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Pirate Cove

Certificate of Excellence
Next to the Drake Bay River, Drake Bay, Costa Rica
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Pirate Cove
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Ranked #7 of 8 Hotels in Drake Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I recently stayed at Pirate Cove (bungalow) for almost 2 weeks (I was there last year and fell madly in love with it), and again, it was simply the perfect home away from home for a solo female traveler. Susanne, Nelson, all the hotel staff, the boat captains, and the naturalist guides are super friendly and helpful, and all work... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Thank you so much to Suzanne and her team for a wonderful holiday at Pirate Cove...... We stayed at Pirate Cove for 4 nights in a wonderfully private, air conditioned cabin. The cabin was situated in the shadows of the tree canopy, surrounded by hummingbirds, iguanas and even a possum and it looked out to the mangroves and the sea.... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The first night we spent in the room right above the kitchen. Cannot recommend that. So we paid some extra money and upgraded to the newest bungalow located furthest away north. It was a beautiful room with the loveliest balcony overlooking the river and the ocean. It even had a hammock. Good beds too. Nelson, the manager was extremely helpful... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

With some trepidation I dove Cano Island with Cano Divers as the cruise line that I was on did not recommend diving here because of bad currents. However, from the time I met Wilson my mind was at ease. I have met very few dive masters that were as excited and enthusiastic about diving as he was. The dive boat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Me and my boyfriend did 6 dives with cano divers which is related to pirate cove resort and did not have enough. If we had more time, we would have done more. The boat, equipment and the crew were all good. Wilson, the dive instructor was great. He loves his job and he was excited as much as us everytime... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

The rooms are charmingly rustic, the food is varied and delicious and the location is amazing. We were lucky enough to spend 8 nights there, and trust me when I say we were never bored, not even for a moment. Susanna, Nelson, Katherine, Gonzalo, Primo, Yolanda and Wilson gave amazing service, as did the rest of the team. Don't let... More 

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York, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I visited pirates cove last year, and I am just getting around to writing a review. We absolutely loved our adventurous trip! From the boat arrival, to the horse ride into the jungle, all the way till the flight home. We walked into town one day and ate at a small restaurant that seemed to be operated... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Beautiful cabins with an authentic Costa Rica charm. All meals are provided, was not crazy about the food (they have a predetermined menu). Getting there felt slightly unorganized. Better communication on that part would have been nice! Vibe of the place was decent, although they kept commenting on how we weren't staying very long and seemed disappointed we were only... More 

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Niteroi, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Pirate Cove is the place to stay in Drake Bay: confortable rooms, great food, the most beautiful beach, a quite peaceful atmosphere integrated with nature and the best dives I had in Costa Rica. Diving with Caño Divers, having Wilson as dive master, was the best! The manager, Suzana, is very nice and helpful person, making you feel at home.... More 

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Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I really would recommend the diveshop CANO divers related to pirate cove resort. Everything is Well organised, good equipment and a great instructeur WILSON. My girlfriend and me did 5 dives and we really loved it. Wilson and the boat staf were great, we dove as a group but we were buddywise very selfsupporting, doing safety stop on our own... More 

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