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Pura Vida Ride

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

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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Everything you need in Las Catalinas

We visited Pura Vida Ride twice on our trip in Playa Flamingo. The staff are very friendly and helpful. We rented kayaks and lockers to store our valuables. There are many... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
MirandaNP
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Burlington, Canada
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Burlington, Canada
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We visited Pura Vida Ride twice on our trip in Playa Flamingo. The staff are very friendly and helpful. We rented kayaks and lockers to store our valuables. There are many services offered and they rent just about anything that floats and rolls/ offer lessons. We also purchased ice cream and drinks from them. The store is great, lots to... More 

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Thank MirandaNP
austin, tx
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family rented lots of gear from Pura Vida Ride during our three day stay at Las Catalinas (where Pura Vida Ride is located.) All of the gear (boogie boards, kayaks, stand-up paddle boards and mountain bikes) was in great condition. We also purchased some t-shirts and other items and while the shop is small, they have a very broad... More 

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Thank sln1967
Costa Rica
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a very good time with Jason. He was very helpful and taught my kids how to paddle board. Really one of the best experiences ever. :)

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Thank Greg_Berningham
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We weren't sure what places would be open and what to do on Christmas Day, so we e-mailed Pura Vida Ride late on the 23rd. Francisco and Jake were quick to reply that they would positively be open at 7am! Well, we weren't in any hurry to be there quite that early, but were happy they were open for business.... More 

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Thank Michael P
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My fiancé and I drove to Las Catalinas on a whim and were so happy to come across Pura Visa Ride. We'd been dying to try Paddle boarding, and we walked right into the shop and got set up with Jason who took us on a private paddle boarding excursion right then and there. Very reasonable priced for our 2... More 

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Thank Lauren W
Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This became my home base over my vacation. We hiked, swam, and paddle boarded from Catalinas, spent X-Mas eve here. But always going to Pura Vida Ride for amazing coffee, great ice cream, rented SUP, bought T-shirts (designed for them), hats, bracelets, . . .Everyone who works here were amazing. My daughter and I were rescued by Sam when we... More 

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Thank Linda H
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did a Stand up paddle board tour with Adrien. He was really helpful, explained us techniques and helped us enter and exit water. We went with him to a beach accessible only via water... Very nice experience, we recomand you to do this tour with Adrien!! Also, Franscico was more than helpful before the trip, helping us book the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

Did a 3 hour self guided tour in Dec 2015. We ended up going around the two small islands out in the bay, then along the flat pleasant beach at Playa Danta. Went early in the morning so the water was great. Excellent, friendly service and would definitely go again when back in Costa Rica.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

We brought our own pedals and shoes (which would be highly recommended). The guys in the shop were very friendly and helpful and hooked us up with the sweetest bikes.Thank you Adrian and Frank!! One bike was virtually brand new and both had all high end components and disk brakes. They helped us pick the best package deal for our... More 

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Tustin, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

My husband and I rented mountain bikes here today. The experience was great! They have a nice selection of bikes, both hard tail and dual suspension. They took great care to explain the trail system to us before we left The trails are very well maintained and take you into the jungle as well as near the beach. Every associate... More 

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