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Address: Las Catalinas at Playa Danta, Las Catalinas 50304, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506-2654-6137
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Description: Pura Vida Ride is located 50 meters from the waters edge in one of the...
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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Amazing MTB trails

Relatively new, as of 5/2015, hand made trails that weave around I the hills. Lots of sweeping corners and beautiful vistas do not disappoint. The staff at the shop are friendly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Traverse City, Michigan
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Traverse City, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Relatively new, as of 5/2015, hand made trails that weave around I the hills. Lots of sweeping corners and beautiful vistas do not disappoint. The staff at the shop are friendly and helpful and the bikes are in great shape. Some good if not typical beach merch also in the shop. Didn't try the coffee but may have to go... More 

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Montreal, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Being experts in Chai-ology, we travelled all the way from Canada because we were told that Adrian at Pura Vida Ride was the Chai Master. We were not only not disappointed, we bought hats in honour of the experience. Until the next time, mmmmm, that's good. Real good. We're not going home. Thanks to the Chai Master for our Sunday... More 

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Escazu, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Adrian is the chai master wow!!! Seriously the best latte ever! Super friendly staff, great hats and super cute rip curl bikinis!!!

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Bound Brook, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

My husband and I took a stand-up paddle boarding lesson at Pura Vida Ride on April 13, 2015 and it was awesome! We went out with Adrian as our instructor/guide and he was fantastic - a great teacher and cool to talk to! The beach and ocean around Las Catalinas is beautiful and great for paddle boarding because it's pretty... More 

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Canmore, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Pura Vida Ride was suggested by a friend and we had a chance to stop in a couple of days before heading home after 2 fantastic weeks in Costa Rica. The manager and staff were awesome and the store had great gear (bikes, SUPs and clothing). The manager was from Canada and treated us real well. He made great iced... More 

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Newport, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

On Wednesday, I went on a guided mountain bike ride with Jessi while my husband and daughter went snorkelling and boogie boarding. The Pura Vida shop is wonderful with great equipment and very friendly staff. The beach outside the store is beautiful with lots of shady spots and fun rope swings and slack lines. Prior to playing, we had fish... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Pura Vida ride is top notch. Super friendly staff, knowledgeable about all their gear, the rental bikes are in tip top condition (the Scott bike I rented was brand new). I'm an expert level rider, so I didn't find the trails at Las Catalinas to be as interesting as the places I ride in the states, but the terrain and... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I've been to Costa Rica many times, but just discovered Pura Vida Ride & Playa Danta on my most recent vacation in March 2015- I wish I had discovered it sooner. I had been drawn to Las Catalinas for paddleboard yoga- but it was a little too windy, so it was cancelled. I decided to stay and go out myself.... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I couldn't be more satisfied with my experience with Pura Vida Ride. Five stars is truly not enough. I did a mountain bike tour with Patrick, a superb guide. The location, beach, hills and surrounding area is truly beautiful; probably have never ridden a bike a in a more beautiful place. The staff were, knowledgable, friendly and as others have... More 

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Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

This place is amazing, and on such a beautiful beach that isn't overrun with tourists just yet. They don't mess around with their mountain biking tours, the guide is in amazing shape and its a crazy workout! I made the mistake of thinking it would be a nice picturesque potentially challenging day, and ended up eating it twice on the... More 

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