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Pura Vida Spa & Yoga Retreat

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800 Mts SW From Minisuper Pavas | Pavas, Carrizal, Alajuela 020103, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place exceeded my expectations. The people, the rooms, the food and the service were top notch. The excursions were excellent and it was great that our tour guide was a biologist. I will definitely be back.

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Marina del Rey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I just got back from a Mind/Body/Spirit package for 7 days at Pura Vida. It was my first time in Costa Rica and I couldn't believe just how green (literally) the place was. The compound was located and surrounded by beautiful vegetation with trees, herbs, flowers, lush landscapes. Being from CA where we are in a crisis drought situation, seeing... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I went to pura vida resort and spa to participate in a mind, body, and soul retreat with Stress Less Yoga. The resort is a true oasis. The grounds are lush, and the food is fresh and made with love. Our yoga practice and meditation took place in Lila and Shanti hall, both of which are beautiful spaces. The staff... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I am a global traveler with high standards. Pura Vida excels in ALL my expectations. Here are just a few reasons as to why..the staff is very knowledgable,friendly,professional and accommodating.The "Manager" is ALWAYS available and will make sure all your needs are met. The cuisine is amazingly fresh, delicious, healthy and abundant.The grounds are impeccable with beautiful fauna everywhere including... More 

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West Hollywood, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I went to Pura Vida Resort to take a class. The staff was friendly and helpful. Food The food served buffet style is mostly vegan with one meat dish option. There were also gluten-free options! Let the staff know your allergies and they can accommodate you. The bar is open until about 10pm it has smoothie options as well as... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

My husband and I have taken yoga groups to Pura Vida twice and have been impressed by the beauty of the grounds of the facility as well as the wonderfully prepared food and attention of the staff. We plan to return again and again!

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Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I just got back from 5 days at Pura Vida. This is not your typical resort-it's a place to really disconnect and recharge your batteries. No tv's, not a lot of people, no noise really other than nature. I stayed in a tentalow which was an amazing experience. Close to nature with some thick canvass keeping the bugs out and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Loved this place! It's a yoga retreat but there is so much more. First off, remember you are in Costa Rica in a eco friendly environment. If you are looking for the four seasons go stay at the four seasns. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. I slept like a baby while I was there and appreciated being completely... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

We just spent the Vslentine's Day Weekend at the Pura Vida Spa. Incredible views from dawn to dusk and all night long as well. Tasty, healthy organic food three times a day. Yoga early every morning and again at sunset with a view of the sunset as well. Amazing massages I would highly recommend you try the underwater watsu. And... More 

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

If you happened to visit their website, the pictures don't do this place justice. The views everywhere around the resort are breathtaking! To compliment the views, the staff was wonderful, and the food was incredible. I'm vegan, and was a little worried there wouldn't be much of a variety for me to choose from. I was very, very wrong. Everything... More 

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