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We are based in Southern Ontario & Costa Rica.  At Pura Vida Vacations we are passionate about unique travel experiences.  We specialize in matching our clients with an authentic experience seeking out local culture, and connecting with nature via thrilling & awakening activities that feed the soul.  Pura Vida Vacations is a full service agency offering all- inclusive vacations, car rentals, flights, custom itineraries, tours, shore excursions, and travel protection.

Our itineraries include activities such as soft adventures in nature hikes, birding, kayaking, cultural, zip lining, horseback riding, white water rafting,  and shore excursions.  At Pura Vida Vacations you will experience exceptional service, our personalized attention to details, handcrafted tours as well as our dedicated support planning to make your next trip award winning.  We recognize everyone has different travel styles so we are here to help guide you for a perfect fit.

Whether you’re traveling in small groups, with family or friends you can take comfort knowing we partner with only the BEST in the travel industry.


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She took care of every little detail of our excursions!
Laurie printed out the appropriate excursions for us to choose from. We chose and she arranged it all, even looked up our Port docking times to ensure we would not be late. She printed out the paperwork for us and insured we had it for when we left and explained it all to us. She thinks of things we would never of thought of. She is very knowledgeable, helpful and professional. We would recommend her to everyone!!!
Malta excursion was well planed by Laurie
Laurie arranged a private guide to meet us at our ship and give us a tour and the history of Malta and its culture. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable, very open to questions, considerate and friendly. We enjoyed a delicious lunch of Maltese cuisine at the very popular Bakery before returning to our ship. A wonderful experience on this tour.
Great vacation!
Laurie was an amazing help in planning our vacation. I gave her our budget and what we were looking for our vacation. Laurie was super quick to get back to me with a lot of different destinations to choose from. She was always there with a quick response anytime I had questions, This was my first time travelling to the Caribbean and she gave me a ton of information on what I should pack/bring with us. When we had issues with our hotel on the first day, I sent her a message and she got back to me right away giving me advice on what I should do and say. She made planning our vacation a joy. When I mentioned to her that my boyfriend wanted to do an ATV excursion, she looked into it and sent me info and costs to do it. I am so glad that I have found someone I know I can trust to book my vacations with and will recommend her to anyone wanting to book a trip. Thank you Laurie for your help in us having an amazing trip!! I look forward to booking our next trip with you!!
Awesome vacation!
Laurie helped with researching all the different resorts and answered all of my crazy inexperienced traveller questions at any time of the day. Everything was arranged and executed beautifully for a worry free vacay! Will definitely be using her services again and hopefully soon!

Laurie was very patient with us as we changed our plans from one destination to another. When we had questions she was always quick to reply and was very helpful even thinking about things we did not think to ask! I plan to work Laurie again for my next trip – Costa Rica. She was a pleasure to work with.


We (my husband and I) shopped around on multiple usual websites for where we thought we might like to go for a winter vacation. Once we narrowed our search, we contacted Laurie who was more than willing to do some price shopping for us. We changed our minds several times and Laurie was more than patient with us, allowing us the peace of mind to find out about each place and give us the good and not so good reviews of each place which helped us to make our decision. In the end, we booked Almond Beach resort in Barbados and Laurie did her best to try and find us the best tour operator with the best price. Laurie personally delivered our travel documents and the peace of mind that if we had any questions prior to departing (and we did) and or any questions when we arrived, that we could contact her and she would advocate on our behalf. The Almond Beach resort more than met our expectations and was like heaven on earth.