"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 is more, it's a collective or consortia of company brands specializing in the different markets and aspects of travel that we bring together seamlessly; from sustainable adventures in Costa Rica where we began our operations, to Mexico, Panama, Peru, Tanzania, Africa, the home to our e-vehicle sustainable safaris. If there is a way to improve on sustainable tourism; we'll be leading it.
We've developed exclusive and unique lifestyle experiences to make your senses come alive and goose-bumps rise.
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.
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 or our partner agency's products from a blank canvas.
Our Services. Each itinerary receives dedicated attention and expertise from certified specialists with on-the-ground, personal expertise for your destination. Additionally we provide corporate travel management with Southwest airlines and official direct agency of Volaris Airlines (Concesionaria Vuela Compañía de Aviación S.A.B. de C.V), Mexico's #1 airline serving USA, Mexico, Central and South America.
We use the latest technology to stay in direct contact with our suppliers and guides at all times to insure a smooth and memorable experience. 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 ~ fewer can deliver.
Most travel services are offered at no additional cost and are often substantially less than DIY OTA Internet sites and packages because we work directly with local contracted suppliers, not corporate middlemen; locals benefit, not European conglomerates running online sites.
However there are a few instances where fees may be applicable and we make every attempt to disclose them clearly and accurately in advance.
Pure and Simple, our knowledge saves you money. How you spend it is your choice. We suggest guests have fun, do good and tip generously.
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 travel industry than first used in 1523; buyer beware. We prefer to simply say... "Don't expect what you don't inspect."
Vida Travel is NOT associated with the many similar sounding companies or individuals with names similar to ours; Vida Vacations (Cancun Airport tour desks, a vacation membership company), Vida Travel (USA), Vida Travel, Iowa to name a few. Always check for license and registration.
Vida Travel 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.