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Health Magazine

5 Amazing Fitness Adventures for Women

While Pura Vida, in the village of Malpais, alternates between surfing-focused and yoga-centric weeks, it’s their surf camps that are truly signature. The instruction is hands on—for beginners through advanced surfers…
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Shape Magazine

Make Some Waves

The vibe at this camp may be laid-back, but the services aren’t. During the week-long stay in a beachfront villa (shared or private rooms are available) you’ll ride the waves and enjoy three gourmet meals a day, sunrise yoga classes and a massage…
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ABC World News Now

Tips for the Perfect Weight-loss Vacation

Speaking about nice venues, let’s talk about your recommendation…and our personal favorite here. Costa Rica. Sounds so good. Ohh so good! This is the one that really makes me think vacation. This is Pura Vida Adventures and it is a surf and yoga camp…
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Natural Health Magazine

Well-Rounded Retreats

Looking for extra to the asanas on a yoga getaway this summer…Each day Pura Vida Adventures retreat for women begins with a two-hour yoga session. Additional activities include surfing, stand-up paddle boarding…
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Whole Living Magazine

Adventures in Om

Perk up your yoga routine by taking a retreat…Start each day with a seaside yoga class followed by surfing lessons. The instructors will have even beginners catching waves…
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MORE Magazine

Reinvent Yourself Abroad

After eight years in the dot-com business, Davis-Eichner was laid off in 2001 and never wanted to see another cubicle. . . Instead of diving into a job search, she headed for Central America’s beaches. . .”
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ELLE Canada

Hot 100! Vacation Style

The happy holiday. At Pura Vida resort in Costa Rica, you practice “laughter yoga” on the beach.
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Your SELF Challenge 2009

Win a Trip! Sign-up at Self.com for chance to nab a six-night escape to Pura Vida Adventures surf camp in Costa Rica…
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Marie Claire

Keep Your Summer Body Strong

Learn to Surf – catch the next wave – easily – at the end of a 4×4-only road in the Costa Rican beach town of Mal Pais…
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The Life of Your Dreams

I picked up and moved to Costa Rica… In 2001 I got laid off from my job in San Francisco and decided to travel. My surf buddies suggested I go to Mal Pais…
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Presents… this holiday season’s 75 most coveted gifts

56: SURF CAMP – Pack a friend off to surf camp in Costa Rica…
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LA Times

The gift of an unforgettable experience

It’s women only — for the most part — at surf-and-yoga retreats in Malpais, on the coast of Costa Rica organized by Pure Vida Adventures… The beachside sojourns include daily surf and yoga lessons, meals and a massage…
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New York Times

Everybody Calm? Let’s Surf!

KATIE ANDERSON is not someone you’d call a yoga-head. A 34-year-old mother of two, she has taken classes off and on for years, most recently at her gym in Oxford, Miss. But she never considered going away to an ashram…
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Womens Surf Style Magazine

Goodbye Corporate World…Pura Vida Adventures now has my heart.

In the early 2000’s, Tierza Eichner worked at now a defunct internet advertising agency until the dot-com bust left her unemployed…
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The Frisky

Travel Diary: My Costa Rican Surf Adventure

“I recently crossed something off my bucket list. At 29-almost-30, I finally learned how to surf. Despite growing up in sunny San Diego, I’d never learned, and after a failed attempt to teach myself in Hawaii as a teenager — resulting in bloody knees and feet after a detour through a coral reef — I never tried again. Until this summer.”
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Exquisite Weddings

The Big Thrill…10 of the Hottest Adventure Honeymoon Destinations

Water babies who are either diehard surfers or gung-ho beginners anxious to learn a new sport together…
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Pink Magazine

Surfing for a Living

Each of these women found her passion – and lives it every day. (Psst! The dream is within reach.)…
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American Fitness

Surf’s Up, Mats Down

Pura Vida Adventures has created a unique program for women connecting balancing and the beauty of surfing with the rhythmic patterns of yoga practice…
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Women’s Running

Active Adventures

Escape snowy, cold days and learn to surf or improve your pop-up with Pura Vida Adventures…
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Wicked Good Travel Tips

Find Your Inner-Self on a Surfboard!

We’ve found a terrific and unique Costa Rican adventure designed especially for women that combines the peacefulness of yoga with the exhilaration of surfing in a gorgeous beachfront setting…
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Ten empowering women-only vacations

After years of being scared of drowning, I made the decision to learn to surf on vacation,” says New York-based acupuncturist Michelle Helfner. “I wanted to learn in an environment that would be supportive…
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Miami Herald

Crave the wave? Surf camps good place to start

Surfing pioneers have found great spots to pursue their main passion. And after establishing their own surf camps, they’re sharing the wealth…
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Sacramento Bee

Surf’s Up, Ladies

Why should guys have all the fun riding the waves? With movies and television providing a showcase, women are taking up surfing in rapidly rising numbers…
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Happinez Magazine

The Ocean As Your Master

Deputy editor Eveline Helmink had been dreaming of a surfing adventure for years. Not only because of sun, sea and sand, but also as a spiritual experience in surrender and control. On the Costa Rican coast she discovered that the ocean was her master ­ strict but fair…
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Happinez Magazine

De oceaan als leermee ster

Al jaren droomt adjunct hoofdredacteur Eveline Helmink over een surfavontuur. Niet alleen vanwege zon, zee en zand – maar als een spirituele leerschool in overgave en beheersing. Aan de kust van Costa Rica ontdekt ze hoe de oceaan een strenge, maar rechtvaardige leermeester is.
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Women of Note from WSJ.noted UP CLOSE & NOTABLE with Tierza Eichner

What is the best career advice you ever received and from whom?
‘What do you have to lose? You don’t want to have any regrets.
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USC Trojan Family Magazine

Her Work is Play

While on vacation in a beautiful locale, most people think, at least once, “What if I stayed here forever?” Most people, of course, never do it. Then again, most people aren’t Tierza Davis ’92…
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Luxury Trump

Explore The World – 5 Travel Adventure Trips You Need To Take In 2015

Pura Vida Adventures aims to provide empowering, inspiring and active retreats on Costa Rica’s best coast.