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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 2 days ago
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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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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I visited Drake Bay in late April 2015, just as the rains were starting and the frogs were beginning to outnumber the tourists. Our first tour (La Sirena) was with another operator and we were so unimpressed we asked our contact to cancel our second day at San Pedrillo, not realizing that we were booked with a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I read a lot of reviews and picked Pirate Cove based on great reviews. It was even better than expected. It's in a beautiful location. The staff will help with all needs and the tour guides were very professional and friendly. Great food and plentiful. The coffee is always available and excellent and we're from Seattle, so hard to impress.... More 

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Valleyfield, Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow a bungalo facing the ocean ... All wood and great shower and balcony .. Nice cozy small hotel with amazing staff and tours organized so easily .. All tours ( Corcovado Park. Horseback etc ) all come directly to pick you up . A dive shop right at the hotel with boat .. Cannot recommend enough .. Book don... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

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 March 20, 2015

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 February 21, 2015

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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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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