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Playa Asuncion, Caye Caulker 00000 Belize
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#1 of 49 Specialty lodging in Caye Caulker
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Pura Vida Inn is a quaint little inn located on the front beach of a quirky little island! We have 4 one-bedroom efficiency units with a living room, full kitchen, separate queen-size bedroom and en-suite bathroom, and one second-floor master suite with king-size bed, large bathroom and a great view (all with TV, AC, Wi-fi). The living room area of Rooms 1 and 2 each have a futon couch, which folds out to a full size bed for sleeping. We also have a small dipping pool, a large roof top lounge area with grills, and a beach and dock area for your enjoyment! We now have bicycles, kayaks, and Hobie paddle boards for rent.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Beach
Diving
Rooftop terrace
Non-smoking hotel
Wifi
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Outdoor pool
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Ocean view
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Lauren M wrote a review 25 Sep
Torrance, California133 contributions205 helpful votes
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We stayed 3 nights at Pura Vida Inn in Caye Caulker at the end of August 2022. We arrived by Ferry from Belize City after tons of activities and exploring. (The boat was packed and highly recommend to take a plane.) Anyway, it is situated waterfront and actually quiet as most of the traffic (foot and golf carts) happens one street inland. We preferred this location which is little further away from the Split, but very close to the higher rated eateries. We stayed in Room 1, which is on the first floor and closest to the beach. Room is very spacious and clean with a full size kitchen and living room. AC works very well, also. Many reviewers commented, but staff members are super friendly and helpful. Especially, Maria went above and beyond. We overpaid for the taxi one day. She actually contacted the driver and recovered the over charged portion for us! Also, we were looking for the yellow flamboyant tree, and she found a gentleman who was able to assist us. Also, not to forget to mention is Erick who took us to the Airport. I would've given 6 starts if I could!
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Gary L wrote a review 11 Sep
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Spent 5 nights here the first week of September 2022. Very clean and quiet place with a clean little pool. Staff was very helpful and friendly. Dave and Carla the owners and hit it off immediately. Will definitely stay here again
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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JohnnieTravels003 wrote a review Aug 2022
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Pura Vida Inn was the perfect place to stay for my wife and I on Caye Caulker. Great location near the water taxi on the beachfront. We were in Room 1 which has windows that face the pool and ocean. Each room is a suite with separate bedroom and bathroom. Living area has a big couch and chair along with full kitchen. Enough space to really relax. The whole inn has pride of ownership as the owners David and Carla live upstairs. Everything was very clean and well maintained. Eric was our MVP. He provided pick up and drop off at the water taxi, great dining recommendations, and was always accommodating and friendly. The island is easily walkable but we took advantage of the free bicycles to cruise around. We can’t wait to go back!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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DawnieJ wrote a review Jul 2022
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I was recently in Caye Caulker, Belize for the opening of the Lobster season and to celebrate my birthday of July 4th. After much searching for a Hotel, I found Pura Vida Inn, located to the left of where the water taxi docked. It is on the beach with a cute little swimming pool right in front. Pura Vida turned out to be in a central area of the Caye with easy access to all the events that were happening on the Island that weekend. The Island was busy with folks enjoying all the festivities of the Lobster Feast and there were plenty to enjoy. As I entered my Villa at Pura Vida, I immediately felt cozy, comfortable and at home, it was beautiful, clean and had all the necessary amenities. The staff was friendly and available. My stay with them was short but sweet, I felt safe and comfortable. From the beginning of my contact with Eric from Pura Vida the follow up was on point, they made sure they reached out to me as the time for my trip to the Island was getting closer. They asked and offered to arrange transport from the Airport to the Island. I did not need to take them up on this as I had those arrangement already secured through family members who lives in Belize. I recommend Pura Vida Inn to anyone visiting Caye Caulker, Belize as a place to stay and will myself be returning to them on my next visit down.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Brian B wrote a review May 2022
Dallas, Texas129 contributions135 helpful votes
I am so glad we picked this place! We had a great stay. This hotel feels like you are staying at someone's home because YOU ARE. The expat owners, Carla and David, live on the 3rd floor and come by the pool and chat with guests every day. There were a couple of local employees, Eric and Mary, and we were on a first name basis with them immediately. They were de-facto concierges with all of the island information and hookups for everything. Eric gave me the keys to a bicycle lock and let us ride a couple of bikes all week. The rides on the golf cart to the ferry weren't necessary because it was only about a 5 minute walk but we took them anyway. It was such a nice touch. We traveled as a couple but will return in the future with the kids. I think I had forgotten what real hospitality felt like and these guys made it all look easy.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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justamainer wrote a review Apr 2022
Maine52 contributions27 helpful votes
