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Prana Rainforest Retreat
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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“The dream”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2013

We just came back from a week stay at the Prana Rainforest Retreat. A dream come true!

Being pampered by two excellent hosts, we enjoyed customized breakfasts made from fresh and natural ingredients, some grown right on the property, daily massages in a very relaxing environment surrounded by the beauty of the Manuel Antonio National Park and its fauna and excellent restaurants and activity recommendations (our hosts have arranged for a private horse-riding and rafting day).

We stayed in the private villa in the middle of the Costa Rican jungle. The accommodation is outstanding. We've been amazed by the high quality of the décor and the attention to details. From taking a shower almost in the middle of the jungle where we could observe the monkeys playing around in the trees to a dip in our private pool at any time, our privacy was always respected. It was like living in our own place. Equipped with an alarm system, a safe, a little wet bar, microwave, coffee machine and Wi-Fi, everything is there to fulfill our needs.

The "one couple at the time" formula allows to have all the attention you need and experience really personalized service. We were asked about our personal tastes, allergies or dislikes in order to prepare the food according to our preferences always using the fresher and best ingredients available. The last night, we even asked to be served dinner at the property. It ended up being the best dinner we had over the week, having experienced the best places of Manuel Antonio. What a dinner! You must try the "Yoko Ono tuna" Not only was the food amazing, our wine glass never got empty before being refilled, the soft music in the background was of excellent taste and just at the right sound level. It was a dream dinner by the poolside.

The massages were a pure bliss! Whether we chose the Thai massage or the deep tissue one, they were perfectly executed and very soothing. It added to the relaxing mood of the jungle villa.

If you are looking for a romantic couple vacation, this is the best place you can find in Costa Rica! The catering to your ever need, the privacy of your own villa, the scenery of the jungle at your feet and the attention you get by your hosts will make this the perfect vacation for any couple. Being in the customer service industry for more than 24 years, I can assure you that this is true luxury and true customer service.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2013

The bungalow was fantastic. Not only were we immersed in the jungle with monkeys making nightly visits in the distance but the location is so accessible to the beach and other exciting activities. The luxury is in the details. Each inch of the house is perfected. The space is immaculate and you are wrapped in the beauty of costa rica. During our stay we had wonderful food, the most fantastic service and we were able to get the information we needed to make this a vacation of a lifetime! I would return hands down. The only downfall was leaving.

  • Stayed August 2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2013

I stayed at Prana Rainforest Retreat this past August and it was as much an adventure as a luxurious relaxing getaway! The accommodations are located in the middle of the Manuel Antonio National Park, which means every morning when you wake up, you not only hear the sounds of the jungle, but actually see up close monkeys, sloths, gorgeous birds and more! I'd take a swim in the infinity pool every morning, come up for a breathe of air and get caught watching monkeys jumping from trees and gathering food - VERY COOL!

Every day we went on a new activity - hiking through the rainforest and nearbye waterfalls over bridges one day to lounging on a peaceful nearby beach the next. Also make sure you have them take you to white water raft down the mountain - so much fun!

The delicious meals that were served were all created based on our diet, likes and dislikes. We loved EVERYTHING prepared! In addition, the restaurants they recommended and took us to were phenomenal!

Make sure to do yoga and massage while you are there - there is a platform near a waterfall down from the Guest House where you can practice and get treatments.

The accommodation was stunning! A guest house with its own private pool, massive shower, comfortable bed and sitting area with a day bed all surrounded by windows facing the rainforest.

Overall, this would be the perfect escape for a couple who wants to be pampered and spend time together or a great getaway for a small group of friends!

LOVED IT!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Prana Rainforest Retreat

Property: Prana Rainforest Retreat
Address: 7 Colina Monito Rd., Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 34 Specialty Lodging in Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A very unique and romantic Modern Bali style Bed and Breakfast Retreat. Private pools, yoga deck next to our waterfall, all surrounded by Manuel Antonio National Park. Expert massage therapy, yoga and exotic gourmet cuisine. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Prana Rainforest Retreat Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park

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