• Pura Vida Spa and Yoga Retreat
  • Pura Vida Spa and Yoga Retreat
  • Pura Vida Spa and Yoga Retreat
  • Pura Vida Spa and Yoga Retreat
  • Pura Vida Spa and Yoga Retreat
  • Pura Vida Spa and Yoga Retreat
  • Pura Vida Spa and Yoga Retreat
  • Pura Vida Spa and Yoga Retreat
  • Pura Vida Spa and Yoga Retreat
  • Pura Vida Spa and Yoga Retreat
  • Pura Vida Spa and Yoga Retreat
  • Pura Vida Spa and Yoga Retreat
  • Pura Vida Spa and Yoga Retreat

About Pura Vida Spa and Yoga Retreat

Pura Vida, meaning “pure life,” is located on a private, eight-acre mountainside estate in Costa Rica’s Alajuela province, 45 minutes from downtown San Jose. Best known for its comprehensive yoga program, the wellbeing retreat maintains a strict focus on healing and spiritual growth. An on-site spa stays consistent with the property’s peaceful, restorative environment; minimally decorated with white walls, a clean, neutral palette, and warm wood details, the facility features inspiring treatments and organic products crafted with ingredients grown on the retreat’s grounds or in the surrounding region. The collection of holistic therapies is vast, varying from Ayurvedic and Asian to clinical bodywork and bio energetic healing. Meals consist of mainly gourmet vegetarian fare, and mind, body, and spirit harmonization is enhanced by Costa Rica’s spectacular natural surroundings.

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700 Metros al sur de salon Apolo 15, Pavas de Carrizal, Alajuela, Costa Rica
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Hours of Operation
Monday: 10am  -  9pm Tuesday: 10am  -  9pm Wednesday: 10am  -  9pm Thursday: 10am  -  9pm Friday: 10am  -  9pm Saturday: 10am  -  9pm Sunday: 10am  -  9pm

Deals & Specials

  • Deep Ayurvedic Purification Cleanse
    Offer the following weeks in 2014:June 14 – 21 July 26 – August 2 , August 23 – 30 , September 6 – 13
    Valid Jun 14 - Sep 13

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Toiletries Available
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Deep Tissue
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Lymph Drainage
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Ear Candling
Nutrition Consultation
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Liberation Healing
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Customer Reviews for Pura Vida Spa and Yoga Retreat (1)

March 31, 2014
Amazing Retreat
I was lucky enough to be here during an off time so we nearly had the place to ourselves. The food was prepared very well, with choices of healthy and slightly indulgent. The staff was so friendly and accommodating. The spa treatments are above average, extraordinary. I had watsu, body talk, a body wrap and an amazing myofascial massage and I would do them all again. This place isn't "luxurious" in a traditional sense but is a serious treasure.
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Facilities & Amenities

Facilities & Amenities

Pura Vida Spa and Yoga Retreat exposes guests to mind-body balance through a range of renewing activities. Yoga class is held 12 times weekly in one of four designated halls, the largest of which can accommodate 80 students; as well, guests can keep fit with Latin dance sessions on Thursday nights and Drumming Circle rituals on Friday evenings. Workouts also can take place in the indoor-outdoor gym—filled with kettle bells, dumbbells, medicine balls, and TRX equipment—or the surrounding coffee fields, which are ideal for long walks or hikes.

The retreat encourages guests to discover the beauty and allure of Costa Rica—scheduled excursions to sightseeing hot spots include stops at La Paz Waterfall Gardens, Poás Volcano, and the hot springs. Eco hikes, white water rafting, and canopy adventures suit thrill-seeking types. 


Physiotherapy/Sports Massage

Retail Shop



Toiletries Available


Wedding/Event Space


Nutritional/Dietical Expert




Meeting Facilities


Retail Shop

Rooms & Dining

Rooms & Dining

Enjoying lush gardens and foliage views, the 51 elegantly eco-rustic accommodations range in style and luxuries. The innovative tentalows, or spacious, electrically powered tents, are perfect for those who like a bit of adventure; they, along with standard rooms, have shared bathrooms set amidst a verdant garden setting. Finely appointed suites boast vaulted ceilings; these include the Zendo suite, which also features a glass shower, and the lavish Pagoda suite, fashioned with a sunken living room, Jacuzzi bathtub, and enclosed Bali-style outdoor shower. A majority of lodging types, including A-Frame, Vista, Kiva, and tri-level accommodations, offer a private balcony or porch.

