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Cabinas Pura Vida Bed & Breakfast

Drake Bay city-center cabin with patio

  • Free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking

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  • Standard Double Room - Bathroom
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Agujitas, Bahía Drake Centro, Drake Bay, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
  • Very clean place, friendly staff, close to everything.

    Dec 28, 2020

  • I had the most wonderful time at Cabinas Pura Vida. Karla messaged us in advance to help…

    Nov 23, 2020

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  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Airport transfer
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • Communal kitchen access
  • Free WiFi
  • Free self parking
  • Near the beach
  • Air conditioning
  • Dining area

What’s around

  • Heart of Drake Bay
  • Osa Peninsula - 1 min walk
  • Drake Bay Beach - 1 min walk
  • Playa Colorada - 1 min walk
  • Cocalito - 2 min walk
  • Drake Bay Hiking Trailhead - 13 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Standard Double Room

What’s around


  • Heart of Drake Bay
  • Osa Peninsula - 1 min walk
  • Drake Bay Beach - 1 min walk
  • Playa Colorada - 1 min walk
  • Cocalito - 2 min walk
  • Drake Bay Hiking Trailhead - 13 min walk
  • Corcovado National Park - 5 mi / 8 km

Getting around

  • Drake Bay (DRK) - 18 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
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Agujitas, Bahía Drake Centro, Drake Bay, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

The manager

Speaks: English, Spanish

The cabin

Key facts

  • Free self parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Near the beach
  • Air conditioning
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Access to laundry facilities
  • Near the airport
  • Designated smoking areas


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower


  • Shared kitchen access
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • Separate dining area

Entertainment and recreation

  • TV
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Whale-watching nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby


  • Terrace
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Patio

Other amenities

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Concierge services
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Airport shuttle

Things to know

House rules

  • Pets not allowed
  • Minimum check-in age: 18

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in time 1:00 PM-11:30 AM
  • Check-out before 11:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Fees & policies

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • No cribs (infant beds)
  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Optional extras

  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 13 percent

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 20 per person (roundtrip)


  • This property does not have elevators.

  • For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

    This property accepts credit cards and cash.

    This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

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  • Yes, Cabinas Pura Vida Bed & Breakfast does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 1:00 PM - 11:30 AM. Check-out time is 11:30 AM.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include El Tortugo (4-min walk), Casa el Tortugo (4-min walk), and Cabinas El Mirador Lodge (6-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 20 per person roundtrip.
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as fishing. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Cabinas Pura Vida Bed & Breakfast also has a garden.
  • 6.0.Good

    Bad organization..

    Upon arrival...even though I had a copy of the reservation handy saying that it was all paid for, they tried to have me pay a second time, pretending that they had not received payment from yet....they insisted 3 times until I started elevating my voice and explaining that this incidence was not my problem... Then we had to wait an extra half hour for the room, even though we arrived passed move in time... Then one of the sheets had 3 big stains... Other than that, we had a nice stay...

    Sandrine, 2 night family trip, Jul 29, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    This was our favourite place to stay in CR. The owner was very helpful beforehand with instructions on how to get to Drake Bay. He was also helpful in booking trips and recommendations on restaurants, as well as driving down to the beach and collecting us at the end of the activities and taking us back up the hill. The rooms were super clean and super comfortable. We loved the dining area, where you could watch the birds eat off the birdfeeder, or relax in the hammock during the afternoon rains. The place is uphill, on the way out of town - but this meant that it was lovely and quiet and just what we wanted from our stay.

    4 night family trip, Jul 24, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Norlyn & his wife are excellent hosts. Pick up and drop off at the beach on arrival/departure and for all tours that depart from the beach. You can book your tours directly through Norlyn. The rooms are small but comfortable. There are hammocks, tables & a refrigerator in a communal area that guests can use.

    4 night family trip, Jul 8, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    We loved Cabinas and Drakes Bay, the staff were so friendly, rooms were clean and there was breakfast each morning. Walking distance to everything in drakes bay. A fab time

    Katie, 3 night trip with friends, Feb 10, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Drake Bay gem

    Caninas Pura Vida was a great choice. The property is very well maintained and immaculately clean. Breakfasts were excellent. Norlyn was a great host. He arranged all of our tours and picked us up at the beach when we arrived. Saw lots of birds and a monkey from the hammock in the common area. The hotel is a short hike up the hill from the beach. The beds were a bit firm for our taste but the wonderful AC made up for it. One improvement would be to allow some type of electronic payment. I’d be willing to pay a bit extra to avoid carrying lots of cash. We enjoyed our stay in Drake Bay and I can recommend Cabinas Pura Vida without hesitation.

    4 night romance trip, Jan 31, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Drake Bay is an under-developed area of Costa Rica -- think about it, you'll need to take a boat to reach there -- but the owner Norlyn made strong effort to ensure that our stay was as smooth as possible. His communication was always fast. He arranged our commutes to and from Drake Bay with details. He scheduled our tours and gave me written details of checklists. The restaurant he recommended, Mar y Bosque, was excellent. The room was clean with relatively new air conditioner, which works great. It's a little tricky to get hot water, but don't hesitate to ask.

    2 night family trip, Dec 31, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Very clean and comfortable. Great to have AC after a hot day. Close to restaurants and shops. Nicely decorated unlock area to hang out.

    Helen, 1 night romance trip, Dec 28, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very good

    As advertised - good value

    Norlyn went out of his way to help accommodate our stay in Drake - the property is exactly as advertised. Breakfast was fine, and served early enough so that you can make your tours. Conveniently located, clean, simple accommodations - beds are super firm, A/C works, plenty of hot water...overall decent value for the money.

    Rebecca, 3 night family trip, Dec 23, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great Stay!!

    I stayed here for 4 nights while scuba diving, and I must say, Norlyn and his wife are incredible hosts. They go above and beyond to make sure the guests are comfortable and looked after, from arranging tours and activities to picking you up and dropping you off at the beach. I really can't say enough good things about them. The hotel itself is very nice. The rooms are nice and clean, and each room has its own air conditioner, which is a definite must in Drake Bay. I was very comfortable in my room. The location is also great. It's less than a 10-minute walk to the beach, shops and restaurants. I will definitely stay here next time I'm in Drake Bay. Thank you Norlyn and family! Pura Vida!!

    Soroush, 3 night trip, Dec 6, 2018

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Hébergement à Villa Drake : beaucoup à redire

    Finalement hébergés par Cabinas Villa Drake situées juste à côté car notre réservation n'avait apparemment pas été prise en compte. Nous l'avons appris en arrivant sur la plage, aucune annonce préalable. Nous sommes restés 4 nuits dans 2 chambres. Beaucoup d'équipements en défaut : ce fut d'abord les plombs qui ont sauté en prenant une douche, puis les toilettes qui se sont bouchées. Mais le pire a été l'expérience de la climatisation dans l'une des chambres. Cause branchements électriques très artisanaux, nous n'avons vraiment bénéficié de la climatisation qu'une seule nuit ! Pendant 2 nuits, nous avons eu des déconnections/reconnections incessantes, avec à chaque fois un bruit strident. Impossible de dormir (et impossible d'éteindre définitivement : elle se remettait en marche toute seule !). La 3e nuit, elle s'est carrément éteinte, sans remise en marche possible. Quant à l'autre chambre, la climatisation marchait mais il y avait une odeur d'égout assez marquée... Bref. Le pompon : suite à cette série d'avanies, aucun geste commercial de la part des propriétaires, malgré notre demande. Ils sont très gentils, mais doivent encore apprendre à gérer une petite entreprise comme il se doit.

    Olivier, 4 night family trip, Aug 3, 2021

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