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Pura Vida Retreat & Spa

Mts SW From Minisuper Pavas 800 Pavas, Carrizal, Alajuela 20103 Costa Rica
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#13 of 35 hotels in Alajuela
World-Class yoga instruction, acres of natural beauty, delicious healthy cuisine and spa services unrivaled in Costa Rica await inside the cloistered walls of this magical retreat. Tropical rain forest, active volcanoes, mountain cloud forests full of rainbows, breathtaking beaches and exhilarating white water rafting beckon the adventurer in you, all within a few hours drive of our eco-chic spa and wellness resort in the world's greenest country.
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Free internet
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Non-smoking hotel
Hot tub
Outdoor pool
Breakfast buffet
Car hire
Laundry service
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Private balcony
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Maryam wrote a review Feb 2020
2 contributions
The yoga retreat that I attended was amazing! but I was very disappointed with Miguel and his staff. The communication was poor and I couldn’t help but feel that I was treated differently of my race and religion. Unconscious biases are real and Miguel and his staff made that very clear in the way I was treated while at the resort.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from Eduardo M, General Manager at Pura Vida Retreat & Spa
Responded Feb 26, 2020
Dear Maryam2602 At Pura Vida Retreat and Spa we are committed to providing a space for each of our guest to relax, heal and grow. We are deeply saddened to hear that you had an unpleasant experience. Please feel free to contact me at your earliest convenience to discuss how we could have better served you. Eduardo Morera: General Manager 678-661-2140
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jerdobi wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution2 helpful votes
Nice an relaxing vistas of the San Jose valley just 20 minutes away from the airport. They have inclusive meals where you get fantastic breakfast, lunch and dinners that are home cooked organic. They have a great spa staff that provides many different combinations of massages to meet everyone's needs.
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Date of stay: January 2020
2 Helpful votes
Hautetravelstyle1 wrote a review Dec 2019
4 contributions7 helpful votes
What an incredible experience - I would highly recommend it. The grounds are breathtaking; find inner peace with yoga twice a day & various excursion options. Top notch spa & pool area. Friendly staff
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Newageguy wrote a review Nov 2019
2 contributions2 helpful votes
Nice spaces, wonderful food; very good bodywork.. It was a wonderful week. The staff was wonderful. I was picked up at the airport; Exceot for bodywork everything was included. This spa was in the hills and not near ocean. They did have a nice swimming pool.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
ccruzcar wrote a review Sep 2019
Clearwater, Florida6 contributions2 helpful votes
The food - DELICIOUS - the view - SPECTACULAR - the massages - EXTRAORDINARY!!! i did them ALL, each one is unique in their own way and especially loved the one with sound bowls... I liked the excursion to the waterfalls and to the coffee plantation. Downtown was just ok...
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pura Vida Retreat & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Pura Vida Retreat & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Hacienda Alsacia Starbucks Coffee Farm (3.0 miles), Our Lady of the Pillar Cathedral (3.4 miles), and Juan Santamaria Historical Cultural Museum (3.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Pura Vida Retreat & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Pura Vida Retreat & Spa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Pura Vida Retreat & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ragu, Pesqueria da Limonta, and El Chante Vegano.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Pura Vida Retreat & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Pura Vida Retreat & Spa have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Pura Vida Retreat & Spa offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Pura Vida Retreat & Spa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.