Localista is renowned for its unique approach to travel, emphasizing genuine, locally-focused adventures in the picturesque landscapes of Costa Rica. Expertly catering to both group excursions and solo travelers, the company stands as a beacon for those seeking a tailored Costa Rican experience. At the heart of Localista is a team bursting with passionate travelers, each deeply ingrained with a love for the country. Their fervor translates into meticulously curated journeys that resonate with the authentic spirit and essence of Costa Rica.

Their commitment goes beyond standard travel offerings. Localista takes pride in sharing invaluable insights, ensuring that every traveler not only sees but feels the magic of the region. From the tantalizing experience of dining at hidden local gems to unveiling the secrets of lesser-known communities and engaging in the most cherished local activities, every Localista itinerary is an invitation to immerse oneself in the rich tapestry of Costa Rican culture.

Borrowing from the timeless saying, "When in Rome...", Localista encourages every visitor to dive headfirst into the local customs and traditions. By embracing the Costa Rican way of life, travelers gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of its vibrant culture. With the unmatched expertise and dedication of Localista guiding the way, every traveler is ensured a transformative journey. They won't just tour Costa Rica; they'll live it, creating indelible memories and forging connections that will beckon them back time and time again.

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Active Adventure, Comfortable Stay, Connect with Nature, Cultural Immersion, Family Friendly, Foodie Fun, Historical Sites, Off the Beaten Path and Time to Relax


Budget, Luxury and Mid-range


City/Urban, Cloud Forest, Mountains, Rainforest, Volcano, Rural Communities, Small Towns/Villages, Beach and National Park

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Why Lokal Recommends Localista


Social Enterprise started in 2014| Locally Owned with 100% local staff

A Unique Story

Nestled in the heart of Central America, Costa Rica is a land of unparalleled beauty and rich cultural tapestry. It is here that Localista was born, a beacon for discerning travelers seeking genuine experiences beyond the usual tourist trails. The inception of Localista wasn't just about curating trips; it was a commitment to showcasing the soul of Costa Rica.

Founded by a group of native Costa Ricans and passionate world travelers, Localista represents a confluence of local insights and global perspectives. This synergy is evident in their offerings, where every itinerary is a reflection of deep-rooted love for the country blended with an understanding of global travel standards.

What truly sets Localista apart is its unwavering commitment to community involvement. Rather than just passing through locations, they foster genuine interactions with local communities. This not only provides travelers with a richer experience but also ensures that tourism directly benefits the locals.

Localista's story is one of passion, community, and authenticity. It's not just about seeing Costa Rica; it's about feeling its heartbeat, understanding its stories, and becoming a part of its vibrant tapestry. Dive into a journey with Localista and discover not just a destination, but a way of life.

Deep Community Connections

At our organization, we collaborate with indigenous communities, local guides, locally-owned service providers, and communal organizations. Our primary focus is to ensure that our supply chain is structured in a way that distributes the benefits of the services provided among the community.

Active Environmental Stewardship

We recognize and abide by the carrying capacity limitations of National Parks, refraining from large-scale visitation and adhering to both their regulations and our own protocols concerning the impact of visitors.

Exceptional Quality and Authenticity (Culture)

We believe in the principle that sharing is essential to preserving and perpetuating cultural heritage. That's why we actively encourage our clients to not only visit these sites but to also share their experiences with others. By doing so, we aim to promote awareness among communities about the significance of their cultural heritage and encourage them to take measures to preserve it for future generations.


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