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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
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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State College, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have had the good fortune to visit Pura Vida on four occasions for yoga retreats. Everything about the resort is nuturing and fulfilling. The staff could not be more acocmodating, the food more exquisite and beautiful and the skill of the healing practitioners truly a blessing. I will be there again this year. I can hardly wait.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

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 December 28, 2014

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 December 28, 2014

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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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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