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Cabinas Pura Vida

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| Bahia Drake, Drake Bay, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The rooms are nice and clean. The location is perfect, just at the end of the central street. Quite but close to restaurants and the supermarket. The hosts are very friendly and help you with all kind of questions and can arrange tours. We were very late organizing our Corcovado trip but they managed to arrange it for us and... More 

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Bahia D, Manager at Cabinas Pura Vida, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words, it was a pleasure to attend you and organize your tours. Since October 2015 Steven and I say goodbye to Cabinas Pura Vida to continue undertaking personal projects that allow us develop our career as a biologist and naturalist guide, in order to offer to our visitors a wonderful experience in nature... More 

Airlie Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Very nice place and the owners are very nice. They were doing some work so they upgraded us for free, room was very clean and they also cleaned it daily helped us book tours, kitchen was great clean. Good location. Would definitely stay again.

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Bahia D, Manager at Cabinas Pura Vida, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words, it was a pleasure to attend you and organize your tours. Since October 2015 Steven and I say goodbye to Cabinas Pura Vida to continue undertaking personal projects that allow us develop our career as a biologist and naturalist guide, in order to offer to our visitors a wonderful experience in nature... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We really enjoyed our stay here. Great rooms (spacious and clean), hot showers, great location and very friendly hosts. The communal kitchen was also excellent and very clean. Nice verandahs attached to the rooms (Standard) with seat and hammock. The hots also arranged an excellent guided tour for us. Can highly recommend this place for your stay in Bahia Drake.... More 

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Bahia D, Manager at Cabinas Pura Vida, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words, it was a pleasure to attend you and organize your tours. Since October 2015 Steven and I say goodbye to Cabinas Pura Vida to continue undertaking personal projects that allow us develop our career as a biologist and naturalist guide, in order to offer to our visitors a wonderful experience in nature... More 

Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We booked Pura Vida through Hostelbookers, so in our standards of a hostel Pura Vida is right up there. Deya emailed us back right away whenever we had questions, when we were going to be arriving a day late they had no problems with us changing our dates. The rooms are clean and we had a private room with a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Owners Deyanira and Steve are very friendly and attentive. Just a short walk to town and to the beach. Very close you can find a restaurant and a bar that seems to be very popular in town. There is a kitchen you can use. Wi-fi access is free. The owners can help you arrange a tour and also a Taxi... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

About a 5 min walk to the "main strip" and 10 min to beach. Clean and comfortable rooms; clean, shared kitchen and refrigerator; friendly owners; quiet. Nice hammocks and lounge spots outside the room. Had laundry service (fee). Only thing missing was a view of the water but we were only in our room to rest so would not have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This is a very nice place to stay. The owners can arrange all kind of tours for you. You can cook but the kitchen could use some fresh towels now and then... You can relax in the hammucks and the comfy chairs at the cabinas. The rooms are excellent. I would give a 4,5 out of 5 if I could.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We did not stay in the cabinas so I cannot say nothing about the rooms and that is why I am rating it very good, not excellent. However when we arrived to Drake Bay from San Jose, we did not have a booking and we could not find any room available. When we arrived to this hostel and were not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We (a young couple) stayed three nights in a big room (one double bed and one bunk bed) with private bathroom. Everything was really clean and the hosts we´re friendly and helpful. We can definitively recommend to stay there. It´s a little bit further from the beach (maybe 5-10 minutes walk).

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Cabicas Pura Vida are a great place to stay, while being in the Corcovado region. The rooms are clean and cozy, and the rest of the property is a pleasant place to relax. The hosts are very friendly and helpful. Both Steven and Deya know the plant and animal life in the surrounding. It is possible to see amazing sights... More 

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Thank you very much for your kind words, it was a pleasure to attend the tours and organizing them. Since October 2015 Steven and I say goodbye to Cabinas Pura Vida to continue undertaking personal projects that allow us to develop our career as a biologist and naturalist guide, in order to offer our visitors a wonderful experience in nature... More 

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