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

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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

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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

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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!

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Recipe: Tasty Avocado-Mint Spring Rolls!

Marisol, the Executive Chef here at Pura Vida Retreat & Spa, loves coming up with delicious yet healthy meals four our guests to enjoy daily. This week we will be serving these tasty Avocado-Mint Spring Rolls, which are vegan and gluten free. If you’d like to make them at home, here is the recipe:

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16 Things You Might Not Know About Costa Rica

Costa Rica is widely recognized for its “pura vida” philosophy -  a dedication to enjoying the simple & pure things in life life -  along with our lush green mountains, active volcanoes, fantastic beaches and friendly locals. MentalFloss.com has compiled this great list of 16 interesting facts about what makes Costa Rica such a spectacular

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The Joy of Meditation this Holiday Season

The holidays are a time of much joy and love – and endless stress and craziness. Take a break and slow down this holiday season with a meditation session and some deep breaths to calm your thoughts and release the tension. Still your body and mind. Meditation is a great way to be more aware and

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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.

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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. Yoga.com suggests trying these six poses to celebrate and embrace the spirit of Thanksgiving:  Pyramid Parsvottanasana- Pyramid Pose: This pose releases tension and invites flexibility

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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. 

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