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Tired of ordinary-exhausting money-consuming holidays? Do you want to feel relax and happy upon returning? Pranamar Ocean Front Villas offer you a nice solution. Be the guest and you will pick up a lot of benefits from the yoga classes offered in the package. Yoga retreats, or holidays as they can be called, are incredibly popular nowadays as a way to have a healthy vacation. While traditional vacations often leave you feeling exhausted, yoga retreats actually energize and rejuvenate, the way a vacation is supposed to do. A yoga retreat is perfect if you are looking to deepen your practice, or try yoga for the first time.
Pranamar Ocean Front Villas is an intimate, consciously designed oceanfront hotel. This wonderful villa recently built on the spectacular beach of Playa Santa Teresa offers guests tropical beauty and nature in an exotic and friendly ambience. Immerse yourself in the beauty and ease into natures rhythm as Pranamars experienced and caring staff take care of all the details; making sure your vacation is perfect. Pranamars beautifully designed open-air restaurant and tea lounge specializes in healthy, delicious cuisine using organic fruits and vegetables, local fresh fish, seafood and organic meats. We invite you to step into the rhythm of nature and breathe in the energy of the sea.
During the holidays, you will be accommodated in a luxurious garden bungalow, making it a wonderful 7 nights stay at Pranamar Villas. Our three spacious bungalows built in sustainable pinewood offer guests simplicity and comfort with an ecological consciousness. Enormous ocean-facing decks allow guests the chance to watch the sunset and relax with the ocean breeze, while a small living space with built-in sofas offers a private lounging area.
Garden Bungalow 2 includes: king bed, garden bathroom, fans, A/C, large deck with table and lounge chairs, small living space with single sofa couch/bed, laptop size security safe and coffee maker.
Garden Bungalow 3 includes: king bed, living space with single sofa couch/bed, fans, A/C, wheelchair accessible, deck with table and chairs, laptop size security safe and coffee maker.
Pranamar's Yoga Studio is a spacious shala and open on three sides to allow in the sea breeze and ocean song. Built with beautiful teak floors, high bamboo ceilings and antique Javanese doors, this sacred space is unforgettable and fully equipped. Practice, breathe and sweat in one of Costa Ricas newest and most inspiring studios.
Pranamar Villas offer daily morning yoga classes and then during the high season we add afternoon classes as well. All classes are taught by our highly experienced Yoga director/teacher, Nancy Goodfellow, or her trained and approved instructors.
Including in the package is one yoga class daily per person. All classes are taught by our highly experienced Yoga director/teacher, Nancy Goodfellow, or her trained and approved instructors.
Most of our classes are geared towards a mixed level making them accessible for beginners and intermediate practitioners. We also offer more advanced classes for those students with more experience and a steady, strong practice. We encourage those new to yoga to begin with a private yoga lesson which can be arranged at reception. Along with Yoga, Pranamar also offers Pilates Mat classes and Strength and Flexibility for Surfer's classes (group or private).
We are located close to the southern-most tip of the Nicoya Peninsula, just minutes away from Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve. The Nicoya Peninsula is a peninsula on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. It is divided into two provinces: Guanacaste Province in the north, and the Puntarenas Province in the south. It varies from 19 to 37 miles (60 km) wide and is approximately 75 miles (121 km) long, forming the largest peninsula in the country. It is known for its beaches and is a popular tourist destination.
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Complimentary breakfast included in the package will give you a wonderful start every morning of your stay in Pranamar Villas. Giving you a dining experience of unforgettable quality, Pranamar's restaurant will most likely linger in your mind long after your vacation ends. The restaurant, with spectacular views and an exotic, relaxed atmosphere, not only serves delicious food, but also is committed to creating dishes that nourish the body and enliven the senses.
Taste some of Costa Rica's local fruits and vegetables, explore creative vegetarian cooking or experience fish and seafood bought from local fishermen of the Peninsula. We offer something for every palate and are more than happy to accommodate special dietary needs or lifestyle choices.
Pranamars restaurant sources the freshest ingredients for our menu with a strong emphasis on using organic and locally produced products whenever possible. Our food is simple yet enticing. Our belief is that nature knows best. Our Costa Rican chef rejoices in using fruits and vegetables as natural as possible, trying to use the least amount of procedures as possible and taking advantage of their natural qualities.
