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Cabinas Pura Vida

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Milan, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Norlin and his wife are real great hosts: allowing to get the best from your visit to Drake bay. Rooms are clean, comfortable but pretty basic, a common area is available for cooking or for having a coffee. The hotel is centrally located and give easy access to the beach and to restaurants and shops. Highly suggested

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

What more could you want - clean, comfortable, really efficient A/C, kitchen facilities with constant free coffee and airy dining room, an abundance of hammocks. To say nothing of being picked up from and taken to the boats - even though we hadn't requested it :) And the icing on the cake, they lent us each a pair of sturdy,... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

We were really happy with our cabina at Cabinas Pura Vida! Beautiful, SUPER CLEAN property! Hammocks outside every room as well as a little table and chairs. Wonderful a/c in the room. Communal kitchen was a nice touch, too. Take advantage of that, if at the least, to refrigerate your water bottles! Wi-fi worked well in our room and around... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

My boyfriend and I stayed here for a total of 5 nights and had a great stay. The room was composed of a double bed and a bunk bed (which we promptly used as shelves for our suitcases). The A/C worked extremely well, which was a MUST with such hot temperatures. We really utilized the shared kitchen and made most... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

Decent hotel ... but be aware, if you can't pay cash they'll charge you an extra 10% fee. Of course they know there is no ATM any where near. :-( Otherwise the rooms are good and clean and the A/C did work properly. What of course is important in those hot and humid conditions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

I highly recommend this place. It was very clean and it just felt like home. The owner and his wife were very attentive. The owner went to pick us up at the beach when we arrived, he also helped calling a taxi when we left. He explained where to go and recommended some restaurants. The hotel had a nice and... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

We had a wonderful time here! Norlyn and Gaby are delightful. We dined with them quite a few nights during the course of our wonderful time in Drake Bay. In fact, if the circumstances are right for them to be able to offer you a dinner, definitely consider canceling any standing plans and take them up on the offer. We... More 

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Madison, WI USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

We were in Drake Bay from February 28 to March 3 and Norlyn and his wife made us feel welcome from start to finish. I contacted him in advance of our arrival to discuss the best way to get to Drake Bay and he was very helpful. He advised me that we should arrange our trip to Corcovado in advance,... More 

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Dietlikon, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I stayed in the Cabinas Pura Vida from the 7th till the 10th of March and we had an amazing stay. We had a very warm welcoming when we arrived with the bus. Norlyn came to the busstation to pick up our backpacks. After settling down, Norlyn informed us about all the attractions we could do. It's... More 

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Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016

This is my second time in Cabinas Pura Vida. Rooms are clean and they have now A/C which I think is great This is a small place which I really like in order to avoid noisy people. Located just a short walk to town and to the beach. They now have a new kitchen that you can use. The price... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Cabinas Pura Vida are running by a young Costa Rican-Spanish couple who are passionate of Biology and sustainable development. Steven is a recognized naturalist guide with 7 years of experience who has special interest in plants, trees and birds while Deyanira is a biologist who loves specially zoology and marine life. Both are fallen in love of Osa Peninsula's wildlife and try to make the visit to Drake Bay and Corcovado in an unforgettable experience. Cabinas Pura Vida Bahia Drake is waiting for you! Certificate of Excellence ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cabinas Pura Vida

Address: | Bahia Drake, Drake Bay, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Drake Bay
Price Range: $45 - $57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Cabinas Pura Vida 2.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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