We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
02/07/2017 03/07/2017
    There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
    • {providername} {price}
    {providername} {price}
      {listitems}
    {sold_out_text}
    We can't find prices for this accommodation
    From {rate_price} {rate_periodicity}

    Pura Vida Retreat & Spa

    Mts SW From Minisuper Pavas 800 | Pavas, Carrizal, Alajuela 20103, Costa Rica
    Hotel website
    Save
    Best prices for your stay
    02/07/2017 03/07/2017
    1 room
    • 1 room
      2 adults
      • 2 adults
        0 children
        • 0 children
          Traveller (221)
          Room & Suite (55)
          Dining (16)
          Xandari Resort & Spa
          833 reviews
          #1 of 27 hotels in Alajuela
           
          Hotel Buena Vista
          673 reviews
          #5 of 27 hotels in Alajuela
           
          Hotel La Rosa de America
          658 reviews
          #4 of 27 hotels in Alajuela
           
          Tacacori EcoLodge
          363 reviews
          #8 of 27 hotels in Alajuela
           
          Overview
          • Excellent67%
          • Very good24%
          • Average5%
          • Poor2%
          • Terrible2%
          Travellers talk about
          “yoga classes” (34 reviews)
          “hot tub” (13 reviews)
          Free Internet
          Pool
          Non-Smoking Hotel
          Restaurant
          Airport Transportation
          Suites
          Bar/Lounge
          Fitness centre
          Multilingual Staff
          Spa
          Business Centre
          Laundry Service
          Private Balcony
          3.5 Star Hotel
          All hotel details
          {"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
          Xandari Resort & Spa
          833 reviews
          #1 of 27 hotels in Alajuela
           
          Hotel Buena Vista
          673 reviews
          #5 of 27 hotels in Alajuela
           
          Hotel La Rosa de America
          658 reviews
          #4 of 27 hotels in Alajuela
           
          Tacacori EcoLodge
          363 reviews
          #8 of 27 hotels in Alajuela
           
          Rooms
          2 Jul3 Jul
          |
          1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
          Standard Room

          Getting you more information on this room

          Free Cancellation
          Select
          Show Available Rooms
          Sorry, this partner no longer has rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please visit one of our 0 partner sites to see rooms from .
          We're sorry, there are no rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please change your dates, or view all Alajuela hotels with availability
          Standard Room

