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Reviewed 19 January 2017

The room was basic but clean and well-maintained. The owner, Norlyn, did a fantastic job scheduling guided adventures for us. He knows the guides and they were all skilled, knowledgeable, and professional. The horseback ride to a waterfall was unexpectedly lovely. We rode in a stream surrounded by jungle and we were able to swim in clear water below the falls.
Be sure to bring a lot of cash (US dollars are OK) because it is best to pay for everything in Drake Bay using cash.

  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 January 2017

Four of us stayed here for 3 nights in December 2016. The owners were very nice and helpful. The rooms were clean and big enough for all of us. We really loved the large communal kitchen and BBQ and the hammocks out front - we could cook and the kids could chill and visit. The breakfast was good and the sitting area is a nice place to watch the birds in the morning. Would definitely stay there again!

Stayed: December 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 December 2016

Service and kindness were great. Owner Norlyng Rojas was helpful in a any and all kinds of issues, such as transport, phone call to other lodges and our rental company etc. We even enjoyed a free barbecue when the village went out of electricity.

  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank 55cacho
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Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff (owner). Very clean and simple room, simple in a good way. Would definitely stay their again.

We were very unlucky with the weather, and there was really nothing to do there when raining. But with good weather I bet it would have been very nice.

Stayed: December 2016, travelled as a couple
Thank yodiz
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Reviewed 28 November 2016

Booked this hotel 10 months ago and for what was supposed to be the holiday of a lifetime in Costa Rica - a holiday that we had been planning and saving for, for years.

A couple of weeks before we are due to travel we receive an email in barely understandable English telling us that they have cancelled our reservation. We have been unable to find any other hotels or accomodation in the area.

Oh, and we've also booked 400 dollars worth of non-refundable tours in the Drake Bay area which we were planning to go on while staying at this hotel.

Thanks Cabinas Pura Vida for ruining our holiday and our Christmas!

Room Tip: Avoid completely
  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank Mary M
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Bahia D, Propietario at Cabinas Pura Vida, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2016
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Hola !
ustedes tienen toda la razón de estar molestos y lo sentimos mucho por todo el inconveniente que ésto les causa, pero no podemos ser irresponsables aceptando la reservación sin tener nosotros espacio, pero queremos informarles de que si encuentran espacio en algún otro hotel en bahía drake cabinas pura vida les ofrece de forma gratuita un tour para dos personas al parque nacional corcovado estación sirena, pueden contactarnos en el momento que deseen y nuevamente pedimos disculpas, saludos cordiales, Pura Vida !

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