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Louisville, Kentucky
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

My third year at Panacea. What a wonderful way to leave stresses of the world behind you. While there is plenty to do in Costa Rica, hiking, estuary boat trips, zip lining, I chose to concentrate on daily yoga sessions and appreciating the beauty and peace of this extraordinary retreat this year. Wonderful yoga, including some yoga nidra. Staff was... More 

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Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

This is an absolutely spectacular facility! Words cannot adequately describe this little slice of heaven. Peter, Debbie, and Mary are fantastic hosts. We felt like we were on vacation yet we felt right at home with the three of them. The food was fabulous, the cabinas were spotless and extremely comfortable, and the grounds and views were gorgeous! We thoroughly... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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3 reviews
Reviewed 24 February 2016

Just the wind and sounds of nature with no distraction from phones, tv, or traffic. Inward focus on mindfulness with an opportunity for meditation. Daily trips into town and the beach help reduce withdrawal symptoms! Individual cabins promote quality time for guests and the mountain gives plenty of aerobic activity going and coming to yoga lessons, water aerobics, comunal dining,... More 

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Hampton, Connecticut
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Reviewed 2 February 2016

Panacea offers a wonderful yoga experience, great vegetarian meals, and a delightful site on the side of the mountain. My daughter and I enjoyed the yoga classes and took full advantage of the rides into Tamarindo to spend time at the lovely beach and walk through the town. We also booked several excursions to see the rain forest and the... More 

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Panaceacr, Owner at Panacea de la Montana Yoga Retreat & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We enjoyed our time with you and your daughter. We feel we have two new friends. We hope to see you again. More 

College Park, Maryland
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 28 January 2016

Words cannot do justice in describing what Panacea does for me on every level: emotional, spiritual, physical, and mental. I personally feel that one really needs to experience Panacea to truly understand where I'm coming from in my previous statement. I go to Panacea at least one time a year to get away from my businesses and any drama in... More 

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 9 January 2016

I arrived with no expectations other than to digitally and emotionally detox for 5 nights during my time in Costa Rica. I was blown away by how beautiful the view was from the mountain, the pool, and my cabina. If you like yoga, relaxation, nature, healthy, delicious vegetarian/vegan food, art and wellness, this is the place for you! I also... More 

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Panaceacr, Owner at Panacea de la Montana Yoga Retreat & Spa, responded to this review

So nice to hear you enjoyed the peace and beauty of Panacea and were able to relax and unplug. We look forward to seeing you again real soon. More 

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Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

For the last 5 years I have visited this amazing retreat in the quiet hills near Tamarindo once a year --- obviously I love this place. There are many reasons: the location, far off from busy tourist trouble, yet relatively easy to reach. The place itself, with wonderful cabins arranged in the hills, and an open dining/meeting hall directly at... More 

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Panaceacr, Owner at Panacea de la Montana Yoga Retreat & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for all your kind words. It was wonderful to meet your new girlfriend and wish you the best. We hope you both come back very soon. More 

Brooklyn, New York
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 7 January 2016

I was lucky enough to go on three vacations this year, and two of them were at Panacea. That's how great this place really is. This place has something for everyone. If you want to live in the jungle and write your novel up at the top of a mountain, you can do that at Panacea and be totally isolated.... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 7 January 2016

Just to be clear it is not a hotel! It is a specialty lodging where you can stay in a cabana and enjoy the nature. It has great views from the mountain and awesome infinity pool view. Morning yoga class was the highlight of the stay. Mary was a great instructor. However my expectation for $300+ per day were totally... More 

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Panaceacr, Owner at Panacea de la Montana Yoga Retreat & Spa, responded to this review

As we wrote in the response to your wife’s review, we are sorry that you did not find Panacea to your liking. Had there been availability, and had you let us know of your unhappiness while you were here, we would have tried to help you find accommodations more to your liking elsewhere. May your future journeys take you to... More 

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Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

Let me start off by saying IF YOU'RE ON THE FENCE, GO! You must go. Mary, Debbie and Peter are such beautiful human beings. Any bad reviews you read may be from people who mistook a yoga retreat on a mountain in Costa Rica run by humans for a Four Seasons Resort run by robots...#sorrynotsorry Mary, Debbie and Peter went... More 

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Panaceacr, Owner at Panacea de la Montana Yoga Retreat & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for all the kind words. We are looking forward to your return visit. Keep the peace of Panacea with you back in Brooklyn! Until we meet again. Namaste More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
All-inclusive yoga retreat in the mountains of the North Pacific coast of Costa Rica, 15 minutes from Tamarindo Beach, Panacea is the ideal place to restore mind, body, and spirit. Comfortable hilltop cabinas with full bathrooms, single and double beds, with spectacular views of the Pacific from your porch hammock. Includes three delicious, healthy meals, yoga and water exercise classes daily, use of infinity pool, labyrinth, rancho, mediation areas, etc. Spa services available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Panacea de la Montana Yoga Retreat & Spa

Address: Finca Josefina, Huacas, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo > Huacas
Price Range: £213 - £289 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Panacea De La Montana Tamarindo
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“Panacea is not a hotel, but a retreat offering cabinas that sit on the side of the mountain. There are great views.”
 of 5 bubbles GloriaL627, 2 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Don't go there if you're looking for the true costa rican hospitality.”
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“All casitas excellent views. Uphill walk to some. No AC but excellent ceiling fans and steady breezes.”
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