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Cabinas Pura Vida

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Bahia Drake centro, 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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We felt very comfortable here, cabinas were clean, hosts were very accommodating and helpful. Value for the cost was superb! Restaurant on premise was best food in Coast Rica for us. Pura Vera! We would stay there again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Cabinas Pura Vida is an exellent stay to explore the Corcovado region. The rooms are very clean and nice. You have your own little terrace with a hammock! While laying in the hammock the hummingbirds came to say hello, was amazing! We also had the breakfast there which was very good! If you need a good guy ask for Steven... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

A great place to stay over when you want to visit Corcovado. The cabinas are comfortable and very clean. The food in the restaurant is also very nice, just as the service is. I would definitely recommend this place. Btw. If you want a guide. Ask for Steven. He is your man with super knowledge. We had a great time... More 

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Turrialba, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I recently used these cabins as a staging place to plan and execute my exploratory travels further south onto the peninsula. Rooms are clean and include multiple powerful fans (this is key if no a/c in places like Corcovado-- at least for big guys like me) which were more than enough to keep the humidity/heat at bay. Our room had... More 

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