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Address: Las Catalinas at Playa Danta, Las Catalinas 50304, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506-2654-6137

Pura Vida Ride is located 50 meters from the waters edge in one of the most...

Pura Vida Ride is located 50 meters from the waters edge in one of the most spectacular setting in Costa Rica. We provide Stand-Up-Paddle, Mountain Bike, Kayak and snorkel rental and sales and offer a range of guided tours, lessons, adventure packages, and transportation services. Our outfitter store also offers a full service General Store offering the best coffee, pastries, ice creams, drinks and snacks on the Gold Coast of Guanacaste.Welcome to our Playground: Nature built it; we supply the toys.

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Board rentals - Lattes - Gelato!

There is more to this shop than just board or bike rentals. We stayed at Las Catalinas and loved how Pura Vida Ride opened at 7am daily so we could get our fresh morning latte... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There is more to this shop than just board or bike rentals. We stayed at Las Catalinas and loved how Pura Vida Ride opened at 7am daily so we could get our fresh morning latte. The coffee is exceptional as well as the gelato we would enjoy in the afternoons before they closed at 5pm. We chose the multisport package... More 

Thank luvplayacar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best single track trail and mountain bikes in Costa Rica by far, cool shop with good coffee and ice cream, tours and lessons available for water activities like paddle boarding etc

Thank NicholasTaylor345
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

went kayaking and paddle boarding and had an absolutely lovely time. big thanks to Joseph for all his help; our whole time at the beach wouldn't have been as great (and safe) without him! beautiful place and awesome service. looking forward to coming back! :)

Thank Zendra M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful experience and couldn't have done it with out our guide. We biked on Thursday and again on Saturday morning. My nephew is15 and rides regularly. I'm much older this was my third/fourth time ever in this type of landscape. Fabian was an excellent instructor and guide! Very nice. So happy to have him ride with us on both... More 

Thank arista73016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

had an amazing time! we rented out some kayaks and were absolutely blown away by the view. the crew was super friendly and helpful in our adventures, especially David in the delicious Churchill treats he suggested and made us. we also boogie boarded, which was a ton of fun. definitely had the best time here and highly suggest stopping by... More 

Thank Lauren M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was awesome. Paddle boarding! The crew, especially Joseph rocked my socks. great time. yes. view also was poppin, so was the ice cream. yas I had fun.

Thank Kaitie H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

Family of 3 that wanted to do the Sea Kayak and snorkel but have 2 members who need calm water and low tides. Jake was massively helpful to our needs in setting up a good itinerary for us and even changing the times on the day of when the waves were too high. The only reasons this isn't a 5... More 

Thank Steve B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Today we had a great experience!! My daughter had the opportunity to learn with the instructor Esteban Hernández who did it well, teaching to her. They went to Paddle Board and enjoyed a lot. I really recommend you, beatiful place.

Thank augusto P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

This was my 3rd visit to Las Catalinas and the staff at Pura Vida Ride have yet to disappoint. From SUP to Kayak to Mountain Biking I have been very pleased with the level of service and the high quality and condition of rental equipment. Dropping by for a Shave Ice, Gellato or Coffee is always a nice experience as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Family trip, there were 8 adults in our group. The equipment and guides are wonderful. The location, in Playa Danta, sublime. Felt safe and looked after the whole time. Nick towed me a bit when I got tuckered out and fell behind. Took a break to swim and frolic on Playa Danita and dared the patrons on the booze cruise... More 

Thank Lisa K
Jake J, Owner at Pura Vida Ride, responded to this review

Thank you Lisa, it was a pleasure to have your family come SUP with us at Pura Vida Ride. I like your suggestion on making a photographer available. That is something we will look into as we grow and expand, looking for ways to improve our service. More 

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