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Pura Vida Retreat & Spa

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everything about this place is purely magical. The grounds are impeccable featuring a vast majority of fruit , herbs and flowers. The food is cooked with love and extremely delicious. The studios offer breath taking views. The staff is so friendly and knowledgable. It was a retreat of a life time and pura vida made it!

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Chesapeake, Virginia, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Pura Vida is so beautiful and so peaceful! The entire staff at Pura Vida are wonderful people and they are always ready with a smile to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The food is out of this world! I plan to go again soon! :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

An oasis in the midst of coffee bean fields with spectacular views and incredible fresh food. Staff exceptional. Spent the week glamping with showers and toilets amenities very close by. The grounds were impeccable and a lovely warm salt pool to swim in. Excursions were provided at an extra cost but Paulo delivered an excellent commentary providing insight into the... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

Just spent a week at this gorgeous place and recommend it very highly. From our beautiful room with a sweeping view of the encircling mountains and the twinkling lights of the city below, to the lushly landscaped gardens alive with flowers and birds, to the blood-warm salt water pool, to the fabulous, fresh, flavorful food to the sunny bend-over-backwards-to-please-you attitude... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

Perfection--nothing to improve upon. Staff is vigilant and attentive, they anticipate your every need from the moment you land at the airport until your departure. Grounds are a tropical paradise and well tended. Yoga instructors are very experienced and classes are appropriate for all levels. Spa treatments are wonderful, and there is a variety to choose from. The site is... More 

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Longmont, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

I attended Pura Vida with a large group of newly graduated yoga teachers. We primarily used Ananda Hall for our events and I loved that we were able to open all of the doors and let a cool breeze in to the room. The grounds were kept well, the food was INCREDIBLE and everyone around the resort was so helpful... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

Pura Vida was the perfect way to experience Costa Rica for the first time. I did the MBS (mind, body, spirit) package and was very impressed. It comes with airport transfers, 3 meals daily, one massage, and plenty of excursions. Food is very important to me and I was continually impressed with the spread: homemade peanut butter for breakfast, creative... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

I could not have been happier with this place! I never write reviews but I want everyone to know how great this place is. Everytime I take a trip I always feel stressed and worried that things will not be organized or the accommodations will not be up to par, but this place did not disappoint. They were there to... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I returned to Pura Vida to celebrate valentines day and the anniversary of our engagement and the experience was once again a superb one. The level of guest services was superb. Such attention to every detail. Kudos to the on site director Edourdo!! The food was amazing and so healthy. The specialty massages were incredible. And the... More 

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San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

I had the chance to know this place while developing a project there. As part of my work me and my wife stayed there over the weekend, and it was very pleasant surprise for us to find that such a place is here in our country. They completely fulfill their promise of providing a relaxing, quiet and healthy retreat. Food... More 

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  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pura Vida Retreat & Spa

Address: Mts SW From Minisuper Pavas 800 | Pavas, Carrizal, Alajuela 20103, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
Price Range: $180 - $278 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pura Vida Retreat & Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 51
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Also Known As:
Pura Vida Spa And Yoga Retreat
Pura Vida Spa & Yoga Retreat Hotel Alajuela
Pura Vida Wellness Retreat Spa
Pura Vida Retreat & Spa Costa Rica/Alajuela
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#3 Spa Hotel in Alajuela
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