June 8, 2020
Surf instructors in Costa Rica

“Dream on Wheels” ~ Converting a Bus into a Home

If there’s anyone who can take some lemons and turn them into lemonade, it’s a Costa Rican woman and an Italian man who are madly in […]
May 18, 2020

Surfing Through Adversity

Life has certainly shown us in recent months that no matter our best laid plans, the world can turn itself upside down in an instant. As […]
December 26, 2019
Surf camp founder surfing in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Our Founder’s Story: “Feel The Fear and Do It Anyway!”

How could we do a blog about the life-changing magic of Costa Rica without talking about Tierza Davis Eichner, our fearless leader and Pura Vida Adventures […]
May 7, 2018

One-time Special Event: Kook Bitches Camp!

Farewell Kook Bitches Retreat ~ July 30 – August 5 Eight years ago Helen Bowditch quit her job in journalism at the BBC, packed her bag […]
January 26, 2017
Sunset at Pura Vida, a Costa Rica Surf Retreat

Top 5 Surf Retreat Life Lessons (From Those Who Came and Conquered)

Let’s face it: when people come to surf retreats they know what to expect. If you sign up for a Pura Vida week of “barefoot luxury” […]
November 23, 2016
culinary travel

A Mouthwatering Culinary Travel Experience

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 […]