooms and Rates

High Season

November 16 to April 15
Orchid Room $119
Volcano Studio   $159
Mariposa Casita   $165
Toucan Casita   $125
Rain Forest Casita   $159
Katydid Casita   $189

Low Season

April 16 to August 31 
Orchid Room $90
Volcano Studio$135
Mariposa Casita$149
Toucan Casita $119
Rain Forest Casita$135
Katydid Casita$159

Super Low Season

September 1 to November 15
Orchid Room $90
Volcano Studio $95
Mariposa Casita $99
Toucan Casita $95
Rain Forest Casita $99
Katydid Casita$119

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All rates are double occupancy. If you are a returnee there is a "returnee discount" of 10% on the high season prices.  Also ask for your 10% discount on high season prices if you are a deep space physicist, biologist, rocket engineer, peace corps volunteer, stand up comedian or teacher :-))

What do you get?

Lots of local information, the occasional dumb joke, a nice selection of wines, some lovely orchids in a delightful garden and:

1 a delicious breakfast (or "breakfast to go" for those early airport exits at any time)

2 one free international airport pickup with each room to help you find us safely (airport return by taxi is about $9)

3 fridge, coffee maker, ceiling fan, fire safe

4 free fast WiFi (of course)

5 2 large friendly and rambunctious dogs

6 of course, great pillows and an excellent mattress

7 plenty of parking inside our secure compound

8 and our special travelers guarantee - " if you are arriving on your first night in Costa Rica and your flight is canceled or diverted, you will not be charged for the room night for airlines that you can't control - no worries and Pura Vida!"

Layout of Casitas, Restaurant and Garden

Well appointed private casitas near San Jose (SJO) airport

Garden, Reception Area and Orchid Restaurant

The Pura Vida Hotel is a colonial style former coffee finca. There is a main house/reception (Casa) and the rest of the hotel is "in the gardens". Our gardens have a nice view to Poas Volcano. If you want to go to Poas today, you can tell what the visibility will be like from your Casita or the restaurant area. We have 4 free standing Casitas, a studio and a room in the main Casa set in a secret garden overlooking the Rio Itiquis valley below.

We think this is the best place to start or end your marvelous journey to Costa Rica.

Pura Vida Hotel restaurant near San Jose (SJO) airport

Our dining area and the gardens converge


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  • All rates are double occupancy - $20 for each additional person, maximum rate for any room/Casita is $269 (6 person occupancy), add 13% taxes to all rates
  • Resident Rate single or double $85 with cedula, free parking for a week based on availability (Katydid $20 extra)
  • Breakfast included in all room rates - "breakfast to go" available for early flights
  • Pre-book FREE AIRPORT PICKUP for International arrivals - included in room rates
  • All rooms and all public areas are non-smoking
  • We email everyone confirmations, if you do not have a confirmation number, you do not have a guaranteed reservation
  • Room guarantee by email/credit card - we do not pre-charge your card
  • Payment accepted by cash or credit card
  • Remember to book dinner (advance reservations required) - dinner is not always available OR book ahead a "late arrival" meal for flight arrivals after 6pm
  • We cannot accept children 7 or under (or certain older males of the species or 6 if your name is Zenya and you have a cool name like Henry), we have a rambunctious dog (exceptions are possible for perfect angels with a note from their teacher)
  • Parties of 12 or more - book entire hotel (run of the house rates) & dinner for your private party

What our guests are saying

"Before we left we could check out Poas from the restaurant... We had a wonderful early morning excursion to Poas Volcano, a great view of the volcano and a hike too." Suzanne and Bruce, San Anselmo, California


"Thank you Pura Vida Hotel. We simply enjoyed this very relaxing place with a wonderful breakfast and an amazing dinner, surrounded by your beautiful garden."
Florence, Paris, France


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