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Pura Vida Spa & Yoga Retreat

3.5 of 5 Spa   |   600 mts NW from Bar Apolo 15 | Pavas, Carrizal, Alajuela 1112-4050, Costa Rica
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Ranked #6 of 29 hotels in Alajuela
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 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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Houston, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have lived in Central America for almost 12 years now and know Costa Rica pretty well. I did a bit of research and asked around with all info and suggestions leading back to making the Pura Vida Spa & Yoga Retreat our choice for a quick getaway! We stayed in the AFrame's which are pretty private and comfortable located... More

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Hinsdale, Massachusetts
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really like Pura Vida resort. I was here in '03 and '04 and finally got back again in 2014. In the last 10 years a few things have changed. The surrounding country side is a bit noisier, the roads are really good now and Pura Vida has a new herb garden. The most important things have not changed. There... More

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Macon, Georgia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Came back from the resort few days ago. I took the 5 day mind body spirit package and deeply regret that I did not take the 7 day package. I really did not want to leave the place. I stayed in Zenda with a friend. The room was very clean and just the right size for two. The yoga in... More

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South Porcupine, Ontario, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Booked a last minute "Mind, Body, Spirit" package for 7 nights. Stayed in a Tentalow. The whole experience was amazing. Loved the yoga classes, the delicious and healthy food, accommodations, and the staff. Beautiful grounds. Very relaxing atmosphere, and enjoyed the people who were here. The day trips were amazing and well planned. The tour guide Jenny is a doll... More

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Denver, CO
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

My mother, sister and I stayed in the Villa for a week and it was a great experience. The Villa was perfect for 3 as it had 2 twin beds and 1 double bed. The staff is friendly and the food was fresh and tasty. Not a place for red meat eaters, but plenty of chicken, fish and vegetarian options.... More

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Orlando, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

While I'm not in "all-in" yoga person, I sent my wife for her birthday and "surprised" her for a day. In just the one day I was there, it really was amazing. To begin with, they provide excellent and personal transfers from/to the San Jose Airport (SJO). There was a greeter with my name standing right outside immigration, and the... More

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

I wanted a quick getaway to a warm climate, where I could relax, do some yoga and generally just chill out for a few days. At Pura Vida, I got exactly what I was looking for. Please be warned, this is not a luxary resort. So, if that is what you are looking for, go elsewhere. But the grounds are... More

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boston
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

My intention was to just hang out for two nights, some friends were holding a week long yoga retreat. Ended up staying for four nights, that's all I could be away from work. I drove, it was even difficult to find, thanks GPS! It took a day or so to "land", it didn't seem that special a place, bit of... More

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boston
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Room 105....Booked into the "standard room". That's how they know it. A wooden cabin surrounded/hidden almost on all sides by fronds and beautiful plantings. A very comfortable bed, felt bigger than a queen. No running water, toilet or mirror, that's just steps down the path. But a great quiet, cozy room priced reasonably. If you're going as a single it's... More

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Aventura, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

My second visit to this beautiful property was just as good as the first. The same wonderful staff that help to make the place so special were all still there doing what they do best - making sure their guests are comfortable and happy. Seems many of the guests feel as I do, I talked to people who have been... More

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Additional Information about Pura Vida Spa & Yoga Retreat

Also Known As:
Pura Vida Spa & Yoga Retreat Hotel Alajuela
Pura Vida Spa And Yoga Retreat
Pura Vida Spa & Yoga Retreat Hotel
Pura Vida Wellness Retreat Spa
Pura Vida Spa & Yoga Retreat Costa Rica/Alajuela
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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in Alajuela
#10 Family Hotel in Alajuela
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pura Vida Spa & Yoga Retreat 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
World-Class yoga instruction, acres of natural beauty, delicious healthy cuisine and spa services unrivaled in Costa Rica await inside the cloistered walls of this magical retreat. Tropical rain forest, active volcanoes, mountain cloud forests full of rainbows, breathtaking beaches and exhilarating white water rafting beckon the adventurer in you, all within a few hours drive of our eco-chic spa and wellness resort in the world's greenest country. ... more   less 
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