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Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat

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Playa Hermosa, Santa Teresa 154, Costa Rica
Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat
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Ranked #9 of 25 Hotels in Santa Teresa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012
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Fresno, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

My husband and I stayed here in June 2012 for our honeymoon. We loved Villa #1 and felt like we were pampered for the 4 nights we stayed. They did everything to make our stay comfortable. We LOVED the couples massages and while we had two included in our package, we added a third because they were that amazing!! Having... More 

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

Dear Friends, Thank you so much for your loving words! We feel so honored when people choose us for their honeymoons!! And when we live up to your expectations, well...what could be better? Honestly, we all love what we do. Pranamar seems to attract active, healthy, loving , happy people, and so that just makes our jobs even easier! Have... More 

New York, New York, United States
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

My husband, kids and I have traveled to many places around the world and i've never felt compelled to write a review. All five of us simply love Pranamar. My husband and I went alone in January - to practice yoga and to learn how to surf - but we got so much more. We landed on one of the... More 

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

Hello to our favorite family ever! :) Thanks for writing us....but really, we should be writing you! I miss your beautiful energy in yoga I miss your handsome loving husband....but those twin girls TORE out my heart! Thanks so much for being a part of Pranamar and for sharing your family and for all the love that you gave us!... More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

Pranamar Villas is a lovely and idillic place to spend a few days in paradise. The rain season did not match this location. Fresh supplied towels never dried and smelled due to the humid climate. Fantastic was the Yoga session, that only experienced Yogis and beginner-Yogis that seek a challenge can keep up with, that takes place every morning for... More 

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

Dear Rainy season Guests! Yes, you are absolutely correct, the rainy season does mean that towels don't stay dry (even when delivered to you fresh) and things just feel WET. Its part of living in the tropics and something that one must consider when travelling during our rainy season. If our yoga classes seem long it's because we do offer... More 

Lima, Peru
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

I was working in San Jose for the week and because of some comments about the new Costa Rican trends in hotels with a serenity environment and yoga classes, I decided to escape to Pranamar. It was one of the best decision I made in a long time. I normally travel a lot for bussiness and pleasure, so i am... More 

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newalbum, yoga director/co-owner at Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat, responded to this review

Muchas Gracias! Thanks so much for putting up a great review and spending some time with us at Pranamar. We know the journey here is sometimes long, but we are certain that it will be completely worth the traveling to get to this little paradise on the beach. So glad you enjoyed our classes and great food and hospitality! We... More 

Norfolk, Virginia
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

This review is posted by a savvy and frequent international traveller. My recent trip to Costa Rica (CR) marks my 110th international trip. Our stay at Pranamar was the most beautiful and relaxing vacation ever! If I had to describe our stay in one word, that word would be ‘perfect’. Where do I begin? [note to self - open thesauraus... More 

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newalbum, co-owner/yoga teacher at Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat, responded to this review

Dear friend of Pranamar and friend to us, We so enjoyed meeting you, practicing with, and serving you and your husband during your vacation with us. I wanted to write you personally and tell you how honored I am that you were so inspired by my classes. Each day I strive to offer my best and share my inspirations and... More 

palm desert, ca
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

The staff, accomodations, food, yoga, surf instruction were all top notch. The intimacy of a smaller resort made for a truly special experience. I am a studio owner in southern california and I am so impressed that I will host a retreat at this spectacular resort next year.

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newalbum, co-owner/yoga teacher at Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat, responded to this review

We can't wait for your return with your students to our paradise on the beach! THanks for writing this review and we will be playing and practicing together soon. Be well and thank you again, Nancy More 

Lisbon, Portugal
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5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

Best hotel during our costa rica trip. The bungalows were amazing. Right by the beach, spacious, comfortable and well decorated. The details made you feel like everything about it was thought over. The restaurant was spectacular - priced reasonably and delicious. The yoga pavilion was really pretty. The spaces between the villas and bungalows had a million different flowers. You... More 

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newalbum, co-owner/yoga director at Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat, responded to this review

Hola friends, Thanks for taking the time to write this review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us at Pranamar. Your happiness makes us smile and keep working hard to bring our guests the best vacation ever. Hope you'll come back soon! Pura Vida, Nancy More 

Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

I stayed at Pranamar Villas via the Vajra Sol Yoga Retreat, and felt the Villas deserved their own review. To keep it short: Location: As close as possible to the beach, walking distance from surfing, tide pools, and monkeys. Some of the best sunsets you can see. Not exactly the easiest place to get to, however it is worth it... More 

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newalbum, yoga director/co-owner at Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat, responded to this review

Dear friends, We are thrilled that you enjoyed your Vajra sol Adventure week with us at Pranamar. Not much could be better then surfing, yoga, beautiful beaches, great people and an awesome hotel. We love Vajra Sol and are so honored to be working with them. Thanks for sharing your wonderful experience with others on Trip Advisor. We really enjoy... More 

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

Pranamar is beautiful and the food delicious. For me, it is the quality of the yoga teacher there that sets this resort apart. Nancy, the resident yoga teacher, is by far the best teacher I have studied with this year. Her classes are uplifting, exciting, and carefully structured to create a joyful experience. I have been to Kripalu, Omega, and... More 

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newalbum, yoga teacher/co-owner at Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat, responded to this review

Dear friend, I am so glad you enjoyed your time and Pranamar. Your review was so complimentary to my teaching and I thank you for expressing your feelings. Yoga has been my life path for so many years and has taken me through great hardships and challenges, but also enhanced the joys and wonders of this amazing Life. To that... More 

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21 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

I needed some much needed downtime and chance to breathe, and this was definitely the place to come. The staff are amazing, the food was delicious and special/unique, and the yoga space was gorgeous. It is clear that the employees enjoy their work and providing the best for the guests.

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

Dear Guest This is Susan Money, the owner. I was in California awaiting the arrival of my latest grandchild....so I'm sorry to say I didnt get to meet you, but I want to personally thank you for taking the time to write and for all your honest comments. I have to say, what warms my heart the most is that... More 

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