Surfing 101 ~ “How to Surf” Video Series

Learn to surf costa rica

We cannot lie. There’s no point beating around the bush. Learning to surf properly is hard, but it’s definitely worth the effort. We can attest to this, because it has changed our lives in such a positive way that now we are all salty, smiling surf chicas. But if you get proper instruction, you’ll be… More »

Santa Teresa’s 5 Best Places To Surf In Costa Rica

Best Places To Surf In Costa Rica

Pura Vida Adventures is located in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica at the tip of the Nicoya Peninsula and specifically at the beach of Playa Carmen. This area is known as a surfer’s paradise, because of the variety of surf breaks and consistent waves anytime of year. It is also known for its beauty and Forbes… More »

Leashes for Locals Charity

Your Next Surf & Yoga Retreat In Costa Rica Here in Santa Teresa we are lucky to introduce our students to some of the best surf in Costa Rica—in an amazing spot that has been called one of the world’s top ten beaches! We love the waves here, the people, and the community. We’re so… More »

Spa Natural ~ Indulge Yourself

Often, some of the sweetest moments at surf camp can be found during the quiet hours of the week when we’re not catching killer waves, chilling in a yoga class or chowing down on fresh made guacamole. That’s when it’s prime time to indulge at the hotel spa, where every Pura Vida Adventures guest is… More »

10 Mindful Gifts on Your Surfer Girl’s Christmas List

Surfer Girl's Christmas List

If Black Friday didn’t inspire your Surfer Girl’s Christmas list, join the club. At Pura Vida Adventures, we opted to #justsurf instead of battling the malls and traffic for mindless gifts that support big commerce (thank God there’s no mall in Costa Rica). This year, we’re giving a long, hard look at what serious surfer… More »

A Surf Retreat Full of Gratitude

Last week we hosted our third annual Surfsgiving surf retreat and the consensus with the Pura Vida Adventures family was it was one for the record books. Nine incredible women and one very, very brave boyfriend-of-the-year took this week by the horns and rode it like a mechanical bull at the local disco club. This… More »

A Mouthwatering Culinary Travel Experience

culinary travel

Celebrating Thanksgiving in Costa Rica—an emerging culinary travel destination—puts a new perspective on the foodie movement and sustainable culture. Because similar to the Pilgrims (who landed the Mayflower in America, becoming locavores by default), “fresh” and “local” foods are the only options for Ticos. It’s a cultural nuance that puts Costa Rica, Hotel Tropico Latino,… More »