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March 23 – 30, 2019
C O S T A    R I C A

Find your pura vida :: pure life

Come with us on a journey to Pura Vida Retreat and Spa. Pure Vida means “pure life” and you will enjoy your unique experience at one of the world’s foremost Wellness & Yoga destinations. Join us in nourishing your mind, body and spirit while exploring the hidden beauty of Costa Rica.

Our mornings will begin with sunrise meditations for those that are early risers. Followed by a morning yoga program using one of the beautiful yoga studios on sight. The morning practice will be followed by breakfast featuring outstanding local foods and recipes.  The days are yours to spend as you wish: at the pool and hot tub, lounging, using the spa services, and a variety of ½ and full day adventures Monday thru Friday.** Lunch is served at Pura Vida or have a boxed lunch (included in price) prepared for you to take on your day trip. Our evenings will offer several types of optional classes throughout the week. We’ll close each day with dinner and sharing friendship around the fire pit.




Pura Vida was a delightful experience!  The Vista room provided a breathtaking view of the central valley, both day and night.  The food was fresh and flavorful, especially using the various homemade sauces provided.  My daily turmeric tonic was delicious as well. The yoga was varied and enjoyable and I meditated daily for the first time! All of my spa treatments were unique, mindful and thoroughly enjoyable! Thank you!



The retreat to Costa Rica was a trip to the no judgment zone with fun, happy people embracing the world of healthy living.  I enjoyed amazing food, relaxing meditation, spa treatments, enlightening excursions and yoga; all of which has introduced me to a new, healthy and enjoyable way of life. Thank you!!



This retreat and mixture of people was just amazing! I loved every minute of it!  Everything from the people to the food to the excursions were just so much fun!  The yoga was awesome, the treatments were amazing and the staff was so thoughtful! This was my first yoga retreat experience and I will definitely be there for the next one! Thank you!!



This was such a wonderful leap of faith for me!  I didn’t know the group very well but based on the joy I always felt after classes at Shanteel, I was drawn to do something unlike I’ve never done before. What a fun group of people; so much laughter, some personal insights and hopefully some growth.  Great choices on excursions and spa treatments.  I am so glad I came.  Thank you!!


The resort was beautiful, it was well maintained and clean.  The food was excellent, fresh and well prepared. The excursions were fun and the pool area was great for socializing.  I stayed in a tentalow and enjoyed it very much and highly recommend.


The resort was surrounded by lush foliage and tropical flowers. I awoke each morning to the sound of birds singing, the smell of fresh coffee and guided meditation and yoga. The food was organic and the taste was exceptional.  Although I did not know many people on the retreat, I felt welcome and included. I would recommend this trip to anyone looking for a unique experience.