My partner and I travelled to costa rica especially to stay at Prana Rainforest Retreat for a relaxing, healthy, calm vacation (a honeymoon of sorts) and Prana far surpassed our expectations! It truly was one of the most remarkable, luxurious, relaxing, healthy and stimulating vacations we have taken. The private, single-couple retreat on the edge of the rainforest with many spa and activity options, tropical flora and fauna (we had a sloth sighting and many monkey sightings) depending on what you are looking for. And Playa Manuel Antonio, one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica, is just minutes away.
Mark and Jon are fantastic hosts, seeing that every little detail of your stay is taken care of. The breakfasts were creative, delicious, healthy, organic (many of the ingredients are grown on premises, including fresh eggs from their chickens). This was really the first vacation that we were able to be present and enjoy each other's company and the experience of a beautiful environment. The villa, the bungalow with hammocks and yoga mats, the swimming pool, the shower and oversize bed, both of which open up to the private swimming pool. We thought we were in heaven with no one else around. At the same time, we ate at excellent restaurants, shopped and just walked around Manuel Antonio from time to time. everyone we met in the service industries were friendly and helpful and excited to be of service. And the beach.....our first time swimming and body surfing in the Pacific Ocean and no words can describe the feeling. The private beaches were pristine, as were the more public beaches where they offered everything from wind surfing to snorkeling to other adventure tours around the area. We were so happy with our stay at Prana Rainforest Retreat that we began talking about moving there. It's that magical!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A very unique and romantic Modern Bali style Bed and Breakfast Retreat. Private pools, yoga deck next to our waterfall, all surrounded by Manuel Antonio National Park. Expert massage therapy, yoga and exotic gourmet cuisine. ... more less