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Pura Vida Cabilao

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#1 of 1 special resort in Cabilao Island
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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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Free internet
Free breakfast
Beach
Diving
Airport transportation
Spa
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Snorkeling
Fishing
Massage
Concierge
Mosquito net
Express check-in / check-out
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Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private beach
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Private balcony
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Complimentary toiletries
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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3.0 of 5 stars
Languages Spoken
English, Filipino, German
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czarek c wrote a review Jan 2020
Gdansk, Poland58 contributions26 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
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Tuckerman99 wrote a review Dec 2019
North Vancouver, Canada117 contributions38 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
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Claudia H wrote a review Mar 2019
Kuessnacht am Rigi, Switzerland124 contributions45 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
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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
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Betsy R wrote a review Jul 2018
Westport, Connecticut323 contributions54 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
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koidive wrote a review Mar 2018
malaysia19 contributions6 helpful votes
Excellent resort to get away for couples. Nice rooms. Staff are real friendly. The daily dinner changes every evening. The Pizza is good. Scuba Diving is average around the area. Will definitely come back.
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Date of stay: February 2018
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Richard S wrote a review Jan 2018
California18 contributions31 helpful votes
I am an avid scuba diver and PADI instructor from California. I am familiar with the Pura Vida “brand” and enjoyed my first visit at this Cabilao location. The island itself isolates it from any main transportation so after taking a small banka water taxi, I arrived at the beach of the resort. The resort is small and most rooms are located up on the hill from the beach with a handful of rooms and a beautiful suite located at beach level. A walk up the 51 stairs from the beach and you arrive at the restaurant, reception, spa and additional rooms. Due to the remote location and smaller size, the restaurant has a limited daily menu but the food is quite good. The spa is great and therapists are very sweet. The staff have a laid back attitude and are extremely friendly and
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Date of stay: December 2017
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DickBurton wrote a review Dec 2017
Garstang, United Kingdom782 contributions327 helpful votes
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I rarely rate anywhere excellent and have never rated a holiday resort excellent previously. I really liked this place. Quiet and relaxing, all the staff were very friendly and it felt more like you were staying with friends rather than in a resort. The other comparison I would make is that the atmosphere was akin to that you get in a mountain hut, particularly as all the guests (and there weren’t that many) seem to be divers so everyone got along really well. The room we had was great. Spacious with a large balcony overlooking the beach. Great views all day long. Food was very good and they catered for my fussy needs without any problems. The hookup with the dive centre is seamless, as someone else has said it’s like they are one organisation. No WiFi in the rooms, but
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Date of stay: December 2017
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divingmommy11 wrote a review Sep 2017
Carlsbad, California17 contributions10 helpful votes
We came with Kids Sea Camp in July...the rainy season...without any to dampen our stay. There is superb wall diving with beautiful soft, plate, and fan corals! We stayed in the Family Suite which was lovely with a pretty wrap-around deck. Unfortunately, it was too hot to enjoy! Some outdoor fans would be a great addition. There is no pool here, but it is on the list of renovations to be accomplished. There is a small beachfront, but it is not appropriate for swimming currently. If you are diving, it's not a big deal. Great food! The Wi-Fi is available in the restaurant/bar area where they have a comfy bean bag seating area for relaxing while staring out at the beautiful water. The dive operation, Sea Explorers, is valet and great to dive with. We saw two giant
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Date of stay: July 2017
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redhen wrote a review Jul 2017
Melbourne, Australia16 contributions11 helpful votes
Cannot speak any higher of the resort. Lovely staff who will always go above and beyond. Shout out to Bigs who made our stay awesome. Fantastic diving and a high quality operation. Must dos include the whale sharks at Oslob and the day trip Balicasag.
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Date of stay: July 2017
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FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Cabilao Beach Club
LOCATION
PhilippinesVisayasBohol ProvinceCabilao Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
11
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