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Pirate Cove

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Next to the Drake Bay River, Drake Bay, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't stay here but dived with Willson from Pirate Cove. Everything was super easy and the equipment was all in good shape. Willson was a great dive master and guide. Saw a humpback whale on the way to Cano island and got time to take pictures. Also saw a manta ray diving - was great fun. Worth doing when... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perched up but with beach access. Being perched offers lovely breezes, pretty views, and cooler temps at the end of the day. The rooms are charming and efficient. They do not all have AC. They do have mosquito nets--appreciated! They all have private decks and hammocks and easy access to the main lodge where meals are served. Location is 25... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

This special place has a lot of highlights and some lows, so it's a bit tricky to rate. Positive things first: The lodge is wonderfully located, isolated on the beach of the wild Osa Peninsula. Food is serverd on a patio with views on the sea and trees where sometimes Scarlet Macaws come to feed. There are smallish but spotless... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We did not stay at Pirate Cove however we went diving with their diving operator last week. The dive gear and boat were both good, the dive sites and visibility were also great. Our dive master Wilson was excellent, very chilled and cheerful but also safe and attentive. Very knowledgable about local marine life. We had lunch at Pirate Cove... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

We stayed here for three nights at the end of out Costa Rica holiday. We loved the trip in by boat from Sierpe along the river and then out on the Pacific Ocean, landing on the beach at Drake Bay. The hotel is isolated but has all the amenities you could really ask for—comfortable rooms, dining area, beach and nature... More 

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New London, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Recently had one of my best vacations ever. The people there were very helpful, Susan especially, answered all of my questions, gave me many good ideas for which tours I might enjoy most. The diving was fantastic, saw lots of white tipped sharks, moray eels, and fish, fish, fish. Had a good time at the national park, also went kayaking.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

A few years ago I stayed at Pirate Cove and loved it so much that I returned with my partner in February for a 4 night stay. To begin with, you get to waddle up to shore from the boat - which made us feel like we are on a real adventure! The staff person greeted us and helped with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Been here with a group of six and enjoyed the lodge, the food (three dishes a day), the area, the service, the free kayaking and the tours. The adventure started with the boat transfer on the Seripe River. During the stay we enjoyed the cabins with Pacific view and sound as well as two activities from the house. Had a... More 

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We arrived at Pirate Cove by boat, and were helped ashore on the beach by the staff. It was definitely an authentic entry to this off the beaten path resort. We had 2 rooms, one inside the main building which had air conditioning the other free standing with a balcony, hammock and a fan. It was quite hot! We loved... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

I traveled here alone, looking for a disconnect from the grind. I chose to stay at Pirate Cove for 7 nights because I simply did not have the energy to change locations during my 10-day stay in Costa Rica. Arrived via boat (highly recommend), left via Drake Bay airport. I cannot say enough wonderful things about Pirate Cove. They helped... More 

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