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Panacea de la Montana Yoga Retreat & Spa

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Finca Josefina, Huacas, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brooklyn, New York
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

An incredible place run by incredible people! I wanted to be isolated yet active, and since my stay was surprisingly inexpensive I had the opportunity to go on some amazing excursions! it was my first solo vacation and Panacea was exactly what I was looking for, and then some. First of all, Panacea was having a March special and when... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Peter was very helpful in my booking of Panacea. Initially I had planned the trip solo, but decided to bring a travel buddy. I was under the impression the cost was going to be the same for two people as it was for one. Because it wasn't, and was about $950 for the three nights, which I was not prepared... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I knew I needed to restart my yoga practice and a retreat seemed just the ticket. Not to mention the need to escape winter in the Northeast. My friend and I decided to try Panacea in Costa Rica and I am so glad we did. Our welcome was warm, as was the weather. Peter and Deb and Mary know what... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This was our second visit. The yoga is amazing. I learned some new approaches to poses and practice I have been doing for years. It was challenging and yet peaceful. I learned to take life a little more slowly, breathing and absorbing more of the beautiful site. Food was great, all vegetarian. I am not a vegetarian, yet I am... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I just returned from my 7th or 8th stay at Panacea, I am no longer counting. I brought my tablet and Mary had suggested that I participate in her "Personal Home Yoga Practice" program where Mary asks specific health and life style questions and then works out a yoga program specific to my level of ability and well being. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We spent our honeymoon at Panacea over a week and could not have hoped for a better place or experience. The folks who run Panacea (Mary, Deb, and Peter) were more like family by the end of the trip. We felt like it was a prefect get away; a chance to unplug, regroup, and enjoy sending time together surrounded by... More 

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Austin, Texas
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

My husband and I stayed at Panacea for our honeymoon back in July 2013. We had an amazing time! Peter, Mary and Debbie are wonderful hosts. The retreat was a wonderful opportunity for us to disconnect from technology and distractions and instead connect with one another within nature. My husband had never tried yoga before arriving to Panacea and Mary... More 

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Panaceadelamontana, Owner at Panacea de la Montana Yoga Retreat & Spa, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Diana and Pat. We are happy we were able to help make your honeymoon unforgettable. We wish you both a happy life together. Maybe you will be back for one of your anniversaries. We look forward to seeing you both again. More 

Asheville, North Carolina, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We had an amazing time being submerged in Peter, Debbie, and Mary's world. The mountain was fabulous with amazing views, the yoga was perfect and for all levels, our cabina was cozy, and the food was delicious. It is similar to staying at a B&B, you bond with your hosts as well as the other guests. We are so grateful... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We stayed at Panacea for 3 nights over New Year. It's fair to say we are probably not the natural visitors and chose the place because it was the only available option over NYE in Tamarindo. Mary, Peter and the team are very friendly. In our view the proposition is a family run operation which caters for the basics in... More 

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Panaceadelamontana, Owner at Panacea de la Montana Yoga Retreat & Spa, responded to this review

We are sorry you did not enjoy the full Panacea experience which included 3 “farm to table” vegetarian meals daily. Our 2 hour yoga/meditation class is daily at 7:00 so our guest can enjoy our daily beach shuttle with their picnic lunch. Many guests just stay here at Panacea relaxing in their hammock, or enjoying our spa services from Thai... More 

San Francisco, CA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Okay, first a confession. We'd been booked elsewhere in Tamarindo and were notified a few days before our trip that the other hotel had cancelled all reservations. So, in a most fortuitous switch, we found Panacea de la Montana. Wow. This was the perfect way to spend the last few days of our CR family vacation (4 adults). Morning yoga,... More 

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