The retreat entices with gourmet Costa Rican cuisine complemented by fresh, healthy ingredients grown on site. The mainly vegetarian menu is paired with herbal teas, coffee, alkaline water, and fruit, all available 24 hours; snacks, juices, and tonics are provided throughout the day as well. Meals are enjoyed inside the Dining Hall or outdoors, overlooking the manicured grounds and its coffee plantation.

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Other Needs Accommodated


Sep 6 - Sep 13, 2014  

LMT Success Group

Join America's premier continuing education company for a week in paradise!   Get certified in Medical Massage in our rarely held 40 hour "immersion program" (www.medicalmassage.com), or take a 30 hour program in Thai Yoga Massage (www.dragonflyhealthspa.net).  Class hours are wrapped around excursion opportunities to beautiful waterfalls, volcanos, spectacular beaches and more!

Pura Vida Spa
Sep 13 - Sep 20, 2014  

Detox, Raw & Vegan Food, Yoga and Mindset Retreat

Join Donna Eldridge, Leo Cordero and Wendi Blum for a LIFE transforming 7 days of Purification, Mindsculpting, Detoxification, Breaking through fear, Connecting with self (and an amazing group of like minded people), Breath work, Meditation, Health, Yoga, Intention Setting and MANIFESTATION in the VORTEXES of Costa Rica.

This magical and mystical retreat will be held in Costa Rica, one of the most sacred places in the world. Set at the enchanting Pura Vida Spa, you will have plenty of time to discover, relax and transform amidst the breathtaking views of this luxurious and beautiful resort. The Pura Vida Spa is often known as the Wellness & Yoga destination outside of the United States. An oasis of beauty, tranquility and home-like intimacy, the Pura Vida Spa is fully accommodating for our retreat.

During this extraordinary vacation of a lifetime each day will begin with a grounding foundation of yoga and meditation as we greet the rising sun. Then explore self-realization through transformative workshops designed to awaken and inspire.


Typical Retreat Day Includes:

  • Morning Guided Meditation
  • Yoga Class
  • Breakfast (with healthy Raw & Vegan Nutritious food!)
  • Bali Retreat Transformation Workshops
  • Lunch
  • Spa Time or Adventure Excursion
  • Dinner

To register:


Pura Vida Spa
Nov 1 - Nov 8, 2014  

Yoga Retreat with Metrowest Yoga

This will be a week of physical discovery, fun and restoration. With intensive yoga practices, mindfulness mediation, breath work, delicious food, time with wonderful people and some of the best body workers anywhere, you will be transformed!

Pamper your body and soul while exploring the delights of Costa Rica, a country which is renowned for its beauty!

We will take a day to explore some of the fantastic excursions offered at Pura Vida Spa.

This retreat will not only be a gift to yourself, but to all the people in your life that you love. You will return feeling relaxed, healthy and joyful. Each day will include two powerful yoga classes, meditation, journaling and rest. Afternoons will be open to rest, sit by the pool, take an excursion, indulge in some amazing bodywork and connect with new friends.

About Shawn Shaw:

Shawn is the founder and director of Metrowest Yoga in Westboro and Worcester Massachusetts. She developed the creative and challenging style of yoga called Myoga Hot Hatha that she teaches along with a fun, vigorous vinyasa flow style. She conducts workshops, retreats  and teacher trainings internationally. Shawn is known for training teachers to teach with authenticity and open hearts. She especially loves leading retreats where students find “a deeper connection with themselves and an inner peace they didn’t know they had”. Shawn has studied body and exercise science extensively and is a certified AFAA instructor which requires intense studies in anatomy. She has had the good fortune to study with some amazing teachers such as; David Swenson, John Friend, Baron Baptiste, Beryl Bender Birch, Shiva Rea, Anna Forrest and Johnny Gillespie which has resulted in her unique, diverse teaching style.

