Pura Vida Ride - Las Catalinas

4.25 out of 5
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↑ 200 m
↓ 200 m
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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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Reviews (4)

March 28, 2015
Review: Great, super fun, super hot, today at 10am was 40*c, Still great and fun

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April 5, 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


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

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April 5, 2012
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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April 3, 2012
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 4.25 out of 5 based on 4 ratings. 4 user reviews.
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