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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...more
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Las Catalinas at Playa Danta, Las Catalinas 50304, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

3rd year riding the trails. Always in great shape with fantastic views of the ocean. I get the month pass which a good deal if you plan on riding 3-4 times a week. Mixing up the trails & riding them in reverse direction helps to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I decided to do some mountain biking around Las Catalinas and needed to rent. This bike shop offered top notch gear for great prices. Jake (Owner) and his staff were super friendly and helpful when it came to planning our route for...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jcbailey2002
Reviewed 1 week ago

Understand that if you are staying at Las Catalinas (which manages to duck being reviewed by Trip Advisor) that this overpriced shop is going to be your source for your stay. You need a beach chair? 15 dollars a day. You want a boogie board?...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Jake J, Owner at Pura Vida Ride, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback on your resent visit to our shop. At Pura Vida Ride we strive to provide the best premium branded product and equipment as well as excellent customer service. Our beach chairs and Boogie boards both rent for $15 per day...More

Reviewed January 7, 2019 via mobile

Las Catalinas is beautiful with Pura Vida ride nicely situated in a community that is still being built out (“new urbanism”) with green space being reserved for hiking and biking. I made my mtb reservations well in advance for 6 riders and communication was good...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed January 6, 2019

The owner of the shop convinced us to rent some bikes for too many days. When we asked to return them in exchange for other rentals he refused saying "you are on vacation and you have to spend money." He charges a 4% fee on...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank JeanineNewYork
Reviewed January 4, 2019 via mobile

In the midst of our family vacation, we were having a great time at Las Catalinas and when I noticed there were SuP guided tours I asked my wife (who has almost no swimming experience) to follow me on one of these tours. For both...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jroldan26
Reviewed January 2, 2019

We had a great time experiencing stand-up paddle-boarding for the first time. As complete beginners, my wife and I did the 1.5 hour intro session. Thoroughly enjoyed it and special shout out to our instructor, Ruben, who really looked after us and told us lots...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Tom W
Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

The folks, guidance and equipment at Pure Vida at Las Catalinas was a highlight of my Costa Rica. I looked forward each day to my ride. Anthony’s guidance and patience regarding the trail map and equipment was a great start to a great trip. Ride...More

Thank ricersh
Reviewed December 27, 2018 via mobile

We came to Las Catalina’s for the sole purpose of renting kayaks and paddle boards. My children are 16, 17, 20, and 22 and we are all very capable and adventurous but today’s experience was totally unprofessional and unacceptable. For one hour rental for 5...More

Date of experience: December 2018
3  Thank Ashley C
Reviewed December 1, 2018

Great staff, especially Anthony. They offer kayaks, mountain bikes and more to explore this beautifull area. They also arrange day trips throughout Guanacaste.

Date of experience: November 2018
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prbuddy
Canton, MI
Best kayak rental(s) (3 Replies)
We're staying in Playa Hermosa the 1st weekend in July next month and are looking for recommendations for kayak rental in the area on relatively calm water in Papagayo Gulf. I've heard of AquaSport in Playa Hermosa & Pura Vida Ride in Playa Danta. Can anyone provide feedback & hours for these or other nearby options?
June 14, 2014|
Response fromSimon P|
tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g6437168-d… Here you'll also find a link to their website for hours.