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Pura Vida Retreat & Spa

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Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I had the chance to spend a week in early January there doing a Taichi and Qigong retreat. The resort is truly nice, rooms are very elegant (we had a Vista) and it was refreshing to have no electronic at all in...More

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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 October 3, 2017

I enjoyed my stay at Pura Vida from beginning to end. I traveled alone to enjoy some quiet and zen from my usual busy lifestyle. I stayed in an A-frame, which was lovely. It was always cleaned very well and the bed was great. The...More

Thank Erin Y
Response from RR R, Sales and Marketing Coordinator at Pura Vida Retreat & SpaResponded October 5, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review! It is so great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We will send your compliments to the chef! Let us know when you will be back in Costa Rica-We look...More

Reviewed September 6, 2017

My first visit to Costa Rica was amazing thanks to this amazing, healing place. The food, the people, the surroundings, the yoga was unsurpassed. Among everything I learned during my stay, I remember hearing someone say: "this is not a resort, it is a place...More

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Response from RR R, Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Pura Vida Retreat & SpaResponded September 7, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave such kind words! We at Pura Vida Retreat & Spa truly want each guest to experience Costa Rica's authentic healing spirit and we are happy to hear that you were able to experience that. We hope you...More

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

2  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.

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lsolo30
October 13, 2017|
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Response from Eduardo M | Property representative |
Each of our instructors will help, adjust and individually give instructions as much as the group session allows however if you would prefer you can also book private sessions with them which will allow for much more... More
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Liz F
January 8, 2017|
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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.
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Response from Micjeffery | Reviewed this property |
Actually there was a number of single people there and I recall only two couples. Most were there for the opportunity of reflection , healing, therapies and yoga. The beauty of Pura Vida is you are the barometer of what you... More
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"do not hesitate to ask for extra blankets as some nights can be a bit chilly"
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"Tents are roomy and well appointed.Outdoor showers are clean and beautiful. Be open minded about the..."
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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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