Coed Surf Adventures
We have received numerous inquiries from PVA surf chicas who wanted their guy comrades to share in the "pura vida" fun, so we also offer coed surf retreats. While our coed retreats still tend to be primarily women, we host a variety of guests, comprised primarily of solo travelers, groups of friends and the occasional couple.
Our surf and yoga retreats truly embrace the "pura vida" way by enjoying life through meeting new friends, sharing the sport of surfing, practicing the art of yoga, relaxation, laughter and fun. It's because of this vibe that the coed camp dynamics remain the same as our all-female camps. We've noticed over the years that the men enjoy our retreats just as much as the women do. The quality of our surf instruction, selection of activities, camaraderie and the "pura vida" vibe are what set us apart from the rest and what make our retreats so unforgettable.
We cater to all levels of surfers, from the complete beginner to those who've surfed for years. There is always plenty to learn at our surf camps and surfing is just part of what's included. You will be placed in a surf group based on your skill level and experience. Our student to teacher ratio is 3 to 1 and after the 3rd day you can count on some one-on-one surf instruction to ensure you're getting the attention you deserve. We have a multitude of surf breaks in the area and a surf van, which allows us to explore all the options.
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The voices of experience
"I can't imagine anything better than spending a week away, getting incredible instruction and meeting great new friends. Thank you for such an amazing experience." Jim Rader ~ Portland, Oregon
"I am in love! What an amazing week and experience with everyone. I am already planning on how I can come back asap. Thank you for helping me reconnect, taking me on this wonderful retreat and checking two more boxes on the never ending bucket list. See you next year. I love Costa Rica !!" Gemma
"Thanks Pura Vida, had a great time and met some really cool peeps. Such a great setup you have down here and your instructors are awesome." Nick
"Wow, what a week! I had such an amazing time this week and truly don't have words to express the gratitude I have for the team at Pura Vida. All I can say is that I can't wait to be back. XOXO " Ali McGill -NYC
"Pura Vida! Your guys rock! I didn't really know what to expect. . . it was awesome, you completely catered to my needs and went above and beyond to make sure I had the best surfing opportunities. The instruction was absolutely great, and the week all around was really relaxing, enjoyable, & a great learning experience! I'll be telling all my Aussie mates to get over here! Thanks heaps." Amy B. - Australia
"Thank you so much for a remarkable & eye opening surfing experience. I'm very impressed by the instructors who were friendly & helpful and the awesome food & amenities. You've got the right idea and Pura Vida has hit the sweet spot!" Morgan Manser - Nashville, TN
"Pura Vida offers a first-class program that caters to both men and women looking for an active yet relaxing experience. The accommodations are top-notch, the food is gourmet, and the quality of surf and yoga instruction is unsurpassed for the area. My time at Pura Vida was unreal and unforgettable. It included new experiences and new friends all in a fun and unpretentious setting fostered by the great staff of Pura Vida". Tyler Rygus ~ Calgary, Canada
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