Be Local Explorers | Costa Rica

Be Local Explorers | Costa Rica

Small Business

Family-owned

Inclusivity Commitment

Opened in 

2019

An introduction from

Be Local Explorers | Costa Rica

Be Local is a new approach to travel for those who are seeking a deeper understanding and connection to the places you explore. We build our experiences with local hosts who will help you uncover hidden gems and get much more out of your visit than just ticking the traditional boxes. In Costa Rica, one of the happiest countries on earth, we are excited to help you discover local cultures and foods, mind-blowing outdoor adventures, and landscapes that continue to inspire.

Our itineraries combine the benefits of slow travel with the knowledge of our local hosts, making sure that you get a great value while also having the right time to enjoy your time in Costa Rica. Small groups, authentic experiences, and a genuine appreciation and connection to locals are hallmarks of how we work, and we are excited for you to be welcomed on one of our adventures!

Key Products & Services

slow tours, tailor-made tours, small group tours, cultural experiences, foodies, outdoor activities, responsible travel, regional tours, coffee tours, rainforests

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Free airport transfers

Estimated Average value:

$

60

US Dollar

Per Booking

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Inclusivity

All businesses and organizations listed on Painted Circle have signed on to our Inclusivity Commitment.  Below are extra notes about how this business manages inclusivity.  You can find more information about our Inclusivity Commitment here.

Friendly for

Locals

Caters to

Tourists / Non-locals

Friendly for

LGBTQ+ Clients / Guests

Friendly for

Families / Kids

Friendly for

Backpackers

Friendly for

Adventure Seekers

Friendly for

Business Travelers

Friendly for

Seniors

Accommodations possible for

Clients / Guests with Pets

Please contact us so we can discuss.

Friendly for

Singles / Solo Travelers

Friendly for

Groups

Accommodations possible for

Mobility Impaired Clients / Guests

While many rural and natural locations are not designed or provisioned with accessibility in mind, we want to accommodate you as best as possible. Please contact us so we can discuss.

Accommodations possible for

Special Needs Clients / Guests

We want to share our journey, so please contact us so we can discuss any special needs and ways we may be able to accommodate you and your group.

Environmental Impact

Is there an Environmental Impact Plan in use:

Yes

Status of the Environmental Impact Plan:

Partially-integrated environmental impact plan in use

Details about the Environmental Impact Plan:

- We use and promote public transport throughout our experiences
- We are a “zero paper” company
- We encourage our groups to avoid single-use plastics
- We encourage our groups to be responsible with water consumption

Community Impact

Is there a Community Action Plan in use:

Yes

Details about the Community Action Plan:

- We make a donation on your behalf to the Travel Foundation so their research, training and sustainable tourism projects continue
- We only work with small groups to minimize social disruptions (max. 10 people)
- We encourage discovering different parts of our destinations, at different times of the day, to avoid overcrowding and distribute income across neighborhoods
- We only work with local suppliers and always try to work with small business first
- We embrace the local culture and promote integration

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