The Ultimate Luxury Surf Hotel: Our Retreat Home in Costa Rica

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These long months at home have got us daydreaming like crazy about the day our tropical beachfront hotel in Costa Rica reopens! Whether you know this magical spot well (alumni shoutout!) or you just can’t wait to experience its beauty for the first time, we’d like to brag a bit about the surfer’s paradise that is our retreat home base: Hotel Tropico Latino.

As the idyllic home of Pura Vida Adventures for the last 12 years, this little slice of heaven holds a very big space in our hearts. And it’s one of the top reasons our guests keep coming back. Our pampered surf campers are treated to 7 epic days and 6 nights at this beautiful location with our all-inclusive package of surf, yoga, meals, massages, and tons of fun.

Swimming pool and beach with view of a surfer

Not to mention the view! Walk to the surf, practice yoga in the ocean breeze, and dine while wiggling your feet in the warm sand… seriously, can it get any better than this?

Last year, our hotel opened a NEW beachfront restaurant, debuted NEW wellness activities, and offered some stunning NEW luxury accommodations. Although all of that’s on hold for now, it means that the hotel’s eventual reopening will be a truly exciting moment to experience the very best of Costa Rica, surrounded by an amazing community of like-minded women.

a waiter and a customer at a restaurant on the beach

We honestly can’t imagine a better setup for our retreats, and our beachfront hotel is one of the top reasons Pura Vida Adventures offers guests a word-class surf and yoga experience in one of the most beautiful locations in the world.  

We plan on reopening our surf and yoga retreats in late 2020/early 2021, and you can bet that we’ll be the first ones to hit the waves out front and soak in the sunshine post-surf in a Tropico Latino hammock. We hope you’ll join us!

Waves, Waves, Waves!


chairs on the beach

Our hotel sits right smack dab in front of one of the best beginner/intermediate surf beaches in Central America, and we are blessed to hold our surf lessons right here.

You’ll walk down a jungle path right from your hotel room to the warm water waves out front, and maybe see a howler monkey or two on the way. We’re incredibly lucky to have gentle, rolling beginner waves at our home spot nearly every month of the year, and we love spending as much time as possible enjoying this stunning beach. Many of our alumni who have progressed through our surfing program rave about the wave conditions available here, where all levels of surfers can feel the stoke!

On a typical retreat day, we’ll have breakfast in the hotel’s beachfront restaurant at around 8 a.m. and then meet beneath the swaying palm trees by the beach to get ready to surf. There we’ll check out the waves together, practice the day’s lesson, wax up our surfboards, snap some fun pics, and walk right down to the water. If it’s time for a break, there’s hammock here with your name on it.

Oceanfront Restaurant and Bar

restaurant table on the beach

With the hotel’s new restaurant located directly on the beach, we’re now dining al fresco in a tropical garden with an unbelievable view of the waves. Our new breakfast favorites include a dragon fruit + chia smoothie bowl and avocado toast with poached eggs over home-made multigrain bread.

breakfast and a fruit smoothie

Lunchtime newbies are grilled shrimp tacos and a lobster sandwich. The fresh and creative menu is always changing, and it’s packed with dishes made from locally-sourced organic ingredients to power you through your retreat.

a sandwich and a glass of wine

Evening Magic on the Beach

On Saturdays, chef Ale hosts a beach BBQ and bonfire under the stars, with novelties like grilled vegetables, mahi mahi and juicy pork ribs. Dance in the sand to live local music as the sun dips into the ocean. Tuesdays and Thursdays, drinks are 2×1. Yes please! We love sharing these moments with our happy guests.

dinner on the beach

Wellness Activities to Soothe the Soul

Want to activate your spiritual side? Or just try something totally out of the ordinary? Between our scheduled surf and yoga sessions, you can dive even deeper into self healing and relaxation with a weekly selection of new wellness activities hosted by the hotel (offered at a super low additional cost).

a group of women kneeling in a circle inside a yoga studio

After sunset, relax to sacred sounds on the yoga deck during a transformative sound healing experience. Or, depending upon the week, join an unforgettable ceremony or workshop. 

Luxury Beachfront Suites

Get ready for the ultimate upgrade. After these long past months, we think you’ve earned it! Our newest luxury accommodations are closer to the waves than ever before, with unique touches and VIP amenities for a once-in-a-lifetime stay. 

outdoor jacuzzi with a view of the ocean

Beachfront Superior

Watch the surf from your private balcony and unwind in total comfort. With expansive views of the glittering ocean from your comfy king size bed, these chic rooms feel like a dream come true.

Glamorous “Glamping”

With the hotel’s absolute best penthouse view, nothing stands between you and the tops of the palm trees, white sand beach, blue ocean and spectacular sunsets. Did we mention the rooftop Jacuzzi?

Meet Us In Paradise

Check out our website for all the latest info on reopening dates and upcoming retreats, or drop us a line with questions. We can’t wait to share the PURA VIDA with everyone again soon!

We’ll save you a seat for the sunset.

a beautiful sunset

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