          Getting you more information on this room

          Free Cancellation
          Select
          {"BOOKING_FEATURES": ["IB_STREAMLINED_SELECTED_ROOM","IB_NEW_REG_FLOW_INTERRUPTER","IB_SHOW_EMAIL_FOR_INSECURE_LOGIN","RCMS_INLINE_ROOM_GRID_MAX_OCC","IB_POST_BOOKING_LOGIN","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS","IB_IRG_MATCH_META","CHILDREN_SEARCH","IB_DW_INLINE_PASSWORD","HR_IB_EXCLUDE_TAXES_AND_FEES","IB_DW_CCNAME_WITH_AUTOCOMPLETE","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS_MOBILE","IB_BOOKNOW_CLEAN_WITH_ICON_SHORT_BTN","STORED_CARDS","IB_POST_BOOK_LOGIN_CTA","IB_PRICE_WINS_COPY","IB_DW_PROMPT_KNOWN_EMAIL","IB_PRICES_OUTSIDE_ROOM_BUTTON","IB_EXIT_INTERRUPTER","IB_SHOW_AMENITIES_AS_ICONS","IB_NEW_REG_FLOW","META_AIR","IB_INLINE_ROOM_GRID","IB_TIME_OF_STAY_PAYMENT_TYPES_V3","IBEX_HIGH_EQUITY_BRANDING","IB_PRICE_WINS_POST_TX","IB_BOOKING_FORM_FAVICON","IB_URGENCY_BLOCK","IB_NEW_REG_FLOW_POST_BOOK"] , "IMPRESSION_KEY": "c05c3bda83604fe085e4a2d337e166de", "roomSelectionModel": {"partnerInfos":[],"multiplePartners":false,"polling":{"locationId":308790,"bookingSessionId":null,"detailedAvailabilityKey":null,"commerceContentIds":[],"additionalContentIds":[],"pollCount":0,"checkin":{"day":2,"month":7,"year":2017},"checkout":{"day":3,"month":7,"year":2017},"adults":2,"child_rm_ages":"","rooms":1,"display_rooms":300,"entryPrice":-1,"entryCurrency":"USD","complete":false,"formKey":"","showAllRooms":true,"genNewBookingSessionId":false,"winningProviderAtClick":"","selectedRoomKey":null,"impressionKey":"c05c3bda83604fe085e4a2d337e166de","navArea":null,"referringServlet":"Hotel_Review","highestMetaPrice":0,"lowestMetaPrice":0,"additionalPartner":false,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":0,"roomsToVerify":[],"clazz":null},"summary":null,"unavailable":true,"metaOffers":[],"mismatchCheckModel":null,"totalMediaCount":0,"hotelPhotos":[],"noticeHeaderMessage":null,"moreProviders":null,"lowestPricePartner":null,"showAllRooms":true,"isMetaCheaper":false,"isBookingLessThanOrEqualToMeta":null,"avgHistoricalPrice":0.0,"avgHistoricalDisplayPrice":null,"expressBookState":{"hasFullTravelerInfo":false,"hasReducedBillingInfo":false,"hasFullBillingInfo":false},"highestMetaPrice":-1,"lowestMetaPrice":-1,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":-1,"hotelName":"Pura Vida Retreat & Spa","hasSpecialTimeOfStayTaxes":false,"trackingTree":null,"trackingTreeId":null,"showPriceHoverTooltip":false,"trackingContext":"eyJzdGF0ZSI6IkhPVEVMX0FVQ1RJT04iLCJwIjoiSFJfTWFpbkNvbW1lcmNlIiwiaWRzIjp7IkJGSyI6ImMwNWMzYmRhODM2MDRmZTA4NWU0YTJkMzM3ZTE2NmRlIiwiQUlLIjoiZjhjNmNmY2E2NzdjNDg2YjhjYmUzNDc4Y2MxYjc3NjEifSwiZW50cnlTZXJ2bGV0IjoiSG90ZWxfUmV2aWV3In0=","cheaperPricesExist":false,"enableLPF":false,"priceDropPercent":0,"canExpandRooms":false,"expandRoomsToAllPartners":false,"roomSelectionKey":null,"useSupplierDirectTreatment":false,"isSupplierDirect":false,"showProviderSeparator":false,"clazz":null,"seeMoreMessage":null,"seeMoreIFrameMessage":null,"isPricelineCom":false}, "ibAvailability": false, "metaAvailability": false, "topOfferIsIB": false, "numHacTries": -1, "checkIn": "02/07/2017", "checkOut": "03/07/2017", "lowestPrice": null, "hasDates": true, "hacComplete": false, "contentIdMappings": {}, "pollingEnabled": false, "preventScroll": false, "offerClickToken": null, "conditionalUpdate": false, "mightGetRooms": true, "divClasses": "ppr_rup ppr_priv_hr_inline_room_grid_hsx", "singlePartnerRoomGridWidget": {"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_hsx","moduleList":["handlers","tracking"],"template":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__widget","dust":{"sub_header":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__sub_header"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_hsx","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","tracking":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'tracking'))"}},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}, "multiPartnerRoomGridWidget": null, "mismatchMessage": {"widget":{"name":"ibex_mismatch_message","moduleList":["handler"],"template":"ibex_mismatch_message__widget","dust":{},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_mismatch_message","js":{"handler":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handler'))"}},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}, "maxRoomsToShow": 300, "isTablet": false, "roomGridRowWidget": {"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","moduleList":[],"template":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__widget","dust":{"amenities":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__amenities","condition_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__condition_col","price_text":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__price_text","reservation_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__reservation_col"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","js":{}},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}, "mismatchMessageLightbox": null, "deviceInfo": "OtherOS OtherBrowser", "bookOnTripAdvisor": "Book on <img class=\"ibHeaderImg\" alt=\"TripAdvisor\" src=\"https:\/\/static.tacdn.com\/img2\/branding\/rebrand\/TA_logo_primary.png\"\/>"}
          Write a Review
          Turn Your Opinions into Points!
          Turn your opinions into JPMiles
          Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
          *You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
          JPMiles / Payback Arrow
          JPMiles / PAYBACK
          50
          Reviews (169)
          Traveller rating
          Traveller type
          Time of year
          Language

          1 - 5 of 169 reviews

          Reviewed 1 week ago

          I needed a place to go to that offered shuttle service from the airport. I was very nervous about traveling internationally with my two daughters and researched retreats not too far from the airport. So, I booked Pura Vida Retreat. What was also a requirement...More

          Thank Kimberly D
          Management response:Responded 1 week ago

          Thank you so much for your kind words! We hope to see you and your daughters again soon.

