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Pura Vida Retreat & Spa

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Mts SW From Minisuper Pavas 800 Pavas, Carrizal, Alajuela 20103 Costa Rica See on map
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3 Star accommodation
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Special Price:15% off MBS packages
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If u need to stay in San Jose and want to relax this is the place. Best staff for massage, body talk services (try this one it’s very good), also best Ayurveda services and yoga every morning and late afternoon. I was very stressed and...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank nanotaro
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Reviewed January 16, 2018

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

Date of stay: January 2018
3  Thank Pierre B
Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

Just returned from a week long stay at Pura Vida. Beautiful location- pleasantly surprised that (as advertised) no mosquitoes! Friendly staff, property was well maintained. Three meals a day - healthy and delicious. Had several massages and other spa treatments - the therapists were excellent....More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Nancy K
Response from ShinaRae, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Pura Vida Retreat & SpaResponded 2 weeks ago

So glad you enjoyed your stay Nancy. We do understand some guests miss their constant connection to WiFi or phone service, but we maintain minimal connectivity as a conscious choice to aid in the process of relaxation and wellness we have cultivated for the last...More

Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

The staff and accommodations were amazing.Fresh foods daily.Abundance of excursions. The daily rain was nice and they had umbrellas available outside all buildings.The grounds are like Garden of Eden.Cant wait to return in 2019.

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Deb W
Response from ShinaRae, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Pura Vida Retreat & SpaResponded October 17, 2018

Can't wait to welcome you back! Thank you for the kind words. Pura Vida!

Reviewed September 16, 2018

I attended a retreat with my friend who was part of LMT Success training for massage therapists. I cannot say enough wonderful things about the resort and especially the staff. The food was amazing and the staff became like family during our stay. They arranged...More

Date of stay: September 2018
2  Thank scrappinsandyt
Response from ShinaRae, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Pura Vida Retreat & SpaResponded October 9, 2018

We LOVE hearing about and we work to provide that sort of experience to our guests. We are so glad you've made some new friends in CR and we hope to welcome you back soon!!

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Pool
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Free Internet
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Spa
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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Airport Transportation
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Non-Smoking Hotel
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Spa
Hot Tub
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#3 Spa Hotel in Alajuela
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#3 Spa Hotel in Alajuela
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LuC573
July 9, 2018|
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Response from Eduardo M | Property representative |
Hello Lu C. None of our rooms have air conditioning, we are 4200 feet above sea level and the temperature is quite confortable year round.
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lsolo30
October 13, 2017|
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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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"Tentalows are much nicer than you would imagine and are on the quieter side of the property. Zendo was..."
scrappinsandyt
Sep 16, 2018
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"Tentalows may be cold, but you can request a heater."
219lorrainer
Jan 22, 2018
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"do not hesitate to ask for extra blankets as some nights can be a bit chilly"
pierrebI1063WP
Jan 16, 2018
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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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Sep 6, 2017
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