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“Awesome company to book and organize your stay!”

Pura Vida Luxury Transfers & Tours
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Owner description: We are know for providing the best luxury tour experience in the area. Reasonable prices and top of the line service all around. Private A/C vans and the best bilingual drivers. If you want to explore beautiful Costa Rica with full luxury style, come travel with us.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Pura Vida provides a variety of services including vacation rentals, golf cart rentals, and concierge. They probably have other services as well, but these are the ones we used.

I can’t say enough about how helpful and gracious Melissa was in helping us make our stay in Tamarindo so pleasant. She was super friendly with helpful options each time we spoke/texted with her. Thanks Melissa for helping us create our Tamarindo experience!

The unit we rented (301 … around from Playa Langosta beach) might have the best view in Tamarindo. I just can’t imagine anything better. Each morning right out of our bedroom we had full views of ocean waves crashing onto rocks and a small beach. Stairs from the main floor led to an open patio with incredible views of the stars, the vast Pacific, and amazing sunsets. Low tide revealed lava tidal pools we explored where we found live coral, crabs and small iridescent blue fish. Water streamed in and out between the lava rocks creating natural aquariums all over. Beautifully decorated and architected, multiple patios and seating areas, great kitchen, you cannot go wrong with this place. Highly recommended.

We rented a 6-seater golf cart for our family of 5. These golf carts are clean, new, rugged and sturdy. Perfect for our needs as we opted to not rent a car at the airport. Instead we arranged (through Melissa) airport transfers to Tamarindo for $85 each way, and then used the golf cart all over town. It’s seriously the best way to see the town and get around. Easy to park and hassle free. Even if you have a family of 4, I would recommend the 6-seater. Several times we weren’t full and offered rides to others walking (which were all graciously accepted). We met several interesting tourists, ex-pats, and Costa Ricans, and the others that didn’t speak English were so happy to have a free ride. It sorts of connects you in a different way with the community.

Ask for Melissa, and you will be living the Pura Vida! I recommend booking with them directly as you (and they) can avoid the fees charged by the big VRBO type websites. You get a better deal, and it’s completely safe.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank John L
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Reviewed 7 May 2017

They took me on a surf trip to the most incredible beach points in Guanacaste, their service is outstanding and definately on my next trip I'll book it with Maes Pura Vida

Date of experience: May 2017
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Juan A, Owner at Pura Vida Luxury Transfers & Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Thank You my friend! Come back soon lets go surf!

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Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Did a tour to Rincon de la Vieja, zip lining was incredible, the staff is very friendly and the transportation beyond comfortable. I really recommend doing tours with them, prices are very good as well.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Susana G
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Reviewed 9 January 2017

Allen of Pura Vida Luxury Transfers & Tours was the best. He was waiting for us at the airport with a sign. As we got into the van he offered a variety of beverages. After traveling 11 hours this was an unexpected perk. Allen did a great job letting us know about each town we traveled through and gave us an overview on Tamarindo the town we were going to be vacationing in. The return trip was just as nice as the first trip. Allen and team are the best. If you have any trips planned and need transfers the Pura Vida Luxury Transfers team is the way to go.

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed 6 December 2016

We used the transportation services offered by Pura Vida Luxury Rentals a few times while we spent a week in Tamarindo. They were excellent and made everything so simple. They were always on time and made sure we made our destination safely. Allen was even nice enough to spot monkeys for us in the trees and pulled over to the side of the road so we could take pictures. So nice of him to do!

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank cigartravelerphx
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