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Wellness
Meals at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge

Fresh, healthy & delicious dining at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge

One of the most frequently asked questions when planning a vacation to Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica is: What are the meals like? Given Nicuesa Lodge’s remote location in southern Costa Rica by the Osa Peninsula, this is an important question. Everyone wants to know what they are going to eat! At Nicuesa...
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Pura Vida Adventures surf retreats in Santa Teresa Costa Rica

Summer Escape! Women-only surf and yoga vacations in Costa Rica

What do you do when you get laid off from your job? Polish your resume? Start job hunting? Most people wouldn’t take off on an eight-month surfing vacation to Central America, Hawaii and Mexico. But that’s exactly what Tierza Eichner did in 2001 when laid off from her high-powered dot-com job. At the time, the...
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Feel Great on a Healthy Fitness Retreat Vacation in Costa Rica

Feel great and get fit on vacation on an all-inclusive I Breath Fitness retreat in Costa Rica at Hotel Tropico Latino in Santa Teresa. Imagine coming back from your Costa Rica vacation feeling relaxed, fit, healthy, and on fire with life. This is what you get when you hook up with a very passionate fitness...
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Yoga class by Nancy Goodfellow at Pranamar Villas in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Combine perfect vacation with a Yoga Certification, what could be better?

Whether you want to dedicate yourself to teaching yoga, or you´d like to elevate your knowledge of the practice, this Yoga Teacher Training is for you. Nancy Goodfellow, owner of Pranamar Oceanfront Villas and Yoga Retreat, has teamed up with Esteban Salazar, owner of Krama Studio in San José, to teach this exciting instructor training...
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Hammock time at Pranamar Oceanfront Villas and Yoga Retreat, photo credit pranamarvillas.

Are Yoga Retreats for you? Some common misconceptions clarified!

  Do you have friends who rave about how good a yoga retreat it has made them feel, not just physically but spiritually? What is keeping you from joining in? A yoga retreat at Pranamar Oceanfront Villas in the Pacific beach of Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, might be just want you need to kick start...
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Beachfront Bliss at Costa Rica Spa Hotel Tropico Latino in Costa Rica

The Yoga & Spa Natural at Hotel Tropico Latino in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica delivers blissful relaxation and peace in a natural beach paradise. Costa Rica spa hotels in are quite popular. After all, it’s only natural to want to enjoy a day at the spa or a massage while on vacation. In Santa Teresa,...
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Yoga and sunsets at Santa Teresa beach, photo credit @nancygoodfellowyoga.

Top Ten Must Dos in Santa Teresa while staying at Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat

Be as adrenaline filled or as laid back as you like while visiting Santa Teresa beach community on the Costa Rican Pacific Coast.  Here is our list of top ten must dos during your stay at Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat.    Yoga The area is known for its yoga retreats, and certified and experienced...
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Famous Banyan Tree, photo credit Nancy Goodfellow, Pranamar Villas

Visit the famous Banyan Tree during your stay at Pranamar Villas

There is a very impressive giant Banyan tree, also known as Higueron, that lives in the town of Cabuya, Puntarenas, on the Pacific Coast.  If you’d like an impressive and beautiful photograph, stop there on your way to local beaches.  But is there more to this tree than a pretty social media post?   The...
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Montezuma waterfall view from forest

Day trip adventure to visit Montezuma waterfalls

Day trip adventure to visit Montezuma waterfalls during your stay at Pranamar Villas Montezuma town, a short drive from Pranamar Villas, offers visitors the opportunity to hike up a river ending in beautiful waterfalls and to bathe in fresh water while enjoying the surrounding forest.  Another option is El Chorro, an impressive jet of water...
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Spa at Pranamar Villas – Gaia Bodywork and Wellness

What does the term wellness really mean? Dictionary defines it as “the quality or state of being in good health especially as an actively sought goal”, but if you ask around, it will mean something different to everyone. Sebastian Campanile‘s studies have taken him to Argentina, Colombia and most recently Peru, where he studied Cranio...
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Yoga Retreats at Pranamar Villas

Picture waking up to the sound of the ocean’s waves breaking on the shore.  You open your eyes to a villa decorated with colorful fabrics and Indonesian furniture, you look out your window to lush gardens, pools and bamboo structures.  You have chosen well, a retreat not just to practice yoga, but also to disconnect...
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Envision Festival: recorrido de arte, naturaleza, música y yoga.

Vivir la experiencia del Envision Festival en Rancho La Merced por primera vez, fue sorprendente para Yoga Costa Rica. La riqueza cultural que encierra el evento, motiva a seguir siendo parte de esta gran fiesta en cada edición. El sol brilló todo el día, así como la propuesta: compartir y renovar el espíritu en un...
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What to do in Santa Teresa?

Santa Teresa is a beach on the Nicoya Peninsula best know for its beaches and surfing, but what else is there to do there? Activities in the area range from the adventurous to the relaxed.  Renting an ATV  or going on a horseback tour are both good options to explore the beaches, rivers and mountains...
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Yoga instructor Nancy Goodfellow at Pranamar Villas on Santa Teresa Beach, Costa Rica

A talk with Nancy Goodfellow: Yoga teacher, hotelier and lover of life

Nancy co-owns Pranamar Villas, along with her mother, who was the first of the two to discover the natural beauty of Costa Rica.  Native to San Diego, California, Nancy moved to Costa Rica over 20 years ago in search of a simpler life in connection with nature. With the objective of catering to needs of...
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Visiting Santa Teresa Costa Rica: How to get there?

Santa Teresa Costa Rica has become a very popular place during the past years.  As it has been mentioned several times, beautiful beaches, great surf conditions, wide variety of yoga services, tropical gardens and nice vibe make it a favorite among the off the beaten path destinations. Even though, the trip to this area is quite...
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Yoga in Santa Teresa Costa Rica

In Santa Teresa Costa Rica, a yoga & spa vacation is the way to go

Finding your bliss is easy on a Costa Rica beach vacation at Hotel Tropico Latino. With inspiring daily yoga classes, Costa Rica yoga retreat vacations, and the marvelous natural spa at the beachfront hotel in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, there is no better way to relax. Imagine having a soothing massage or relaxing in a...
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Wedding Puerto Viejo, Limon, Costa Rica

Plan your dream Costa Rica destination wedding in the Caribbean

Costa Rica’s Southern Caribbean Coast has everything could want for a destination wedding and honeymoon. Imagine your dream wedding exchanging vows with your beloved in a stunning beachside ceremony overlooking the turquoise Caribbean Sea, or under the canopy of a tropical garden with the ocean close by. Picture a romantic honeymoon walking on pristine beaches...
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St. Valentine’s Day history, traditions and romantic getaways

Love is life. All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love. Everything is, everything exists, only because I love.– Leo Tolstoy Every February 14, around the world, people exchange cards, flowers, candy and gifts with their loved ones on this day of romance we call Valentine’s Day. But who is this mysterious...
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