Pura Vida Resort & Spa, Alajuela | Costa Rica

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We invite you to breathe in ‘pure life’ during your stay with us and enjoy your journey of inner exploration and outward adventure.

Pura Vida Retreat & Spa spans more than 8 acres at 4,900 feet above sea level surrounded by coffee plantations overlooking Costa Rica’s Central Valley.

Allow us to impart the joy and vitality of our Costa Rican culture and people during your stay.


Pick Your Spot on the Mountaintop – Pura Vida Retreat & Spa in Costa Rica’s Central Valley offers a variety of unique accommodations scattered across lush landscaped grounds, each nestled amidst verdant gardens with stunning panoramic views. Nightly rates include all meals.


Delicious dishes are lovingly prepared from fresh local produce, regional purveyors and greens and herbs harvested from our Holistic Garden. Served buffet-style in our inviting dining hall, all meals feature both North American and Costa Rican vegetarian, fish and chicken dishes to tempt your taste buds and nourish your body and soul. We also can accommodate vegan, gluten-free, and high-protein diets – just let us know.

Complimentary coffee, tea, alkaline water and filtered water are available throughout the day. The wine and juice bar in the dining hall stocks sulfite-free, organic wines, Costa Rican and Central American beers, and bottled water. It is also the place for fresh smoothies, custom-blended chai and organic wheat grass elixirs (made from wheat grass grown in-house).

Mind + Body + Spirit Packages

The Mind + Body + Spirit packages allow you to see, feel and experience the magical energy of Pura Vida and Costa Rica. Zipline in a cloud forest canopy, raft through rainforests, hike to visit waterfalls close-up. Revel in Costa Rica’s unparalleled natural beauty. Experience yoga against a backdrop of the Central Valley, and indulge in healing spa treatments and healthy, delicious meals. Do it all and leave transformed.

Wellness Center

From the dawn of time, human beings have been drawn to the active volcanic regions of the earth in search of health, healing and wellness.

Alive with transferable energy and some of the richest soils on earth, the volcanic mountains that encircle The Wellness Center at Pura Vida Spa are a source of powerful natural healing.

The therapists at Pura Vida are highly trained and certified, each committed to healing from the heart and with the essential gift of being present and loving with their touch.

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