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Pura Vida Hostel

Calle Guanacaste,100m east from banco nacional, Tamarindo - Tamarindo , Costa Rica
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Pura Vida Hostel
Reviews (2)
4.5 out of 5

Pura Vida Hostel in Tamarindo, Costa Rica has been providing guests with memorable travel experiences since 2006. We are a friendly, inexpensive hostel that welcomes backpackers and vacationers from all over the world. We welcome the opportunity to host your stay in Tamarindo.

Our multi to lingual staff is happy to provide recommendations on restaurants, bars, attractions, getting to your next destination and, of course, surfing. Trips, tours and transportation can be booked at our reception. You can cook and dine al fresco in our 2 spotless, fully to equipped, outdoor communal kitchens.

We have dorm beds with ensuite bathrooms and showers and private rooms with air conditioning in multiple configurations to accommodate your travel party. Our “rancho” is the social heart of the hostel with rocking chairs, daybeds, and hammocks for you to enjoy while visiting with other guests and overlooking the lovely tropical garden which enjoys frequent visits from iguanas and howler monkeys. The chill to out atmosphere is enhanced by a great sound system and playlist, good vibes, the fastest wi to fi available in Costa Rica and interesting people from all over the world.

Location

We are located a couple hundred meters from the beach, across from the new Banco National and Hertz Rental Car and next door to Dona Lee’s restaurant.

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2 REVIEWS
     

Summary

Accommodation
     
Surf Lessons
     
Review from Kieran
Kieran
Edmonton, Canada
August 2018

How did you like the accommodation?

     

It was great :)

Review from David
David
Brooklyn, United States of America
June 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Accommodation was nice, chill vibe, they gave good advice for cheap board rental and tips for getting a cheap lesson. Touristy town but nice, good variety of places to eat. There are mosquito nets in the room so expect some insect visitors, but I think that's just how things are in Costa Rica, the bugs rule. They had live music on Sunday, Tony Putaggio & Johan. They were fantastic and it was an intimate setting in the Pura Vida Hut.

Did not take lessons there but got some from a guy on the beach. Beaches are nice, not too crowded, good waves

Number of people: 50
Air Conditioning
Bath Towels
Beach Towels
Kitchen
Kitchenette
Parking (free)
TV
WIFI (free)
Daily housekeeping
Laundry
Pets allowed
Surfboard hire
Surfboard Storage Area
BBQ Facilities
Bicycle rental
Canoeing
Darts
Diving
Hiking
Horseback riding
Mini golf
Mountain biking
Pilates
Ping-pong
Pool table
Skateboard hire
Snorkeling
Soccer Pitch
SUP
Surf school
Volleyball
Yoga

Additional Fees:

no extra fees

Extras:

no extra fees again :)
6 bed dorm room
Room Type: Shared - Mixed
Sleeps: 6

6 bed dorm room with private bathroom and fans and lockers

8 bed dorm room
Room Type: Shared - Mixed
Sleeps: 8

8 bed dorm room with private bathroom and AC, and lockers

Private room with AC and private bathroom
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

Private room with double bed and single bed, AC and private bathroom

Private room with shared bathroom
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 3

Double and single bed , with shared bathroom and AC

You can never get lost

When you book you will receive our confirmation email with full travel directions of how to get to us.

We provide Airport Transfers from and to Liberia and they can be booked in the booking steps.

  • Price for 1-4 people: USD$80
  • Price for more than 4: USD$200
  • - Nearest Airport: Liberia
  • - Distance from Airport in kms: 60
  • - Time from Airport in a car: 1 hour
  • - There is no train from the airport
  • - There is a bus from the airport

Come Surf With Us

Surf Lessons can be added in the booking steps if they are not already included in a package.

Instructors

Bradley

Tamarindo has a perfect wave to learn how to surf, we have waves here for more advanced surfers too, just come and check it out

Main Surf Beach: Tamarindo beach

Surf Lessons we offer:

Beginner Surf Lessons

We get you started on the beach and then into the water to catch some waves. Each lessons lasts 2 hours and includes equipment.

Intermediate Surf Lessons

For those who can surf green waves, we get you turning and moving up and down the faces of the waves. Each lessons lasts 2 hours and includes equipment.

Advanced Surf Lessons

Come with us on surf trips to some of the best surfing beaches around Tamarindo including Playa Avellana, Playa Grande or Playa Negra, Witch’s Rock and Ollie’s Point. Trips can be half day or full day depending on where we go.

Private Surf Lessons

For those who want 1 to 1 instruction. Each lessons lasts 2 hours and includes equipment.

SUP Lessons


Tamarind Beach

Level: Beginner

World class Begginer wave , its a perfect waves to learn how to surf

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31°

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32°

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32°

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31°

The norther Pacific side of Costa Rica is best know for its fun waves rather than epic 10 foot advanced surf!

Air temperature in the north is the same year round 32°C. The seasons are divided in two: dry Season from December to April and wet season from May to November. Dry season is the busiest time for tourism in Costa Rica and they call it their summer.

Tamarindo is a year round surf destinations. The bigger swell season is from April to October. From December to March you tend to get smaller but clean 4 foot waves and is probably the best time to go. Wind is not usually a big factor but as with most places the morning will be best for glassy offshore conditions.

Surf beaches around Tamarindo
The main surf beach in the area is Playa Grande, a very consistent long beautiful beach break for intermediates. La Casita across the estuary is a fast beach break. El Estero is the fast rivermouth, great for longboarder surfers.

Surfing Tamarindo beach itself is great for all levels with Pico Pequeno & Pico Grande for more advanced. Further south is Playa Langosta, rocky underneath the surface and offering fun waves. Playa Avellanas is the most stunning beach in the area and suits all standards. One of Costa Roca's best. Playa Negra further south is an excellent right hand reef break over crystal clear water.

That's just a few of the many ideal surf breaks you can experience when on a surfing vacation in Tamarindo. Come Surf with us...

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  • Your balance is due at check in.

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