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Pura Vida Spa & Yoga Retreat

3.5 of 5 600 mts NW from Bar Apolo 15 | Pavas, Carrizal, Alajuela 1112-4050, Costa Rica
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My partner and I just returned from a wonderful week at Pura Vida. The serene atmosphere, delightful staff who really cared about our well being, attractive accommodations and grounds, delicious food and interesting people made this an exceptional place to recover from a year of stressful work and sports. I didn't realize how much I would enjoy the bodywork by... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place to relax and recharge. Almost everything about Pura Vida is top-level: clean comfortable rooms, beautifully tended gardens, exceptional massage and body work, freshly prepared, varied, and delicious food (vegetarian with a chicken or fish dish always available), a variety tours (especially the Waterfall Garden tour), and a very warm and happy staff. And its proximity... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I just got back last night after staying at Pura Vida for a week and it was by far one of the best travel experience I've ever had. I was in a beautiful, clean, well-staffed retreat and felt connected to nature at the same time. The tours are a great compliment to the yoga classes and I recommend them all!... More 

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Langkawi, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I absolutely loved my stay at Pura Vida this November. The view is to die for and the food was fabulous (and healthy!) I enjoyed the classes and treatments that I took part in and our room was comfortable and spacious. Obviously being set in a beautiful and expansive garden ... there will be bugs. My only down-fall for this... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Pura Vida was just what we needed to escape the high stress, fast paced hustle and bustle of modern life. We stayed for a week in the Lila Suite which was jaw droppingly gorgeous and perfect for our needs. The Lila had a full open air concept, a private bathroom with a massive rain drop shower, plus a separate bath... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Please note:I stayed in April 2014 and reviewing months after my stay. Although I have been using TripAdvisor for years, I recently joined as member since I realized the importance of actually being active and participate with reviews. (New business owner). This places is wonderful, staff and location is quite beautiful. The food is so-so comparing it to other retreat... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

My February trip makes the 15th time I have gone to Pura Vida for a week mid winter! I've gone 7 & 9 days each time. All but one of these trips were for a specific Kripalu yoga instructor's weeklong retreat. Obviously I love the place if I've gone so many years! I've watched it change, as buildings were built... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I stayed here for a Myoskeletal workshop and had a great time. I got a tent-alow for myself with a king bed near the water fountain. I was very pleased with the overall experience. It's a bit overpriced for what it is. But I would visit again.

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Palm City, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I did the week package with the spa for my first trip to Costa Rica. THe price was reasonable and there were nice inclusions such as side excursions, yoga classes, and a spa treatment. My room was very mediocre. the stopper on my sink was broken and the window hardware was broken. The windows would not shut tightly because of... More 

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North Tonawanda, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I am basing my review on past experiences as I have not been to Pura Vida in about 7 years, but had been there many times. I am hoping to visit again in the fall. The staff, accommodations, food, and extras have always been wonderful. It is a wonderful place to unwind and just relax. I am excited to see... More 

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Address: 600 mts NW from Bar Apolo 15 | Pavas, Carrizal, Alajuela 1112-4050, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pura Vida Spa & Yoga Retreat 3.5*
Number of rooms: 51
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Also Known As:
Pura Vida Spa & Yoga Retreat Hotel Alajuela
Pura Vida Spa And Yoga Retreat
Pura Vida Wellness Retreat Spa
Pura Vida Spa & Yoga Retreat Costa Rica/Alajuela
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#3 Spa Hotel in Alajuela

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