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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 January 2, 2012
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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 

San Francisco, California
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

I haven't stayed at the hotel. My experience has been taking the yoga classes which are wonderful btw. Pulled up to park and was given an agressive earful by management. Apparently, I'd parked in front of the reception entry. No signs. But no worries. I moved my car. For a yoga atmosphere, I didn't expect the aggressive tone/shouting...especially since I'd... More 

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

Dear Fellow Yoggini, I was so sad to hear that Greg (owner) came off as angry with you for blocking the walkway. Of course its imperative that the walkway be kept clear for obvious reasons, but Im certain that you parked there and were simply not aware of this when you parked. I must tell you, we have had several... More 

Dallas, Texas
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2012

We spent four nights at Pranamar for the second half of our honeymoon in Costa Rica, and this is a great location to get away from it all and just relax by the ocean. We had no problems arranging transportation beforehand to and from the Tambor airport, which I would definitely recommend over driving yourself - the roads are a... More 

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

Dear Friends, we thank you for taking the time to write and let us know how your stay was. Congratulations again on your wedding vows and we are honored that you choose to stay with us for your honeymoon. We are so glad you loved the oceanfront villa, and although the robes are bit too fuzzy, it seemed you felt... More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

I travel for a living and am an observer of details. I spend 175 or so nights in hotels every year. I've never seen anything like Pranamar. I arrived Christmas day, and was greeted with a fresh tropical fruit smoothie, a cold, wet washcloth (so refreshing!) and warm smiles. They had everything ready for us, check in was a breeze,... More 

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New York City, New York
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12 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2011

I stayed at Pranamar through my Vajrasol retreat with Sandra. The poolside villa we stayed in was great! The whole atmosphere at this hotel is amazingly tranquil, peaceful and beautiful. The people are so genuinely nice, I felt so sad to leave after making new friends! The location is perfect, right on the beach. The yoga center is beautiful w... More 

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Truckee, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2011

Having never traveled to Costa Rica, I was extremely excited to be removed from my comfort zone of California and awaken to more world around me. My week-long surf/yoga retreat with lodging at Pranamar was the best way to awaken my senses. With a flight into San Jose, stayover at the Hampton Inn at the airport and a quick flight... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2011

This resort is pretty amazing. The whole place is so well laid out and gorgeous. The restaurant is fabulous and the entire staff is super attentive and cordial.

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Key West, Florida
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2011

I have been to Costa Rica a number of times and decided to include an out of the way beach visit on this trip. Our three day stay was sandwiched between stays at Arenal Nayara and the Peace Lodge, which are both truly spectacular places. We read all the reviews (which inexplicably were all positive) and the web site for... More 

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

Dear Visitors I was very sad to read your review, and quite frankly rather shocked! Although I always appreciate ones honesty, I would like to address some of your remarks You said you did NOT book through us. We have no idea with whom you did the booking, but if we are not involved, how can we possibly answer your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2011

This was our second visit to Pranamar (first last October). Still an amazing place with great food. Would recommend getting an oceanfront bungalow or villa if possible. Just amazing to hear the waves crashing. Thanks again to Susan and her great staff! You must have Vinizio mix you up a cocktail at the bar! It is a plus to have... More 

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

THANK you guys so much for the beautiful energy you bring to Pranamar! The joy of owning a hotel is creating great experiences for people.....and that is absolutely magnified when folks like you come in with a smile, a hug and your appreciation!! Our hearts are waiting for your return.....we miss you already! susan More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2011

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Oceanfront bungalow for 10 days and at the end of our trip, we wished we could have stayed longer! Not only are the grounds/hotel beautiful and so close to some of the best breaks on this side of the coast, but the people who work here really make it special. To everyone: Susan,... More 

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