Pura Vida Retreats and Spa is a stunning boutique destination nestled in lush lands covered in trees and plants. It offers a variety of enchanting accommodations scattered across meticulously landscaped grounds, each designed to delight with views of lush gardens and majestic mountains. They take an active role to conserve and celebrate nature thus their grounds hold dozens of species of orchids and have been certified as a conservation property by the National Ministry of Environmental Ecology. With a focus on health and healing, Pura Vida has cultivated a holistic garden in the property. Their focus is on health and healing. So naturally, they have cultivated a Holistic Garden on their property. Many of the culinary and medicinal herbs used to flavor the meals have their roots in this peaceful, beautiful garden.
The resort has a boutique located adjacent to the dining hall where you can discover a lovely selection of Costa Rican arts and crafts as well as essential travel items like toiletries, sun block, sunglasses and yoga gear. In 2015, Pura Vida renovated and upgraded the swimming pool. Enjoy lazy laps and floating on the mountaintop, or just soaking in the sun poolside. The property also offers a hot tub and Watsu pool for therapeutic wellness treatments.
Pura Vida Retreat & Spa offers shuttle service from Juan Santamaría International Airport to Pura Vida Shuttle service is included with special packages such as Mind + Body + Spirit, Pure Life Cleanse as well as with most group retreats. Otherwise, round trip shuttle service is available for $30/per person round trip of $15/per person one-way. Taxis are also available for hire. If you’d prefer to rent a car, the staff will gladly help you make arrangements upon arrival. You’ll need a valid driver’s license, passport, and credit card. There is also a public bus route that picks up near Pura Vida and goes to downtown Alajuela once per hour. The cost is less than 50 cents per person.