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    Pura Vida Retreat & Spa

    Mts SW From Minisuper Pavas 800 | Pavas, Carrizal, Alajuela 20103, Costa Rica
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    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    • Excellent64%
    • Very good23%
    • Average6%
    • Poor3%
    • Terrible2%
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    “yoga classes” (33 reviews)
    “hot tub” (13 reviews)
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    3.5 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 5 days ago

    Pura Vida is a well maintained property of various paths through floral, herb and tropical gardens filled with bird songs. I booked a 7 Day mind, body & spirit retreat and opted for a Tentalow but was upgraded to an A frame when I arrived....More

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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    I went for peace and quiet. I had the best massages and treatments. I loved the food and outings. The challenge was finding external peace. The beautiful room overlooked a rural and urban landscape with loud motorcycles and trucks all day long along with 4...More

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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    My second visit to this resort found it to be just as it was 6 months back. We were here for 7 days and stayed in one of the suites. Suggest getting the mind body spirit package as it includes a lot of things. This...More

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    Thank you for taking the time out to leave such a wonderful review, and for coming back to visit Pura Vida Retreat & Spa! It is so great to hear that you've enjoyed your stay with us for the second time, and that you enjoyed...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    The Five Day Mind, Body, Spirit Retreat was absolutely perfect for much needed R&R!! The property is beautiful, the food absolutely delicious and healthy, the yoga instructors were all patient and helpful for a beginner, the holistic massage was heavenly, and the day trips were...More

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    Thank you for your kind review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us at Pura Vida Retreat & Spa! We pride ourselves in providing excellent customer services, and we are thrilled that we were able to do so for you. We hope...More

    Reviewed 21 March 2017

    We went on a couples retreat and it happened to be at Pura Vida Retreat and Spa. I really did not do my homework and didn't know what to expect. I did know that meals were included and it would be chicken or fish, buffet...More

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    Thank you for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review! We at Pura Vida Retreat & Spa truly want each guest to experience Costa Rica's authentic healing spirit and we are thrilled to find that you and your husband were able to experience...More

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    • Pool
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    • Free Internet
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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    • Multilingual Staff
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
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    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Hot Tub
    • Spa
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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    • #3 Spa Hotel in Alajuela
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    Liz F
    How far is this resort from the nearest beach? And what are you options in getting there?
    8 January 2017|
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    Response from Eduardo M | Property representative |
    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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    UFsouthernbelle
    Is this a good place for a solo traveler? I just got out of a relationship and while I am happy to meet new people, I don't necessarily wish to be surrounded by a lot of romantic couples. Please don't take offense, just in need of some peace and soul-searching :-) Thanks!
    24 July 2016|
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    Response from CallmeKarlie | Reviewed this property |
    Hello! It´s actually just a perfect place for solo traveller. I´ve been there solo myself as many others women... You could hardly find a better place to go alone, actually. It´s just ideal, especially if you feel, like you... More
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    gisa40
    What kind of yoga do you offer? Do you do restorative yoga?
    2 March 2016|
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    "The view from the A-frame was beautiful!"
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    "ours was loud in the mornings due to the roosters and the traffic"
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    "The property is on a hillside, ask for a room close to reception if uneven terrain is a challenge. Lovely..."
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    "All view are great for privacy or panoramic view. For adventure, try the Tentalows that Guest call..."
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