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Our stay at Pura Vida Inn was amazing! The room was just perfect for our needs. We stayed in room 4, which is at the end, and it was private and quiet with the most comfortable bed on the island. I slept like a baby. There is so much storage for your clothes and a separate bedroom to close the door from the living area. We stayed for 9 days, so all that storage was a plus. The pool was so clean and refreshing. Pura Vida Inn has a great dock to sit and enjoy the breeze and just “go slow”The view can’t be beat. It is close to everything including a restaurant next door that has great food! Now let me tell you about the staff, top notch. Eric is so attentive and is on the property everyday working so hard. He took care of all our needs with a smile. If you need anything, he is there! Thank you for a great stay Eric! This was our 4th trip to Caye Caulker and our first stay at Pura Vida Inn. I can definitely say we will be booking another stay here soon! The owners live on the property as well and are very nice. I told her I hated to write a good review because then she would always be booked and I wouldn’t be able to get a reservation, but this place really is amazing and deserves an outstanding review! Thank you Pura Vida Inn for a wonderful vacation and hopefully we will see you again soon!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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GreggMS wrote a review Mar 2022
Grand Rapids, Michigan534 contributions318 helpful votes
Our four day stay was very enjoyable. Our room was spacious and quiet. The have a water dispenser, fridge, microwave, coffee maker, TV. A couple of comments, they do not supply shampoo or conditioner so be sure to bring your own. The toilet takes 20 seconds to flush and is easily clogged. The fridge keeps beverages cold which I liked. The tap water is a little salty so we used the water from the dispenser to make coffee and brush our teeth. Plenty of places to sit and sip coffee in the morning overlooking the sea. The staff at Pure Vida were top notch and went out of their way to help us. They even met us at the ferry and gave us a lift to our room. Plenty of good restaurants nearby - be sure to try Steve's Grill. Great value for the money.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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JayMorrow wrote a review Mar 2022
Winnipeg, Canada42 contributions16 helpful votes
From the time that Eric picked us up at the water taxi, until we left, David, Carla, Eric & Mary took care of us like family. The property is gorgeous and the customer service is second to none. All 4 of them gave us great advice on what to see & do, during our time in Belize. Caye Caulker is amazing. Very laid back, but lots of bars & restaurants, and activities, to keep you as busy, or unbusy, as you like. We’ve already reserved our room at Pura Vida, for next year. Loved it.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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maxanddebra wrote a review Mar 2022
King, North Carolina2 contributions
Having friends on the island definitely helped us make a good decision and even though we had to stay in another hotel until our room at Pura Vida was ready, it was truly worth the wait. David and Carla (the owners) have created an island paradise with a lovely pool, a spacious outdoor space with ample lounging opportunities, and exceptionally clean rooms. Tremendously helpful and always eager to please, Eric and Mary (the Inn's managers) really made our visit an experience to remember! From advice on the best restaurants to places to avoid, these two were always friendly and willing to share their island wisdom. One piece of advice we need to share is that this level of friendliness and willingness to help takes some getting used to - it isn't that we don't have friendly people in the US, it's just that it is rarely so consistent. No review would be complete without mentioning the awesome owners, David and Carla. They were so friendly and helpful and provided us with everything we needed to thoroughly enjoy our visit. From the use of bicycles (free) to David's gracious invitation to take me Lionfish hunting, we can say without hesitation that this was the finest lodging experience we have ever had - so wonderful in fact, that we made reservations for next year! I apologize for the length of this review but our experience was so amazing that I hardly feel as though I have scratched the surface of describing this amazing slice of paradise. We heartily recommend staying here but book it early as the secret won't last!
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Date of stay: February 2022
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shane k wrote a review Mar 2022
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My wife and I really enjoyed our visit. Mary, Israel, Hilda, and Eric were awesome. They were all very kind, helpful, and professional. We loved the place and it was the perfect location for us. We look forward to coming back and will stay here again.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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PRICE RANGE
$136 - $178 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
BelizeBelize CayesCaye Caulker
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pura Vida Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Pura Vida Inn?
Nearby attractions include Caye Caulker (0.4 km), Red Flower Gallery (0.1 km), and Osprey Silver Jewelry & Boutique (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Pura Vida Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a fitness centre.
Which room amenities are available at Pura Vida Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
Is parking available at Pura Vida Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pura Vida Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pasta Per Caso Anna & Armando, Steve's Grill, and Namaste Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Pura Vida Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Pura Vida Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Caye Caulker.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Pura Vida Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Pura Vida Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Pura Vida Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.