The Sweet ‘Pure Life’ Emerges At Costa Rican Surf Camp Pura Vida Adventures

Pura Vida Adventures Offers A Cultural, Health, Wellness and Adventure Surf Retreat

Malpais, Costa Rica (PRWeb) December 4, 2006 — Pura Vida Adventures (, a surf camp for women located in the seaside village of Malpais, Costa Rica, announces a new home closer to their favorite surf break at the Swiss-owned boutique hotel, The Place. The resort features stylish bungalows and a relaxing atmosphere, completing the Pura Vida Adventures experience. For the active gal yearning to get away from it all but wanting her downtown gal amenities, Pura Vida Adventures – set along the lush Pacific coast – offers just the right place to relax, unwind and embrace the vitality of the adventure of learning to surf.

Escaping the urban jungle for the subtropical jungles and famed surf-breaks of Malpais, Costa Rica, expert and not-so-experienced surfers are transformed by the magical and tranquil atmosphere of the ambient oasis of Malpais during their week-long surf adventure. Surfers set out for daily surf lessons with Pura Vida Adventure’s instructors, who bring infectious energy and a hands-on personal approach to teaching beginners to surf, and enhancing the experienced surfer’s skills.

Surfers embrace the peace and tranquility of daily yoga at sunrise or sunset, and a one-hour massage; activities designed to keep each surfer balanced, flexible and aware. Three fabulously cooked meals nourish the gourmet in each surf diva. The days while at Pura Vida Adventures wind down to relaxing poolside at The Place, with all the amenities a downtown girl could ask for, including an introductory Spanish lesson. As the evenings heat up, bonfires, BBQ’s and the sultry Tropicana Salsa night beckon. Downtime activities include snorkeling through coral reefs, and hiking the nature reserve.

With the philosophy of offering expert surf instruction in a cultural setting with a wellness component, Pura Vida is noted as an enriched experience that literally changes the lives of the women who seek out the simple ‘Pure Life’ characteristic of Pura Vida Adventures. The experience entices a surfer’s inner child to play in Costa Rican waters, learning to surf in a supportive, inspired environment.

Featured in the The New York Times, Vogue and The Miami Herald, Pura Vida Adventures was founded by Tierza Davis, a seasoned traveler who ended up turning a global surf adventure into Pura Vida Adventures, establishing one of the most thriving, and authentic surf camps for women in Costa Rica.

Several times throughout the year, Pura Vida Adventures extends a co-ed invitation to a surf diva’s male cohort, such as the celebrated New Year’s Eve ten-day camp. The Pura Vida Adventure surf safari is a six-day, seven night camp. Rates start at $1540 per week for a shared bungalow, or $1780 per week for a private bungalow. The cost of the surf safari includes accommodations, food, surf instruction, massage, daily yoga, private Spanish lesson, salsa lesson, and daily outings.

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About Pura Vida Adventures
Pura Vida Adventures was founded by surfer Tierza Davis to introduce women to the magical sport of surfing in a culturally rich location. A world traveler and self-described ‘water girl,’ Tierza found an undeniable connection with the Costa Rican people and culture. She has created these camps to introduce women to the Costa Rican ‘Pura Vida.’ Literal translation: Life is good. Pura Vida Adventures is the pure life, with a focus on expert instruction for women learning to surf. Tierza found the meaning of ‘Pura Vida,’ and, inspired to share it with others, opened Pura Vida Adventures in 2003.

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