Picture this: you and your loved ones relaxing in comfortable chairs on the beach’s edge, freshly prepared drink in hand, palm trees swaying above you, watching the sun slip down behind the sea in a sky awash with sunset colors. You are satisfyingly tired from catching some epic waves and playing at the beach during the New Year’s surf and yoga retreat. There’s live music in the restaurant behind you, dinner and perhaps dancing in the evening ahead. What could be better?
All this and more can happen on repeat during Pura Vida Adventure’s New Year’s co-ed surf and yoga retreat. This camp consists of seven nights and eight fabulous days of warm waves, sunny skies, tropical adventures, new friendships, and joyful celebrations.
Our surf camps are usually a mix of couples, friends, solo travelers, first-time surfers, and experienced alums. We love the instant camaraderie and bonds that occur when like-minded people join surf camp to play in nature and (re)connect with themselves and each other. In fact, we always say Pura Vida Adventures guests come to be like family.
Some Pura Vida alums return yearly to catch waves and continue friendships that began many seasons ago here in Costa Rica. Just ask John and Kim, who will be joining us next month for their 11th trip to surf camp! Or Anne, who has made the Pura Vida Adventure’s New Year’s surf and yoga retreat an annual tradition. Or Josh, who loves to share the experience with his favorite people from back home.
Trust us; even if you are a first-time surfer coming solo, you will be welcomed like a long-lost friend from the very first night. During our Opening Circle to begin the retreat, we share with the group what we want to create for ourselves in the coming year, which instantly makes personal connections. Positive energy, love, and fun are there right from the beginning and we can’t wait to share them with you!
Whether you surf whitewater or green waves or don’t know the difference between the two, our expert surf instructors have you covered. Surfers of all levels will fall in love with the waves and picture-perfect surf breaks we take you to. From hitting the beach break right in front of the hotel to hopping into our surf van to enjoy the point break in Cabuya, there is something for everyone!
With an unbeatable view, tropical gardens, and luxury amenities, our surf and yoga retreat location offers everything you’d imagine from a Costa Rican vacation. The thoughtfully-designed accommodations are surrounded by lush landscaping, giving you the feeling of staying in paradise. We offer a variety of room options for both private and shared accommodations, all of which combine modern comfort with local, tropical décor.
We will enjoy three healthy, gourmet meals (plus surf snacks!) each day, with customized cuisine provided for any dietary restriction – vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, lactose-intolerant, etc. We enjoy many meals at the hotel‘s phenomenal beachside restaurant, while also giving you opportunities to explore some of the world-class cuisine offered in and around Santa Teresa.
Along with daily surfing and yoga, there will be time for a variety of excursions, from sunset horseback rides to ziplining tours through the jungle. Of course, if you want to just enjoy massages, facials and body treatments at the spa, we also encourage those activities! During the New Year’s surf and yoga retreat, we will take a special group outing to the famous Montezuma waterfalls to hike and swim in the natural pools. On New Year’s Eve, we will celebrate with a beach bonfire under the stars and ring in the new year right!
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5 stars! “My wife suggested we take this trip to Costa Rica with Pura Vida Adventures over the New Year. I had only been surfing a few times in the past, and it sounded like fun. The instructors are amazing – so patient with beginners like me. Highlights included beautiful beaches, perfect weather, warm water, great surf, amazing yoga, and healthy food. It’s now obvious why people go back year after year….highly recommended!” ~ Chris