For more information and to register go to: http://metrowestyoga.net/events/retreats/going-away-can-be-the-first-step-toward-coming-home/

Pura Vida Spa
Nov 10 - Nov 15, 2014  

Hot Yoga Retreat with Jules & Brad

Get ready for a memorable 5 night Hot Yoga retreat with Jules Lindsay and Brad Noonan at the beautiful Pura Vida spa in Costa Rica.  Both Jules and Brad delight in sharing their experience of yoga & inspiring others on their journey inward.


"Our Journey is Love, Bring All of Your Heart."


Prices starting at $1,350 per person for double occupancy or $1,600 for single occupancy.

Here is what is included in the rates:

  • Yoga twice a day - Choice of Hot 26, Hot Vinyasa and Anuttara Raja Yoga.
  • Enlightening Workshops including: Alignment 101, Inversions, Arm Balances and Learning to Fly.
  • Accommodations for 5 nights, including hotel taxes.
  • Delicious health-minded buffet style meals with vegetarian, fish and chicken options.  Filtered & alkaline water, coffee, tea, milk and fresh seasonal local fruit throughout the day.
  • Airport Shuttle Pickup and Drop off to/from the SJO airport (airfare is NOT included).
  • Use of outdoor swimming pool, hot tub and pool towels.
  • Guided Coffee Walk around the surrounding coffee plantation along with a walk through the Holistic Garden & Orchid House.
  • Optional tours at the resort, for details and pricing click here (tours are NOT included in group rates).

"The sun doesn't shine upon us but from within us.....let's all shine together!"

To book your reservation please email Jules at retreats@ryproject.com or call 561-504-8837

Pura Vida Spa
Nov 8 - Nov 15, 2014  

Spartan SGX: Costa Rican Adventure

Whether you’re a beginner with no experience, an intermediate with some experience, or an expert……THIS RETREAT IS FOR YOU!! Join us for a great 7 day program utilizing a combination of Spartan SGX training, Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Functional/Natural Movement/Animal Movement, and “HIIT”.

You can count on doing PLENTY of crawling, jumping, squatting, and throwing (those of you from the OCR community should already be familiar with these things). Of course no event would be the same without BURPEES, or in our case, leap frog Burpees. For those that don’t know, Burpees are the single most effective whole body exercise!!!

As an added bonus, I have asked my friend and Spartan Coaching founder, Joe Di Stefano to come spend some time with us and hopefully answer some of your questions.

Now we wouldn't call this a retreat if there wasn't some fun to be had. Included in this package will be your choice of zip-lining, white water rafting or a trip to the Poas Volcano! If you want to hang around the resort, you have free access to the swimming pool, jacuzzi and sauna. I am hearing rumors of salsa dancing!!! So please pack accordingly!

Room options are below:

Tentalow (shared bathroom): $1,310 - $1,540

A-Frame Room (Deluxe room with private bath): $1,495 - $1,870

Vista Room (Deluxe room with private bath): $1,515 - $1,895

Tri-level Room (Super-Deluxe room with private bath):  $1,590 - $2,030

Upper Kiva (Deluxe room with private bath): $1,560 - $1,975

Rates include: accommodations, 3 meals per day, 2 classes daily, 1 eco-adventure, taxes and round-trip airport transfer!

To reserve your spot today, contact me at 888-767-7375 x233 or e-mail Valerie@rrresorts.com

Pura Vida Spa
Nov 17 - Nov 22, 2014  

Get HOT Before the Holidays with Hot Yoga of Delray

Come join us for our 3rd Annual Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica with Christine Lewis, Jacqueline Sheridan, & Irina Shlain.

