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Pura Vida Ride

Las Catalinas at Playa Danta, Las Catalinas 50304, Costa Rica
506-2654-6137
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports
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... more » 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. « less
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California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Great staff, bikes and trails. The sections we rode were really nice flowy singletrack. Recommend riding early or late in the day to take advantage of lower temperatures. Nice beach and opportunity to kayak, SUP and snorkel. We took advantage of the multi-sport package. Restaurant/open air bar offered a good lunch. They are open 7 days a week. Would be... More

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Douglasville, Georgia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

On 22 June, 2014 my family rented snorkel equipment for the day. We were not prepared for the rough water and rocky beach that we encountered at Playa Danta. The waves crashing to the shore made it very difficult to get very far and when we did finally get beyond the waves, the water was too murky to see anything... More

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I have been vacationing in Costa Rica every year for the last 5 years and had biked there before but riding the trails at Pura Vida Ride was truly a unique and amazing experience! Our guide Yannick was friendly and knowledgeable and we enjoyed riding with him a great deal. The views are absolutely breathtaking and the trails were challenging... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

My family and I visited pura vida ride for the second time. The facility is great, the people who work there are even better, very friendly and helpful. I went for a ride with Yannick, he is a great guide and had a blast. The trails are well maintained and fun to ride. Looking forward to next years ride

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Highland Lakes, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We were with a multi-age group (between 6 and 70 yrs old) and had a nice 2 hour sea kayaking tour with Yannick. He helped those of us who needed it and even took one of the kids into his kayak when it proved a bit difficult for her mom to paddle both of them. He got us moving and... More

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Boise, Idaho
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We had a really nice ride on the Mountain Bike Trails at Playa Danta. Yannick was a great guide, pointing out things along the way, including fish in the water that we could see from high up above. When we were done, we took a dip in the water just outside their shop. The staff were all super friendly and... More

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Greenwood Village, Colorado
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

My family stayed at Las Catalinas on Playa Danta for the last week and rented all our outdoor adventure gear (bikes, paddleboard, boogie board) from Pura Vida Ride. The staff is absolutely wonderful. Yannick, Reeny, Lara, Missy and Keaton make the experience. They go way out of their way to help everyone that walks through the door. And my son,... More

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Cartago, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I went to Pura Vida Ride to buy some swimwear and the employee, Melissa, was super helpful and friendly. She not only helped me pick out the perfect board shorts, she also shared her knowledge of the area and gave me good advice regarding where to kayak. I spent most of my time in Potrero visiting the places she recommended,... More

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