About Me

Welcome to my site! Bienvenido!

Laurie is the owner of Pura Vida Vacations. We specialize in soft adventure travel and custom itineraries to Costa Rica, Peru, Malta, the Caribbean & Scotland. Pura Vida Vacations shares our experience of the outdoors along with our passion for travel to our clients. Together with Laurie’s expertise and connections with local in country partners we are able to create custom itineraries for vacations and tours for our clients. Whether it is adventure you seek, planning a wedding or honeymoon, cruise, day & shore tours, or all inclusive vacation we are there to help guide you to meet your needs and expectations.

Pura Vida Vacations is partnered with Nexion Canada ULC as an affiliate travel agency since 2015. This partnership allows us to offer our clients added amenities you can’t get elsewhere including more value, onboard ship credits & special discounts.

Laurie is currently a Travel Specialist for Costa Rica, Peru, Malta, Adventures by Disney & Scotland. She loves hiking, zip lining, yoga & surfing. Laurie often helps guide tours & shore excursions in Costa Rica. She divides her time between Canada and Costa Rica calling each her home. As a full service travel agency we seek out only partners that fit our quality of standards. If you are a company looking to partner with us please contact us to discuss if we are a perfect fit via email.

Laurie is a certified Canadian Travel Counsellor who completed her training with the Canadian Tourism College, She is also certified with TICO (Tourism Industry Counsel of Ontario), and member of CLIA (Cruise Line International Association) listed agent on site as well as a member of the Adventure Travel Association. Our true passion is soft adventure travel by connecting with our clients bringing them hands on cultural experiences, providing guided tours, and our knowledge & expertise in country.

I look forward to meeting you sharing my knowledge of travel.

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Laurie Johnson

Travel Specialist

My love for travel grew as well as my knowledge of Costa Rica which inspired me to...

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