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Well appointed private casitas near San Jose (SJO) airport

Well appointed private casitas near San Jose (SJO) airport


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

  • a delicious breakfast (or "breakfast to go" for those early airport exits at any time)
  • one free international airport pickup with each room to help you find us safely (airport return by taxi is about $9)
  • fridge, coffee maker, ceiling fan, fire safe, CD/alarm
  • free WiFi and public internet station
  • 2 large friendly and rambunctious dogs
  • of course, great pillows and an excellent mattress
  • and a free upgrade and a 10% discount off the double rates in high season if you are a returning guest (but you need to remind us)
  • 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!"


Click on any link below for the room details. If you are a returnee there is a "returnee discount" of 10% on the high season prices.

CASITA OR ROOM (double occupancy)... HIGH SEASON
Dec 1 to Apr 30
May 1 to Nov 30
Orchid Room $ 99
$ 79
Sleeps up to 2
Volcano Studio
$140 $105
Sleeps up to 4
Mariposa Casita $149 $105
Sleeps up to 4
Toucan Casita $135 $ 99
Sleeps up to 4
Rain Forest Casita $149 $115
Sleeps up to 4
Katydid Casita $165 $125
Sleeps up to 6


Or just go bla bla bla bla, stick your fingers in your ears and skip it  .  .  .

Pura Vida Hotel near San Jose (SJO) airport

The Toucan Casita bathroom - room to swing a cat

Pura Vida Hotel near San Jose (SJO) airport

Our dining area and the gardens converge

  • All rates are double occupancy - $20 for each additional person, maximum rate for any room/Casita is $225 (6 person occupancy), add 13% taxes to all rates
  • Single occupancy any room - $90 as available
  • Resident Rate single or double $75 with cedula
  • Breakfast included in all room rates - "breakfast to go" for early flights
  • "Personal chef dinners" but must be booked in advance
  • 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 (no travelers checks)
  • 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 6 or under (or certain older males of the species), we have 2 rambunctious dogs  (exceptions made 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


  • Itinerary planning assistance for you or your group - call or email any time
  • Reliable and no hassle car rental can be delivered to breakfast table - email us for your car quote - only Toyota late model (usually this year) 2WD/4WD/Vans etc
  • Private 12 or 15 or 24 passenger A/C van or bus with knowledgeable English speaking naturalist driver/guide for day trips, tours or just to get to your next destination with an experienced knowledgeable guide
  • Great recommendations for hotels we love to stay at all over the country - owner occupied not faceless mirages (of course :-))