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    Pura Vida Retreat & Spa

    Mts SW From Minisuper Pavas 800 | Pavas, Carrizal, Alajuela 20103, Costa Rica
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    Reviewed June 9, 2017

    I needed a place to go to that offered shuttle service from the airport. I was very nervous about traveling internationally with my two daughters and researched retreats not too far from the airport. So, I booked Pura Vida Retreat. What was also a requirement...More

    Thank Kimberly D
    Management response:Responded June 12, 2017

    Thank you so much for your kind words! We hope to see you and your daughters again soon.

    Hotel's Favorite
    Reviewed February 8, 2017

    Great place to unwind and escape the stresses of everyday life. Particularly love the caring staff, wellness treatments, lush grounds, yoga and delicious, healthy meals. This was my fifth year in a row to return to this beautiful spot so that speaks volumes.More

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    Management response:Responded March 13, 2017

    Thank you so much for taking the time out to leave a great review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your recent stay with us here at Pura Vida Retreat & Spa. We hope you travel to Costa Rica again soon for your sixth...More

    Reviewed May 3, 2017

    As a retreat leader and business owner I look for hidden gems to host my women's retreats. Being familiar with RR Resorts using their property in Dahlonega, GA I decided to host my first international retreat at Pura Vida Retreat and Spa! Let me say...More

    1  Thank Floridawillsgirl
    Management response:Responded May 5, 2017

    Thank you for your kind review of Pura Vida Retreat & Spa! At Pura Vida, our mission is to support and uplift you on your journey with us and to impart the joy and vitality of our Costa Rican culture and people. We are so...More

    Reviewed May 2, 2017 via mobile

    Regarding "can we leave zero stars?" - utter nonsense. I was on the same retreat. Some people simply can't be pleased, and want the red carpet treatment everywhere they go. This is not a resort with staff fawning all over you. It is a refuge...More

    Thank Jenny H
    Management response:Responded May 5, 2017

    We truly appreciate you taking the time to write a kind review about your recent stay at Pura Vida Retreat & Spa. Thank you! We are thrilled to learn that you enjoyed the accommodations, spa treatments and food. We strive to provide exceptional customer service...More

    Reviewed May 1, 2017 via mobile

    Where do I start? First, you arrive in your lovely prison getaway. The high walls and barbed wire fencing should help you feel safe at night while you sleep. But you won't sleep because the lack of air conditioning requires you sleep with your windows...More

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    Liz F
    January 8, 2017|
    Response from Eduardo M | Property representative |
    Hello! The nearest beach is 2 hours away. Some of our guests rent a car, others get a taxi, car for hire or van fore the day.
    July 24, 2016|
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    Response from CallmeKarlie | Reviewed this property |
    Hello! It´s actually just a perfect place for solo traveller. I´ve been there solo myself as many others women... You could hardly find a better place to go alone, actually. It´s just ideal, especially if you feel, like you... More
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    "We stayed in room 402 with is a Tri Level cabin. Beautiful!"
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    "Rooms 401 & 402 are quiet and private"
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    "The view from the A-frame was beautiful!"
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