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Huachinango 65 Just Past El Jardin, Yelapa 48440 Mexico
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#1 of 10 Specialty lodging in Yelapa
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Spiritual, wellness retreat center, Bed and Breakfast, Spa. Luxury accommodations right by the ocean with amazing ocean views. Spacious cabins with terraces, private bathrooms. Oceanview Restaurant with Healthy foods, Mexican and vegeterian cuisine. Yoga/Meditation room for 30 persons. Available for individuals and group retreat and workshop bookings
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BetsyG wrote a review Aug 2022
Walnut Creek, California1 contribution
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In mid July, I was physically, mentally and spiritually broken. In complete desperation late one night I started to search for retreats, no idea what I needed. Long story short, I landed on Pura Vida’s retreat for August 21. I didn’t know what I was signing up for but knew I had to go for it. Fast forward a month later I arrived in Yelapa and my life has been changed forever. From the moment I arrived by water taxi and Carlos was there to greet me and carry my bag (no small task), to Holly’s friendly face at the juice bar to walk me through the program, to the moment I left a week later (Carlos carrying my bag once again), I felt safe, welcomed and knew I was right where I needed to be. The program from opening circle to closing circle is designed to create a safe space for everyone to dive deep. They offer multiple modalities to find blocks and break through them. I didn’t think it was possible to change my life in a week but thanks to Chris, Holly, Laura and the rest of the staff, I did. I broke through a lifetime of walls and trauma.They have my undying gratitude. As for the resort, it is amazing. Yelapa is a very special and spiritual place because of its location and the people. The sound of 135 steps from the bottom to the top may sound daunting, but it is worth it…the kitchen is at the top, where Laura and team make delicious, filling, healthy food. I am still eating clean today. The best part is the view from the top where you sit around the table with your fellow seekers, and share your journey, support each other and laugh a lot. There may even be an impromptu jam session if Chris pulls out his instruments. I was able to scope out most of the rooms and they all have a great view and set up with exactly what you need. My bed was very comfortable. I had an open air room. Granted, for someone like me who is a mosquito magnet may have chosen a better time of year to go…but I wouldn’t change a thing. I loved my mosquito net and listening to the ocean and summer thunder and lightning storms each night. The pool and hot tub are magnificently lodged in the hillside where you can get lost staring out at the Pacific Ocean. The off season is hot and humid and there are a lot of bugs but again, I was right where I was supposed to be. I used the uncomfortableness to my advantage to do the work. And all the excursions were so extraordinary from landing on uncharted beaches to swimming through caves…all apart of the experience. If you are looking for a life changing experience, I highly recommend Pura Vida Wellness Retreat. I am eternally grateful to Chris and his team. I look forward to returning soon and continuing my journey. (P.S. I have never written a review for anything before, that is how convicted I am about this place)
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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LESLIE S wrote a review Aug 2022
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I just got back from the absolutely BEST retreat EVER!!!! I had read all the great reviews prior to attending this incredible week (with outstanding people), however, it's hard for me to describe how blissful, inspiring and transformational it was for me in just a week!!!! I had no idea it would be this wonderful. Everyone that attended will totally concur, we just loved, supported, all over each other. The vegetarian food was outstanding. The modalities were perfect! I loved the energy work, the reflexology, reiki, assortments of massages, etc., yet... what I loved so much was the sweat lodge!! I've never experienced that!! Trust me, it was next level!! Bottom line is I'm telling all my friends who Really want to grow, this is the place to get jump started!! Thank you so much Pura Vida staff! I need to give a special shout out to Chris, Holly and Laura. Dana, Gabriella and Marisol were incredible too!! It takes a lot to run a tight ship. You all did it with excellence and I Will be back. I love you as my new family. Thanks again and again for a life altering experience.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Wiene F wrote a review Aug 2022
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I traveled solo to this magical place and found a sanctuary of amazing people and immersion in the natural world around me. My room was open to the elements, with a beautiful view of the ocean, providing a setting for deeper surrender. The activities of breath work, ocean swimming, sweat lodge and ritual allowed me to reconnect with the deeper aspects of my being, letting go of old anxieties and restricting thoughts. I found a way to tap in to the deeper pulse of life, the source of joy and inspiration which sustains me still. On a practical note, the room was comfortable, the meals healthy and delicious, the staff friendly and warm and the grounds magical, with, yes, lots of stairs!
