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Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat

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Diamond Bar, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

We had actually booked this trip through Vajra Sol Adventures, to go on a yoga/surf retreat. I had looked over reviews and pictures of the resort to get an idea and I have to say, that it didn't disappoint. It was incredibly liberating to feel so free and relaxed. The two things that stand out the most are the people... More 

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pranamar, Owner at Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat, responded to this review

Ha ha, glad to see my chatting with you didnt drive you nuts! I love to meet all the guests, but you were so darn friendly and fun...that i probably drove you nuts. And im delighted you loved the panckakes and the keylime pie....thats my daughters specialty. But truth be known, the beauty and warmth of Pranamar are the GUESTS... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

The staff is amazingly accommodating and the grounds are gorgeous. The food is phenomenal and it was the perfect setting to propose to my fiancee. We will definately be back for an anniversary soon!

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pranamar, Owner at Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat, responded to this review

THANKS!!! My gosh, Ischmel our surf instructor is exactly as you say, a real gem. And Paola at the beach bar LOVES her job...because of people like you. Where do i begin? Thank you seems insignificant.....but its from my heart. see you soon, i HOPE susan money, owner More 

Lexington, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

Leaving the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and then tolerating the indignities of modern air travel, what a joy to drop ones baggage (literal and metaphorical) in this little corner of paradise. I can go on about the beauty, the beaches, the great food, but what makes Pranamar so special are the people. Such a warm, caring, and helpful... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2012

Having spent the last 6 nights at this resort, the above average food, ambience, and surfing were seriously undermined by internet service that was slow (i.e. makes POTS look like 4G) and intermittent...an exaggeration as it was available sparsely only at various hours during the day (unavailable more than available). What's even more disappointing was the management's refusal after my... More 

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pranamar, Owner at Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Ben Thank you for taking the time to write Trip Advisor! As you well know (since I am the owner who discussed the internet connection with you) this problem is being worked on. For the benefit of newcomers to Costa Rica, be aware that many things in this country can be "sporadic". For example, electricity...internet...delivery service...banking and money transfers,... More 

Hamden, CT
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012

Just returned from a trip to costa rica where I was able to spend a couple of nights at Pranamar. Stayed in bungalow 1 which looks right out onto the ocean. A gorgeous tropical room with a gorgeous view. The food was excellent and the service top notch. Everyone so friendly and warm. I highly recommend the high quality yoga... More 

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Charlestown, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

I have traveled extensively and many times in Costa Rica. Although my family and I do not usually stay at resort like hotels and generally rent private homes this place was great. The Staff accommodating and friendly, Food was outstanding, Villas beautiful. They have several excellent Yoga teachers and classes for any level. Top it of with a 5 minute... More 

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

Pranamar is visually stunning and has a naturally peaceful and relaxing energy. The rooms are simple and elegant, well designed and the food does not disappoint. We just had a one week yoga retreat here and we were not disappointed. The staff was very friendly and helpful and we had no issues, just time to relax! A great place to... More 

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pranamar, yoga director at Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat, responded to this review

Dear friends...thanks so much for reviewing our hotel. We are so glad you enjoyed your restful, relaxing week of Yoga. We hope we will get another chance to serve you in the future. Be well! More 

Jaco, Costa Rica
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

Well, to be honest I have never written a bad comment on any hotel as I always find something good about them, On this case, I just went with my family for lunch to Pranamar, and we were the only ones having lunch here. We got our food after at least 45 minutes, I had to stand up every single... More 

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pranamar, Owner at Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat, responded to this review

Dear folks I am shocked at your story. I was in the restaurant the entire time you were there, I watched everything. You were there for several hours and just enjoying your meal and a coffee. I was sitting at a table working on my computer. As a courtesy to you, our servers had cleared your food and were simply... More 

Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

I visited Pranamar for the first time late Jan/early Feb 2012 with my husband, our 2 toddlers, and their grandparents from Sweden. We were an odd lot with varied interests and hopes/expectations for our 2 week vacation: Pranamar exceeded all of our expectations and gave us a beautiful, peaceful, relaxing, and warm vacation to remember. To set some context, we... More 

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pranamar, Owner at Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind and loving words! Its so easy to see what doesnt work in life, but being around all of you was a gift to me and the entire staff! Remember, the joy you described that we brought to you.....was a direct response to the love you gave us! Really, thank you for celebrating this wonderful life... More 

New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

...if you are considering a trip to Costa Rica's west coast. I am a pretty well seasoned traveler, being a hair/makeup artist from NYC spending a lot of time on location shoots for fashion magazines. When my husband and I arrived in San Jose we had already opted to drive to Santa Teresa, and were excited about the adventure. By... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Costa Rica’s Premier Ocean Front HotelPranamar Ocean Front Villas and Yoga Retreat, an intimate, consciously designed oceanfront hotel recently built on the spectacular beach of Playa Santa Teresa, offers guests tropical beauty and nature in an exotic and friendly ambience. Along with world-class surfing and our top-quality Yoga classes, numerous activities and adventures await you.Immerse yourself in the beauty and ease into nature’s rhythm as Pranamar’s experienced and caring staff take care of all the details, making sure your vacation is perfect.Our hotel offers a variety of accommodations to fit your needs and desires: our luxurious two-storey villas built around a free-form saltwater pool have private lounging areas, tropical gardens and boast spectacular views, while the ecologically-constructed bungalows offer tropical simplicity with sea breezes, spacious decks and views of the ocean.Pranamar’s beautifully designed open-air restaurant and tea lounge specializes in healthy, delicious cuisine using organic fruits and vegetables, local fresh fish, seafood and organic meats.We invite you to step into the rhythm of nature, breath in the energy of the sea and discover... PRANAMAR!!! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat

Address: Playa Hermosa, Santa Teresa 154, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Price Range: $195 - $534 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
Pranamar Villas And Yoga Retreat Hotel Santa Teresa
Pranamar Villas And Yoga Retreat Costa Rica/Santa Teresa
Hotel Style:
#9 Romantic Hotel in Santa Teresa
#10 Family Hotel in Santa Teresa
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Teresa
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