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Pirate Cove

2.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Drake Bay, Costa Rica
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Ranked #6 of 7 hotels in Drake Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
wendelyn Austin, Texas
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Austin, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

On our trip to Costa Rica we stayed all over the country and this was my favorite place. Our family doesn't usually do relaxing vacations, we go, go, go. Pirate Cove lets you be active but also is so relaxing and is located in such a beautiful setting. We booked a package with room and food included. We stayed 3... More

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Maarssen, The Netherlands
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We where here for two nights. We booked the newer rooms with airconditioning. The room was great and clean as well as the bathroom. The location of this hotel is very convenient because tour and boat taxi pick ups are located on the beach in front of the hotel. You can order dinner at this hotel for 25 dollars per... More

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drake2006, Owner at Pirate Cove, responded to this review

It is difficult for me to respond to this “review” since we have absolutely no record of a visit from a Dutch person (or couple) who stayed in our air conditioned rooms for two nights at any time during July, and our records are very complete. When I suggested to Tripadvisor that this review was possibly suspicious, they responded that... More

Cincinnati, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

In June 2014, I was a chaperone with two others of 10 Boy Scouts that traveled to Drake Bay, Costa Rica from Cincinnati, OH for a high adventure trip. Pirate Cove helped us tremendously prior to the trip in our planning of how to get there, activities to do and giving us a comfort level where we felt the scouts... More

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Seville, Spain
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We really enjoyed our 4-night stay at this lodge. The staff was very friendly and attentive to our needs. At our arrival we said we would like to go horse riding on the 3rd day. On the second day, we changed our mind and decided we preferred to visit the Corcovado National Park instead because some other people staying at... More

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Seattle, Washington
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We have now been to Costa Rica three times and to Pirate Cove three times. It's that good. We wrestled (on the second and third trip) with the decision of whether to go to a novel area of CR for the second half of our trip or to return to Drake Bay and Pirate Cove. Each time, we've opted to... More

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Montreal, Canada
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204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

What a great place we found, as we are driving through the Americas, we camped on the beach in front of the Hotel, they let us use the facilities for a reasonable fee and we got the extra security of having the hotel guard do his rounds around our truck as well... Perfect beach setting, great nature seekers paradise away... More

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San Jose-Costa Rica
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

This is a unique experience...Booth the Lodge and the Drake Bay area. But first you must be clear of what to expect. The Pirate Cove is a lovely lodge, the rooms are clean, comfortable, and the cabins are so nice, with amazing beach views...But this is a lodge!! In a middle of nowhere...It is not a Ritz Carlton...But that is... More

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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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Address: Drake Bay, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Drake Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Pirate Cove 2*
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Pirate Cove Drake Bay
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