PVA 20-Year Celebration Retreat

Let’s Party January 21 – 27, 2024

Dear PVA Community,


My baby, Pura Vida Adventures, is turning 20 in January 2024. YES! I am so darn proud of this accomplishment that I want to celebrate this achievement with all of you.

Come join me and the PVA community for a week that you won’t forget: gratitude, celebration, togetherness, and of course tons of SURFING. Get ready to party the week away Tierza style. It is going to be off the charts.

When: January 21 – 27, 2024

Where: PVA’s retreat hotel Tropical Latino (been together 15 years)

Why: If PVA has touched your heart, we would love for you to celebrate with us.

Details: It is going to be like a regular surf camp week, but with more parties, more surfing, and just more of everything Pura Vida!

RSVP: ASAP, the hotel isn’t that big! See details on how to sign up below.


Pura Vida,


The birth of PVA

In 2002 I was traveling through Costa Rica and fell in love with surfing and a quaint village called Malpais. I cried when we left Malpais to explore the rest of Central America, and that is when I decided that I wanted to start a surfing business there. Throughout the next 6 months, I started dreaming up my vision of this business. It was exciting to talk about this dream over drinks with fellow travelers and start scheming up ideas. At this moment when it was only a dream, I would have never thought that this business would become my identity, my reality, and my life. I put that dream into action in 2004 and Pura Vida Adventures was born. After 19 years that dream is still alive!

I am truly proud that this business has become more than my baby, it has become people’s sanctuary, transformation, community and passion. It has become a week of togetherness and adventure in mind, body and spirit. PVA has taken on its own soul, pulse and vibe. This is due to all the amazing people who have been part of the PVA team and the guests who have come to experience this awesome adventure with us.

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20-Year Anniversary Retreat Packages

What’s Included

7-Day/6-Night All-Inclusive Packages


  • Daily surf lessons for all levels from complete beginners to advanced-intermediate surfers
  • Comprehensive surf program for each level of surfer
  • Video Analysis – video coaching of your surfing
  • Sunset surf sessions – watch the sun melt into the horizon from your surfboard
  • Superior surf equipment including soft tops, high performance epoxy and fiberglass surfboards
  • Complete access to our extensive surfboard quiver during your entire week
  • Day trips to secret surf spots – our destination offers the most diverse selection of surf breaks in Costa Rica
  • Transportation to the different surf breaks throughout your week
  • PVA rash guard (surf shirt)


  • Daily yoga classes for all levels
  • Outdoor, oceanfront yoga studio
  • Professional yoga instruction from Cris Kalyani
  • Yoga mats, blocks, bolsters and straps are provided
  • Other classes available at our beachfront resort


  • 6 nights accommodation at our beachfront resort
  • Swimming pool, restaurant/bar, and oceanfront hammock area
  • Full service Spa
  • 24-hour concierge service from our attentive camp host, Sara, who will guide and assist you every step of the way
  • Bellhop services for your arrival and departure
  • Daily maid service


  • Three healthy, gourmet meals each day
  • Custom cuisine for any dietary restriction – Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten, Lactose, etc.
  • Most meals at our beachfront restaurant and several at the best restaurants in town
  • Unlimited filtered water


  • Professional one-hour therapeutic massage at our beachfront Spa Natural
  • Seaside chill out area with hammocks and lounge chairs
  • Additional spa services available


The following activities may be offered depending on scheduling, surf conditions and guest preferences:

  • Hike through the jungle to Montezuma waterfalls
  • Dancing at the local hotspot
  • Sunset at “Vista de Olas” panoramic, mountaintop swim-up bar
  • Beachside BBQ and bonfire
  • Live concert from surf instructor, singer-songwriter Annie Bethancourt

Anniversary Retreat Rates

Shared Accommodation >> $3995 $3795
Private Accommodation with Shared Bath >> $4195 $3995
Private Accommodation with Private Bath >> $4895 $4695

Shared Accommodation

Shared Accommodation >>
Regular Rates PVA Alumni Rate
$3995 $3795

Private Accommodation with Shared Bath

Private Accommodation with Shared Bath >>
Regular Rates PVA Alumni Rate
$4195 $3995

Private Accommodation with Private Bath

Private Accommodation with Private Bath >>
Regular Rates PVA Alumni Rate
$4895 $4695

*Rates are per person. Rates are in USD. Taxes are included. Early bird discount is included.

Group Discounts!
Have a group of 3 or more? Please contact us for special rates.

Book Your Retreat

Anniversary Camp

Tour Type:
Week-long retreat


SKU: N/A Category:
Costa Rica Surf Camp
Costa Rica Surf Camp and Yoga Retreat


From our ocean-front beach bungalows to the world-class Tropico Latino spa to the delicious meals prepared by renowned Costa Rican chef Randy Siles, everything at our surf and yoga retreats is designed with “Pura Vida” (the joy of life) in mind.

“Thank you so much for a remarkable & eye opening surfing experience. I’m very impressed by the instructors who were friendly & helpful and the awesome food & amenities. You’ve got the right idea and Pura Vida has hit the sweet spot.  Namaste/Kawabunga!”

Morgan Manser – Nashville, TN

A Day’s Itinerary for our Costa Rica Surf Vacations

Participate in daily surf and yoga, jump into other adventurous activities, or spend your entire trip relaxing at the spa…it’s up to you!
Guest Walking at Pura Vida Costa Rica Surf Camp


  • Beachside yoga class to start the day energized!
  • Fresh buffet breakfast with fruit smoothies and local faves
  • Daily expert surf instruction with our awesome team
  • Excursions to different beaches and surf breaks
Horseback Riding at Pura Vida Costa Rica Surf Camp


  • Healthy and delicious lunch
  • Relaxation – poolside, hammock, siesta and/or scheduled massage
  • Walk on the beach, visit tidepools, or buy souvenirs/explore in town
  • Optional Sunset Surf Session (depending on surf conditions)
Sunset and Cocktails at Pura Vida Costa Rica Surf Camp


  • Nightly outings at our favorite restaurants
  • Infinity pool cocktails
  • Dancing at the local hotspot
  • Occasional rejuvenating/restorative yoga classes

Other Activities

Costa Rica is a paradise playground! We happily help our clients find ALL the adventure they’re looking for.

Zipling at Pura Vida Surf Camp Costa Rica


Fly through the forest canopy over creeks and canyons with amazing vistas and panoramic views of the jungle and the Pacific Ocean below.

Horses at Pura Vida Surf Camp Costa Rica


Giddy up! Gallop on horseback along the shore at sunset and visit other gorgeous beaches with expert local guides.

Views at Pura Vida Surf Camp Costa Rica


Explore the Costa Rican countryside, other villages and the breathtaking beaches in the area. An exhilarating adventure that will make you fall in love with Costa Rica.

Guests Celebrating At Costa Rica Surf Camp


Fall in love with the peaceful nature and animal life that has made Costa Rica a dream destination. Take a guided or unguided hike through the country’s first nature reserve, Cabo Blanco.

Man Surfing at Pura Vida Costa Rica Surf Camp


“I can’t imagine anything better than spending a week away, getting incredible instruction and meeting great new friends. Thank you for such an amazing experience.”

Jim Radar - Portland, Oregon