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All 6 Drake Bay hotels

Pirate Cove

Drake Bay, Costa Rica
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Pirate Cove
Ranked #5 of 6 hotels in Drake Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

I almost don't want to write this review, as I would like to keep Pirate Cove a secret... :-) I stayed for about a week in February 2014 (solo female traveler), and cannot say enough positive things about the accommodations, food, setting, area, and especially the Pirate Cove staff. Nelson and Suzanne were really welcoming as soon as I arrived,... More

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Rockford, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

This is our 9th trip to Costa Rica, and our 5th to the Osa. Having stayed at Pirate Cove Hotel 4 other trips, we were delighted to see the quality of this fine hotel surpass our previous trips. Never would we have thought it could get any better. The facilities are kept immaculate, sure there are bugs-we are the jungle... More

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Vienna, Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We were staying for 5 days at the pirate cove. Drake bay in general, but also the hotel itself, is quite isolated, which made the strolls at the beach even more special. The staff is extremely friendly and we felt very much at home. In the morning you wake up with the sounds of the jungle and of geckos :)... More

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Bern, Switzerland
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We stayed three nights at Pirate Cove and it was one of our highlights in Costa Rica! The Bungalow was comfortable and with a separate bathroom. There was also a Fan in the Room and a hammock outside at the terrace. Food was at all the time delicious and there's free coffee from the morning until the evening available. Must... More

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Santa Cruz, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

It was a nice stay at this "hotel". We had two little girls with us (almost 5 years old) and the staff and other guests were very, very accommodating. I am so thankful for this! I need a hot shower, hot meaning warmer than the ocean, so I can shave! I did not have a hot shower there, and that... More

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We stayed here for 6 days towards the end of Jan and had a fantastic time. The cabin we stayed in is pretty basic, but that's sort of the whole point really. You're here for Drake Bay's stunning natural setting, and occasionally sharing your shower with a scorpion or gecko is all part of the ambience really. We did encounter... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

I loved my stay at Pirate Cove. The hotel is set in an beautiful natural environment that is right on the edge of the rainforest on one side and has a long deserted beach in front. When combined with comfortable clean rooms, incredibly delicious food and friendly staff, this was the highlight of our trip. There is a small river... More

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Heredia, Costa Rica
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

My wife and I had a great time. A great nature-lovers' value. We enjoyed the food, the location, and the room was better than many so called hotels in Costa Rica. The staff was courteous and helpful, and I even got a chance to speak with the owner, who was happy to chat with me for quite a while.

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New York City, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

My wife and I stayed here on our honeymoon and on the third night the hotel changed our sheets. We went to sleep with a mosquito net over our bed and when we woke up my entire body was covered with countless red bites that were excruciating. Arms, Legs, Body -- COVERED. I told the front desk and they said... More

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drake2006, Owner at Pirate Cove, responded to this review

It is sad for me to have to respond to the personal insults and misrepresentations that fill this review. However, we were all sorry that the reviewer's honeymoon worked out so badly for them at Pirate Cove. The couple were extremely happy (or so they said) for the first three days. Unfortunately, on the fourth morning the husband showed Susanne... More

Modesto, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

From the folks at SANSA who flew us into Drake Bay, to Lillian with whom we made arrangements to Susanne who actually runs Pirate Cove on site, it was wonderful how much care was given to each detail. Everyone, from the kitchen staff to the boat captains to the guides are genuine, caring people who go out of their way... More

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Additional Information about Pirate Cove

Also Known As:
Pirate Cove Drake Bay
Pirate Cove Hotel
Pirate Cove Costa Rica/Drake Bay
Address: Drake Bay, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Drake Bay
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Drake Bay
#5 Family Hotel in Drake Bay
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