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Pura Van Campsite: campervan from Pura Van at our camping Pura Van Campsite: Spacious pitches among greenery

General

  • Private and secure family-friendly site in scenic Alajuela
  • A 35-minute drive from the Costa Rican capital, San José
  • Paradise for hikers and bikers: two national parks within easy reach

Do you dream of exploring the rainforests, having daring escapades on volcanoes and fuelling your adrenaline needs on whitewater rivers? Park up for your hols at Pura Van Campsite, a family-friendly site in the town of La Garita in the San José area of Alajuela province.

Pura Van's a prime jumping off point for exploring the volcanoes, rainforest and cities of Costa Rica – Volcán Poás and Braulio Carrillo national parks are around an hour’s drive from the site for challenging hiking and biking, and the bars, restaurants, museums, galleries and tourist sites of capital city San José are about half an hour away.

If you’re at a loss for what to do, the site is in the grounds of a campervan rental centre, so the owners are well informed on local areas worth visiting and happy to advise you or organise tours.

Eyelids drooping after all this activity? You’re in the right country… Make your way to Doka Estate, 40 minutes from Pura Van, for a tour of the coffee plantation – and pick up a steaming hot mug of the black stuff while you’re there.

Obviously you can’t live on coffee for your entire break (even if you wish you could), so bag some supplies from the shop across the road and grill them up on the shared barbecue or in the small kitchen... then settle down for serene times among the fruit trees. If you want a break from cooking, there are plenty of restaurants within 20 minutes of the site.

Please note

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.

Bookings must not be for more than 30 consecutive nights.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.


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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Tents for hire

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Microlodges

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Peaceful

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Location

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  • La Garita, Alajuela, Costa Rica, 21113
  • Timezone America/Costa_Rica Central Standard Time (GMT-06:00)   GPS 9.9918°N 84.3026°W

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Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Active types staying at Pura Van Campsite should head to Volcán Poás and Braulio Carrillo national parks to get their hike or bike on, zip to Canopy Adventure Volcán Barva for some ziplining, go river rafting, canyoning, rappelling or tubing with Costa Rican Trails, or swim on over to the Gulf of Nicoya for watersports and fishing – all within around an hour’s drive.

After a more sedate experience during your getaway? Start with a leisurely stroll around Botanical Orchid Garden La Garita, five minutes away, then make your way into San José to wander the streets, visit museums and galleries, poke around street markets and try out some of the local craft brews.

The kids may not be particularly receptive to following their parents around a bunch of breweries for the entire hol, so put some stuff on the list for them: the animal rescue and conservation park, ZooAve, is 10 minutes from the site, and Parque Diversiones amusement park is 25 minutes away. If they’re up for a longer journey, Balneario Las Musas and Parque Acuático Villas Fantasía waterparks are both under an hour from Pura Van.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  8 a.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  4 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  8 a.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  4 p.m.

The main gate is closed at all times. Please ring one of the doorbells on arrival.

Pura Van Campsite cancellation policy

No refunds within 3 weeks of arrival date.

Bookings cannot be amended within 2 day(s) of arrival.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.
The balance is due 3 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 3 weeks then the balance should be paid as soon as possible.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Payment methods accepted on the park

Cash

Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Pura Van Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Pura Van Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Pura Van Campsite? Active types staying at Pura Van Campsite should head to Volcán Poás and Braulio Carrillo national parks to get their hike or bike on, zip to Canopy Adventure Volcán Barva for some … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Pura Van Campsite?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  8 a.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  4 p.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  8 a.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  4 p.m.

    The main gate is closed at all times. Please ring one of the doorbells on arrival.

    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Pura Van Campsite? From £7.21 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 2 day(s) of arrival.

Dogs
Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Bookings must not be for more than 30 consecutive nights.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.

Reception
Reception is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. between 01/01 and 31/12.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 9 p.m..
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

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