PVA in the Press
Honestly, we always feel the giddiest when we get amazing feedback from our super-stoked surf and yoga retreat clients. Afterall, we do this all for you! But . . . who doesn’t enjoy a little bit of love from the press?
We’ve been featured in Vogue, Shape, Glamour, Marie Claire, and the New York Times, called “The Perfect Weight Loss Vacation” by ABC World News Now, and our boss-babe Tierza has been featured in MORE magazine and The Wall Street Journal as a “Woman of Note” for turning her passion into a successful business AND incredible community of like-minded people.
Check out all these buzz-worthy blurbs (and more!) below.
Give the Gift of Adventure
Do you do an all-girls getaway every year? Surprise your most adventuresome girlfriend and book a seven-day surfing school and yoga retreat with Pura Vida Adventures in Costa Rica. The absence of guys results in a low-key vibe and quick results; plan on going from newbie to bona fide surfer by the end of the week…
The 10 Best Places to Go For Moms Who Want to Vacation All by Themselves
One way to assuage your guilt about leaving your little ones is to do something they wouldn’t — or couldn’t — enjoy. This empowering surf camp for women in the cool surf town of Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, is a great spot to remind yourself that you’re more than just a mama…
10 Wellness Retreats to Check Into for New Year’s
Pura Vida Adventures offers a little bit of everything at its New Year’s Surf Camp, week-long surf and yoga camp on the Nicoya Peninsula. (Don’t worry, beginner surfers are welcome.) In addition to daily surf lessons and beachfront yoga classes, indulge in spa treatments at open-air huts and healthy, filling meals that focus on locally-sourced ingredients, not weight loss…
13 Summer Vacation Packages Worth the Money
If yoga and or surfing is your passion, Pura Vida Adventures has week-long retreats that will be ideal for you. You get daily surfing instruction, sunset surf session, and yoga in the outdoor, oceanfront yoga studio. As you get mind, body, and spirit together, keep it going with healthy gourmet meals at the beachfront restaurant…
Los Angeles 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 weeklong getaways start on Nov. 11 and run regularly until August; occasional retreats — like the New Year’s one — are open to men as well. The beachside sojourns include daily surf and yoga lessons, meals and a massage…
The 7 Most Luxe Eco Resorts in the World
There’s no shame in wanting to relax and be pampered among jaw-droppingly beautiful surroundings while you’re on vacay. But if you’re keen on conservation and preservation of the environment, why not do all that fun stuff at an eco-friendly hotel? Rest assured, you don’t have to sacrifice swankiness and splendor for the sake of Mother Earth…
5 Wellness Retreats That’ll Help You Become the Person You Want to Be
The monotony of daily life can leave you feeling lackluster and uninspired, so it’s important to flex your mental skills and learn something new. Pura Vida Adventures hosts surf and yoga retreats in Costa Rica, with a three-to-one student/teacher ratio. You’ll stay in a luxury beachfront resort in Santa Teresa, take energizing yoga classes in an open-air studio, and learn how to surf with a group of like-minded women…
37 Limit Breaking Female Founders Share The Top Lessons Learned from Their Experiences
Tierza Davis founded Pura Vida Adventures , surf and yoga retreat in Costa Rica, in 2003 when “yoga” studios weren’t on every street corner and the word “retreat” wasn’t used for a vacation you were taking this year…
Our New Favorite Travel Trend
Nothing says connecting with yourself and nature like hitting the surf in Costa Rica. When it comes to surf retreats, there’s certainly no shortage to choose from. Nestled between the tropical rainforest and sandy beaches in Malpais, Costa Rica, Pura Vida Adventures offers beachfront rooms and women’s only as well as coed retreats for every level of surfer…
The Female-Only Getaway
Perhaps a bit more accessible than the two aforementioned destinations is Costa Rica’s Pura Vida Adventures, a surf and yoga retreat for women that’s located in the coastal city of Malpais. Like Golden Door, Pura Vida does offer a handful of co-ed retreats throughout the year, but the majority of the year is reserved for women only…
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…
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…
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…
Natural Health Magazine
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…
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…
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. . .”
Hot 100! Vacation Style
The happy holiday. At Pura Vida resort in Costa Rica, you practice “laughter yoga” on the beach.
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…
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…
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…
Presents… this holiday season’s 75 most coveted gifts
56: SURF CAMP – Pack a friend off to surf camp in Costa Rica…
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…
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…
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…
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.”
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…
Surfing for a Living
Each of these women found her passion – and lives it every day. (Psst! The dream is within reach.)…
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…
Escape snowy, cold days and learn to surf or improve your pop-up with Pura Vida Adventures…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.
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.
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…
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.