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Boulder
Reviewed April 29, 2012

Having just returned from ten nights at Pranamar, my heart is aching as I think about the amazing experience I had in Costa Rica. I was not ready to leave. I was at Pranamar for a yoga and surfing retreat with Vajra Sol Yoga Adventures (search for Vajra Sol and look for a separate review) and spent an additional four...

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pranamar, co-owner/yoga teacher at Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat, responded to this review

Namaste Jen, My first word is "wow"...your review is so full of enthusiasm and joy and praise. We really want to thank you for taking the time to express yourself and tell everyone about the amazing week you had with us at Pranamar. We really appreciate the time you spent and the effort you made with this great letter of...

Altadena
Reviewed April 20, 2012

I stayed at Pranamar for a week in April - the property has a lovely pool that winds through the villas. It was a great place to relax with friends after surfing. It can be a little noisy for the villas on the pool (villas 4 and 6) during the day, but not at all a problem at night. The...

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pranamar, co-owner/yoga teacher at Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Sacha, Thanks so much for posting a review for us at Pranamar. We love our work and we do our best to make everyone feel at home and have a wonderful experience. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us and it would be so great to have you return with your family as well! If there...

Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Reviewed April 19, 2012

just wanted to share that Nancy's yoga classes are phenomenal - no matter which level you are - you will find deeper connection, serenity, elevation and certainly some kind of awakening in your practice here! not only is it one of the most beautiful settings I have ever practiced yoga in (and trust me, I have been practicing yoga in...

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

Well your beautiful letter made my day even more beautiful! I must admit , that even thought I am the owner of Pranamar and the Mother of the yoga teacher, Nancy Goodfellow, I attend 90% of her classes and she is an inspiration to ME! I leave class feeling recharged, loved and full of energy and then I think "is...

Nashville
Reviewed April 18, 2012

Pranamar is paradise. It's a luxury destination that hands down beats out the finest of the hotels (JW Marriot & Four Seasons) weve stayed at in CR with eco-minded charm & hospitality that's poured out at every level. We've traveled around the entire western half of CR & stumbled upon Pranamar by complete luck. They only had one villa open...

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pranamar, co-owner/yoga director at Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat, responded to this review

Thanks Melissa for your great review and inspiring and gracious comments. We are all working so hard (and having lots of fun doing it) to create the best experience for our guests. When we receive reviews like your's it makes us all feel so grateful and appreciated. We hope that you will join us in paradise again very soon! A...

Durham, NC
Reviewed April 14, 2012

I stayed in a bungalow at Pranamar during a yoga/surf retreat and loved everything about the hotel. The service, the food, the massage, the facilities were all fantastic! I would love the opportunity to go back some day.

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

Dear Guest THANK YOU for taking the time to write this lovely note about us. I dont think people can possibly realize how much it means to an owner to receive good news! Honestly, this is my third hotel i have built in Costa rica (sold the other 2) and I am still like a little kid that really wants...

Sandpoint, Idaho
Reviewed March 28, 2012

We have been going to this area for 7 years. This is the first time we have stayed at Pranamar. It was the first time that I wanted to stay longer. The food was great, service above and beyond the call and the location fantastic. A great balance of gracious accomodation and value. We are planning on a month stay...

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

Hello guests Warms my heart to read "a real Jewel" but i must say, it is happy, loving, open hearted people like you who are the real JEWELS. Thank you from all of us at Pranamar! Warmly susan Money, owner

San Francisco, California, United States
Reviewed March 27, 2012

Greg and Susan have done an amazing job creating such a warm and welcoming atmosphere for guests lucky enough to experience the Pranamar Villas and Yoga retreat. Our room was decorated in such a way that made us feel like royalty. The landscaping is gorgeous! The pool is relaxing and lovely. The food is delightful. It is paradise. If you...

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

WOW, Im delighted you enjoyed yourself so much. And you put a big smile on GREGS face because he takes such pride in the gardens. With no public water, it is a true feat to keep our gardens green in the dry season.. But thank you for noticing, thank you for sharing....come back and visit us please... Susan and greg...

New York
Reviewed March 27, 2012

A haven in Santa Teresa. Clearly one of the most luxiorious places in this chill surfing village of a town. Pranamar has a yogi mentality that while serious is not too precious or inaccessible to the lay yoga practioner like myself who practices from time to time. The villas are very large and comfortable and done from real beautiful hardwood....

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

Hello family of Four Great to hear your responses! I must tell you that we love kids (had you seen my grandchildren there almost every day?") But....its funny...sometimes we have a LOT of kids at one time, other times very few. So i would have to say, you just never know. As for worrying about the yogis in the shala...

Diamond Bar, California
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...

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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...

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

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
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  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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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 

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Address: Playa Hermosa, Santa Teresa 154, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Price Range: $266 - $568 (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
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Teresa
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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“My favorite is the Garden Bungalow and Ocean Front Bungalow”
 of 5 bubbles 652sarahp, Aug 26, 2016 | Read review
“I had a Bungalow with pool access, not all of them have this, it's pretty nice.”
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“Id say all the villas looked inviting...”
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“Suites facing the ocean by the pool were amazing.”
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“There isn't a bad location, but I would recommend the pool side villas for families traveling with children.”
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