Localista is a Tour Operator specialized in authentic & local experiences, custom-made holidays for groups and FIT’s in Costa Rica. We provide DMC services to wholesalers and specialized tour operators. Localista is also a member of PURE CENTRAL AMERICA: our regional brand that promotes the whole Central American region.

We are travelers designing a travel experience for more travelers like ourselves and we hope to guide you, honestly, so that you end up having the best Costa Rican experience possible: The local experience.

You’ll eat where we eat, drink where we drink, have fun where we have fun and relax where we relax. You know how they say, “When in Rome…”? Well, that’s one hell of a great piece of advice for any traveler and we take it to our hearts to make sure that “When in Costa Rica, you do as we do: Love our country and be happy!”

LOCALISTA is part of the following groups: Costa Rica Travel Agents

Featured trips & expertise

Hiking trail in Manuel Antonio National Park
Monteverde Cloud Forest & Manuel Antonio National Park - 6 days

Perfect for nature lovers and first-time travelers to Costa Rica, this fast-paced itinerary takes you to two of the country's most beloved national parks. With the diverse wildlife of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and the jungle-lined white sand beaches of Manuel Antonio, you'll get to the essence of the Costa Rican motto: Pura Vida!

Guanacaste has surf breaks for all ages and skill levels
Volcano & Pacific Beach Family Adventure - 6 Days

Costa Rica is an ideal destination for families, and this itinerary ensures you'll experience some major highlights. On your 6-day adventure, you'll explore the Rincón de la Vieja volcano plus visit the village of Tamarindo and surf its beaches. There are plenty of kid-friendly activities along the way, including waterfall hikes and river safaris.