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News, inspiration and tips from Pranamar Villas for a more balanced and joyfull lifestyle.

Horseback riding on Santa Teresa Beach Costa Rica

Find out all the fun things to do in Santa Teresa

Article by Shannon Farley Thinking to come to Santa Teresa, Costa Rica on vacation? You’ve probably heard the destination is famous for its beaches, ...
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Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Why we love Santa Teresa, and you will too!

Article by Shannon Farley Just about everyone who has ever visited Santa Teresa, Costa Rica remembers its palm fringed beaches, green jungle mountains ...
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rainy season beach vacations

Rainy Season Beach Vacations are Better than Working!

Article by Shannon Farley Rainy season beach vacations are the best. Why? Because a rainy day at the beach is always ...
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Discover Santa Teresa’s other side on a Hacienda Ario horse tour

See the other side of Santa Teresa, Costa Rica – rolling green hills, shady tree-lined dirt roads, clear running streams ...
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Yoga lifestyle at Pranamar Villas

Do you know what a yoga lifestyle is?

Take your yoga off the mat and into your life for more balance and clarity in everything you do with ...
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Tropical cocktails right on the beach at the Tiki Bar in Santa Teresa. Pranamar Oceanfront Villas and Yoga Retreat.

Costa Rican tropical fruit you need to try during your stay at Pranamar in Santa Teresa

Costa Rica’s array of tropical fruit is enticing.  Whether you have them on their own, or blended up into a ...
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Solo vacation at Pranamar Oceanfront Villas in Santa Teresa, photo credit Jennifer Harter.

Consider a solo vacation at Pranamar Oceanfront Villas in Santa Teresa

Is a solo vacation right for you? While traveling with family, friends or your significant other can be fun and ...
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Yoga and sunsets at Santa Teresa beach, photo credit @nancygoodfellowyoga.

Celebrate Shakti at an all-women’s yoga retreat at Pranamar Oceanfront Villas

Pranamar Oceanfront Villas and Yoga Retreat is hosting an all-women’s yoga retreat in February 2018. The setting is the lovely ...
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New Year 2018

Tips to achieve your goals in 2018

Will 2018 be the year you get healthier, travel more, get more connected and feel great? Make this a year ...
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Start 2018 with a Yoga Retreat in Pranamar Villas, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Start 2018 with a Yoga Retreat in Pranamar Villas, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

The end of the year always brings with is a reevaluation of where we are now and where we want ...
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Nancy Goodfellow demonstrates "Mudra" hand pose. Photo credit nancygoodfellowyoga.

Preparing for Meditation, tips from Pranamar Oceanfront Villas and Yoga Retreat

Everyone is talking about the healing effects of meditation, so you´re thinking about giving it a try. There are endless ...
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Pranamar Villas Yoga Shala in Santa Teresa Costa Rica

Pranamar Villas Yoga Shala: a place of peace

The majestic Pranamar Villas Yoga Shala in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica evokes a glorious Balinese temple and a pervading sense ...
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Pranamar Villas healthy snacks

Juicing Workshop and Healthy Snacks at Pranamar Villas

Pranamar Villas prides itself on their healthy snacks like fresh juices and smoothies. Learn more about the benefits of juicing ...
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Pranamar Villas restaurant breakfast

New breakfasts at Pranamar Villas: the best way to start a day in Santa Teresa

Article by Shannon Farley Pranamar Oceanfront Villas is unveiling a new menu at their Santa Teresa beachfront restaurant, Buddha Eyes ...
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Playa Hermosa, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

9 Ways Visiting the Ocean Improves Your Health

Did you know that visiting the ocean improves your health? Book your beach vacation today at Pranamar Oceanfront Villas & ...
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New breakfasts at Pranamar Villas: the best way to start a day in Santa Teresa

New breakfasts at Pranamar Villas: the best way to start a day in Santa Teresa

Pranamar Oceanfront Villas is unveiling a new menu at their Santa Teresa beachfront restaurant, Buddha Eyes. It includes creative and ...
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Costa Rica vacations for mental and physical health

Costa Rica vacations for mental and physical health

Costa Rica is the perfect place for vacations for mental and physical health! ...
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Yoga and sunsets at Santa Teresa beach, photo credit nancygoodfellowyoga.

The importance of arm balances in yoga and how to get started

Santa Teresa in Costa Rica has become a haven for yoga lovers on holiday.  Combine your vacation getaway at Pranamar ...
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Tiki Bar at Pranamar Oceanfront Villas and Yoga Retreat.

Tiki Bar at Pranamar Villas: Cocktails on the beach and more

Cocktails at Santa Teresa Beach surrounded by friends and the glorious sunset, what else could you ask for? The Tiki ...
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Family yoga, photo credit santoriniyoga.

Share the power of yoga with your family and your children

Family life can be hectic! Parents working, kids in school, housework and homework all blend together into a comfortable yet ...
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Catching a wave, photo credit maria18057.

Workouts to prepare your body for your first attempt at surfing in Costa Rica

Getting ready for your Costa Rican surfing holiday? You have your stay booked at amazing Pranamar Oceanfront Villas, and have ...
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Dining on the beach at Pranamar Villas, photo by lucianoriotti.

Romantic meals on the beach at Pranamar Oceanfront Villas and Yoga Retreat

Pranamar Oceanfront Villas and Yoga Retreat has long been known as a culinary destination for foodies in Santa Teresa beach, ...
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Full moon meditation at Pranamar Oceanfront Villas and Yoga Retreat

Full moon meditation at Pranamar Oceanfront Villas and Yoga Retreat

How would you like to be a part of an experience bringing you closer with Nature, a sense of community, ...
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Class at Pranamar Villas' Yoga Shala, photo credit pranamarvillas.

