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Pura Vida Retreat & Spa

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 open to the sunlight so you could shower with the rainbows!

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Aventura, Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to unwind and escape the stresses of everyday life. Particularly love the caring staff, wellness treatments, lush grounds, yoga and delicious, healthy meals. This was my fifth year in a row to return to this beautiful spot so that speaks volumes.

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Atlanta
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 Costa Rican coffee) . The beds are comfy and the balconies becon you out to...

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Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 could have been the lush vegetation and feeling of being one with nature, or the...

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Argentina
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, firepit, hammocks, etc.) and are built to be in harmony with the nature that surrounds...

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2Thank Laura S
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 reserve) in the middle of the wild nature and coffee plantations, the food is amazing...

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St. Petersburg, Florida
Reviewed 26 September 2016

I went with a group for a yoga retreat. It was fantastic! The bodywork services were amazing. The food fantastic. We had a wonderful time! The grounds are gorgeous and the yoga rooms were perfect. Great props. The views were beautiful. I did have to move my bed to an opposite wall to take advantage of the view.

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Key West, Florida
Reviewed 17 September 2016

I stayed here for a week attending a Thai Yoga Massage course. This property is surrounded by lush gardens and amazing views of the 4 cities in the valley. Our room was cozy but was in need of a little renovation. The bathroom walls did not reach the ceiling so basically whatever you are doing in the bathroom, anyone else...

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Cons: - very so-so Neighborhood - not as advertised. Very different looking rooms. - below average service: came in when raining, no umbrellas offered, no one to carry luggage. - no internet/wifi - no TV in rooms. - no parking. Parking on the street. - no food for late check ins. Restaurant closes at 8pm. - food finished by 7:00pm......

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Miami, Florida
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Everything about this place is magical. Great staff with attention to every detail. From the moment you arrive, you feel in paradise. The cuisine is healthy and delicious, 3 meals included with your stay, and coffee/tea and fruits all day. One hot tub overlooking the mountains, and amazing spa with another hot tub. I tried the watsu massage and it...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Airport Transportation
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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
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#3 Spa Hotel in Alajuela
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“The property is on a hillside, ask for a room close to reception if uneven terrain is a challenge. Lovely yoga rooms!”
 of 5 bubbles Cathi1040, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All view are great for privacy or panoramic view. For adventure, try the Tentalows that Guest call "Glam Tents".”
 of 5 bubbles eurotrendsamples, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I stayed in a Vista room and loved it!”
 of 5 bubbles travelluvin, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“I stayed at the Vista room and I had a view of the mountains and city lights at night.”
 of 5 bubbles caro2146, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“They all have great views of the city that look very pretty at night with the lights glowing!”
 of 5 bubbles wandam907, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
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