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1 room, 2 adults

Cabinas Pura Vida Bed & Breakfast, Drake Bay, Costa Rica

2.5-star2.5 stars
Drake Bay, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Drake Bay city-center cabin with patio
  • Free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
  • Norlyn & his wife are excellent hosts. Pick up and drop off at the beach on arrival/…Sep 5, 2019
  • This was our favourite place to stay in CR. The owner was very helpful beforehand with…Sep 2, 2019

Cabinas Pura Vida Bed & Breakfast, Drake Bay, Costa Rica

from NZ$78
  • Standard Double Room

What’s around Cabinas Pura Vida Bed & Breakfast, Drake Bay, Costa Rica


  • Heart of Drake Bay
  • Drake Bay Beach - 1 min walk
  • Osa Peninsula - 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
  • Corcovado Beach - 5 mi / 8 km

Getting around

  • Drake Bay (DRK) - 36 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

The manager

The manager

Speaks: English, Spanish.

The cabin

About the manager

Speaks: English, Spanish

Key facts

  • Free self parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Near the beach
  • Air conditioning
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • 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
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Whale-watching nearby


  • Terrace
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Patio

Other amenities

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Concierge services
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage
  • Airport shuttle

Fees & policies


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

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.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

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

    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.

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FAQs for Cabinas Pura Vida Bed & Breakfast, Drake Bay, Costa Rica

  • Does Cabinas Pura Vida Bed & Breakfast offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Cabinas Pura Vida Bed & Breakfast does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at this cabin?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Are pets allowed at this cabin?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at this cabin?
    You can check in from 1:00 PM to 11:30 AM. Check-out time is 11:30 AM.
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by this cabin?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 20 per person roundtrip.

Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 37 reviews

Good 6.0
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, us2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
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, gb3 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
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.
ca4 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
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, us3 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
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, us3 night trip
Very good 8.0
A great place for a couple of nights!
We stayed here for a couple of nights before heading out of Drake to the Corcovado National Park for a couple of nights. Everyone at the venue and the wider town made us feel welcome and offered all the assistance we could need even one person taking us into their back garden to see a sloth! If you're visiting Drake I would recommend staying here - simple place but friendly welcome and a great place for a couple of nights!
Andrew, gb2 night trip with friends
Good 6.0
Short stay drake bay
Stayed at drake as a way point to Corcovado . Communication was difficult at first and I tried to ask if it was better to come by car or boat but got a confusing response and came by boat anyway.We were met at the beach by taxi cabinas pura Vida arranges which was good as the journey was lively from sierpe !The lady on reception only spoke a little English and we only understood a little Spanish so it was more difficult than it needed to be. Kitchen area was nice and good to spot some of the local birds . We even saw sloths nearby. Rooms were basic but clean and on the hard side with a bunk bed and a double in the room. One negative was the night light shone straight into room 3 so every time or noisy neighbours went past we got a flood of light into the room. Not ideal when you are up early . Breakfast was good with fruit and scrambled eggs though we had an early tour we had to leave at 5.45 so didn’t get any breakfast in day 2. It’s clean and functional but up a steep hill at the back of town.
Michael, gb2 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
Great stay at Cabinas Pura Vida
Great service. Good value for money. Location near the beach and restaurants.
Normand, ca3 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Great Little Hotel
Incredibly friendly, helpful, and attentive staff. The room and property was immaculately clean and comfortable. We’ll surely come here again.
Douglas, us2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great experience, very welcoming
Loved our stay at Cabinas Pura Vida! The staff was very friendly and made us feel very welcomed. When we got there, the owner drove us around the area to show where everything is and helped us book tours. We had an early morning tour that started at 6am the following morning. Breakfast normally is 6-8am but they made breakfast early for those going on the tour. Breakfast was delicious both days, made fresh each morning! The rooms were clean and comfortable. The common area had hammocks, perfect for relaxing after a day of exploring the jungle. There was a cute kitten that was very playful. The location is walking distance to the little downtown area with all the restaurants and supermarket as well as the beach. Overall a very enjoyable experience!! Thank you for the hospitality!
Gintare, us2 night family trip

Cabinas Pura Vida Bed & Breakfast, Drake Bay, Costa Rica

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