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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

By |March 21st, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Recipe: Passion Fruit Cheesecake

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

By |March 15th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Recipe: Detox Green Juice

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

By |March 10th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Organic Spa 2017 Wellness Travel Guide

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

By |March 7th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Recipe: Turmeric Tonic

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

By |March 6th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Watsu Aquatic Therapy

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

By |March 2nd, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Recipe: Patacones with Mashed Beans, Guacamole and Pico de Gallo

Recipe: Seabass Ceviche

Seabass Ceviche (6 servings) 6 servings 5 fillets of sea bass, diced into medium squares 4 tablespoons of cilantro, chopped ½  cup of red onion, chopped ½  bell pepper finely chopped. 1  garlic clove, grated The juice of  8 to 10 limes The juice of ½ orange Salt and pepper to taste Directions: In a

By |February 21st, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Recipe: Seabass Ceviche

Recipe: Stuffed Avocado with Tropical Salad

Marisol (our lovely and talented chef) is at it again with another simple and tasty recipe to help you enhance your wellness lifestyle! Stuffed Avocado with Tropical Salad (4 servings) Ingredients:  1 ½ cup of wild rice (cooked)  ½ cup of ripe mango, diced into small pieces  ½ cup of cherry tomatoes, diced into small

By |February 15th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Recipe: Stuffed Avocado with Tropical Salad

Travel + Leisure 2017 World’s Best Voting!

Voting is going on now for the 2017 Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards and we're thrilled that both Pura Vida Retreat & Spa and Maya Tulum Resort are on the ballot! We'd love your support in the International Destination Spa category. The process is quick and simple ­ you do not have to be

By |February 13th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Travel + Leisure 2017 World’s Best Voting!

Pura Vida Named “Hidden Gem Spa” by Destinations Travel Magazine

We’re thrilled to be featured in the current issue of Destinations Travel Magazine, which features us as one of Costa Rica’s “hidden gem” spas. The story highlights our amazing Wastu spa treatments, healthy and fresh food and more. Click here to read the full story!

By |February 7th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Pura Vida Named “Hidden Gem Spa” by Destinations Travel Magazine
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