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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 #5 of 30 hotels in Alajuela
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
linda5515 North Tonawanda, New York
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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North Tonawanda, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I am basing my review on past experiences as I have not been to Pura Vida in about 7 years, but had been there many times. I am hoping to visit again in the fall. The staff, accommodations, food, and extras have always been wonderful. It is a wonderful place to unwind and just relax. I am excited to see... More

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Monteverde, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent 4 nights at Pura Vida spa & yoga retreat. It was the perfect way to unwind after a month long trip to Costa Rica. Because the spa is located near the San Jose airport it is a perfect way to either start a trip or to end one...or both! The grounds are lovely and lush. There is a... More

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Beirut, Lebanon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Did a mini-yoga retreat in Pura Vida (i say mini because i didn't book the full week but only stayed there for 3 days on my way to another Full Yoga Retreat). The property is nice and serene. I booked a room which was clean and spacious and had a nice balcony with a gorgeous view on San Jose city,... More

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Reston, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

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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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
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8 helpful votes 8 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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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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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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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*
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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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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool
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#2 Spa Hotel in 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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