12 Steps to a Better You in 2017 – Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat

Start working on these steps by traveling to Costa Rica and enjoying what at Pranamar Oceanfront Villas and Yoga Retreat.  ...
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Get Yoga Instructor certified at Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat

Get Yoga Instructor certified at Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat

If you are an avid yoga practitioner, love the beach, and want to expand your knowledge and get certified in ...
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Common Misconceptions about Yoga Retreats - Pranamar Oceanfront Villas is here to help

Common Misconceptions about Yoga Retreats – Pranamar Oceanfront Villas is here to help

Have you been curious about learning yoga for years? Do you have friends who rave about how good it has ...
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Top Ten Things to do in Santa Teresa while staying at Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat

Top Ten Things to do in Santa Teresa while staying at Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat

You can be as active or as relaxed as you like while visiting Santa Teresa beach community on the Costa ...
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Luc’s Seafood Grill & Chapa, Restaurant at Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat

A conversation with Luciano Riotti, Executive Chef at Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat

Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica is boasting a new executive chef and concept for their ...
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Famous Banyan Tree, photo credit Nancy Goodfellow, Pranamar Villas

Does the Tree of Life live in Cabuya, near Pranamar Villas?

Does the Tree of Life live in Cabuya, near Pranamar Villas? One of the most famous residents of the small ...
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Side view of Montezuma first waterfall

Pranamar Villas Montezuma Visit

Visit Waterfalls in Montezuma Beach during your stay at Pranamar Villas A short drive from Pranamar Villas, Montezuma town gives ...
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Gaia Bodywork and Wellness – Spa at Pranamar Villas

Gaia Bodywork and Wellness – Spa at Pranamar Villas Wellness, we hear that term often nowadays.  What does it really ...
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Visit Costa Rica’s first nature reserve, Cabo Blanco

Visit Costa Rica’s first nature reserve, Cabo Blanco

Costa Rica is known around the world for its exemplary environmental protection of more than 26 percent of its territory ...
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Waterkeepers defends clean water in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Waterkeepers defends clean water in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

This is the maxim of the worldwide environmental organizaation Waterkeeper. Based in the United States, the Waterkeeper Alliance aspires to ...
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Costa Rica national surf competition set for Santa Teresa

Costa Rica national surf competition set for Santa Teresa

Santa Teresa’s awesome waves will be in the limelight once again as top Costa Rica surfers roll into town at ...
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Live jazz lights up the nights at Pranamar Villas in Santa Teresa

Live jazz lights up the nights at Pranamar Villas in Santa Teresa

The gift of jazz can be admired weekly on the spectacular beach of Santa Teresa in Costa Rica at Pranamar ...
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Meditation for a quiet mind and healthy life

Meditation for a quiet mind and healthy life

In today’s busy world, being centered, balanced and at peace are much sought-after elements. People in seriously busy places are ...
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Pranamar Oceanfront Villas, Costa Rica

Costa Rica summer is yoga season on Santa Teresa Beach.

There is plenty going on in yoga at Pranamar Oceanfront Villas & Yoga Retreat on Santa Teresa Beach in Costa ...
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Nancy Goodfellow teaching yoga class at Pranamar Villas

Love, Grace and Gratitude at Christmastime

The specialness of the Christian and Jewish holiday season has manifested in me a sense of love, grace and gratitude ...
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Canopy tour at Hacienda Guachipelin in Costa Rica

Top Reasons to Keep Traveling and Stay Young at Heart

People love things that make them feel young (or remember their youth), feel free and be happy. Traveling is usually ...
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medical fruits

Eating these top medicinal foods will keep the doctor away.

What if what we eat on a regular basis actually helps us keep a doctor’s visit at bay? Further, what ...
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Santa Teresa Beach Costa Rica

Santa Teresa is an iconic Costa Rica tropical paradise.

  Santa Teresa, like many other small communities located in gorgeous locations in Costa Rica, finds itself at a development ...
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Travel Costa Rica easily as a vegetarian / vegan

Travel Costa Rica easily as a vegetarian / vegan

If you are a vegetarian or vegan, traveling in Costa Rica is easy. Even those needing a gluten-free or dairy-free ...
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Massage provides health benefits

Massage is medicine: Health benefits are tangible

Vacation – we dream about it when we're working … and treasure it when we're on it. Vacation is time ...
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Mauna Loa Volcano NOAA lab / photo courtesy of NOAA

Scientists challenge world leaders to reduce CO2 levels

Leading climatologists are calling on world leaders to take better action to control climate change after carbon dioxide levels in ...
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Costa Rica is #1 on the Happiest Planet in the world index

Happiness, bliss & the beauty of life on Santa Teresa Beach

Are you happy? That seems to be the question being asked in recent times, from boardrooms to bars, international conference ...
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Destination weddings are very popular / photo by Tropical Occasions

Top 10 Destination Wedding planning tips

Trending in recent years among brides and grooms is leaving behind the traditional, large, 250-person, fancy church, banquet hall wedding ...
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Mesoamerican languages in Central America

Uncover the Rich Indigenous History of Costa Rica

Visitors to Costa Rica's northwest Guanacaste region probably don't realize the area was once a thriving community for the indigenous ...
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Yoga Stretches for Surfers … Practice in Costa Rica!

Most surfers are probably already aware that the practice of Yoga results in great benefits for the physical body and ...
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Beads from Bali are a unique item in Pranamar Villas' gift shop in Costa Rica

Unique Gifts Keep Costa Rica Travel Memories Alive

One of the joys of traveling is picking up that little something special to bring back home. A unique gift ...
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Yoga class following poses at Pranamar Villas in Costa Rica

Tantric Yoga Roots Ancient Rituals in Modern Life

  Tantric Yoga is kind of touchy. The ancient Hindu practice gets a lot of press for its sexual image ...
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