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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 February 13, 2012
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Jaco, Costa Rica
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

Well, to be honest I have never written a bad comment on any hotel as I always find something good about them, On this case, I just went with my family for lunch to Pranamar, and we were the only ones having lunch here. We got our food after at least 45 minutes, I had to stand up every single... More 

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

Dear folks I am shocked at your story. I was in the restaurant the entire time you were there, I watched everything. You were there for several hours and just enjoying your meal and a coffee. I was sitting at a table working on my computer. As a courtesy to you, our servers had cleared your food and were simply... More 

Los Angeles, California
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

I visited Pranamar for the first time late Jan/early Feb 2012 with my husband, our 2 toddlers, and their grandparents from Sweden. We were an odd lot with varied interests and hopes/expectations for our 2 week vacation: Pranamar exceeded all of our expectations and gave us a beautiful, peaceful, relaxing, and warm vacation to remember. To set some context, we... More 

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

Thank you for your kind and loving words! Its so easy to see what doesnt work in life, but being around all of you was a gift to me and the entire staff! Remember, the joy you described that we brought to you.....was a direct response to the love you gave us! Really, thank you for celebrating this wonderful life... More 

New York City, New York
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

...if you are considering a trip to Costa Rica's west coast. I am a pretty well seasoned traveler, being a hair/makeup artist from NYC spending a lot of time on location shoots for fashion magazines. When my husband and I arrived in San Jose we had already opted to drive to Santa Teresa, and were excited about the adventure. By... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

Staying at Pranamar was like coming home to a family I didn't know I had. The grounds itself are stunning, with views that combine the ocean and the lush greenery that is Costa Rica. My friend called it the "Garden of Eden,"I called it an Öasis," but really its just paradise. The yoga shala is unreal; gorgeous and spacious, and... More 

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Denver, Colorado, United States
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

I have been to Pranamar twice now. We couldn't leave after our first trip until promising ourselves we would be back within the year. I am a yoga teacher and yogi of over ten years, and I find the yoga classes enlightening, challenging and inspirational. The yoga classes are also welcoming to beginners of yoga just the same. The yoga... More 

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pranamar, Yoga director/teacher at Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat, responded to this review

Namaste, I thought I would respond and let you know how much I appreciate your great review of my yoga classes and Pranamar's ocean front shala. It was so nice to have you and your partner in class ,and I'm honored that you find them inspirational and challenging! We are excited about your upcoming return and know it will be... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

When the friends I spend Christmas with announced we were going "to the beach in Costa Rica," I was not thrilled. I do not like heat, am so fair-skinned that I might as well be allergic to sun, and I liked the place we spent the last two Christmases (in the mountains in Costa Rica) very much indeed. In fact,... More 

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pranamar, Public Relations Manager at Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat, responded to this review

Dear our fair-skinned friend...after a nice vacation experience it seems hard to believe that it can be topped, but it sounds like we were able to offer you a great vacation on the beach and this warms our hearts! We are so glad you found the weather to be perfectly blissful and our villas and grounds relaxing and enjoyable. We... More 

Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

My wife and I stayed at Pranamar from December 12th to the 18th 2011 and when we first got there I would say we were in awe, a very pleasant daze. Every thing from the owners, staff, villas, restaurant...etc is a 10 out 10 period. I think we stayed in villa #3 which is poolside with a beach front view.... More 

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

Thanks for writing us a great review and we are so happy that you both had such a nice time with us at Pranamar. We hope that you will come back again and join us for a relaxing vacation of big breakfasts, ocean views and awesome Yoga!! Have a great 2012!! Love from all the staff. More 

Washington, DC
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

We spent New Year’s weekend at Pranamar Villas with a couple of friends who had never been to Costa Rica (we were in the Santa Teresa – Malpais area last year). It was wonderful. We stayed in Villa 5, next to the restaurant. The Villa was comfortable, and there is a lot to be said for stepping off your porch... More 

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

Dear friends, we are so honored that you and your friends spent the New year's with us and got to enjoy the evening under the stars with great food and live music for our New year's Eve beach BBQ. We are so glad you loved Pranamar and you should definitely come back and stay in one of our luxurious ocean... More 

San Jose, Costa Rica
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

I absolutely love this place!! I spent two nights during December and I am already planning to come back! I enjoyed every second on my stay and didn't want to leave, the hotel is very beautiful, the grounds, gardens and architecture of the property are truly unique and make you feel in a tropical paradise. The weather was great during... More 

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

Dear friends, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and I have to admit that the Kula House has always been my favorite, too! The second story deck has such great views and catches the breeze off the ocean...it is hard to leave the tranquility of the space. The weather and the sunsets have been incredible and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

From the second we arrived, we were greeted by the awesome staff who offered to help take our belongings while getting us refreshing healthy smoothies. Once we reached our villa, we knew the week would seldom fail to beat our highest expectations. Elegant, orderly and impressively personalized, the decor was perfect for our carribean getaway. Over the next week, we... More 

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

Pura VIDA!! THanks for posting your positive and satisfied comments. We hope you will return to visit Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat soon! More 

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