"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 meaning life or living. Pura Vida is the famous Costa Rican phrase meaning Pure Life and much much more. 

Vida Travel is more, it's a lifestyle, a feeling, it's inspiration, empowerment, a means to travel independently and intelligently.

Let us help you find your way to authentic and inspired experiences. To travel and live as a guest, inspired by and inspiring those around you, that's Vida Travel.

About Us -

We're proud to hang our details for inspection; if you don't care who you're working with, how your money is handled, we're probably not a good fit. There are millions of Internet travel sellers bragging low prices with colorful photos and pirated industry logos to convey a sense of trust; none of this speaks to legitimacy. Many, if not most, are anonymous sites that offer you no protection. "Don't expect what you don't Inspect" 

Vida Travel , is a California Registered Seller of Travel, California CST #2112604-40 and TCRC#601318 and duly registered and licensed. We believe in Sustainable and Responsible tourism and business practices. We respect the laws of all nations in which we operate.

Vida Travel, The Independent Agency - Founded in 2009, we remain a fiercely independent, full-service travel planning organization focused on Sustainable Adventure Travel and activity tourism. Every journey is unique as your fingerprint - no two journeys are alike.  While it may be Costa Rica or a unique plan including Panama and Colombia one trip, it may be a cultural cruise the next.

Each Adventure Traveler receives dedicated expertise and first-hand travel expertise from specialists certified in their specific niche of expertise. Our specialty focus provides you the expertise you need in today's rapidly evolving world of independent travel.

Whether its a design for multi-generational, family, honeymoon, nature immersion, off-the-grid, senior or empowered independent travel; your style, privacy and safety concerns are what matters most as we work together to design your travel plans.

Our Services.  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 suppliers, not corporate middlemen or packagers. However there are instances that simply require consultancy services to design a custom FIT package. Consultancy services insure there is no conflict when it comes to finding what is right for you or the price you pay and any and all fees are discussed and agreed in advance for services related to non-commissionable planning. Pure and Simple.

Costa Rica Guest Magazine - Costa Rica Guest Magazine serves as the independent magazine of Costa Rica at Costa Rica Guest Magazine. Providing in-depth pieces on people, places and things; organic rainforest spices, private dining with the fishermen's 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.

Vida Travel+Media - Over time, more and more hotel and resort properties have sought our help to present their properties to the North American and European English speaking markets.

Vida Travel+Media provides professional services to the tourism industry including; commercial video, photography, descriptive copy, translation and website services. Our video services include Award-winning narrated, bi-lingual professional travel host and actor John Cragen. Inquire about recent projects.