"Let your life follow a path of adventure while you touch the lives of others along the way." The Vida Travel Mission
Vida is the Spanish verb for life or living. Pura Vida is the famous Costa Rican phrase for Pure Life and much much more.
Similarly, Vida Travel Group is more, it's a group of company brands specializing exclusive and unique lifestyle travel, where senses come alive, the goose-bumps rise, the feelings, inspiration and empowerment surrounds you. The way to travel intelligently, responsibly and securely. Let us help you find your way to those authentic and memorable life-changing experiences.
Vida Travel Group, LLC, the parent for subsidiary and brands:
Vida Travel Center, the consumer travel agency; our humble beginnings.
Vida Experiences, our Signature Tours and package experiences are uniquely ours; developed in cooperation with select partners and include Vida-exclusive custom tours and options found nowhere else. These offerings have been developed after years of on-site work by Vida Travel Group. Vida Experiences are availabe for both Vida Travel Center clients and Industry Trade Partners.
Tourocket, where both clients and partners can find amazing last-minute deals online. Sometimes these offers are simply too amazing to pass up.
Vida Travel Group, LLC is a California Registered Seller of Travel, California CST #2112604-40 and TCRC#601318 and is registered, licensed and insured for your safety and protection.
We respect the laws of all nations in which we operate and reserve the right to refuse service at our discretion.
Philosophy: Fiercely independent and committed to Responsible and Sustainable Tourism. We work closely with local suppliers to improve the lives and conditions in local communities. This is of utmost importance to us. What's that mean?
Our expertise doesn't come from a brochure and that's a good reason why your trip shouldn't either.
Be it multi-generational family, destination wedding, honeymoon, nature, senior independent travel; your style, privacy and safety concerns are primary as we work together to design your trip from a blank canvas.
Our Services. Each client receives dedicated attention and expertise from certified specialists with on-the-ground expertise at your destination. We're with you 24/7 on your trip. We use the latest technology to stay in contact with our suppliers and guides so your trip goes smoothly. You can also check in anytime while traveling for anything as simple as the location of the nearest ATM or restaurant referral to recommending the next day's adventures. Few can offer this, even fewer can deliver.
Most travel services are offered at no additional cost and are often substantially less than DIY Internet sites and packages because we work directly with local suppliers, not corporate middlemen, packagers or OTA. However there are a few instances where fees may be applicable and we make every attempt to disclose them clearly and accurately in advance;
- Cancellation, Reschedule or Refund fees may apply to your booking based on supplier policy.
- Convenience Fee for booking non-commissionable items such as non-published air or tour rates significantly below published rates.
- Fair and Clear Pricing. All prices are quoted USD$, cash price without markup for credit card and bank fees. We encourage booking by credit card for your protection and convenience, however a small convenience fee will be added to cover the actual cost of completing the reservation services.
- Occasionally even the most skilled DIY planners sometimes hit the wall and become overwhelmed; that's when clients choose our consultancy services to keep them from making costly mistakes while self booking. While regular clients appreciate all these benefits, some DIY have a need to feel more independent but need a hand from time to time. We can still save you more; for example, we often save 50% or more on car rentals and can explain what teaser Internet OTA prices will really cost at the counter. Its seldom disclosed and or buried in fine print.
Pure and Simple, our knowledge saves your money. How you spend it is your choice.
Costa Rica Guest Magazine - Costa Rica Guest Magazine (currently offline for major updates) serves as the independent magazine of Costa Rica at Costa Rica Guest Magazine. Providing in-depth pieces on people, places and subjects such as organic rainforest spices, private dining with the fisherman and his daily catch, intimate settings and ways to explore off-the-beaten-path. It is meant to be enjoyed along with a cup of Costa Rica's finest coffee to stimulate your senses and to see how we see our Costa Rica and all the friends you may meet. We go beyond the beautiful pictures to help you get a feeling of what your experiences can be.
We're proud to hang our credentials for inspection; if you don't care who you're working with, we're probably not a good fit.
There are thousands of Internet travel sites (OTA) bragging low prices with colorful photos and pirated industry logos to convey a sense of trust; none of which speaks to legitimacy. Many, if not most, are anonymous sites that offer you no protection, support or problem resolution. Internet information is only as good as its author, OTA or Online Travel Agencies the same; it's all in the fine print or worst case, lack thereof. Look behind the curtain.
The Latin phrase Caveat Emptor is more appropriate in today's Internet age than first used in 1523; buyer beware. We prefer to simply say... "Don't expect what you don't inspect."