Pura Vida Surfers
Pura Vida Surfers
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Surfing & WindsurfingStand Up Paddleboarding
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Pura Vida Surfers offers surf lessons for everyone. We teach paddling, standing up, dropping into waves and riding across them. All classes includes boards, rash guard, photos/videos, transportation and water+fruits. You can either take single classes or do our surf camp (5, 7, or 10 days of surfing). Pura Vida Surfers also has SUP Tours. The SUP tour is about 2-3 hour long. We paddle out to our platform, located in the middle of the ocean, where we have drinks and fruits and hang out. If the tour is scheduled in the afternoon we watch the sunset from there. Pura Vida Surfers also has Surf & Yoga retreats.
Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

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Vanessa R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I took several surf lessons with Pura Vida Surfers within my stay of 2,5 month. The crew is amazing and it was always fun to paddle out with them. They do their best to teach you surfing and that everyone has a good time. They also do video analysis for improving your surf. I could definitely improve my surfing with them.
I had a great time there and will be back for sure :)

Go and book your trip with them!
Written January 30, 2020
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Shane R
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Me and my two young boys, ages 6 and 10, had three amazing days surfing with Victor and his crew. The first day, we went over the basics, did pool training, then went up north to were the waves were safer for beginners as the waves were quite high while we were there.

The second and third days, Victor and crew went out of their way to bring us to waves that would work with our ability. Those two days on the water will be some of the most memorable of my life. Both my kids rode beautiful, mellow, green waves and had the time of their life.

I can't say enough good things about Pura Vida. They made our trip to Santa Teresa!
Written September 2, 2021
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Graciana123
Barcelona, Spain1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Solo
It's my first time in Costa Rica and I wanted to learn to surf. It was an incredible experience, the guys are very cool, they helped me overcome fears at sea and enjoy surfing. I had fun and feel very comfortable while learning. Very grateful for this experience in Santa Teresa and for them! If you want to have fun and learn to surf, I highly recommend the school and experience with pura vida surfers.
Written March 5, 2022
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Pauline
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
I had 5 surf classes with Pura Vida Surfers team, and I really enjoyed it. It was awesome. We surfed at Playa Hermosa, and I always feel safe as there is one teacher for 3 students. I improved and analysed my surf techniques with them. They are very nice, fun and I hope to surf with them again soon. Thank you guys!
Written March 14, 2020
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Ian L
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
Amazing experience! Our family did 2 separate days of surfing with Pura Vida Surfers. Surfed at two spectacular beaches that catered extremely well to our beginner surf skill level. Instructors were extremely friendly and took the utmost care for our safety while we were in the water. Highly recommend!!
Written March 15, 2020
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Sean Seemann
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
Was recommended Victor and his crew by our host and was not disappointed. We had two days of "learn to surf" and by the second day were up on green waves. Everyone one was friendly, fun, and was a great instructor. They supplied all the gear you'll need (minus the board shorts) and will give you a ride. Great team, would recommend for surfing in Santa Teresa.
Written March 15, 2020
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Micaela
Vilamoura, Portugal4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
Been 5 days surfing and doing yoga with Pura Vida Surfers and it was amazing. All the staff is super nice and with great sense of humor. Many options to dinner and have lunch as well.i defenetely wanna come back!
Written January 1, 2020
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Gracias
Written January 30, 2020
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Eyal.a80
Huntington Beach, CA9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Solo
I stayed here for an amazing 10 days. The rooms are everything I wanted. Big, cleaned every day, safe, and quiet. The location is also perfect, next to the best surf spot and good restaurants. The best thing in this place are the atmosphere and fun vibe.
The reason is the amazing hosts, victor and elena, which did everything to make my vacation perfect. I am coming back for sure!
Written January 1, 2021
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michael c
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Solo
I am an Intermediate surfer looking to improve. I got what I hoped for out of Pura Vida. The surf at the beach was too much swell so Victor took me to a pint break beer Montezuma. Major paddle but it improved my game for sure with his tips. And then I worked with Manuel for several days after. Some days we had the epic break to ourselves. Manuel was really great and very patient. I could see the improvement in my surfing immediately. Gracias Victor and Miguel!!! Food was provided through local restaurants That were fabulous.
Written September 30, 2023
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strangetraveler
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
surf instructor is a creep! horrible experience! was talking to all the girls inappropriately and being a weirdo
Written June 6, 2020
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Hey, I’m so sorry to here this was your experience. Please message me privately with more details about what happened and who your instructor was. It’s very important to us that our clients always feel safe and inappropriate behavior is not tolerated.
Written November 10, 2020
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