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Best Mountain Biking Trails in Central America

5

These Las Catalinas trails really are world class. Great flow, lots of wildlife sighting. The ocean views make the experience especially unique. I'm not sure where else you can get that. Even more unique is the having the beautiful little town of Las Catalinas right there. Mountain biking rarely comes with such a great margarita.

Definitely worth a trip, and many returns. Rent a house right in Las Catalinas and make a vacation of it:

www.lascatainascr.com/rentals

Fabulous, rolling single track with amazing views

5

Pura Vida Ride and Las Catalinas have built an amazing system of rolling single track with epic views of the water and nearby valleys and hills. The trails are suitable for those who are just starting out in mountain biking as well as those who are experienced. And there is something really neat about riding through the jungle among the hanging vines.

The trails are well maintained and they are still adding miles of trails to the network. I can't wait to try the new tracks.

Trails to die for...

5

Coastin' and climbin' up and down the single track trails at Playa Danta are honestly some of my most cherished vacation memories. I'm relatively new to the Mountain Biking scene, but after hitting these trails a few times during my stint in Costa over the summer, it became the only thing I wanted to do. The epic ocean views that pop in and out of sight as I cruised through the upper sections of the trail made the whole climb worth it. Anyone lookin' for a sick Mountain Biking experience in a breath-taking environment should check out the trails at Pura Vida Ride.

Pura Vida Ride

Pura Vida Ride specializes in guided tours, rentals, and sales of stand-up-paddle boards (SUPs), mountain bikes (MTBs), kayaks, and other ocean and mountain sports equipment in one of the most spectacular settings in Costa Rica. At Pura Vida Ride we make it our responsibility to create an unforgettable experience for you from start to finish. We offer everything you need to create lifetime memories for you, your friends, and your family!

 
Located 50 meters from the waters edge on the beach at Playa Danta, Costa Rica, Pura Vida Ride boasts miles of privately built and maintained ocean view single track mountain bike and hiking trails as well as a flat water bay with scenic islands within an easy paddle of the beach. We offer unrivaled world class Mountain Biking in Costa Rica coupled with spectacular flat-water SUP opportunities in a bay that will challenge experts and engage beginners.
 
Pura Vida Ride features high quality mountain bike rentals and sales, including Rocky Mountain, Trek and Kona brands in standard 26” and 29er wheelbase. Our MTB rental bikes are maintained in excellent condition after every ride, so that you never have to worry about your equipment during your visit. Our full service general store contains a full bike repair shop, a range of adventure sports equipment for rent and sale including kayaks to mountain bikes to body boards and volleyball, as well as the best coffee, pastries, Italian gelato, drinks and snacks on the Gold Coast of Guanacaste.
 
We offer a range of short, mid, and long distance bike tours: Day and Multi – Day Costa Rica Mountain Bike Tours Two Hour Guided Mountain Bike Tour of Las Catalinas Single Track Trails Explore the 10+ km of single track trail starting steps away from Pura Vida Ride. We'll deck you out with a helmet and a full suspension, hard tail, or 29er bike from our high end inventory and show you some of the most majestic views from single track coastal trails in all of Costa Rica. This tour lasts 1.5 to 2 hours.
 
Old School Guanacaste 1 Day Tour From our backyard at Pura Vida Ride, take a ride 100 years back in time on our Old School Guanacaste Adventure! Experience architecture, towns, and scenery that few get to see on their travels. Climb high passes followed by technical single track, leisurely country roads, amazing waterfalls with swimming holes, lots of exciting river crossings and more! We’ll see majestic Guanacaste trees and strangler figs, Pochotes, and other local tree species. Our guides will bring Costa Rica alive for you! This trip can be modified to accommodate beginners, intermediate, or advanced riders.
 
See the full itinerary and booking information here.
 
Nicoya Coastline Tour Our five day Nicoya Peninsula Mountain Bike adventure begins in Santa Cruz and takes the coastal route through Nicoya all the way to Malpais and beyond. Crossing rivers, beach riding, crossing rivers, dramatic ocean vistas, heart pounding ascents and thrilling descents will be part of every day as you ride deep into the heart of the Nicoya and experience a side of Costa Rica travel few tourists ever see. We’ll bring along a few SUPs with us for you to enjoy in the afternoons!
 
All multi-day tours are customized specifically to each group.
 
Volcanoes Tour
This seven-day Volcanoes Tour Mountain Bike adventure starts at the base of the famous Arenal volcano and winds its way north past Tenorio volcano and through the heart of Rincon de La Vieja national park. You’ll climb to altitudes of 5,000 feet and end up at sea level on the last day as we wind our way through Santa Rosa National Park and end up on the beach at the famous Witches Rock at Playa Naranjo. This spectacular trip is bound to make you happy! See the full itinerary and booking information here. All multi-day tours are customized specifically to each group.

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Trails to die for...

April 30, 2012 by Reviewer
User Rating:
5

Coastin' and climbin' up and down the single track trails at Playa Danta are honestly some of my most cherished vacation memories. I'm relatively new to the Mountain Biking scene, but after hitting these trails a few times during my stint in Costa over the summer, it became the only thing I wanted to do. The epic ocean views that pop in and out of sight as I cruised through the upper sections of the trail made the whole climb worth it. Anyone lookin' for a sick Mountain Biking experience in a breath-taking environment should check out the trails at Pura Vida Ride.

Fabulous, rolling single track with amazing views

May 24, 2012 by Reviewer
User Rating:
5

Pura Vida Ride and Las Catalinas have built an amazing system of rolling single track with epic views of the water and nearby valleys and hills. The trails are suitable for those who are just starting out in mountain biking as well as those who are experienced. And there is something really neat about riding through the jungle among the hanging vines.

The trails are well maintained and they are still adding miles of trails to the network. I can't wait to try the new tracks.

Best Mountain Biking Trails in Central America

May 24, 2012 by Reviewer
User Rating:
5

These Las Catalinas trails really are world class. Great flow, lots of wildlife sighting. The ocean views make the experience especially unique. I'm not sure where else you can get that. Even more unique is the having the beautiful little town of Las Catalinas right there. Mountain biking rarely comes with such a great margarita.

Definitely worth a trip, and many returns. Rent a house right in Las Catalinas and make a vacation of it:

www.lascatainascr.com/rentals

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