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Afsaneh B wrote a review Aug 2022
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I came back fully transformed. Why? The beauty and the magic of the center & Yelapa, the delicious organic food prepared with love, the well-thought out incredible program, and the loving staff, organizers, and local healers who took care and guided us through a meaningful expansive process of self discovery. Finally there was the sight seeing and excursions to must-see sites that rounded up the experience to make it memorable. I came home with friends for life, memories that will nourish and sustain me in the future, and because i went during the rainy season, bug bites, but even with the discomfort from the bug bites, I will not hesitate to return again.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Lisa M wrote a review Apr 2022
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My husband and I attended this amazing wellness retreat. This retreat is very spiritual and healing. The resort has a LOT of stairs to go anywhere on the grounds. The rooms and resort is very rustic with beautiful views. The food is 5 star amazing. The staff is 5 star amazing as well. Victoria and Daida have nothing but love, support and guidance to offer. Victoria facilitated the retreat and was an integral part of our experience. The beds were very comfortable and the personal sessions are top notch amazing. I would definitely book another retreat here if offered again next spring. Thank you for the beautiful experience.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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G3659TVjanep wrote a review Dec 2021
Boston, Massachusetts2 contributions
I arrived tense, stressed out and completely worn out. I left revived, renewed, energized, optimistic, and centered. The combination of healing sessions, yoga, breathing, physical activity, healthy eating, beauty of the surroundings and sharing the experience with strangers who became true friends and community left an indelible imprint on my life. The staff was friendly, warm and welcoming. The sessions and activities built over the week to heal the mind, body and soul. I would recommend this retreat wholeheartedly. It is a magical place of beauty, peace, fun and fulfillment.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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annO5919OR wrote a review Oct 2021
Berkeley Springs, West Virginia3 contributions1 helpful vote
I just returned from my 10 day experience two days ago. I participated with the group for a week then had three days to myself. My main goal for attending was to eradicate the inflammation in my body that has been exasperated by the COVID vaccine. My heart, skin, and joints were all greatly affected. I had the treatment on Monday and now only five days later, all the redness is gone. I have soft Dewey skin now. My knees and neck are improving, and I feel a lot less pressure in my chest. It is supposed to take 8 weeks for the full effects to kick in-Christmas Day. I can not wait. Everyone should get this treatment to thwart major disease before it occurs. It is not cheap but it is cheaper than a hospital visit. One of the best decisions I have ever made.-Ann
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Room Tip: Get an open air room. No air conditioner but you get a hammock in your room.
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wayne f wrote a review Sep 2021
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We came as an overworked couple ready for an overdue vacation on an exotic beach with the promise of outdoor yoga and healthy smoothies by the infinity pool. We left with powerful insights and tools about how to rebalance our work/play lives at home and instill a sense of creativity and adventure in our weekly routines. We had an amazing culinary, community and individual transformation experience that far exceeded our expectations. We were cleansed internally and externally and immediately shared the experience with friends and family upon our return. If you are looking for an escape from work and pandemic anxieties you can probably go anywhere but pura vida offered more than an escape. It provided a recipe and options to actualize your own wellness long after you leave this charming, warm and healing oasis.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Anita O wrote a review Aug 2021
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I truly feel transformed after this week and I had so many eye opening moments during my stay that I am confident will help me to find more happiness and clarity in my life going forward. I think all the sessions offered are beneficial, no matter where you are in your journey. My personal favorite was water therapy called "Watsu" with Pilar. Just one session helped me to release some stuck emotions and it was such a unique experience. The staff was very friendly and caring. The rooms are rustic but have everything you need and amazing views. Floating and swimming in the salt water pool overlooking the ocean was so relaxing. Food was delicious and healthy! Thank you so much for everything. I hope to be back soon.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Shauna wrote a review May 2021
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Reflecting a week after returning from our incredible trip to Pura Vida in Yelapa, I realize just how magical of a week it was! Truly was the adventure and experience I prayed for. Every day was met with opportunities to try something new, go somewhere exciting, meet interesting people & it refreshed my soul in every way. The staff was the most incredibly supportive group of people, that helped me and so many others in our healing journey. What a unique and wonderful experience to live in the beautiful jungle, with waves crashing below, eat the most delicious vegetarian food do yoga & meditation exercises together with likeminded people looking to heal and grow to seek their life's purpose. How lucky we are to have met and to experience this incredible opportunity. I truly feel like I have had a reset and I have a new peace in my heart and I will forever be grateful to the Pura Vida Staff ad beauty of the Yelapa people. The best shrimp tacos in the world can be found at Abuelos FYI. :)
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Date of stay: May 2021
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FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Pura Vida Eco Retreat
LOCATION
MexicoJaliscoCostalegreYelapa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pura Vida Wellness Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Pura Vida Wellness Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Yelapa Waterfalls (0.5 miles), Yelapa Beach (0.6 miles), and Museo de Historia, Arte & Cultura de Yelapa (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Pura Vida Wellness Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a spa.
What food & drink options are available at Pura Vida Wellness Retreat?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Pura Vida Wellness Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include taqueria los Abuelos, CAFE BAHIA - YELAPA, and Tacos y Mas!.
Are pets allowed at Pura Vida Wellness Retreat?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Pura Vida Wellness Retreat have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.