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    Pura Vida Retreat & Spa

    Mts SW From Minisuper Pavas 800 | Pavas, Carrizal, Alajuela 20103, Costa Rica
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    Reviewed 12 February 2017

    Amazing all the way around, we loved the staff, services and food! This was one of the best places I have ever been! We stayed in a tentalow which was so wonderful, hearing nature really brings your soul home! I loved the showers that were...More

    Thank auntleigh01
    Management response:Responded 13 March 2017

    Thank you for posting a review! We are so glad that you enjoyed the staff, services and food at Pura Vida Retreat & Spa! We hope to have you back soon!

    Reviewed 7 February 2017

    A 20 minute ride from the San Jose airport transported us to a tranquil, lush tropical retreat. Perched on a hillside overlooking the city which looks like a carpet of tlny lights at night, the rooms are well appointed (begin the day with in room...More

    Thank Jan B
    Management response:Responded 13 March 2017

    Thank you for choosing Pura Vida Retreat & Spa, and for taking the time to write a review! We are so glad you enjoyed the accommodations, the food and the coffee plantation. We look forward to welcoming you back to Pura Vida in the future.

    Reviewed 6 February 2017

    I have travelled extensively throughout my life at various wellness resorts, but this is the first time I felt compelled to express my experience, and what an experience, I can only say thank you. immediately entering the resort, I felt a sense of calm, it...More

    Thank eurotrendsamples
    Management response:Responded 13 March 2017

    Thanks for taking the time to write a great review! We at Pura Vida Retreat & Spa are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. One of our aims at the resort is to help our guests experience Costa Rica's authentic healing spirit,...More

    Reviewed 15 January 2017

    Attention to detail is what makes this place a dream holiday. The grounds are immaculately kept, lush, and big enough for exploring. The facilities have everything you could want (gym, two yoga studios, dining room and bar, pool, gift shop, herb garden, spa, hot tub,...More

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    Management response:Responded 13 March 2017

    Thank you very much for such a great review! We at Pura Vida Retreat & Spa work very hard to off the best services in the best possible environment to our guests, and we are thrilled to see that reflected in your last visit. Thank...More

    Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

    one of the best experience of my life, if you go to Costa Rica this is the place that will let you enjoy for sure the country, well located in Alajuela (where actually is the airport, close to tha capital San Jose and the natural...More

    Thank Stefania B
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    Liz F
    8 January 2017|
    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.
    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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    "We stayed in room 402 with is a Tri Level cabin. Beautiful!"
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    "Rooms 401 & 402 are quiet and private"
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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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