Position Available ~ Retreat Manager

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Position Available ~ Retreat Manager

Surf Retreat Manager

Manages Costa Rica operation of Pura Vida Adventures

Minimum of a 3-Year Commitment


Pura Vida Adventures is seeking a highly driven and qualified individual who would love to be a part of our surf and yoga retreat business in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Our ideal person has a thirst for adventure and high attention to detail; likes to take initiative in helping to build something meaningful for our guests, staff, and local community; and wants to be part of a supportive community for women that like to have a lot of fun.

Pura Vida Adventures is a premier surf retreat for women in Santa Teresa on the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica. Established in 2003, we are one of the pioneers in hosting high-end, soulful retreats. We host around 20 retreats per year that are each 6 nights/7 days. We are a dynamic company that loves what we do—we take pride in our work and we love to have a good time.


  • Fluent in English
  • Proficient English writing skills
  • Customer service experience
  • Management experience
  • Social media marketing experience
  • Solid Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and E-mail
  • Surfs (can be a beginner)



During the Retreats

  • Manage the flow of the retreat and ensure the guests are having a world-class vacation.
    • Scheduling and organizing
    • Retreat Hostess
    • Guest services
    • Communication with guests, staff, hotel, and vendors
    • Managing instructors
    • Hotel Relations
    • Vendor Relations



  • Working closely with PVA USA
  • Help Hire and manage instructors
  • Equipment – keep an inventory of all equipment
  • Manage Hotel Relations
  • Manage Vendor Relations
  • Manage Van


Social Media/Marketing:

Responsible for developing and implementing marketing strategies for PVA’s social media channels currently Facebook, Instagram, Google Business, and YouTube.

  • Creating content for social media posts (writing and photographing)
  • Managing regular posts and responding to followers
  • Managing professional photographers and videographers
  • Managing our YouTube campaign with new promotional videos, the tip of the week, guest profiles, etc.
  • Responding to YouTube followers
  • Enticing clients to post about their Pura Vida Adventure experience
  • Manage our TripAdvisor channel
  • Help to develop blogs and email newsletters



PVA is willing to train and pay for workshops to improve the manager’s knowledge of all aspects of this job.



  • Please send your full professional Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Send links to your social media profiles (for reference) or any other marketing material
  • Include 3 professional references


Compensation is based on the level of the Manager’s experience.


Please send your resume to [email protected]


  1. Avatar Holly Morgan says:

    I am perfect for this position…I am 51 years old, not your typical 51 year old woman. I meet all of the requirements and have a minimum of 3 years to commit to this position.
    On top of that, my customer service skills are amazing and I feel that’s what all of your guests are looking for when seeking a yoga & surfing retreat. I am an EMPATH.
    I grew up on the east coast and always had my feet in the ocean every summer.
    I am recently divorced from a very narcissistic husband, my kids are grown, and I am looking for a position in the workforce that allows me to share my love and empathy with everyone. Truth be told, we don’t know why people seek out these retreats…I know why I have inquired. I am so open to talking and actually listening to people…I feel this position would be a great for for all of us.
    As I stated, I am a 51 year old woman who’s eyes are wide open…I don’t act my age but I am completely professional. I’ve been a member of golf country clubs and have attended my exes formal business functions. Etiquette is something that I learned very early on….
    I can guarantee my energy and enthusiasm will make up for my lack of surfing ability. I grew up in NJ…although my brothers and I own surfboards, NJ REALLY DOES NOT HAVE TGE WAVES ti become really great at surfing. My customer service skills and ability to manage all personalities will impress you!

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