The menu coincides with the North Pacific seasons of Costa Rica in order to maintain the highest standard of food and beverages quality throughout the year. Our style combines Pacific Rim cuisine with Asian and native influences. The casual yet refined dining experience derives from our passion for food, combined with high standards of quality and our friendly service.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served seven days a week and the restaurant is open to the public. Dinner reservations are recommended.
Lunch and dinner are not included in the package.
Playa Santa Teresa is a growing beach town that has recently been discovered as one of Costa Rica's most spectacular beach destinations. Famous for year-round surf and a friendly, chill vibe, this small village attracts visitors from all over the world who come to experience adventure and fun in a relaxed, tropical environment.
Along with the two most popular pastimes of surfing and Yoga, a myriad of other activities await you at Pranamar. Directly in front of the hotel you will find beautiful tide pools and snorkeling opportunities, while a short 2 minute walk to the north brings you to Playa Hermosa, an expansive, banana tree-lined beach great for swimming, surfing or jogging.
Easily accessible half-day adventures include: horseback riding, canopy zip lining, fishing, and hiking to nearby waterfalls or through the Cabo Blanco Absolute Reserve. Also nearby are boat tours to Tortuga Island for crystal clear snorkeling dives, sea kayaking to secret caves, deep sea fishing or a visit to Rainsong Animal Rescue Center.
Of course youll probably want to finish your day with an afternoon yoga or pilates session or a relaxing massage under the coconut palms. Either way your days can be as full and active or as tranquil as you wish.
Theres no denying the benefits of massage. No matter the words we use to describe it pampering, stress relief, therapeutic, rejuvenating massage therapy (also called bodywork) can without a doubt contribute to your overall health, peace of mind, and feeling young and full of vitality.
Health experts estimate that stress leads to ninety percent of disease and ageing effects. How easy it is to become overworked, tired, stressed and anxious, but how often do we make the time to counteract all of that with the healing benefits of massage.
At Pranamar Villas & Yoga Retreat, we offer an abundance of bodywork treatments to benefit your body, mind and spirit and keep you healthy. From 60 to 90 minute massages using various different techniques to more intense 90-minute focused treatments on a specific area, custom bodywork or special back to health packages of several treatments, well take complete care of you. Following our commitment to your health, all of our oils and lotions are 100% organic and made in Costa Rica.
The drive from San Jose will take from 4 to 5 hours.
You first must drive to Puntarenas, which is where you will have to take a ferry. That drive is about 1- 1.5 hours from San Jose. The best thing to do is to ask your car rental company for the best way to get to Puntarenas, depending on where you are located in San Jose.
Take the ferry that leaves from Puntarenas port to Paquera port. The ferry is called Ferry Tambor, but it does not go to Tambor; it is just called by that name because the ferry company is owned by a huge beach resort located in Tambor beach. The ferry crossing takes about 1 hour and is very scenic, plus a good opportunity to stretch and rest from the drive.
Once you get to Paquera all you have to do is follow the other cars, and follow the signs that say "Malpas" or "Santa Teresa".
The paved road will end in Cobano, and from there to us you will ride on a gravel road. A four wheel drive vehicle is strongly recommended. It is about a 1 hour and 20 minute drive.
You just drive in a straight line, dont turn anywhere.
Once you get to the famous Malpas and Santa Teresa crossroad (you will notice our only big shopping center that we have) you must take a right toward Santa Teresa and drive for about 5 km (your car will mark the distances in km).
Pranamar will be on the left hand side (ocean side of course). You will see our sign.
You will also know that you are getting close because after driving for about 4 km from the crossroad, you will see the ocean right next to you on the left side. There is only one stretch of about 400 meters in that road where you will literally be next to the waves.
The hotel is just 200 meters past that ocean side part of the road.
The easiest/fastest way to get here is by air. There are 2 companies in the country. Sansa Airlines flies from/to SJO international airport, and Nature Air flies from/to Pavas Airport, 20 minutes away from SJO Airport. You can check their schedules online to see if it fits your itinerary. Our staff can also book any flight for you if needed. If their schedule does not fit your itinerary, another very good option is to charter a plane, which becomes monetarily convenient also when it is 4+ people.
A private charter has more luggage allowance than the 30 pounds that are allowed per person by the local public airlines, plus we use Costa Rica's only U.S. FAA Part 129-approved airline. You have to fly into Tambor, and that flight takes only 25 minutes. From there, we will arrange a taxi for you, or you can have a car rental meet you and do the drive yourself. It is a 50 minute drive to Pranamar.