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Cabinas Pura Vida

Bahia Drake centro, Drake Bay, Costa Rica
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Red Deer, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

I discovered Cabinas Pura Vida on GoogleEarth while looking for an affordable way to access Corcovado National Park. My wife and I were traveling with another couple and I was a little nervous that Drake Bay, a town without an all-weather road, might be a little outside their comfort zone. Fortunately my e-mail and telephone inquiries all received prompt and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Cabinas Pura Vida was recommended to us by our boat driver from Sierpe to Drake Bay, and I'm so glad it was! We were picked up on the beach and driven to the location. We were given a discount on the room, which was clean, well furnished, comfortable, and cute. I ate THE BEST casada (typical Costa Rican meal) that... More

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Escazu, Costa Rica
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013 via mobile

Once in Drake beach, we were picked up by the "Pura Vida" owner. We had a very warm welcoming, they seemed to be friendly. Unfortunately it was not what we had agreed on. The first night we talked about the arrangements, prices and what we wanted to have included: the whole plan sounded amazing, when it was simply a start:... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

My first time at Bahia Drake, it was great due to whales, but certainly I could have found a better place to stay. $30 a night no meal included is a bit pricey. Restaurant was closed so I cannot comment on how good it is They have no safe in the room so leaving your stuff could be risky. The... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Had a great time at Cabinas Pura Vida when I vistied last December . Very clean, and very affordable. Victor was an amazing host, very helpful with recommending what to do. Great guy who also speaks impeccable English. I happened to be in Drake Bay on my birthday (by myself) an he even took me and his friends to celebrate.... More

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Zarcero
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

We were originally booked with a bungalow (that happened to over-book themselves and leave us out to dry with no place to stay). They set us up with Cabinas Pura Vida for our stay and it could not have worked out better for us! We were more than happy with our stay and will definitely stay there the next time... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

I have stayed here two years in a row and am never disappointed. The price is excellent and Elizabetta is a great cook and always happy to help. The owner Robbie is a really great guy too and he always looks out for his guests and helps them out however he can and we always have a great time. He... More

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Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

One of the best spots during our stay in Costa Rica! Besides the wonderful nature, we really enjoyed staying at Pura Vida. Very nice and clean rooms, close to the beach, supermarket and restaurants, but very calm. Friendly and warm atmosphere. Thanks a lot to Victor and his family for this nice place and also for their hospitality and help... More

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Brampton, Canada
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

I stayed here for 4 nights. The room was very clean and had an ensuite bathroom and 2 fans. The room was $30 single plus tax a night making it one of the best value options in Drake Bay. Victor was very helpful with booking tours in Drake Bay and also arranged a taxi for me from Palmar Norte and... More

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Awesome hospitality Victor, Wendy and their family were super and helpful. Simple clean accomodations with hummingbirds and Toucans flying around the place. Snorkeling at Isla Del Cano was super saw sharks dolphins and sea turtle! Pura Vida Siempre

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Address: Bahia Drake centro, Drake Bay, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Drake Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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Cabinas Pura Vida is a small family-oriented hotel, operated by Norlyn Rojas who is a Tico! The hotel is centrally located in the peaceful village of Agujitas, Bahia Drake (a.k.a. Drake Bay). It is surrounded by a lush tropical rainforest and beautiful beaches. You will be cheerfully attended by its new management staff. Whether you are Tico or extranjero you will be happy you chose to travel to this remote and wild paradise on Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula. We offer guided tours to Corcovado National Park and Caño Island as well as sport fishing, nights tours, birding, horseback riding, poison dart frog tours, canopy ziplinig, and much more ! Our restaurant is now open and we have a brand new menu.We are the best choice for price, quality, and service.Cabinas Pura Vida Bahia Drake is waiting for you! Certificate of Excellence ... more   less 
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