Alma Tranquila
Alma Tranquila
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Yoga & Pilates • Spas
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10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Wednesday
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
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Indulge your senses with us at Playa Samara's very own boutique spa & yoga center. Enjoy a private yoga class customized just for you in our open air rancho style shala surrounded by our tropical gardens or relax the day away in luxury in one of our air conditioned treatment rooms. We offer our services by appointment only.
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Sierrafamily
Sonora, CA6 contributions
My wife and I got massages from Jen and Michelle. We booked in advance and they accommodated us at the same time and led us through their beautiful, shady, clean campus toward the massage rooms (air conditioned which was key to relaxing in the tropical sun and humidity). We had just been in the ocean and asked if we might shower first. They provided a tidy, screened outdoor shower before we started. Everything exceeded expectations! Jen's and Michelle's intuition about how to massage away the effects of days of fun, strenuous activity, not to mention some stressful driving, were spot on. Be ready to pay with paypal or cash. Go to Samara and get a massage here. You will be glad you did!
Written January 18, 2020
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9ejc
Newport, Rhode Island3 contributions
Solo
As a massage therapist, I am beyond picky when it comes to travel and seeking massage. Imagine my delight when I arrived at Alma and discovered Jeannie. I instantly knew that I was in for a treat!

She was warm and welcoming with a wonderful, calm presence. Her integrated massage was everything that I look for in a massage~ deep, firm pressure combined with gentle, slow strokes and perfect technique.

A true sign of a gifted therapist is when they find the spots which I never even knew were tight. Jeannie did just that and managed to relieve the sneaky knots as well as the ones to which I directed her.

I was in such a relaxed state of bliss, I could barely string enough words together to form a coherent sentence afterwards. I remember saying Thank You a whole lot.

I’m so grateful to find such a quality place like Alma in Sámara, and I hope that Jeannie is here when I return next year!
Written February 18, 2020
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Pati
Cooperstown, NY2 contributions
Michelle was thorough, professional and worked efficiently to provide me with a facial that included everything I had expected...and more. The setting is beautiful and the treatment room was spotless. The calm music was relaxing. I will definitely consider returning & will recommend Alma Tranquilla to friends.
Written January 9, 2020
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Tara S
San Francisco, CA55 contributions
Family
The yoga class we took was solid and the instructor was nice and accommodating, but the setting was a bit tough, given it’s proximity to the street.

The street noise was quite loud and distracting making it hard to hear the teacher.

The class is $15 USD, but other places we found only charge $6.50.
Written April 29, 2021
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Thanks so much for your feedback. Because of our central location, we don't have much contorl over the street noise. It comes and goes and we are planning on doing what we can to erect a solid wall to mitiigate it. As far as our pricing, it actualluy is quite competetive with other classes offered in town. Not sure where you found a yoga class for $6.50 but it likely was an illegal pop up operation. One thing to note is that we are a legally registered business here and pay taxes in Costa Rica, unlike many other instructors who are teaching yoga on the beach (using public space for free) and not contributing to the common good of the country. Always good to do some research on how your dollars are supporting (or not) the country in which you are travelling.
Written June 19, 2021
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Kelly B
Toronto, Canada4 contributions
Solo
Had a luxurious and relaxing facial at Alma Tranquilla with Michelle. It was my birthday present to myself and it was worth every moment.

The treatment rooms are adorable and comfortable. The products are gorgeous, handmade and natural. The facial was refreshing and made my skin glow.

Beautiful, quiet property, easy to locate and very chill vibe.

Pura Vida!

Written February 23, 2020
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Chelssjh
Philadelphia, PA202 contributions
I cannot say enough good things about my experience at Alma and with Michele. She is sweet, welcoming, and knowledgeable. I felt relaxed during my entire spa experience and would definitely go back
Written January 8, 2021
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SaraBPasquini
Arlington, VA150 contributions
Family
Jen gave me the most amazing and relaxing massage! She is very interesting as well and made my day! Thanks!
Written December 30, 2019
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Mitchton M
Sámara, Guanacaste, Costa Rica2 contributions
Solo
The new location is beautiful and and tranquil as the name. Michele as always provided a perfect balance of relaxation and treatment. Do yourself a favor and book nothing less than 90min.
Written November 6, 2018
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susanwojcik60
Playa Samara, Costa Rica11 contributions
Solo
Michelle is an absolute perfectionist - she made me very comfortable, did an exquisite job and even suggested something special that I LOVED. I highly recommend her and will go back for sure!!!!!
Written June 25, 2017
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Kristen A
8 contributions
Solo
I go to Michele every few weeks for waxes and she is AWESOME! She makes me feel so comfortable. She always responds in a timely matter, and is very flexible with appointments to work around my busy schedule. I highly recommend her for any kind of waxing treatment, its definitely the best waxing experience I've had!
Written June 24, 2017
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Alma Tranquila is open:
  • Tue - Tue 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Wed - Wed 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Fri - Fri 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM


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