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Costa Rica Yoga Spa

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300 meters south of the Rio Montana, Nosara 05233, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As an urban cynic, I wasn't sure what to expect when I arrived, but this place and its staff completely won me over. First of all, the service was excellent. As noted by the other visitors/reviewers, it's a team comprising Costa Rican natives and expats. They are all especially warm and hospitable, really taking care to look after their guests.... More 

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Leesburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have travelled extensively to some of the most highly rated and publicized places of the world, but nothing can compare to the stark simplicity and pure joy that CRYS can offer. The food is amazing, the staff are all so friendly and accommodating, and the Rancho is an incredible place to practice yoga and meditate. We had the opportunity... More 

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Valerie H, Public Relations Manager at Costa Rica Yoga Spa, responded to this review

What a lovely review Weena. Thank you for taking the time to write it! We are so pleased that you enjoyed the yoga classes and came away with new knowledge and understanding of other types of yoga. We are lucky to have such amazing instructors for our daily classes. The Yoga Spa is a great place to relax and unwind... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've just spent 3 nights at CRYS as a relaxing finish to a tour around Costa Rica. The atmosphere is just so warm and congenial - the many members of staff are all so helpful although it is a little confusing as to who does what, and hence how to book an activity at first - although this is quickly... More 

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Valerie H, Public Relations Manager at Costa Rica Yoga Spa, responded to this review

Hi Kathy, thank you for taking the time to write a review!! It was lovely to meet you while you were here. You definitely did a wonderful tour of the country by the sounds of it! As you noticed, everyone is definitely willing to help answer any questions you may have here, but we will consider making orientation a little... More 

Santa Barbara, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Let me start off by saying I'm not a yoga person. While CRYS is indeed a yoga spa, it is so much more. I can't really speak of the yoga and iboga retreats, but I do understand from others that they have a full roster of amazing retreats and talented, educated instructors. As for the resort itself: From surfing, to... More 

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Valerie H, Public Relations Manager at Costa Rica Yoga Spa, responded to this review

Msbness, thank you for your review! Like you, we do occasionally have guests that aren't specifically here for yoga but that choose to stay at the Spa regardless, due to our relaxing vibe, gourmet organic meals, amazing views, and consistent reviews. We welcome everyone and are happy to customize vacations with tours and activities. As you mentioned, our kitchen is... More 

Santa Monica, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I've traveled a lot and have never written a review. Ever. But, I am happy to recommend CRYS because my stay was amazing. The fact that it has taken a month to write this review is only due to the craziness of life -- I wish I could go back! The people are special -- Jill, Benito, Darin and their... More 

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Valerie H, Public Relations Manager at Costa Rica Yoga Spa, responded to this review

Megan, thank you so much for your lovely words! It was wonderful having you stay with us. We are glad you enjoyed your experience so much! Our food is always prepared with *LOVE* by our amazing chefs, Linda, Xinia, and Meg, and along with the freshest organic ingredients, the results are some really amazing offerings. We wish you the best... More 

Newmarket, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

5 friends and I just got back from the Costa Rica Yoga Spa... it was indeed a transformational trip for each of us, life changing to say the least. Certain staff and fascinating people we met along the way had everything to do with making our trip such an incredible one. Luna, Nick, Eduardo, Fabian, Linda, Meg, Tony, Carla, Marck,... More 

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Valerie H, Public Relations Manager at Costa Rica Yoga Spa, responded to this review

Wilsoju15 thank you so much for your review! It was a pleasure hosting you and your girlfriends last month! Our staff appreciates your comments and the amazing atmosphere of fun and enjoyment that you all created. We are so glad you took advantage of our daily beach trips and spa services as well as visiting our local witch doctor, Mas... More 

Denver, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

I initially chose the Costa Rica Yoga Spa because I was looking for a place that facilitated Iboga retreats. I have never felt so cared for by strangers. Of course the staff did not treat me like a stranger, I felt like I was part of the family. It's a smaller facility so you get to know people (staff and... More 

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Valerie H, Public Relations Manager at Costa Rica Yoga Spa, responded to this review

Hi Adge, thank you for your review! We appreciate your kind words about the staff and our facility. We are so glad you could join us and that you found our little piece of paradise to be so warm and comforting that you would liken it to home. Very kind. We love our outdoor jungle symphony, too! Best, Valerie More 

Nosara, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

My girlfriend and I were told by a good friend of the Costa Rica Yoga Spa and his experience with such gusto, we had to see it for ourselves. The setting is dream like and ideal for true meditation and superb body work. After the required medical examinations (which makes this the safest place in the world to experience this... More 

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Valerie H, Public Relations Manager at Costa Rica Yoga Spa, responded to this review

Hi Camilla, Thank you for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us. We wish you all the best! Valerie More 

Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Words can't express the gratitude I have for CRYS. Every single person on staff here is highly focused on creating a great experience for guests. They genuinely supported me and other guests in our healing journeys. It would not have been the same without them. I definitely recommend CRYS for a vacation or for any healing retreats you might wish... More 

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Valerie H, Public Relations Manager at Costa Rica Yoga Spa, responded to this review

Hi Larry, thank you for your review. We are so pleased that you found your time at CRYS to be so healing and transformational. A number of people who come here are looking to improve their lives for the better and find a more spiritual and positive path. We are happy to be part of that journey and so glad... More 

Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I loved my week up on the hill! I came there to join Laura Martinis yoga retreat week (Martini Yoga), which was superb in its own right. I thought it was all about the nature and the absolutely stunning surroundings that brought met Costa Rica (and they didn't dissapoint), but the beauty of the people at the Costa Rica Yoga... More 

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Valerie H, Public Relations Manager at Costa Rica Yoga Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! Laura Martini's yoga retreat was such a nice time! What an amazing, fun group! Thank you for your sweet comments about the staff! We would love to take credit for the awesome view, haha, but I suppose we can only thank Darin for finding such an incredible location. We are so thankful for the lovely... More 

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