The serene 4-star Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat places emphasis on the natural environment and wellbeing, and is the perfect choice if you want to totally unwind and destress. It’s located close to the southern-most tip of the Nicoya Peninsula just minutes from Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve. Getting here is an adventure involving a 25-minute scenic flight in a small plane from the nearest airport at Tambor, then a 50-minute drive through the stunning Costa Rican landscape.
The hotel offers a range of bodywork treatments to relieve stress and increase vitality carried out using lotions and oils that are 100% organic and made in Costa Rica.
Guests stay in elegantly designed two-storey villas built using Costa Rican hardwoods and bamboo. They features air conditioning, two bathrooms – one of which is open-air and features a granite stone tub surrounded by tropical gardens – a living room, a terrace from which to enjoy the fabulous rain-forest view. Some face the pool, others have beach views. The latter also have a full kitchen.
Seeing as this is a yoga retreat, guests can enjoy a variety of classes for all levels at different times of the day. The nearest beach at Santa Theresa is the place to go if you love surfing, offering one of the island’s best surfing breaks. Or why not explore the surrounding forest on a guided hike?
The hotel has one restaurant which offers a selection of Costa Rican dishes with Asian influences, all prepared using local fruits and vegetables – organic where possible – and freshly caught seafood. Food is simple, yet delicious and the kitchen team is happy to accommodate special dietary needs or lifestyle choices.
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