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Pura Vida Retreat & Spa

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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“mind body spirit”(12 reviews)
“pura vida”(102 reviews)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was good but there was never enough and they always ran out. Accommodation was awful! There were bugs everywhere and the place is so run down. There is no comfortable place to sit and relax. Also there is a bad sewer smell that you...More

Thank Vasbyt101
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is designed for yoga retreats (or if you come on your own they offer several yoga classes a day). Great yoga studios, beautiful grounds and pool, amazing views, and fantastic food. Staff was very friendly and resort spa offers a variety of great...More

1  Thank jurisdawn
Reviewed 30 January 2018

My wife and I have been to Pura Vida four times for a week of yoga. We will be back. Things are quiet (except for the roosters in the neighboring small farms and the occasional truck on the mountain road below). The ambiance is relaxing...More

1  Thank Jeffrey M
Reviewed 23 January 2018

Pura Vida is beautiful, the staff go above and beyond expectations, the food is healthy and delicious, and Thais gave me a wonderful, intuitive massage treatment. When the gardeners noticed I was searching for my shirt that the wind blew off the balcony, they spent...More

1  Thank Lorraine R
Reviewed 17 January 2018

My wife and I had the chance to spend a week in early January there doing a Taichi and Qigong retreat. The resort is truly nice, rooms are very elegant (we had a Vista) and it was refreshing to have no electronic at all in...More

1  Thank Pierre B
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Pool
Restaurant
Free Internet
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Hotel Amenities
Airport Transportation
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Business Centre with Internet Access
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Pool
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Hot Tub
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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#3 Spa Hotel in Alajuela
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Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
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#3 Spa Hotel in Alajuela
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
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lsolo30
14 October 2017|
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Response from Eduardo M | Property representative |
Each of our instructors will help, adjust and individually give instructions as much as the group session allows however if you would prefer you can also book private sessions with them which will allow for much more... More
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Liz F
9 January 2017|
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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.
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UFsouthernbelle
25 July 2016|
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Response from Micjeffery | Reviewed this property |
Actually there was a number of single people there and I recall only two couples. Most were there for the opportunity of reflection , healing, therapies and yoga. The beauty of Pura Vida is you are the barometer of what you... More
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"Tentalows may be cold, but you can request a heater."
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"do not hesitate to ask for extra blankets as some nights can be a bit chilly"
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"Tents are roomy and well appointed.Outdoor showers are clean and beautiful. Be open minded about the..."
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"We stayed in room 402 with is a Tri Level cabin. Beautiful!"
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