We invite you to breathe in ‘pure life’ during your stay with us and enjoy your journey of inner exploration and outward adventure. Pura Vida Retreat & Spa spans more than 8 acres at 4,900 feet above sea level surrounded by coffee plantations overlooking Costa Rica’s Central Valley. Join us for some much needed Pura Vida.


It is widely now recognized that travelling is an activity that can contribute to the creation or the improvement of well-being by supporting, facilitating, and initiating the enhancement of mental and emotional health, work-life and balance. Wellness travel improves self-realization, and the ability to connect oneself and others.

Our wellness retreats offer a unique blend of relaxation and education. You enjoy healthy living better while you live a satisfying healthy lifestyle for the time of the retreat. You have a chance to take classes such as Yoga, Jazzercise Dance, Strength and Stretch, Pilates, Water therapeutics, nutrition and cooking as well as heal with relaxing nature hikes. Wellness retreats are designed to leave you feeling better than when you started, not exhausted like many traditional vacations tend to do.


1. Get away and break routines

A retreat, by definition, is a departure, an escape from the norm, a chance to leave behind some things in your life. You will get away, physically of course, from your home and everyday schedule, and you will get a chance to learn new skills, develop new habits, and study new ideas on your wellness retreat.

2. Get educated in some healthy ideas

Our retreats offer a blend of classes and informational gatherings, allowing you to learn more about healthy habits of life, exercise, nutrition, and much more. Led by seasoned experts in the field, they help you reflect on your life, think of different ways to do things, and get inspired to try to keep improving, with things that you can take home and use in your day to day life from then on.

3. Enjoy well-structured leisure

A wellness retreat is a combination of doing and not doing; activity and inactivity; stimulation and relaxation. The schedule is designed to give you flexibility and maximum opportunity to enjoy and learn on your pace and at your time. You may choose a class in the morning after a vigorous workout, or a stimulating walk through nature followed by time to write and reflect. The opportunities are built in so that you just choose what matters most to you without any stress about how to fill your days as you may have on a standard vacation of sightseeing and travelling.

4. Benefit from focused practice

You have time to work on what matters most to you on a wellness retreat. If yoga feels good then enjoy it and feel the benefits in your body with increased flexibility and improved focus of mind. If you enjoy dance aerobics, then join one of our Jazzercise classes. If you find joy and purpose in writing, reading, or reflecting, take the time to pursue your passion with time to journal, and savor nature. The purpose of a retreat is to give you time to pursue what feels right to you, and to find renewed energy and vitality as you focus for the time of the retreat on your favorite pursuits and healing efforts.



ACCOMMODATIONS: Pura Vida Retreat & Spa in Costa Rica’s Central Valley offers a variety of unique accommodations scattered across lush landscaped grounds, each nestled amidst verdant gardens with stunning panoramic views. From the dawn of time, human beings have been drawn to the active volcanic regions of the earth in search of health, healing, and wellness.

WELLNESS CENTER: Alive with transferable energy and some of the richest soils on earth, the volcanic mountains that encircle The Wellness Center at Pura Vida Spa are a source of powerful natural healing. The therapists at Pura Vida are highly trained and certified, each committed to healing from the heart and with the essential gift of being present and loving with their touch.

NATURAL BEAUTY: Astonishing tropical birds and wildlife, dazzling flora and fauna, majestic cloud-capped forests, flowing rivers, waterfalls, hot springs, tropical rainforests and coffee plantations. Check out Pura Vida’s incredible portfolio of tours and eco-adventures, carefully curated to introduce you to the beauty, culture, traditions, and history of the “rich coast” we consider paradise on earth.



Arrive San Jose Airport transfer to spa retreat. Welcome cocktail, check-in.
3:30pm-4:30pm- Jazzercise Stretch and Strength class
6:30pm- Dinner
Evening free

6:30-7:30am- Yoga class (optional)
7:30am-8:30am- Breakfast
8:45am-9:30am- Medicinal Plant Walk Tour
10:30-11:30am- Water Yoga (optional)
12:30pm-2:00pm Lunch
2:30pm-3:00pm- Jazzercise Dance Mixx Class
5:00pm-6:00pm- Yoga Class
7:00pm-8:00pm- Dinner
8:00pm-9:00pm- Salsa Lessons
Evening Free

6:30am-7:30am -Yoga Class (optional)
7:30am-8:30am- Breakfast
8:45am- 1:30pm- Forest Canopy Zip Lining Tour
1:45pm-2:30pm- Lunch
4:00pm-5:00pm- Jazzercise Dance Mixx class
7:00pm-8:00pm Dinner
Evening- Fire Circle

6:30am-7:30am- Yoga Class (optional)
8:30am-9:30am- Breakfast
10:30am- Depart for airport
1:00pm- Flight out

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623 E Tarpon Ave
Tarpon Springs, Fl. 34689

Website: www.scarlsontvl.com

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