Pura Vida Hotel
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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 …
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 …
... Jenny and I had a half
English half Spanish conversation which resulted in the other staff there
harvesting some equipment and toys for me...so, clearly we had a coherent
conversation! Yay us!
After Manos, we headed souvenir shopping at the grocery store...a
necessity (I got orange juice!!), and came back to the hotel. It's pizza for
dinner tonight. Then it's time to begin packing up for the journey home.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services