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!

Guests Splashing Water during their Surf Retreat

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.

Bali Retreat

BALI, INDONESIA - JUNE 13, 2015: Beautiful women group dressed in colorful sarongs - Balinese style female dancer costume, dancing traditional temple dance Legong at Bali Art and Culture Festival show

Your Backstage Pass to Bali

Join us for an 8-day guided luxury retreat to Bali, Indonesia. Vacation like a rock star by staying at not one but TWO beachfront tropical island locations–Como Hotel in Canggu and Indiana Kenanga Hotel on the private island paradise of Nusa Lembongan.

There you’ll be treated to tropical VIP treatment as you surf dreamy warm waves, dine on gourmet cuisine, fall asleep to the sound of the ocean, and swoon over stunning sunsets at beachfront bars.

Looking to explore the magic of Bali? Part of your backstage pass is diving deep into the colorful history and culture of this gorgeous place. Marvel at dramatic Hindu temples, snorkel with manta rays and turtles over a kaleidoscopic coral reef, and SUP through teal waters at sunset.

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