Many of us are slowly waking up to the realization that we have cultivated frenetic and busy lives which keep us in constant motion from the moment we wake up until we collapse into bed, exhausted and depleted at the end of the day. Our bodies run on automatic pilot while our minds are busy processing an endless stream of to-do lists, anxious thoughts or strategizing an escape plan! We have increasingly placed more value on doing and in the process have forgotten the value of simply being. What if there was a different way to be in the world?
There is a beauty that begins to form when we live life with more mindfulness and presence. In this retreat we will share simple tools designed to help you reconnect to a happier and more resilient way of being. We will explore practices such as meditation and mindfulness, breath awareness, movement and sound healing. All will benefit from the practices, whether you are an experienced meditator or a beginner. We hope you will join us in the lush, green Costa Rican mountains for meditation and mindfulness practice. I think you will find that Costa Rica is a nourishing place to restore and connect with your true self. It is truly one of the most beautiful places on the planet!
“Wonderful, enlightening, soul searching and so needed.” 2017 Retreat Participant, JE, Cary, NC
Pura Vida Retreat & Spa is on a lush 6-acre mountainside tucked in the clouds at 5000 feet above sea-level in Costa Rica’s Alajuela province. Pura Vida’s climate is spring-like year round with temperatures between 70° to 80° F during the day and mild nights in the 60’s. Costa Rica is known for it’s stunning environmental beauty, volcanic mountains that are a source of powerful natural healing and of course, coffee plantations. There is a mountainside hot tub, outdoor pool, smoothie bar and gift shop as well as a Wellness Center with Ayurveda, massage, skin care, Watsu, reflexology and more!
“Extraordinary facilitation each step. I feel lighter, stronger and peaceful with more insight into my wellbeing.” Linda C., Levittown, PA
The retreat center is located only 20 minutes from the San Jose (SJO) International Airport and 45 minutes from downtown San Jose. For more information on Pura Vida Retreat & Spa you can visit their website.
All-inclusive package details:
- 7 day / 6 night retreat with accommodations and meals
- All-inclusive retreat begin at $1299 per person
- Daily meditation practice, group sessions and movement classes
- Three healthy meals daily with vegetarian, chicken and fish options – special dietary needs can be accommodated
- Onsite Wellness Center with Ayurveda, massage, skin care, Watsu, reflexology and more!
- Coffee plantation hike included and choose from optional eco-tours such as waterfall tour, hot springs, white water rafting and more!
- Round-trip airport shuttle transfer is included to Pura Vida Spa from SJO International airport
What are the accommodations choices and pricing?
Pura Vida Retreat & Spa offers a variety of enchanting accommodations scattered across meticulously landscaped grounds, each designed to delight with views of lush gardens and majestic mountains. There are 7 accommodations types ranging from $1299 for a tentalow to a suite at $1799, double accommodations, per person.
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Please note that there are limited amount of accommodations available in each category. Register early to ensure your first choice. Double accommodation prices noted below are per person.
- Tentalow $1299 double •
- A-frame $1499 double • $1949 single (1 left)
- Vista $1549 double • $1999 single (1 left)
- Upper Kiva $1599 double • $2099 single
Tri-Level $1649 double • $2199 singleSOLD OUT
- Prana Suite $1799 double • $2399 single (only one Prana Suite available)
- Zendo Suite $1799 double • $2399 single (please inquire about availability in the Zendo Suite)
Can I room with my partner or friend? Will you match me with a roommate if I register for double accommodations?
Yes, please let us know who you would like to share a room with when you register. If you would like double accommodations and are coming alone, we will be happy to match you with someone on a space availability basis. Pura Vida’s policy is that if you are registered for double accommodations and we are not able to match you with a roommate, you will be charged the single accommodations rate. Please register early to ensure a match!
Can I bring someone who is not attending the retreat?
The non-attendee “companion” rate is for someone who is sharing a room with you but not attending the retreat portion. Their fee includes round trip ground transportation from SJO to Pura Vida, all meals, shared accommodations with you, hotel taxes and the coffee plantation hike. Pricing for a companion is below.
- Tentalow $870
- A-frame $1090
- Vista $1099
- Upper Kiva $1150
Tri-Level $1199SOLD OUT
- Prana Suite $1299(only one Prana Suite available)
- Zendo Suite $1299 (please inquire about availability in the Zendo Suite)
Are spa services available?
The Pura Vida Wellness Center offers a wide selection of services including Ayurveda, Swedish massage, aromatherapy, scrubs, stone therapy, skin care, reflexology, Watsu, and more. All sessions must be scheduled once you are on-site at the resort. You can read more information about the Wellness Center here.
Can I add on days if I want to extend my stay?
Yes. To add additional days AFTER you have registered with us, please be in touch with Pura Vida directly by calling 1-888-767-7375 x 233. As a group participant, you receive a 10% discount off of the high-season nightly rates. Rates include accommodations and 3 meals daily.
How do I get to Pura Vida Retreat & Spa?
Pura Vida is located only 20 minutes from the SJO International airport in Costa Rica and 45 minutes from downtown San Jose. Most major airlines fly to SJO including Southwest, United, American Airlines, Delta and Avianca. Shuttle transfer to and from SJO International airport is included in your group package. The Pura Vida driver will meet you outside the exit door at International baggage claim with a sign that reads, “Pura Vida Retreat & Spa” and your last name. Please note that you must have a valid passport to fly to Costa Rica and it cannot expire within 6 months of your return date.
Yes, we have deliberately created a schedule that allows ample time to rest or to enjoy other excursions or services. All tours and wellness services are scheduled once you arrive at Pura Vida. Click here to view the optional eco-tours and excursions.
Is there electricity?
All accommodations at Pura Vida have electricity (including Garden View Tents). Outlets are the same as the United States.
What should I bring?
You will receive a welcome email and information packet from us after registering with a list of recommended items to bring.
I have never meditated before or been on a retreat before. Is this retreat suitable for me?
Yes, this retreat is open to anyone at any experience level. This retreat is designed to meet everyone’s needs and learning style. There will be time for practice as well as ample time for questions. We also freely offer optional one-on-one time with the facilitators.
No, however we may have periods of group silence built in to the retreat. You may also choose to be silent for longer periods outside of the group sessions in order to deepen your experience on retreat. We will discuss practical ways to be in silence at the beginning of the retreat.
Yes. Cultivating Inner Stillness in a Chaotic World is NCBMTB Approved and massage therapists will receive 21 CE hours. You will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the retreat to submit to your state licensing board or for recertification with the NCBTMB. This is part I of the Mindfulness Professional Training and can be taken alone or as part of a series. Click here to read more information about the Mindfulness Professional Training.
Extraordinary facilitation each step. I feel lighter, strong and peaceful with more insight into my own well being.” – Retreat participant, LC from Levittown, PA
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