Pura Vida Adventures. Since 2004, we’ve made it our mission to spread our love of surfing, love of yoga, love of Costa Rica, and love of life with the world! From our expert instructors with decades of experience, to the perfectly-crafted meals made from local ingredients, to beachfront luxury at one of the world’s most beautiful coasts, our retreats combine the thrill of travel with the comfort of having every need met.
Our all-inclusive Costa Rica surf camps and yoga retreats are truly the perfect place for women of all ages and abilities to experience the luxury, fun, warmth, and adventure of this beautiful country.
Come for a week, become part of a community for life!
Our guests agree that Pura Vida Adventures isn’t just a week-long retreat, it’s a life-changing vacation. See why Pura Vida Adventures is such a magical experience in our Guest Reviews.
We are overjoyed to create a truly special surf and yoga camp where paradise vacation meets life transformation meets laughing like crazy with the best friends you never knew you could have.
If you’re looking for a surf and yoga retreat with substance AND soul…you found us!
YES! About 40% of our clients are solo travelers, so you’ll fit right in! We love the community aspect of our Costa Rica surf and yoga retreats and think they’re a great place to meet people and experience the awesome adventure of this beautiful country–whether you’re traveling alone or with friends! Check out our Solo Traveler page for more details.
Sure! If you’re looking for more of that shared vibe, we can match you up with another surf chica who wants the same. Part of the fun of a surf and yoga retreat is to meet other travelers with similar interests, make new friends to bond over delicious meals, and generally share the “pura vida” of surfing with cool people.
The average age of our guests lands around the 30-50 zone, but we get campers ranging in age from early 20s to 60s. Surfing is ageless!
Warm water, soft sand-bottom beaches, competent (and kind) instructors, and no need for the restriction of a wetsuit! We think Costa Rica isn’t just a good choice for beginning surfers–it’s the best! Our main surf break is a gently rolling wave that is perfect for beginner surf instruction, and it’s located right outside your doorstep at the hotel. You’ll be in great hands with our experienced surf instructors, who will guide you every step of the way to make you feel at ease in the water with your surfboard, while also supporting you as a mentor, friend, and personal cheerleader. Honestly, we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by how quickly you will be up and riding waves!
Definitely. Our surf and yoga retreats cater to every level of surfing. With no more than 1:3 instructor to student ratio, plus a comprehensive surf program, detailed video analysis, a quiver of 35 boards, and incredible coaches with decades of experience, we have everything you need to make breakthroughs in your surfing. Each week we place students into small groups ranging from beginner to advanced and work specifically with each surfer to pinpoint and achieve their surfing goals.