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About Pura Vida Adventures
Pura Vida Adventures offers weeklong surf camp and yoga retreats, and private surf lessons in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. The staff and instructors are unparalleled in the industry, teaching experts and those who've never surfed before. We specialize in women's surf retreats, but offer coed camp dates and private lessons. Treat (and transform!) yourself with our all-inclusive surf camp and yoga retreats at our intimate beachfront resort in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. Practice yoga in our oceanfront studio, surf in warm water, laugh your heart out with like-minded women, and reset your body and soul with a beach-side massage. Paradise is closer than you think! Our surf school is open daily. If you are in the area for just a few days and are interested in private daily surf lessons, we’ve got you covered.
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Tal L wrote a review Mar 2021
Atlanta, Georgia23 contributions15 helpful votes
Never thought about surfing until I made it to Pura Via Adventures. Thanks to Tierza and her amazing team, I found a new passion! This has been far and beyond my vacation expectations. Highly professional team, exceptional service. Treasured moments, new life long friends!
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Abby B wrote a review Mar 2021
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I’m an active Northwest woman. I ski, I bike, I hike, all the things. But surfing had always Intimidated me. The ocean, the gear, everything seemed overwhelming to enter this sport. Then, a good friend kept encouraging me to do PURA Vida Adventures, a Surf, yoga, retreat. If there was a time or place to learn, Costa Rica couldn’t be a bad place, right? From the start, nothing about the learning process was overwhelming or intimidating. The patient and experienced local instructors took time and care ensuring that I had a slow and successful learning curve. I was encouraged and excited each day to get out there and learn and do more! By day 2, I was out in the “green waves” popping up and getting the incredible feeling of “catching” a wave. And once I felt that “lift” from the wave carrying me on a RIDE on a BOARD in the the OCEAN!!!There was no going back. I’m hooked. I can’t wait to get back into warm water waves and continue to learn and grow as a surfer! PURA Vida has it down. The back-to-back days of instruction from caring local instructors helps you link together sets and practice honing in your surf skills. The warm water and constant waves in the area we were in made it the optimal training spot. And! The food, lodging, and self-care between sessions made you feel pampered and cared for. This week was challenging and life giving. To learn a new skill in this setting was Heaven to me.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Dani wrote a review Jan 2021
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Thank you, Tierza, Lucy, Michelle, & Davido and all the hotel staff for a truly wonderful week. Was just the reset I needed. Met some amazing new friends, cleared my head, and rejuvenated my body to kick off 2021. Hard to leave such a magical place - but I will be back!
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from Tierza E, Owner at Pura Vida Adventures
Responded Jan 8, 2021
We definitely had a blast! Thanks for ringing in the New Year with all of us, and we would love to see you again. Keep on surfing.
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N D G wrote a review Jan 2021
San Francisco236 contributions97 helpful votes
This was my 4th camp with Pura Vida (3rd in Mal Pais) - this one was the best ever. The owner Tierza is a blast - amazing surf instructors. The outing to Cabuya was one of the best things I've done in my life. A blast every time - worth every cent - memories and friendships that last forever. Michele, Davide and surf master Lucie are incredible instructors. Highly recommend.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from Tierza E, Owner at Pura Vida Adventures
Responded Jan 8, 2021
Definitely great memories and good friendships. What an amazing time we all had...and Cabuya was the icing on the cake.
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Danica73 wrote a review Jan 2021
San Francisco, California14 contributions8 helpful votes
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Went with some friends for the surf and yoga New Years retreat with some friends. We had an absolutely phenomenal time. I never surfed before in my life. After 5 days I was able to get up on the board consistently and surf the whitewater waves in. I got the surfing bug! The accommodations are comfortable and food is fresh and healthy. The town is small, but has a relaxed vibe and there are great food options. Tierza is a fabulous host and she is completely dialed into the area. She was 100 percent present the entire time and really took excellent care of us. Her surf instructors, Lucie, Davide and Michelle are patient, funny, and friendly. If only all of my instructors were like them! The yoga setting was beautiful and serene. Highly recommend this pura vida adventure!
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from Tierza E, Owner at Pura Vida Adventures
Responded Jan 8, 2021
Besos to you Danica! You are awesome and I can't wait for you to move to Bend!!! Let's play again soon.
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