Price includes:

  • 3 Meals a day - Amazing Vegetarian Buffet (with fish or chicken for lunch & dinner)
  • 3 -4 yoga classes per day taught by Christine, Jacqueline, Irina & Jane
  • Use of swimming pool and hot tub
  • Yoga workshops & Evening Meditation
  • Half day trip to the Waterfall Gardens/EcoTour
  • Shuttle service to & from San Jose Airport



Double occupancy $940 per person, Single occupancy $1,110

Standard rooms:

Double occupancy $975 per person, Single occupancy $1,150

A-Frame/Vista rooms:

Double occupancy $1,290 per person, Single occupancy $1,590

Tri-Level (has triple occupancy rates available):

Double occupancy $1,360 per person, Single occupancy $1,720

ZENDO/LILA/PAGODA (Deluxe Accommodation Suites-3 rooms only): Call for Pricing

*Airfare not included: Check Spirit Airlines or Jet Blue if flying from Ft. Lauderdale (FLL) to San Jose (SJO)

We Have Payment Plans Available!!! Speak to Jane if interested.

For More Info and to book your reservation call 561-266-2075 

Pura Vida Spa
Nov 17 - Nov 22, 2014  

Just Breathe: A Vinyasa Flow 5 Day Retreat

Come flow with Tanya on this 5-day retreat in Costa Rica and return to a perfectly blissful state! Leave your busy life behind and get ready to smile and breathe as you flow through fun and moderately challenging Vinyasa-style classes, offered morning and late afternoon. Your participation at each class is optional so give yourself the OK to sleep in, or take one of the resort's many optional half and full-day excursions. Let loose, let it go, and let joy fill your soul as you enjoy time for you before the busy holiday and winter seasons arrive. Students will be asked to surrender to their souls each day and love where they're at...no judgement. Along with being a fantastic way to detox - both mentally and physically - this retreat will be a memorable gesture to mark the changing of the seasons!

Pura Vida is a seven acre estate surrounded by coffee-draped hills and sits 4900 feet above sea level.

Rates are shown as Double Occupancy per person (2 Twins) vs. Single Occupancy (1 King):

Tentalow - $554.40 (dbl) or $739.20 (s)

Standard - $582.40 (dbl) or $789.60 (s)

Vista - $716.80 (dbl) or $1019.20 (s)

Kiva Upper - $778.40 (dbl) or $1131.20 (s)

Tri-Level - $795.20 (dbl) or $1164.80 (s)

The Villa - $800 (dbl) or $1200 (s)...The Villa has 1Q & 2Twins

Your retreat includes:

  • 5 nights' accommodations
  • Transfers to and from SJO Airport (Juan Santamaria Int'l Airport)...located just 20 min from Pura Vida Spa
  • Twice daily multi-level Vinyasa Yoga classes
  • All organic meals, served buffet style 3 times per day
  • Use of the pool and hot tub
  • Guided walks through the surrounding coffee plantation, resort Green House and Orchid House
  • Designated Wi-Fi and computer access

Other possible costs: 

1) Half and full-day excursions (White Water Rafting, Zip Line Tours, Waterfall Hikes...see website)

2) On-site spa treatments

3) Adding on extra nights at Pura Vida

3) Aerial silks classes

4) Fresh custom blended smoothies, elixirs, etc.


Contact Tanya at tanyaproffitt@yahoo.com to obtain a 2014 Registration Form, get more retreat details, to ask questions, or to find a roommate. Space is limited so reserve your accommodations today with a $300 down payment. Paradise awaits you...don't delay!

Pura Vida Spa
Nov 29 - Dec 6, 2014  

Freedom from Pain

For more information or to book your retreat go to:



Pura Vida Spa
Dec 10 - Dec 15, 2014  

Exoctic Paradise Yoga Retreat

Join Barbara Prema Brown for a 6 day, 5 night yoga retreat at the beautiful Pura Vida Spa in Costa Rica.  

The resort is enveloped in lush, tropical gardens surrounded by coffee plantations, and includes a swimming pool, hot tub and luxurious spa treatments at your fingertips.

