Our Signature Retreat


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Join us in the community of “Pura Vida”!

Most of the PVA team started surfing when there were still very few women in the water. This is why we are SO passionate about teaching the beautiful, transformative, and amazing sport of surfing to women from all over the world.

With every group of women who come to our retreats in Costa Rica, we see the incredible way that surfing and yoga can empower, energize, and enliven people’s lives. Whether you’re in your first year of college or first year of retirement, surfing and yoga will help grow your strength and joy in your body and soul.

Come experience the adventure of travel, the joy of new friends, the beauty of paradise, and the incredible way surf and yoga can transform your body, spirit, and life. 

Our Specialty Coed Surf and Yoga Camps

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All the luxury and adventure of our all-women surf and yoga retreat–now for surfer dudes AND dudettes!

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Celebrate life in Costa Rica. Finish and start your year in one of the most beautiful places in the world!

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Amp your Gratitude! Ditch the cold this November and bask in the warm waters of Costa Rica.

New! Bali Surf Adventure

Your Backstage Pass to Bali

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Join us for our new adventure to the surfing paradise of Bali, Indonesia.

Carve the waves that dreams are made of and explore Bali’s vibrant culture while we take care of all the details. Our 8-day, all-inclusive Indonesian retreat takes you to mainland Bali and the island of Nusa Lembongan, two of the world’s top island destinations for epic surf and cultural adventure.

Bali is on every surfer’s bucket list… and for a good reason! Known for its miles of long, unbroken waves, the island of Bali is the ultimate playground for surfers of all levels. Also Part of your backstage pass is to explore the local beauty and culture of Bali. We have several cultural excursions included in your adventure.

Yoga at Pura Vida Surf Retreat


“The most eloquent words that come to mind when I think about my surf camp adventure in Malpais – life changing. Pura Vida taught me how to surf, how to be tranquil, how to conquer my ocean fears and most importantly… how to enjoy life. The scenery is breathtaking, yoga and surf instruction are fabulous, accommodations are great…I came to surf camp, never having been on a surfboard. I left 7 days later “hanging 10″, meeting lifelong friends and coming away with the best experience of my life.””

Arlene Bea - San Francisco