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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 26 March 2015

About a 5 min walk to the "main strip" and 10 min to beach. Clean and comfortable rooms; clean, shared kitchen and refrigerator; friendly owners; quiet. Nice hammocks and lounge spots outside the room. Had laundry service (fee). Only thing missing was a view of the water but we were only in our room to rest so would not have...

Thank PeakSeeker001
Reviewed 5 February 2015 via mobile

This is a very nice place to stay. The owners can arrange all kind of tours for you. You can cook but the kitchen could use some fresh towels now and then... You can relax in the hammucks and the comfy chairs at the cabinas. The rooms are excellent. I would give a 4,5 out of 5 if I could.

1Thank robbert0612
Reviewed 3 February 2015 via mobile

We did not stay in the cabinas so I cannot say nothing about the rooms and that is why I am rating it very good, not excellent. However when we arrived to Drake Bay from San Jose, we did not have a booking and we could not find any room available. When we arrived to this hostel and were not...

1Thank Tiziana A
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Reviewed 6 January 2015

We (a young couple) stayed three nights in a big room (one double bed and one bunk bed) with private bathroom. Everything was really clean and the hosts we´re friendly and helpful. We can definitively recommend to stay there. It´s a little bit further from the beach (maybe 5-10 minutes walk).

1Thank 819matt
Belgrade, Serbia
Reviewed 12 December 2014

Cabicas Pura Vida are a great place to stay, while being in the Corcovado region. The rooms are clean and cozy, and the rest of the property is a pleasant place to relax. The hosts are very friendly and helpful. Both Steven and Deya know the plant and animal life in the surrounding. It is possible to see amazing sights...

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Bahia D, Manager at Cabinas Pura Vida, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words, it was a pleasure to attend the tours and organizing them. Since October 2015 Steven and I say goodbye to Cabinas Pura Vida to continue undertaking personal projects that allow us to develop our career as a biologist and naturalist guide, in order to offer our visitors a wonderful experience in nature...

Reviewed 7 December 2014

We felt very comfortable here, cabinas were clean, hosts were very accommodating and helpful. Value for the cost was superb! Restaurant on premise was best food in Coast Rica for us. Pura Vera! We would stay there again.

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Reviewed 3 December 2014

Cabinas Pura Vida is an exellent stay to explore the Corcovado region. The rooms are very clean and nice. You have your own little terrace with a hammock! While laying in the hammock the hummingbirds came to say hello, was amazing! We also had the breakfast there which was very good! If you need a good guy ask for Steven...

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Thank Melanie M
Reviewed 7 November 2014

A great place to stay over when you want to visit Corcovado. The cabinas are comfortable and very clean. The food in the restaurant is also very nice, just as the service is. I would definitely recommend this place. Btw. If you want a guide. Ask for Steven. He is your man with super knowledge. We had a great time...

Thank Carlvondutch
Turrialba, Costa Rica
Reviewed 1 September 2014

I recently used these cabins as a staging place to plan and execute my exploratory travels further south onto the peninsula. Rooms are clean and include multiple powerful fans (this is key if no a/c in places like Corcovado-- at least for big guys like me) which were more than enough to keep the humidity/heat at bay. Our room had...

Thank InsideScoopCOSTARICA
Red Deer, Canada
Reviewed 1 March 2014

I discovered Cabinas Pura Vida on GoogleEarth while looking for an affordable way to access Corcovado National Park. My wife and I were traveling with another couple and I was a little nervous that Drake Bay, a town without an all-weather road, might be a little outside their comfort zone. Fortunately my e-mail and telephone inquiries all received prompt and...

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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Pura Vida Drake Bay Cabins is located in the center of Drake Bay just 400 meters from the beach, since its opening in 2007 to been operated by a couple of young Costa Ricans, Norlyn and Gabriela. All our rooms have air conditioning, private bathrooms, hot water and we offer our new kitchen for your convenience. We also have a secure parking and beautiful garden with hammocks right on the terrace of your room. We also organize guided tours to Corcovado National Park (Sirena or San Pedrillo Station) Cano Island (Diving or snorkeling) and more! Cabinas Pura Vida is your best option in Bahia Drake by price, quality and service, we will be glad to serve you! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cabinas Pura Vida

Address: | Bahia Drake, Drake Bay 000, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Drake Bay
Price Range: ₹ 3,008 - ₹ 4,316 (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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“Ask about the trail you can walk for free that leads to a national park (you are not allowed to enter park without guide)”
 of 5 bubbles tonygP5923TB, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Avoid completely”
 of 5 bubbles MaryM102, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“There is not a bad room here!”
 of 5 bubbles LyndseyW_12, 29 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Each one that I saw was similarly equipped with a queen bed, bunk beds, AC, wifi, private bathroom with included hot water shower”
 of 5 bubbles Bifurcated_Tech, 17 Mar 2016 | Read review
“No wash sinks, so be prepared to use shower to hand wash adventure clothes and other gear. The one aspect I did have an issue with is breakfast. It was coffee, two pieces of fruit and plain (small) white toast with option to spread jam or better. Pretty bleak offerings and the service starts at 7:30 AM which is waaayyy too late for adventure travelers who usually wish to set off early before sun gets too hot. The panaderia is just down the road in the center of town and there you can buy bread and drink coffee and generally hang with interesting people. He takes credit card so that's nice although rate goes up. If you plan on having dinner there, my experience in small restaurants of this nature the quality of experience may be excellent but slow so...if you are pressed or don't have much patience, order half hour prior to sitting down at tables.”
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  • Strong bunk beds hold two heavy guys.
 of 5 bubbles InsideScoopCOSTARICA, 1 Sep 2014 | Read review
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