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Pura Vida Retreat & Spa

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Reviewed 7 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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Fort Myers, 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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4Thank Negroycanche
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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1Thank caro2146
Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Everything about this place is purely magical. The grounds are impeccable featuring a vast majority of fruit , herbs and flowers. The food is cooked with love and extremely delicious. The studios offer breath taking views. The staff is so friendly and knowledgable. It was a retreat of a life time and pura vida made it!

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1Thank alyssazoo2
Chesapeake, Virginia, United States
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Pura Vida is so beautiful and so peaceful! The entire staff at Pura Vida are wonderful people and they are always ready with a smile to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The food is out of this world! I plan to go again soon! :)

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Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

An oasis in the midst of coffee bean fields with spectacular views and incredible fresh food. Staff exceptional. Spent the week glamping with showers and toilets amenities very close by. The grounds were impeccable and a lovely warm salt pool to swim in. Excursions were provided at an extra cost but Paulo delivered an excellent commentary providing insight into the...

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1Thank Micjeffery
Lexington, Kentucky
Reviewed 1 April 2016

Just spent a week at this gorgeous place and recommend it very highly. From our beautiful room with a sweeping view of the encircling mountains and the twinkling lights of the city below, to the lushly landscaped gardens alive with flowers and birds, to the blood-warm salt water pool, to the fabulous, fresh, flavorful food to the sunny bend-over-backwards-to-please-you attitude...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 27 March 2016

Perfection--nothing to improve upon. Staff is vigilant and attentive, they anticipate your every need from the moment you land at the airport until your departure. Grounds are a tropical paradise and well tended. Yoga instructors are very experienced and classes are appropriate for all levels. Spa treatments are wonderful, and there is a variety to choose from. The site is...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Hot Tub
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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
Price Range: $369 - $541 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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