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Pura Vida Cabilao

Cambaquiz Philippines
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Pura Vida Cabilao is situated near the village of Cambaquiz on the north-eastern point of the island, directly on the white palm-fringed beach. Our resort, opened in January 2004, consists of 2 double, one single and one triple and 6 delux bungalow, situated above and under the cliff directly on a white sandy beach. The clean, spacious bungalows are equipped with shower, WC, hot and cold running water, air-conditioning and terrace with sea view. The well-kept grounds contain a tropical garden with palm trees and orchids. Enjoy the sea view from our cosy restaurant on the cliff-top offering delicious local and international cuisine.Have a vida spa relaxing time or have a dive. Sea Explorers is running the pro scuba diving center-dive with a smile.All padi courses.Land tours wil be arranched.Stay with a smile
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Property amenities
Free internet
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Mosquito net
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Seating area
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Filipino, German
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czarek c wrote a review Jan 2020
Gdansk, Poland57 contributions24 helpful votes
Hi, we spent few days in Cabilao, Pura Vida diving resort. Very nice quiet place. Friendly and helpfull staff. Very good food. Diving - one of the best corals and reefs wchich I've ever seen. Very comfortable boat. Staff on the boat were really professional and helpfull. Thank you very much, we'll plan back. Cezary
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Date of stay: December 2019
1 Helpful vote
Tuckerman99 wrote a review Dec 2019
North Vancouver, Canada77 contributions33 helpful votes
We stayed at Pura Vida for a few days as part of our tour organized by Snorkel Ventures. The resort was great, good food, nice accommodation and very friendly staff. Suzette and her team make us all feel especially welcome. The area has a lot to offer to divers and snorkellers. The resort works with Sea Explorers dive operation and they were terrific. Vanela and her team provided superb service for out group. They were great at guiding us and pointing out various marine creatures. Vanela's dive leader, Bileg, was especially helpful with my wife and I in the water. Many thanks to all for a memorable stay at Pura Vida.
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Date of stay: November 2019
2 Helpful votes
Claudia H wrote a review Mar 2019
Kuessnacht am Rigi, Switzerland103 contributions39 helpful votes
It was our first trip to the Philippines and the Pura Vida Cabilao. After a good one hour drive from the new airport in Tagbilaran and a short boat ride we arrived at Pura Vida in Cabilao. Even though it was after 7 PM the crew of the diving center welcomed us and we were able to storage all our diving equipment as we wanted to do our first dives the next morning. Once in the restaurant we got a warm welcome from the resort crew with a refreshing drink and a beautiful handmade lei. We had booked a deluxe double room close by the restaurant with an amazing view over the ocean and the resort. The room was simply furnished but spacious. Once back at the restaurant dinner was served. We had booked overnights including breakfast only. For lunch and/or dinner you could always choose
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Date of stay: March 2019
1 Helpful vote
Ryan G. wrote a review Mar 2019
Cebu Island, Philippines4 contributions1 helpful vote
A resort like no other. Very quiet place with friendly attentive staff. Rooms are spacious and clean, well stocked minibar. Restaurant offers a variety of asian and european dishes, all fresh prepared from the german chef and his crew.The bar is overlooking the sea, best place for a deco beer.Suzette the manager is all over the place to ensure all is going smooth, special thanks to her for organizing our transfer and bohol tour. All in all a paradise for divers and snorkelers who like a peaceful place to relax.
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Date of stay: March 2019
Betsy R wrote a review Jul 2018
Westport, Connecticut321 contributions52 helpful votes
Off the beaten path, a remote small island. The resort is modern, clean, with a great (German) chef. All rooms have ocean view that overlook the sun rise. ( Awesome ). Food is fantastic. Dive ops are also fantastic. Pura Vida resort is also in Dauin (stayed there too ) as well as, I believe, 2 other locations. Consistently clean, well maintained - this looks NEW actually. Sea Explorers is the Dive Op. Staff is great. I intend to return to see more islands. The Scuba Diving is beyond world class - as is the staff.
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Date of stay: July 2018
1 Helpful vote
US$83 - US$128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Cabilao Beach Club
PhilippinesVisayasBohol ProvinceCabilao Island
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