Monthly Archives: November 2016

Sarchi and the Oxcart


Sarchi is the birthplace of the elaborately painted oxcarts unique to Costa Rica. Just an hour drive from Pura Vida, you can visit the Eloy Alfaro oxcart factory and learn more about this colorful tradition for yourself!


Interested in learning more about Costa Rica’s historic decorated ox carts? Read more.

Gratitude & Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving week, we are thankful for each of our loyal guests & grateful for your ongoing support!


Yoga is a fantastic way to relieve the stress of the holiday season. suggests trying these six poses to celebrate and embrace the spirit of Thanksgiving: 
  • Pyramid Parsvottanasana- Pyramid Pose: This pose releases tension and invites flexibility into your life. 
  • Eka Pada Rajaka Potasana – Pigeon Pose: This hip opener is excellent for letting go and feeling easy.
  • Salabhasana – Locust Pose: Salbhasana is uplifting and opens your chest and heart area
  • Matsyasana – Fish Pose: Matsyasana is another fabulous chest opener that extends your heart area and is uplifting in both body and mind.
  • Tadusana – Mountain Pose: This pose embody’s the energy of giving and receiving and give you a feeling of joy and expansion.
  • Savasana – Corpse Pose: Relax and breathe deeply while focusing on all you have to be thankful for.
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What is Pura Vida? The Full Story.



What is Pura Vida? “It can mean from a very simple hello to a very deep acceptance of life… It’s the perfect name for what we try to give people… that sense of pure life” 

Relive your Pura Vida in this beautiful video, with some very familiar faces. 


All Souls’ Day at Pura Vida


Today is All Souls’ Day, a deep-rooted Latin American tradition celebrated by millions to commemorate the dead by praying for their souls. Take care of your soul today with a rejuvenating yoga practice or healing spa treatment at our on-site Wellness Center, such as the Energetic Ayurvedic Massage. Priced at $140 for 90 minutes, this treatment taps into the deep, intuitive knowledge of Pranic Healing. Custom-blended oils are used to direct energy to blocked energy lines, channels and energy points called marmas to release what needs to be release. The Ayurvedic aspect of this massage technique involves the understanding of the individual as well as the application of special oils for each person according to their constitution or imbalance.

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