Pura Vida Adventures by Mindful Escapes

Costa Rica

Pura Vida Adventures brings Costa Rica's "pura vida lifestyle" to surf and yoga with year-round retreats for all abilities. Each all-inclusive retreat promotes a sense of community through daily surf lessons, shared meals, and group activities, from waterfall hikes to dancing at local venues. Expert instructors provide a safe, supportive and fun environment for beginners, intermediates looking to improve, and surfers returning to the sport after a long break.

Please note: For up-to-date information about amenities, pricing, and services, click "Book Now" to visit Pura Vida Adventures directly. All photos are representative of Costa Rica, but not directly from the Pura Vida Adventures experience.

This Escape Is For

  • Women who want to learn how to surf with expert instruction and a supportive community
  • Costa Rica newbies who want to experience the 'pura vida' lifestyle
  • Yogis who are also interested in learning how to surf

What Else To Know

  • Pura Vida Adventures hosts three Coed retreats every year, including their popular "Surfsgiving" over Thanksgiving
  • Accommodations are at a beachfront resort with 24-hour concierge service, a swimming pool, and an on-site restaurant
  • Retreats include a 1-hour therapeutic massage

Why We Love This Escape

We love Pura Vida Adventures for so many reasons. In addition to their spirit of community and commitment to their guests, Pura Vida also supports the environment and local community. Their hotel partner, Tropical Latino, leads beach clean-up projects, environmental education initiatives, and other efforts designed to protect the local eco-system. The Pura Vida team also founded a program called Leashes for Locals that helps to equip community youth with supplies they need to enjoy surfing.
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