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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
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    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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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We run retreats here - the staff and the management is exceptional;. Went over and beyond to ensure our first program was fantastic. We head back in October and again 2 more time sin 2016. They accommodated our group of 18 who had special meal challenges and the Yoga space was so beautiful. We thanks them for everything. Miguel is... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pura Vida was my first introduction to Costa Rica and I'm all the richer for it. Beautiful grounds with plenty of space to disappear or mingle with the other guests. The staff is very attentive and provide great customer service. The spa treatments are wonderful and offer a nice variety. The food is so fresh and delicious. You'd never know... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoying our stay at Pura Vida Spa. Came with my son, husband, and yoga school. We enjoyed endless yoga, delicious food, and activities. The staff was very friendly. We really enjoyed ourselves. Started the days with yoga, then the pool, more yoga, and a bottle of wine after dinner.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sunny warm days + cool nights + massage therapists that are true healers, add exceptional, healthy buffets, yoga in absolutely THE most amazing spaces I've ever seen.....and I've seen a few. Studios/rooms overlook San Jose Valley spectacular at night. Utmost attention to detail from architecture and furnishings to the grounds and a dedicated staff that is truly caring. Owners very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

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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