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Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat

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Playa Hermosa, Santa Teresa 154, Costa Rica
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Ranked #9 of 25 Hotels in Santa Teresa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015
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Essex County, NJ
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27 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

My son and I recently stayed at Pranamar for several days, first in the Garden Bungalow and then in a Poolside Villa. Overall this is one of the our favorite places in Costa Rica (this was my 20th time in CR and my son's 10th time). We have stayed in all types of accommodations, from low-end to high-end, and Pranamar... More 

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pranamar, Owner at Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Great Stay I think your beautiful review is amazing. You are a well seasoned traveller and no stranger to Costa Rica. I can not tell you how much your comments meant to me! Thank you for taking the time to write and for sharing such clear thoughts. And its lovely to hear that your son enjoyed his time here... More 

Saratoga Springs, New York
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Just returned from a week at Pranamar with a yoga retreat group. I would be shamed and remiss not to share what an amazing experience it was on several counts: 1. The staff, the staff, the staff - I travel frequently for work and often help support events. I have been blessed with good service but rarely with the truly... More 

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pranamar, Owner at Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat, responded to this review

You bet I will hold a room for you anytime you want! I'm in San Jose on my way to california to visit my son. Your review just came across my mailbox and I am smiling from ear to ear. Where do I begin? What can I say to really express my appreciation? I suppose that the expression "what goes... More 

Newport Beach, CA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Just returned from a 10 day stay at Pranamar. We discovered the resort on a previous trip to Santa Teresa. My wife and I took a yoga class from Nancy on the recommendation of a local and fell in love with her and the resort. Now, my wife and I are heavy travelers and rarely go back to the same... More 

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pranamar, Owner at Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat, responded to this review

Greetings to You both! Wow! Thank you for covering so many aspects of the hotel. We really treasure our yoga and as you stated Nancy is incredible and been teaching for twenty plus years so thank you for describing your experience. Of course I feel appreciative for all your shared insights and I am determined to find out about the... More 

Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Where do I start... we found Pranamar as a location for our honeymoon on a suggestion from a friend. I looked at the site and thought it seemed exactly like what we were looking for - beachfront, relaxing, beautiful - with enough activity to keep us entertained and enough luxury to make us sit still. It was that and more.... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Just left pranamar on Saturday after a wonderful week stay with my husband. Loved that this place is a family run, quaint/cozy accommodation & not a packed resort. Just a great vibe about it from the time you come in. I feel like I've found my new winter retreat, home away from home like how montauk is for us in... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Pranamar is an amazing oasis with lovely bungalows and villas right on the beach. I loved the fact that it was family run with so much love and attention to detail. It is hard to write a review for Pranamar because words could hardly capture the experience. The Pranamar family really made the place memorable. Everyday I practiced asana in... More 

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pranamar, Owner at Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat, responded to this review

Greetings happy guest, Wow! Thanks for an amazing review! I'm especially thrilled because you really seemed to enjoy that we run Pranamar like a family rather than like a corporation. And in fact we are family and it looks like you met the whole gang. I grew up in a very loving and very inclusive family, we always had friends... More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We rented an Oceanfront Villa for three nights, and hardly wanted to leave! The villa was huge, with two private decks with chaise longues, a hammock, tables and chairs, and direct views of the ocean and beach. Inside there is a fully equipped kitchen (!), living room, dining area, a massive and beautiful outdoor shower environment, and that's just downstairs.... More 

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pranamar, Owner at Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat, responded to this review

Hello barefoot guest You are right. Forget the shoes, not needed except for walking on hot sand. I loved your review, and so happy you described your villa so well. Villa one and two are full houses with incredible ocean front decks. I'm so pleased that you really enjoyed your day with us. As you probably recall I am in... More 

Seattle
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We spent 5 nights at the lovely Pranamar Villas. We had trouble deciding whether the best part of our stay was the fabulous hospitality of Susan Money (the owner), the long and wonderful outdoor yoga sessions from Nancy every morning, the luxurious breakfasts after yoga, the bean bag chairs at the beach, the sunsets on the beach with the surf... More 

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pranamar, Owner at Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat, responded to this review

Dear guest Now how could I not love your review? You complimented me, Susan, you complimented my daughter, Nancy, our yoga teacher, you liked our food and villas and beachside bar. Really, you made my day! We do get some difficult guests and I'm always devastated when someone isn't happy. We really do try to create great experiences but we... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

My friend and I just returned from 3 days at Pranamar and I'm ready to go back. We took advantage of all they had to offer including... an amazing Poolside Villa, Yoga, Stand Up Paddleboard excursion, Massages, Hammocks at the beach, restaurant, Beach Tiki Bar, Naps by the pool, surfing. Everybody that worked there made us feel welcome. I couldn't... More 

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pranamar, Owner at Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat, responded to this review

Dear happy guest, I am delighted that you found the perfect balance between adventure and relaxation. And I thank you for taking the time to share your opinions with our readers. It's easier sometimes to complain than it is to share a warm and loving experience . Thank you and please send your friends and family too. Happy New Year... More 

San Jose, Costa Rica
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The rooms are absolutely beautiful. The yoga classes were very good and the food at the hotel delicious! The atmosphere is very relaxing so if you want to get away for a few days from everything and give yourself a treat, this is the place to go! Have fun!

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pranamar, Owner at Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat, responded to this review

Dear "It is worth it" Thank you for sharing your impressions of Pranamar with others! We are always changing things and working towards making things better and of course we know it's impossible to please everyone, but our goal is to make at least 99% of our guests happy. May you have a wonderful holiday season and a healthy 2015... More 

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