Surf Yoga Wellness Retreat Inspires Two Thousand Women

MALPAIS, COSTA RICA (SEPTEMBER 29, 2014) – Pura Vida Adventures, a surf and yoga retreat for women located in Malpais, Costa Rica, is celebrating its 10th anniversary season. More than just a vacation getaway, Pura Vida Adventures has empowered and changed the lives of over 2,000 campers, and is a place where women are encouraged to try new things, find balance, make lasting friendships and above all – have fun – in a safe, nurturing environment. The camp has received awards and accolades from some of the top women’s publications, including: Vogue, ELLE, Glamour, SELF, Marie Claire, MORE, Shape, Whole Living and more.


Reflecting on the past 10 years, founder Tierza Eichner, says, “The most rewarding part of my job has been creating a community that inspires women to take risks. I love watching them embrace the challenge of learning to surf and then seeing their confidence rise when they stare their fears in the face. For some, that is a fear of the water and trying something new, but for others a recent obstacle or life-challenge is what brings them to camp and they get to leave with a life-changing experience”.


Pura Vida Adventures’ beachfront location at the gorgeous Hotel Tropico Latino, epitomizes the essence of the “pure life” where guests enjoy the perfect blend of island attitude and atmosphere with upscale amenities in a spacious private villa. Surf by day, lounge in beach-front hammocks in the afternoon, relax poolside by night – all amidst the natural landscape of the Costa Rican jungle and white sandy beaches.


Each week-long package includes world-class surf instruction for all levels, daily yoga sessions (hatha, vinyassa or anusara yoga) in the open-air dojo overlooking the Pacific Ocean, deluxe beachfront villa or bungalows, delicious local culinary cuisine, a one-hour private massage, and much more. Packages start at $2,295 per person. Special group rates are available. For more information or to book a Pura Vida Adventures, please visit


Pura Vida Adventures is now booking the following surf & yoga retreat:

Nov. 8 – 14, Nov. 16 – 22, Nov. 24 – 30 (10th Anniversary Coed Camp)

Dec. 6 – 12, Dec. 27Jan. 4 (9-Day Coed New Year’s Eve Camp)

Jan. 17 – 23, Jan. 26 – Feb. 1

Feb. 7 – 13, Feb. 14 – 20 (Coed Camp), Feb. 28 – Mar. 6

Mar. 9 – 15, Mar. 21 – 27

Apr. 4 – 10, Apr. 13 –19 (Coed Camp), Apr. 25 – May 1

May 10 – 16, May 18 – 24


About Pura Vida Adventures
Located on the beautiful coast of Malpais, Costa Rica, Pura Vida Adventures aims to provide an empowering, active retreat for today’s modern woman. Founder Tierza Eichner discovered a passion for surfing when traveling through Costa Rica and opened Pura Vida Adventures shortly thereafter in 2003. Eichner fell in love with the people, culture and surf breaks of the coastal community of Malpais. 

Pura Vida Adventures is a surf camp that is truly dedicated to the art of surfing. With superb surf instruction for all levels, individually designed surf programs based on skill level and experience, a wide collection of premium surf boards and the freedom to “go where the waves are,” surfing always comes first at Pura Vida Adventures.

Each week-long package includes world-class surf instruction, daily yoga sessions, deluxe beachfront villa or bungalows, delicious local culinary cuisine, a one-hour private massage, and much more!The revitalizing seven-day, six-night adventure combines surfing, yoga and rich cultural experiences, along with the expansive rainforest and stunning beachfront locale, for a fulfilling retreat that might just transform your outlook on life. During select dates, Pura Vida Adventures extends an invitation to the Pura Vida girls’ male cohort and holds co-ed surf retreats. For more information, visit

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