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    Pura Vida Retreat & Spa

    5.4 km from Alajuela centre
    • Free Wifi
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    Apr 9 Apr 10
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
    Mts SW From Minisuper Pavas 800 | Pavas, Carrizal, Alajuela 20103, Costa Rica
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    Reviewed 6 days ago

    We went on a couples retreat and it happened to be at Pura Vida Retreat and Spa. I really did not do my homework and didn't know what to expect. I did know that meals were included and it would be chicken or fish, buffet...More

    Management response:

    Thank you for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review! We at Pura Vida Retreat & Spa truly want each guest to experience Costa Rica's authentic healing spirit and we are thrilled to find that you and your husband were able to experience...More

    Reviewed 12 February 2017

    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...More

    Management response:

    Thank you for posting a review! We are so glad that you enjoyed the staff, services and food at Pura Vida Retreat & Spa! We hope to have you back soon!

    Reviewed 9 February 2017

    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.More

    Management response:

    Thank you so much for taking the time out to leave a great review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your recent stay with us here at Pura Vida Retreat & Spa. We hope you travel to Costa Rica again soon for your sixth...More

    Reviewed 7 February 2017

    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...More

    Management response:

    Thank you for choosing Pura Vida Retreat & Spa, and for taking the time to write a review! We are so glad you enjoyed the accommodations, the food and the coffee plantation. We look forward to welcoming you back to Pura Vida in the future.

    Reviewed 7 February 2017

    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...More

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    Thanks for taking the time to write a great review! We at Pura Vida Retreat & Spa are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. One of our aims at the resort is to help our guests experience Costa Rica's authentic healing spirit,...More

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    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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    • Airport Transportation
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    • Multilingual Staff
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Things to do
    • Pool
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    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|
    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.
    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|
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    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
    What kind of yoga do you offer? Do you do restorative yoga?
    2 March 2016|
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    "ours was loud in the mornings due to the roosters and the traffic"
    paula m, 5 days agoRead review
    "The property is on a hillside, ask for a room close to reception if uneven terrain is a challenge. Lovely..."
    Jan B, 1 month agoRead review
    "All view are great for privacy or panoramic view. For adventure, try the Tentalows that Guest call..."
    eurotrendsamples, 1 month agoRead review
    "I stayed in a Vista room and loved it!"
    travelluvin, 6 months agoRead review
    "I stayed at the Vista room and I had a view of the mountains and city lights at night."
    caro2146, 6 months agoRead review
    "They all have great views of the city that look very pretty at night with the lights glowing!"
    Wanda M, 8 months agoRead review
    "We loved the Prana suite -- it has just been remodeled and the view is spectacular."
    tomservo2014, 11 months agoRead review
    "I recommend a Vista or a Kiva if you want your own bathroom."
    Allison R, over a year agoRead review
    "The vista room has a big patio with gorgeous views for extra relaxation"
    Bfox19, over a year agoRead review
    "Ask for a quieter room with a good view"
    BGK15, over a year agoRead review
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