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Pura Vida Retreat & Spa

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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 6 March 2016

Pura Vida was the perfect way to experience Costa Rica for the first time. I did the MBS (mind, body, spirit) package and was very impressed. It comes with airport transfers, 3 meals daily, one massage, and plenty of excursions. Food is very important to me and I was continually impressed with the spread: homemade peanut butter for breakfast, creative...

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Reviewed 28 February 2016

I could not have been happier with this place! I never write reviews but I want everyone to know how great this place is. Everytime I take a trip I always feel stressed and worried that things will not be organized or the accommodations will not be up to par, but this place did not disappoint. They were there to...

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

My wife and I returned to Pura Vida to celebrate valentines day and the anniversary of our engagement and the experience was once again a superb one. The level of guest services was superb. Such attention to every detail. Kudos to the on site director Edourdo!! The food was amazing and so healthy. The specialty massages were incredible. And the...

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San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 17 February 2016

I had the chance to know this place while developing a project there. As part of my work me and my wife stayed there over the weekend, and it was very pleasant surprise for us to find that such a place is here in our country. They completely fulfill their promise of providing a relaxing, quiet and healthy retreat. Food...

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New Jersey
Reviewed 14 February 2016

We stayed in a Trilevel room which was spacious, clean and comfortable. Excellent bed comfort (we chose the king). Housekeeping services were very good and chocolates appeared on the pillow every evening for turndown service. Moreover, the entire environment here is beautiful. The city views are gorgeous, especially at night. Stars twinkle in the sky at night, a rooster calls...

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1Thank BGK15
Reviewed 8 February 2016

The photos do not do this place justice. It is a lush, peaceful space, with beautiful trees and flowers, squirrels and butterflies. The yoga halls are absolutely stunning, overlooking the valley and mountains beyond. As everyone says, you wake up with the roosters and sunshine, but its the most peaceful experience. The rooms are kept very clean, but they only...

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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 25 January 2016

I´ve been on this magical place for two whole weeks and the first what crossed my mind was "Omg, I am in heaven!" Unfortunately it was not absolutely perfect, but they say that nothing really is, right? I must totally agree with a review of wanderingmaybelost with a tittle "Zen interrupted." Yes, there was a group of people who were...

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Medford, New Jersey
Reviewed 5 January 2016

Kattiya is probably the best treatment therapist I have ever encountered. The Mind Body experience has changed my life. Facilities range from rustic to sophisticated. I was here 10 years ago and it has only improved, and I thought it was pretty special then! Can't wait to return.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 3 January 2016

We recently moved into the San Jose area and wanted to check out a semi-local establishment for future guests. we rented a tentalow, which was an excellent choice. the tentalow was nestled in the beautifully manicured gardens, away from the a-frame and other units. the bed was extremely comfortable and opening up the window shades provided good air-flow in the...

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Snohomish, Washington
Reviewed 24 December 2015

Just stayed for the 7 day Mind, Body, Soul package. The price included two yoga classes a day, 4 daytime excursions or hikes, 3 meals a day, and one spa treatment. You really can't beat the price for all of this. The staff was super nice and accommodating and the grounds are beautiful. Super clean facility. Great food and most...

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  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
World-Class yoga instruction, acres of natural beauty, delicious healthy cuisine and spa services unrivaled in Costa Rica await inside the cloistered walls of this magical retreat. Tropical rain forest, active volcanoes, mountain cloud forests full of rainbows, breathtaking beaches and exhilarating white water rafting beckon the adventurer in you, all within a few hours drive of our eco-chic spa and wellness resort in the world's greenest country. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pura Vida Retreat & Spa

Address: Mts SW From Minisuper Pavas 800 | Pavas, Carrizal, Alajuela 20103, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pura Vida Retreat & Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 51
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Also Known As:
Pura Vida Spa & Yoga Retreat Hotel Alajuela
Pura Vida Spa And Yoga Retreat
Pura Vida Wellness Retreat Spa
Pura Vida Retreat & Spa Costa Rica/Alajuela
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#3 Spa Hotel in Alajuela
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“All view are great for privacy or panoramic view. For adventure, try the Tentalows that Guest call "Glam Tents".”
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