July 9, 2020

The Ultimate Luxury Surf Hotel: Our Retreat Home in Costa Rica

These long months at home have got us daydreaming like crazy about the day our tropical beachfront hotel in Costa Rica reopens! Whether you know this […]
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 […]
February 12, 2020
Happy girl smiling in Costa Rica

From the Concrete Jungle to the Costa Rica Jungle

At just 26, Tessa from New York City may be the youngest (and bravest!) Pura Vida alum we know who has uprooted her traditional life in […]
January 14, 2020

Surfing Around the World at Age 50

Makeover shows, before and after pictures, Bob Ross painting a landscape from start to finish—who doesn’t love these type of transformation stories? It’s uplifting and encouraging […]
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 […]