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Pura Vida Ride

Address: Las Catalinas at Playa Danta, Las Catalinas 50304, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506-2654-6137
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Owner description: Pura Vida Ride is located 50 meters from the waters edge in one of the most spectacular setting in...
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Owner description: Pura Vida Ride is located 50 meters from the waters edge in one of the most spectacular setting in Costa Rica. We provide Stand-Up-Paddle, Mountain Bike, Kayak and snorkel rental and sales and offer a range of guided tours, lessons, adventure packages, and transportation services. Our outfitter store also offers a full service General Store offering the best coffee, pastries, ice creams, drinks and snacks on the Gold Coast of Guanacaste.Welcome to our Playground: Nature built it; we supply the toys.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This place is a great find! Our time here was on of the highlights of our vacation. The staff was super friendly and knowledgable. We did both kayaking and mountain biking with different guides. They were great with our kids and made sure to keep us both safe and entertained. The shop has great gear and the homemade banana bread... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I made the trek from Tamarindo to Las Catalinas at Playa Danta and it was well worth the trip. Ever since I heard of stand up paddleboard yoga I have wanted to try it. I love paddle boarding but had only experienced it on a Canadian Lake and not on the open ocean. I arranged a cab ride to take... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Want some fitness fun on the beach or on the water? Try either SUPfit or Beach Blast classes with Jessie! I've attended both and had a great workout. She's very knowledgable on whole body fitness, can tailor the class to your level/schedule and is just an all around nice person! I plan on being a repeat customer.

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Sandys Parish, Bermuda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

My husband is good at mountain biking, while I myself last rode a bicycle when I was around 12 years old.. So I was nervous at some parts of the trails and very nervous at other parts, but overall it was unbelievable fun. Well maintained trails wind around mountains with stunning jungle and oceans views. I think they said they... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The entire staff at the shop is very friendly and helpful. They offered suggestions and were able to help in any way. They also make some good coffee too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I just got married and spent our honeymoon at Playa Flamingo. We took a short joy ride up the coast and came across Playa Danta. We stopped in the surf shop cause we noticed the shaved ice sign outside. To our surprise they served coffee which was much needed. Frank made a mean cafe con leche. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I visited your shop at playa Danta and had such a nice experience. Francisco was so considerate and became a friend imdiatly rather than just someone providing service. Thanks so much for all the help and friendliness.

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Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Spent two weeks in Flamingo wanting to sample all the area beaches. After finding Playa Danta and Pura Vida Ride, our searching was over. We spent the next week straight on the sand sampling all the activities. The crew at the shop was friendly and helpful. We enjoyed snorkeling, paddle boarding, paddle board yoga and kayaking. An avid mountain biker... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Rented snorkel gear from this company a week ago. Francisco was extremely helpful and took time to outfit me with the proper equipment.Laid back feel with attentive customer service, Highly recommend.

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Neptune Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

An excellent selection of mountain bikes, and wonderful trails that challenge but flow beautifully through the hills around the town. The staff are all friendly and helpful, and when you're done riding, hop of a kayak or SUP in the beautiful bay. We brought our snorkeling gear and chose kayaks, but the SUPs selection was impressive, too.

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