Last updated on June 23rd, 2021 at 07:42 pm EST
“The whole voucher system that they have worked out perfect. Every booking acknowledged the vouchers and the tours and transportation all showed up right on schedule. Everything was flawless. I have to admit I was skeptical when I first heard about this company because it sounded too good to be true, but rest assured they are legit. It is a no brainer that Pura Vida! eh? needs to be a part of everyone’s trip planning to Costa Rica!” – D.K., New York City, New York, USA
We provide discount vouchers for Costa Rica day tours so you can save money while experiencing beautiful Costa Rica.
Let’s start by explaining what we don’t do: we don’t sell vacation items and we don’t collect credit card information (we prefer to protect your earnings and privacy). Also, we’re not travel agents, a travel agency, or a tourism organization; we’re an advertising corporation that functions as a discount operator.
More specifically, we help you—Costa Rica-bound travelers—save money on the Costa Rica day tours you’d like to experience during your trip. We do this by permitting you to access our exclusive discounts, which are the result of our longstanding relationships with many travel and tourism companies in Costa Rica. In order to access our discounts, you need to be a Pura Vida! eh? member. Below is a step-by-step explanation of how everything works.
STEP #1: Discover our discounts
Search our online Discount Database to locate discounts for the day tours you want for your Costa Rica trip. The menu at the top of our website allows you to search the database by activity type, destination, tour operator, traveler type (e.g., adults, students, children, and free children), tour theme, level of tour difficulty, and degree of tour adrenaline.
STEP #2: Become a Pura Vida! eh? member and place an order for the discounts you want
Add your desired Costa Rica day tours to your “Cart” by clicking on the “Add to cart” button on any tour’s listing page in our Discount Database. When you’re ready to checkout (i.e., submit an order for the discounts you want), head on over to our “Join Us” page and purchase the membership level (a.k.a., the “Discount Level”) that best suits the number of discounts you want and the number of people in your travel group. (Membership purchases are processed through PayPal so we never see your payment information; click here to learn more about becoming a Pura Vida! eh? member.) After you purchase the membership and quickly register a username and password for your Pura Vida! eh? member account (see the email you receive immediately after making the payment through PayPal for registration details), log in to your Pura Vida! eh? member account here. When you’re ready to place an order for discounts, visit the “Checkout” page and click on the “Place order” button to send us your request. (Our “Checkout” page is restricted to Pura Vida! eh? members only, so you’ll need to be logged in to your account to access it.) Immediately after you submit an order, you’ll receive an email copy of the order request. When we begin processing the request (i.e., when we reach out to the tour operators to have them save your requested tour spaces and record our discounted rates for your tours), we’ll send you another email that explains the status of what we’re working on.
STEP #3: Guarantee your discounts
Once the tour operators get back to us to confirm that they’re holding your requested tour spaces for the days (and times, if applicable) that you want—and at our discounted rates—we’ll send you an email that contains the tour operators’ instructions for guaranteeing the tours. Some tour operators require advance payment, some require payment of a deposit, some require credit card information to serve as a guarantee of payment in case of no-shows or last-minute cancelations, and some require no information at all. We’ll outline everything for you according to the items included with your order. As a reminder, you’ll never pay a cent to us at Pura Vida! eh? Inc. for your Costa Rica day tours; you’ll always pay the tour operators directly for your tours. As a Pura Vida! eh? member, though, you’ll have the privilege of paying the tour operators our exclusive discounted rates.
STEP #4: Obtain your discount vouchers
Once you’ve let us know that you’ve had a chance to follow the tour operators’ instructions, we’ll email you your discount vouchers—one voucher for each discount you ordered through Pura Vida! eh? Inc. The discount vouchers serve as the tour operators’ tour confirmations, so it’s best to keep them handy during your trip.