Recipe: Passion Fruit Cheesecake

Ingredients: Crust 6 ounces of graham crackers 8 tablespoons of melted butter Filling 2 (12 oz) cans of evaporated milk 2 (12 oz) cans of condensed milk 4 passion fruits 2 teaspoons of gelatin powder (previously dissolved in ½ cup of warm water) Sauce 3 passion fruits ½ cup of sugar Directions: For the crust

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Recipe: Detox Green Juice

Did you know some of the benefits of juicing include detoxing your system, losing weight, controlling blood sugar, and reducing inflammation? That’s why we love serving our guests fresh juice at Pura Vida Retreat & Spa! Now you can make it at home with this recipe Ingredients: ½ cucumber 2 ½ celery stalk ½ lime

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Organic Spa 2017 Wellness Travel Guide

The March issue of Organic Spa Magazine features an awesome new round-up, the 2017 Wellness Travel Guide - a carefully curated list of 145 top wellness and destination spas found around the world. We are beyond thrilled to be included on this list! Click here to read more about the amazing resorts featured in the

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Recipe: Turmeric Tonic

We love using turmeric in our recipes and here’s why: its root is active and helpful in treating diseases of the skeletal, respiratory and circulatory systems. Turmeric also gives the same benefits as ibuprofen, but without the adverse chemical effects.  Ingredients: 6 inches of fresh turmeric 5 tablespoons of ginger juice 1 cup of tamarind

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Watsu Aquatic Therapy

Looking for a way to heal your mind and your body?  Need an escape from the daily stressors in your life?  We invite you to experience our Watsu treatment, one of the many amazing aquatic therapies offered here at Pura Vida Retreat & Spa. Watsu is the union of two words: Water and Shiatsu, the

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Recipe: Patacones with Mashed Beans, Guacamole and Pico de Gallo

Patacones with Mashed Beans, Guacamole and Pico de Gallo (2 servings) Patacones 1 green plantain, cut into 4 cm pieces Oil, just enough to cover half of a pot Mashed beans 1 cup of mashed beans 1 tbs of onion, chopped ¼ tsp of garlic, chopped ½ tsp of raw sugar ¼ tsp

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