Pura Vida Ride - Las Catalinas

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4.29 out of 5
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Beginner
13
km

Singletrack
↑ 200 m
↓ 200 m
12
elevation (m)

Lariat
Trail Description
About this trail
Fantastic intermediate - advanced single track trail with some stunning ocean views. Few Costa Ricans have carved it into a hill/mountain by hands in last 4 years. Several wooden bridges and 180 turns make it great fun to ride. There are no hard climbs neither there are crazy downhills. What makes this trail intermediate is the fact, that there is no railing along the track and one mistake can send you down from a really steep hill right into the bushes ;-). Come and check it out, it is worth it!
added by petaobiGranny Gear January 30, 2012
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Gramcounter


December 11, 2015
Avfc80 Gramcounter  
 
Review: This was a good ride, I did the longer loop which took 2 1/2 hours. as an advanced - intermediate rider it was pretty straight forward with a few strenuous climbs. Humidity was challenging but once you get back under tree cover it was fine. I rented my bike for Pura Vida who have top class bikes.

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November 30, 2015
Guest   
 
Review: Excellent Trails!!

BEST Single track cross country trail system in the country!!

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October 12, 2015
Guest   
 
Review: Went in feb which was wrong l think due to seeing these green season pics. I bonked in the heat and nearly failed. But what l did was great enough to remember as a fun time. The Bike was first rate and tuned well. Staff was fine albeit l worried not enough biz was going their way to keep it afloat. Probably the Greenhouse rest next door had me concerned in that regard more as their food and frozen naturales are fantastic. Again; go green season to enjoy the cooler wx and have more of a blast than me.

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July 29, 2015
Guest   
 
Review: Fantastic trails for all riders. I've never seen smoother single track. There are tons of switchbacks nothing technical and practically no roots or rocks. The Longest advanced trail has some challenging steeps, but is so terrifically smooth and rideable I am amazed that these trails were handcut by only 5 people. I'm not doing this place justice. As a northeastern rider I was in heaven
Special shout out to Ariana, Sam, frank, Scott and the Floridian, whose name I forgot. The bikes were totally up to date and well maintained. Hard tail and dual suspension bike.
This is an awesome Place to be able to say i was there betore it became Too populär

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Bunny Hop

March 29, 2015
 
Review: Great, super fun, super hot, today at 10am was 40*c, Still great and fun

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Granny Gear

April 6, 2014
 
Review: My son and I went two times to the trails and loved both times. The main trails close to rental shop and beach are really nice, single track, fairly easy. If you want to add difficulty go to the back side, on our second day we rode closer to 18 K and the back end trails are more difficult. Good climbs, all mountain, and very Lush terrain.
Bring lots of water if you are going mid day, it is very dry and hot.
Pura Vida Bike rentals are great, very nice people, and very helpful.
I rated it a 4 for where it is, its not BC, or MOAB, or Bromont, However for Costa rica its a Good course

rob

Similar Trail: Southern Ontario, Canada, Single track, except way warmer.

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Poseur

April 6, 2012
lymeryk Poseur  
 
Review: Amazing views of playa danta and islands in the cove from this trail! It was hot and dry but we saw monkeys and pezotes! My fiance is expert mountain biker and it was only my third trail ever- but we both had fun! I walked the bike a little bit but was able to ride most of the way. Jake and amy at pura vida ride were kind and informative. All in all pretty fun :-)

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Granny Gear

April 3, 2012
Hutchr Granny Gear  
 
Review: My wife and I live in Atlanta and ride all over North Georgia and Western NC. We wanted to ride while we were on vacation in Costa Rica and so we took a day trip out to Las Catalinas on our last day. Its only about 1.5 hrs from Liberia (using some dirt roads). We were not disappointed in what we found there. The rental bikes at Pura Vide Ride were decent - I rode a 29er hard tail Kona - and the people were nice and helpful (and spoke perfect English for anyone concerned). The trails are well planned and maintained. Much like the mountain biking in our neck of the woods, they have lots up twists, turns, creek crossings (although it was very dry at the time) and dips, etc. Less rooty then what we typically ride, and the ocean views are amazing! One of the owners told me they are working on adding another 5K worth of trails, which would be great. They currently have about 10K, which was plenty given how hot it was. I'd recommend starting early in the morning if you can. They are right on Danta beach and so you can surf, boogie board, paddle board, etc if you have the time and energy. Overall, it was great and we plan on going again sometime. -Hutch

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Pura Vida Ride - Las Catalinas MTB Trail 4.29 out of 5 based on 8 ratings. 8 user reviews.
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