Costa Rica Mountain Bike (MTB) Rentals
Pura Vida Ride is located on the beach at Las Catalinas, Costa Rica. Las Catalinas maintains over 30 km of world-class coastal single-track mountain bike trails with scenic ocean views that will astound you. These trails have been under construction since 2010 and each year the trail system expands and matures. Our trails are an average of 3-4 feet wide and are built to largely comply with IMBA trail design standards.
The trails are varied and appeal to all levels of mountain biking experience with fast downhills, challenging uphills, and long stretches of beautiful, flat single track. The terrain and vistas change dramatically and over the course of a 1.5 hour ride you will have dramatic ocean vistas, tropical forest shade, overgrown valleys, and some heart thumping climbs! These trails are immaculately maintained by a full time trail crew who rake and maintain the trails on a daily basis.
The trail system is accessible out the back door of Pura Vida Ride. Our amazing staff will set you up on your ride, give you a trail map, and set you off on your adventure. If you prefer riding with clipless shoes, you can bring your pedals and shoes with you when you visit us and we'll throw your pedals on the bike of your choice at no extra charge.
In addition to the trails built and maintained on Las Catalinas, the surrounding areas are home to varied ride loops that can be tailored to your experience.
Our fully equipped bike shop has all the service, experience, and parts necessary to keep both our bikes and your bike in top shape. Inner tubes, chains, gloves, helmets, cables, and Camelbaks are just some of the supplies and accessories we offer in stock.
Check out our rates for rentals here.
Check out our trail system!
Costa Rica Mountain Biking
1.5 Hour Mountain Bike Ride on Las Catalinas Single Track Trails
Explore the 30+ km of single track trail starting steps away from Pura Vida Ride. We’ll deck you out with a helmet and a hard tail mountain 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 ride lasts approximately 1.5 hours.
$70/person 2 or more. $100/person single. (upgraded bike is an extra $15-$30)
2.5 Hour Mountain Bike Ride On Las Catalinas Single Track Trails
For the more experienced riders, explore the full 30+ km of single track trail at Las Catalinas. We’ll deck you out with a helmet and a hard tail mountain 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 ride lasts approximately 2.5 hours.
$100/person 2 or more. $150/person single. (upgraded bike is an extra $15-$30)
Old School Guanacaste Full Day Ride
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. This trip lasts 6-7 hours and is for advanced riders. Contact us for the full itinerary and booking information.
Pura Vida Ride features high quality mountain bike rentals and sales, including Specialized, Trek, Scott, Borealis, Niner, and BMC brands in 27.5″ and 29er wheel sizes. We offer both hard tail bikes as well as full suspension bikes. We are Costa Rica’s #1 Fat Bike shop with sales and rentals of Fat Bikes from Borealis, Specialized, and Trek. 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 Mountain Bikes
2018 Scott Scale 980
A true mountain bike that looks and acts the part with 29" wheels, disc brakes, 100mm suspension fork with lockout, and aggressive tires.
Small, Medium, Large
- Alloy 6061 aluminum frame
- Rockshox 100mm suspension fork with remote lockout
- Sram NX 1 x 11 drivetrain
- Shimano Hydraulic disc brakes
- Platform flat pedals, or Shimano SPD, or Crankbrothers
Scott Scale 720 Plus
Scott designed the Scale 720 Plus to make sure that it not only climbs like a bat out of hell, but with its slacker head angle it will have you flying down the hill with newfound confidence. Massive 3" tires give you the grip to do it all.
Small, Medium, Large
- Scale 700 Plus superlight alloy aluminum frame
- Rock Shox Recon Silver RL Solo Air 120mm w/remote lockout
- Boost 110 / 148 hubs, 27,5" x 3" Maxxis tires.
- Shimano SLX / XT 2x10 drivetrain.
- Shimano hydraulic disc brakes.
Trek Fuel EX 5 29
The world's best-loved mountain bike keeps getting better. Fuel EX continues to set the bar for full suspension trail bike versatility, bringing race-day tech to all-day adventure. Want a rugged, capable long-travel trail bike, and a nimble XC bike? Get both with Fuel EX. Whether it's your millionth mile on the trail or your first, you'll love this bike.
17.5", 19.5", 21.5"
- Advanced tech makes Trek the best-riding full suspension bike
- 29er-optimized frame delivers a fast, stable ride
- ABP keeps your suspension active while you're on the brakes
- Trail-optimized G2 29er geometry is fast, agile, confident
Trek Farley 5
Farley changes the game for fat bikes. Now with a lightweight carbon frame option and the ability to accommodate 5" tires and a variety of wheel sizes, Farley is the quickest and most versatile fat bike ever.
Farley lets you tackle anything, any time, for any reason.
Fatten up your Pura Vida Ride!
17.5", 19.5", 21.5"