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Pirate Cove

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Next to the Drake Bay River, Drake Bay, Costa Rica
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Ranked #7 of 8 Hotels in Drake Bay
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
380Cathy New York City, New York
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

nice hotel, space in the room, people who are working there very nice, good meals but may be a little effort to do for the breakfast. Lot of activities. The only problem is a road behind the hotel and no windows so you wake up very early. if you are looking for a pool may be better to go 2... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Porate Cove was a superb experience in our Costa Rica trip. It is located atop a little hill on the beach on Drake Bay. The rooms have good views of the ocean and a river. Forests are all around you. The food, which was included in our rent, is superb. The breakfast is in buffet style while lunch and... More 

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First let me point out I did not stay with them but my hotel arranged a dive with them. People were outstanding. We had our own guide but their guy was aces. Wilson had students and they did well. Our guide was Kiki. He looks Rasta but dived like a dolphin. Spotted lots of good stuff and showed us lots... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Forget your red carpet, your welcome cocktails and your butler. Leave behind your surround sound tvs, your fancy silverware, and your in-room service. Pirate Cove's secret is in its simplicity, its rustic yet clean and safe bungalows, its excellent staff, and its overall warm and tropical experience -it feels good to be here! Maybe this is not a five-star hotel,... More 

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Canton of Fribourg, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Been there on honeymoon. The room was nice and the cooker was a swiss woman so she knew how to make *real* bread, the only thing we were beginning to miss in our food... Unfortunately we got an awful weather with more than 24h rain (tropical rain if you know what I mean) but they said it was unusual for... More 

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Taneytown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Perfect dive and eco tour vacation. Cano Divers is a first class operation and Pirate's Cove is the perfect place to unwind after a day of diving or eco tours. They exceeded our expectations in everyway. A Must!!!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

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 April 24, 2015

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 April 11, 2015

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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Ottawa, Canada
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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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