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 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!”

Elizabeth Solis
Partner & General manager

Eli has worked in the travel industry for over 15 years, specializing in the European Market. She makes sure that every trip includes her most delicious finds. You don’t know where to find the weirdest thing you can think of? She’ll tell you where to get it!

roig Brenes
partner & finance director

Roig has worked in tourism for over 20 years and has traveled the world while at it. A musician and photographer at heart, he’s able to put together amazing trips around the country and recommend a playlist for them!

madelyn castro
product & operations

Made is a passionate for the Community Based & Rural Tourism. She knows every single dirty road along Costa Rica. Specialized in Product and Fairtrade – Rural Tourism Project. When she is not sharing with her experiences, she is taking care of her plants at her family farm up at the mountains.