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

Group of Guests Celebrating during their Surf Retreat

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!

Guests in Water Holding Hands during their Surf Retreat

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

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

Balinese Temple at Batu Bolong Surf Beach, Bali


Two different islands. Two sets of world-class surf breaks. Two beachfront hotels. Part of your backstage adventures is exploring two tropical locations: Canguu on mainland Bali and the nearby island of Nusa Lembongan. Our luxury beachfront hotels on both islands offer 5-star service just steps away from the beach.

Bali Surf Adventure


Bali is on every surfer’s bucket list 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. Under the caring guidance of our amazing, professional instructors, you will surf turquoise waves and discover unspoiled breaks via our surf boat.

Tanah Lot Temple in Bali, Indonesia


Your backstage pass to Bali includes rockstar access to the area’s best excursions. Between surf sessions, snorkel with turtles at the vibrant coral reefs, SUP along the sparkling ocean, visit sacred temples set above crashing waves and feel the buzz of Bali’s extraordinary shopping and cafe scene.

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

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