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San José

Be Local Explorers | Costa Rica

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San José

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San José

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About us...

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!

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ENVIRONMENT & SUSTAINABILITY

We have policies in place to manage our sustainability and environmental impact.

- 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

SOCIAL IMPACT

We take steps to have a positive impact on our community.

- 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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Voices from the circle

We  think travelers should be able to hear directly from travel creators, in their voices and in their style. Our podcast is part of our mission to keep travel authentic and diverse by sharing the unscripted voices of real, passionate travel creators around the world.

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Charles Odom

Founder of Painted Circle

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Be Local Explorers | Costa Rica

is part of the movement.

We join Painted Circle in the effort to make travel more inclusive and welcoming for all. We are committed to creating welcoming experiences for all guests, and seek all opportunities to exercise respect and civility. Together with Painted Circle we are taking a stand that travel must be for everyone. You can read more about Painted Circle's work supporting inclusion here.

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