September 13, 2023
Three female surfers on the beach with different surfboards.

How to Choose a Surfboard

If you’ve caught the surfing bug and dream of riding more waves, or just feel ready for an upgrade, it’s time to start thinking about investing […]
July 12, 2023
Happy female surfer on a pretty wave in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica.

Surfing 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Start Your Surfing Adventures

If you’re new to surfing and dreaming of catching your first waves, look to the experts for guidance. For almost 20 years, Pura Vida Adventures in […]
April 25, 2023
Shambala Restaurant

The 5 Best Seafood Restaurants in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Most people come to Santa Teresa, Costa Rica to soak in the tropical sunshine, stroll the pristine beaches, and surf world-class waves – but one of […]
May 15, 2022
Surfing with experienced surfers for inspiration.

Surf Inspiration: Instagram, Books & Movies

5 satisfying Instagram accounts to follow, 5 movies to watch and 5 books to read to satisfy that itch for a surfing adventure.
April 15, 2022
choosing your first surfboard

Choosing the Right Beginner Surfboard

Choosing the right surfboard makes a world of difference in learning to catch and ride waves. You'll have the most fun on a board suited to your level.
March 14, 2022
Spine Twist Supine


These Pilates exercises will help when you are learning to surf during your surf and yoga retreat in Costa Rica.