Cris has been the yoga guru for Pura Vida Adventures for over a decade. Born in Brazil, this globetrotting goddess fell in love with yoga at a very young age, becoming a devout practitioner of Hatha and Bhakti yoga at only 18. She studied full time at the Swasthya Yoga School in Brazil and attended a variety of workshops there that deepened her passion for yoga. Now with decades of experience, Cris has taught, practiced, and studied yoga all over the world (from Chile to India to England to Guatemala). But it is the beauty and peace of Costa Rica that makes her call Santa Teresa home.
We, a family of five (two adults and three kids ages 9, 10, 13) had a half-day rock climbing trip booked. It was a rainy day and instead of just taking is on our trip and making their money, they told us they wouldn't recommend it that day because of the young kids. They gave us a full refund and helped us plan out a great day nearby. Thanks again!!
We had a great adventure with Pura Vida!! We took our children, 13, 11 and 8. Joe was fantastic. He gave first-rate instruction on how to climb and rappell. He was knowledgeable, energetic, and able to motivate us up the rock. Our teenager was having a "teen moment", but he talked her up the rock. The younger children stayed busy and became tired. The adventure didn't end there, Joe took us to a couple of waterfalls. His knowledge of the area and nature shined through, as he gave us fun information about the waterfalls and the area. We appreciate all he did for us. We cant wait for our next Pura Vida adventure!