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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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Santa Barbara, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Newmarket, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
1 review
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 

St. John's, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

My husband and I had a wonderfully relaxing three week vacation / honeymoon trip in Costa Rica. We stayed at Costa Rica Yoga Spa for one week. We absolutely Loved our time there. We were treated like family. Everyone and everything was just fabulous:the helpful,friendly staff, organic garden, healthy vegetarian food, beautiful open air yoga studio which also served as... More 

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

My fellow Canuck! How wonderful it was to meet you and your husband and hear about your amazing daughter! The group trip to The Black Sheep Pub was definitely memorable! You are like family and we very much hope to have you back for an extended stay! Thank you for the lovely review. All the best, Valerie More 

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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 via mobile

Have you ever seen ANY other hotel/resort with all 5 stars, with well over 200 reviews? Everyone has given CRYS 5 stars for a reason. This place is heaven!! The grounds are immaculate, the staff amazing, the views incredible, and the food to die for. What more do you need? I stayed here for a week with my best yogi-in-crime.... More 

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

Hi Haley! Thank you for your review and for posting all those awesome pictures of the food! Very nice of you! We are so happy that you enjoyed yourself so much. We really love the relaxing, stress-free vibe here at the Spa as well. It certainly makes it a wonderful place to work! :) Nosara is such a special place.... More 

Toronto, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

If you're looking for a beautiful setting, complete with stunning vistas, delicious fresh food, and loving hospitality, search no further. I have traveled A LOT, and it is difficult to find a place that can only be described as magical. It is for that reason I write this review half heartedly. A big part of me wants to keep this... More 

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

Hola Natasha! Thank you for your most MAGICAL review! We are so touched that your experience at CRYS was so memorable. It was awesome to see everyone having such a nice time with each other the week you were here. It happens so often here that lifetime friendships are born, and it never ceases to amaze us how even with... More 

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