Pura Vida Hotel

1500 meters north of the Fabrica Punto Rojo, Alajuela, Province of Alajuela, Costa Rica | Hotel
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A Tale of 3 Buses

A travel blog entry by swyla.travel


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 didnt think wed 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 Im dwelling on that too much.

Sleepless in La Fortuna

A travel blog entry by swyla.travel


The Pura Vida hotel is lovely to look at, quaint little rooms with a view of the volcano if its 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 …


A travel blog entry by swyla.travel


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 …

Day 11, Sunday, Leaving for Alajuela/San Jose

A travel blog entry by lauriesnym


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 …

No pancakes, no parades, no beads.

A travel blog entry by bpancoast

... We also got to treat a patient using the horse, with one of the students actually riding the horse with the two year old patient. He was absolutely delighted! One of our translators, Antonio, was helping us to hook up the electrical equipment and the extension cord had a surge and blew through the external casing. Luckily, Antonio was not hurt, and nothing caught on fire! Antonio also owns a whole bunch of horses, cows, and dogs on a farm. He began to instruct the staff member ...

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    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding