At Localista, we specialize in providing authentic and locally-focused travel experiences in Costa Rica, tailored to the needs of both groups and individual travelers. As passionate travelers ourselves, we strive to design experiences that capture the essence of our beloved country, and are committed to sharing this knowledge with you so that you can have the best possible experience during your visit. From dining at our favorite local spots to visiting off the beaten path communities, to enjoying the activities we love most we invite you to fully immerse yourself in our culture and make the most of your time in Costa Rica. So, as they say, "When in Rome..." - we encourage you to follow our lead and embrace the local way of life while you're here. With Localista, we'll ensure that you fall in love with our country and leave with unforgettable memories.

Right for You?


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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Locally Owned Social Enterprise
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Why Lokal Recommends Localista


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

Community Connection

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.

Environmental Engagement

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.


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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