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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...

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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My husband and I had a great time with Pura Vida Ride in October 2015. Francisco was really helpful and arranged a mountain bike trip for us. The bikes were in great shape and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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English first
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I had a great time with Pura Vida Ride in October 2015. Francisco was really helpful and arranged a mountain bike trip for us. The bikes were in great shape and the trails they have access to are nicely groomed. Ariana took us on a 3 hour ride which offered beautiful views of the ocean and really... More 

Thank where_2_nxt?
Monroe, NY
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved it here and would visit again. We went as a group of 10 back in July the entire staff was amazing Sam,Frank, Scott, Jake. They have great high end bikes, the trails are amazing lots of uphill but trails are cut in such a way they are amazing, nice and smooth but a great challenge. We had such a... More 

Thank McTobey
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

After amazing morning Spanish classes at CPI Flamingo, afternoons are free for a variety of water based activities. Guided Stand Up Paddling was a #1 favorite for my sons. Francisco and Andres are super friendly, patient and made the experience! Enjoy a gelato or iced coffee after the hour and a half lesson.

Thank J-Span5
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

My friend and I went on two guided excursions with Adrian from Pura Vida Ride and they were incredible! We are novice stand up paddlers and kayakers and Adrian did a perfect job instructing us. He took us to a couple of different beaches/coves which we would not have discovered without him. The whole experience was incredible and I HIGHLY... More 

Thank Amanda F
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Enjoyed a great ride today guided by Sam. Great experience. I was staying in Playa Hermosa, 40 minutes away and Jake arranged for transportation making it easy. Would definitely recommend! Trails were maintained well and had great flow and scenic views! Kudo's Pura Vida Ride!

Thank Mark M
Level Contributor
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Props to to Sam, Adrian and Frank at Pura Vida Ride shop! They are awesome! They hooked me up with a nice ride Kona 26er. The handlebar was a bit too narrow and I think it was the first time I've got 26er. :) definitely felt the difference in gear shifting pattern and handling. So about the ride - one... More 

Thank Alex G
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

thanks to mike, sam, and all the other staff that made this trip so amazing the biking was unbelivable great equipment and a great trail

Thank mendel d
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Look no further. You have found the place. Epic adventure. Gorgeous vistas. Unforgettable memories. The guides pull off the perfect balance of expert professionalism and casual fun. Mountain biking, paddle boarding, surfing, kayaking... And anything else you want by request. The best part of it all? They designed the entire experience on a new Eco-friendly beach that feels completely authentic... More 

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

the trails are the smoothest single track I've encountered. I'd call this an intermediate and expert group of trails. Great views. No rocks or roots. Tons of switchbacks with monkeys observing in many spots. Some of the area are steep but totally not technical. The bikes are new dual and hard tail . Special shout out to Ariana,Sam, frank,Scott and... More 

Thank L1308GNcynthias
East Hampton, Connecticut
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37 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We bought the 1/2 day multi-sport passes. We used the boogie boards, paddle boards, sea kayaks, and bikes. The employees were really nice and helpful. We all had a blast playing in the water on the beautiful beach. Pura Vida Ride is located right on the beach.

Thank Cheri R

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