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
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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 […]
November 17, 2016
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Pura Vida Adventures, A Small Family Surf Business

The fundamental focus of Pura Vida Adventures surf and yoga retreats was created around the concept of family. And our growing family of surfers—blood or otherwise—is what makes […]
November 10, 2016
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Sharing the Surfing Lineup With Two Colorful Chicas

It takes a special kind of person to be part of the Pura Vida Adventures surfing lineup, and both Andy and Michelle fit that bill. An […]
November 2, 2016
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Take Me To Your Leaders, Spiritual Gangster-style

Wanna be a spiritual gangster? Okay, maybe not. But when you come to a Pura Vida Adventures surf and yoga retreat, it might be nice to […]