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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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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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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Portland, Maine, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I have known about Pura Vida for some years and finally got to experience this beautiful place firsthand. Indeed it is the ideal place to unplug, slow down and get back in touch with oneself and nature or gather with friends and family. The grounds are lovely full of tropical gardens and little nooks with hammocks perfect for a lazy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

Kidding aside, i really like Pura Vida resort. It's setting is quiet, serene and beautiful amd the stff are all smiling, helpful, and kind. The food is fantasic, if geared towards simpler, healthier eating. Don't expect filet mignon, but you will eat the best scrambled eggs to ever be put on your plate. The yoga studios have beautiful floors, and... More 

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Aventura, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Perfect place to unplug and relax. The nuturing and accommodating staff still remains the key here - they go above and beyond to make sure every guest has a wonderful experience. One thing I was not happy about this time was guests using their computers and cell phones in the dining hall. One of the main reasons for going there... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Pura Vida's location is unparalleled for a stunning Central Valley view, proximity to SJO, and for experiencing sitting in the middle of a sea of coffee bushes---if you live here it is a fantastic weekend retreat, if you don't you absolutely won't regret seeing 'paradise' and 'authentic Costa Rica'- sometimes harder to find than one would like. The grounds are... More 

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Darien
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

A Canyon Ranch - type spa this place ain't. What it is is comfortable and clean and focused on your laid back health The views are a thousand feet down the hills to the San Jose skyline and the valley below. No beef and pork are allowed; chicken, fish, salads, fruit, and pasta served in a simple wood building with... More 

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