Pura Vida Hotel
Travel Blogs from Alajuela
Ate a leisurely breakfast at Blue Banyan Inn. We will miss the Inn. It was a favorite of all our residences during our trip. We drove thru the mountains towards San Jose. We also stopped in Jaco. The city of Alajuela has all types of residential areas (picture from blog). We found the rental place where we were to leave our car (Dollar Rental). We …
Woke up at 7.30, showered, dressed, happy to have our bags and toiletries. Clean clothes are heavenly. There was a brief time that we didn´t think we´d see our bags again, but then at 11.45 pm, right before midnight when I was about to throw in the towel, the man in the van with our bags arrived. Perhaps I´m dwelling on that too much.
The Pura Vida hotel is lovely to look at, quaint little rooms with a view of the volcano if it´s not cloudy (as it is right now).
But if you actually want to sleep in the Pura Vida hotel you will find it almost impossible. The trucks roll by at all hours of the night and there is a disco somewhere in …
After the Internet cafe we mosied back up to our hotel. But onthe way we stopped in a clothing store so I could buy a cheap pair of jeans. $18, amazing. We also stopped for a fajita and fries at a different soda place. We took a short nap when we got back to the hotel, it was still noisy with trucks zooming by. Sigh.
For dinner before our …
... we were stopped by the tourist police and were asked to show our passports. Of course, all of us had our passports in our suitcases which were in the trunk. We rummaged through and got most of them - the cop waved us though and told mom not to worry about it.
Eventually we had to go up into the mountains, and got to go through a 600 m tunnel through the mountain. He told us that the road we were taking went up over the mountain, called highway 89, was the most ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Free parking