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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 #4 of 29 hotels in Alajuela
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Reston, Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed at Pura Vido Spa and Yoga Retreat in Novemeber of 2013. The property was beautiful, the accomodations were great and the staff was both friendly and helpful. I did the 3 day Body, Mind, Spirit package and really enjoyed it. Did some great day excursions as well that the staff set up. I was traveling alone and there... More

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south florida
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66 reviews 66 reviews
20 hotel reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This review is a bit overdue, I stayed in January. But since I just booked to go back again, I thought it was time for a review! First tip ... don't expect over the top luxury. Do expect, clean, comfortable rooms, magical grounds, fresh, amazing food and complete peace. Also, when we were there they shut off the electric for... More

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Sarasota, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just returned from a Kai retreat with Kelly Atkins set in this mountain top oasis of Alajuela...It was magical to say the least. I can't wait to go back next year.! The setting was breathtaking, the meals were both healthy and delicious and the treatments were among the best I've ever had. We danced the night away overlooking the twinkling... More

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Columbia MO
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23 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This was the first yoga retreat for me so don't have any comparisons. Pura Vida is awesome! I stayed in a cabin shared with a roommate. There was plenty of room and a beautiful view. It is very easy to navigate the resort once you become acclimated to all the buildings. The meals were healthy and delicious. There is a... More

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Chicago, Illinois
4 reviews 4 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Someone pinch me. This stay felt like a dream. Pura Vida is located on the mountain side in the Cloud Forest of Costa Rica. During the day you have amazing city views below at night the clouds roll in and you feel like you're tucked away in a little world all your own. It truly is a magical experience. When... More

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Winnipeg, Manitoba
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I'll preface this by saying I might be a little spoiled; I've been to some really mind-blowing yoga retreats, which may have colored my perspective a bit. Some aspects of Pura Vida were really enjoyable. I stayed in a Tentalow, and was amazed by how comfortable it was. I suspect it's more spacious than some of their basic rooms! The... More

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Eduardo M, Manager at Pura Vida Spa & Yoga Retreat, responded to this review

RunCatchKiss, I am very glad most of you experience at Pura vIda was very enjoyable. We would like to further discuss your experience at Pura Vida´s Wellness Center. Please contact me to eduardo@puravidaspacr.com More

Houston, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

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 March 30, 2014

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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10 helpful votes 10 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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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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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
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pura Vida Spa & Yoga Retreat 3.5*
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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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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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