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Travel Photos & Reviews

There are many ways to make a decision about your vacation accommodations and transportation while you are here. Here's a few random pics from our travels and trips . . . ask us about the places we love to go:

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For now we want to send a BIG THANK YOU to all our former guests

. . .for their support through the guide books, the online forums and the reviews that you have given us!  Muchas Gracias from the Pura Vida Hotel and InsightCostaRica!

We have gads of TripAdvisor ratings, gads more notices on Tralfamadorean online space forums and is listed in pretty much every guidebook such as

  • Fodors Costa Rica
  • The Moon Guide to Costa Rica
  • Sleeping with the Toucans - 100 Great Places to Stay
  • Open Road's Best of Costa Rica
  • New Key to Costa Rica
  • National Geographic Costa Rica
  • Time Out Costa Rica
  • Discovery Channel Costa Rica
  • Adventure Guide to Costa Rica
  • Rum and Reggaes Costa Rica
  • Frommers Costa Rica
  • Explore Costa Rica

Lots of guests just keep coming back every year (you'll find their comments in TripAdvisor) and many others who came as referrals from their friends.  Here's a few:

"We had a wonderful early morning excursion to Poas Volcano, a great view of the volcano and a hike too." Suzanne and Bruce Degen, San Anselmo, California

"Our whole trip in Costa Rica was fully Pura Vida. We snorkeled with dolphins, dived with sharks, saw manta rays jumping out of the water. . . ". Paul & Tosca Amsterdam, Holland

"Besides the food, which was stupendous, we loved our day exploring with our English speaking driver/guide from the Pura Vida Hotel." Cathy Sanford, Scotts Valley, California

"We saw the rain forest in Monteverde, were lucky enough to see Volcan Arenal erupting for two nights in a row, and came face to face with monkeys in Manuel Antonio, which is a beautiful town." Steve, Oakland, California, USA

"We lived in this country a fantastic adventure with tops as Irazu craters, Arenal eruptions, Tortuguero animals, Cahuita, and Osa peninsula." Didier, Francoise, Magali et Timothy Kruger, Montpellier, France

"Pura Vida arranged for a wonderful English-speaking guide who took me to the butterfly farm and the Alajuela market. The day was capped by one of the best meals I've had." Lynne, Park City, Utah The Secret Garden