Included in your retreat:

  • Accommodations
  • 3 delicious health-minded buffet style meals with vegetarian, fish and chicken options
  • 2 yoga classes per day
  • Roundtrip shuttle to/from the SJO airport
  • Latin dance class on Thursday evening
  • Guided walks through surrounding coffee plantation, resort Green House
  • Designated Wi-Fi and computer access

Costs start at $1,700 per person (based on double occupancy)

To book your reservation please contact Barbara at barba8bro@verizon.net or call her at (804) 350-8946 

Pura Vida Spa
Dec 20 - Dec 27, 2014  

Bikram Yoga Holiday Retreat

Give yourself the ultimate gift of wellness this holiday season and join us for an unforgettable journey that will leave you feeling restored and renewed; a deeply nurturing alternative to seasonal stress. Experience the power of daily sunrise meditation and practice the Hot 26 Bikram Yoga series twice daily in the world’s only yoga destination retreat hall designed to meet Hot Yoga requirements, with high ceilings and breathtaking panoramic mountain views.

During this Yoga Christmas getaway do as much or as little as you care to do. Upon arrival you’ll be welcomed with a gift and taken care of for the duration of your stay. In addition to delicious cuisine and luxurious accommodations, throughout the retreat you may enjoy:

  • Sunrise and sunset meditation sessions
  • Morning golden rejuvenation elixirs and Ginger tea
  • 2 daily Hot Yoga classes
  • 3 deep relaxation sessions
  • Optional evening yoga lifestyle workshops
  • Optional daily coffee plantation hikes
  • Plenty of time to yourself for other excursions
  • World-class holistic healing sessions & pampering spa treatments (additional charge)
  • Napping, reading or alternating between the jacuzzi and cold plunge pool
  • Taking in the beauty while lounging in one of the many shaded hammocks nestled around the estate
  • One-on-One private yoga practice and nutrition counseling sessions available for an additional fee.

Global Hot Yoga’s Bikram Certified, internationally followed owner and lead Teacher Trainer, Cassie Aitken, has a reputation for her unique ability to nurture students while challenging and inspiring them at the same time. Her passion and compassion is felt in every breath of a posture and her sensitivity to individual needs is a rare gift that fosters great comfort and growth. Cassie brings a playful yet grounded awareness to her classes, emphasizing lightness of spirit and a freedom from judgment and boundaries. This spirit is the guiding force at Global Hot Yoga and will be the tone you experience during your stay.

Participants from around the world share that their time with us has been one of the greatest gifts they have ever given themselves.

Prices start at $1,225 per person for double occupancy

To book your spot please conact Linden Dudley at 888-515-4580 x233 or email reservations@puravidaspa.com

For more information contact your group leader, Cassie Aitken with any questions directly at (561) 339-7090 or email jupitercassie@gmail.com

Pura Vida Spa
Dec 27 - Jan 3, 2015  

New Years Yoga Retreat

Imagine waking up to the delightful sound of birds chirping in the trees around you, taking a deep, flower-scented breath in, and leisurely pouring yourself a cup of tea as you decide if you are going to watch the sunrise as your morning meditation or watch it from the outdoor Playfit gym as you break your first sweat. Not an early riser? Then allow the sun to wake you and make your way to the morning yoga practice, a vigorous vinyasa flow class followed by one of the most delicious meals you have ever encountered. You feel energized and elated as you decide whether to stroll down to the spa for one of their world famous signature treatments, take a dip in the pool, go on a walk through the uniquely intriguing coffee plantation or read a book in one of the special quiet spaces awaiting you around the property.


We will kick off the New Year with a very special Yoga Tribal Dance Ceremony. Set your intentions and flow them into being through this vibrant yoga practice as it turns into a powerful dance. We will shift outdoors to the bonfire overlooking the central valley as all of Costa Rica’s fireworks  explode before us in a massive display of light and beauty.  


Come flow with us to free your mind, discover your power, and ignite your life! To find out more go to http://hotlantayoga.com/new-years-yoga-retreat/ 

To book your reservation please call R&R Resorts at (888) 767-7375 x233 ask for Linden Dudley or email her at: reservations@puravidaspa.com

Pura Vida Spa