          Reviewed 3 May 2017

          As a retreat leader and business owner I look for hidden gems to host my women's retreats. Being familiar with RR Resorts using their property in Dahlonega, GA I decided to host my first international retreat at Pura Vida Retreat and Spa! Let me say...More

          1  Thank Floridawillsgirl
          Management response:Responded 5 May 2017

          Thank you for your kind review of Pura Vida Retreat & Spa! At Pura Vida, our mission is to support and uplift you on your journey with us and to impart the joy and vitality of our Costa Rican culture and people. We are so...More

          Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

          Regarding "can we leave zero stars?" - utter nonsense. I was on the same retreat. Some people simply can't be pleased, and want the red carpet treatment everywhere they go. This is not a resort with staff fawning all over you. It is a refuge...More

          Thank Jenny H
          Management response:Responded 5 May 2017

          We truly appreciate you taking the time to write a kind review about your recent stay at Pura Vida Retreat & Spa. Thank you! We are thrilled to learn that you enjoyed the accommodations, spa treatments and food. We strive to provide exceptional customer service...More

          Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

          Where do I start? First, you arrive in your lovely prison getaway. The high walls and barbed wire fencing should help you feel safe at night while you sleep. But you won't sleep because the lack of air conditioning requires you sleep with your windows...More

          Thank Ringocam
          Reviewed 25 April 2017

          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

          Thank Jill20
          Xandari Resort & Spa
          833 reviews
          #1 of 27 hotels in Alajuela
           
          Hotel Buena Vista
          673 reviews
          #5 of 27 hotels in Alajuela
           
          Hotel La Rosa de America
          658 reviews
          #4 of 27 hotels in Alajuela
           
          Tacacori EcoLodge
          363 reviews
          #8 of 27 hotels in Alajuela
           
          About
          Awards & Recognition
          Certificate of Excellence
          Amenities
          • Top amenities
          • Pool
          • Restaurant
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Free Internet
          • Spa
          • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
          • Hotel Amenities
          • Airport Transportation
          • Laundry Service
          • Multilingual Staff
          • Business Centre with Internet Access
          • Things to do
          • Pool
          • Restaurant
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Hot Tub
          • Spa
          • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
          Details
          • Hotel class
          • Hotel Style
          • #3 Spa Hotel in Alajuela
          • Room types
          • Suites ,
          • Non-Smoking Rooms
          • Number of rooms
          • 51
          • Reservation Options
          • TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Hotwire, Orbitz, Travelocity, Cancelon and Cheap Tickets so you can book your Pura Vida Retreat & Spa reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
          • Location
          • Costa Rica >
          • Province of Alajuela >
          • Alajuela
          • Also Known As
          • Pura Vida Spa & Yoga Retreat Hotel Alajuela ,
          • Pura Vida Spa And Yoga Retreat ,
          • Pura Vida Wellness Retreat Spa
          Add Photo Photos
          Traveller (221)
          Room & Suite (55)
          Dining (16)
          Pool & Beach (11)
          Hotel & Grounds (145)
          Bathroom (7)
          Business Centre & Event Rooms (1)
          Nearby
          Tacacori EcoLodge
          363 reviews
          2.44 km away
           
          Xandari Resort & Spa
          833 reviews
          2.75 km away
           
          Hotel Buena Vista
          673 reviews
          1.39 km away
           
          Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation & Inn
          649 reviews
          4.13 km away
           
          Nearby Restaurants
          El Banco de los Mariscos
          123 reviews
          3.70 km away
          Flavors Cafe
          6 reviews
          4.83 km away
          Xandari Resort & Spa Restaurant
          154 reviews
          2.63 km away
          El Tigre Vestido
          217 reviews
          4.15 km away
          Nearby Attractions
          Ale Tours Costa Rica
          7 reviews
          3.97 km away
          Doka Estate Coffee Tour
          684 reviews
          5.24 km away
          Cathedral
          115 reviews
          5.40 km away
          Juan Santamaria Historical Cultural Museum
          138 reviews
          5.23 km away
          Questions & AnswersAsk a question
          Liz F
          How far is this resort from the nearest beach? And what are you options in getting there?
          9 January 2017|
          Answer
          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.
          0
          Votes
          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!
          25 July 2016|
          Answer Show all 2 answers
          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
          0
          Votes
          Room Tips
          "We stayed in room 402 with is a Tri Level cabin. Beautiful!"
          Read review
          "Rooms 401 & 402 are quiet and private"
          Read review
          "The view from the A-frame was beautiful!"
          Read review
          "ours was loud in the mornings due to the roosters and the traffic"
          Read review
          Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
          Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing