Drake Bay is a great place to get a way from it all. small restaurants/clubs, 2 small grocery stores, and all dirt roads are a few things you should expect staying at Cabinas Pura Vida. The place itself is family run and has a really cozy feeling. While your room is pretty basic (no t.v. /coffee machine, bar fridge), you also have access to a community kitchen with all your needs and porch with hammocks if you want to relax or do some birdwatching. But you will probably want to spend most of your time down at the beach or on excursions, as there is so much to see and do. The owner was great in offering me rides down to the beach for my excursions, even though it was a short walk, and even offered laundry service. There is no safe in your room, but you have a lock for your door. They will clean your room while your away, but nothing that had monetary value was ever touched, so I don't think you have anything to worry about. Breakfast was great, and even though I speak absolutely no Spanish I got along just fine. The nightlife seemed pretty good. Everything here is pretty laid back and the food was a lot better than I could have imagined. Keep in mind if you are travelling by boat that it is a wet landing into drake bay so wear shorts and sandals. If your bags are too heavy someone else will carry them.
I suggest trying out the snorkelling on Cano island. I also suggest applying abundant sunscreen to your back or keeping your shirt on.
- 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) Caño 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
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