Costa Rica is a strip of land sandwiched by the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, where steaming jungle cascades from mighty, towering volcanoes and cloud forest, down to gold-sand beaches and quiet, idyllic villages – it’s ready-made for a photography holiday.

Whether you don’t know you shutter speeds from your apertures, or you’re looking for an off-grid adventure to refresh your expertise, there’s a photography holiday in Costa Rica to suit you, and with local guides absolutely passionate about the work and their area, you’re sure to come away with treasured memories that are captured forever.

Photography Adventures in Costa Rica

Photography in Costa Rica is an activity ready-made for a country that truly rewards you for getting far off the beaten track, and into its stunning wilderness.

There are opportunities everywhere you look, stunning beaches of Puntarenas Province and the melt-in-the-mouth sunsets that dip over the Pacific horizon, thick jungles of tangled creepers and stunning birdlife, and mountains and volcanoes that scrape the pure blue skies.

A photography expedition in Costa Rica can be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, a chance to either hone your skills or capture that ultimate image you’ve been dreaming about. With local guides who know their way around a camera as well as they do around the landscape, you’re in for a trip that will guarantee great results and a fabulous experience.

Where to experience photography trips in Costa Rica

As has already been mentioned, Costa Rica is a country with a huge variety of landscapes. Head to the Pacific coast and combine your photography course with surfing lessons that help you master the waves, or yoga lessons that help you get in touch with the landscape.

After, you might want to head inland to seek out the more spectacular scenery, and there’s plenty of it to be found in Braulio Carillo National Park, the volcanos of Alajuela, and the stunning wildlife in Los Quetzales National Park. Do a bit of digging, and you’ll come away with photo opportunities like nowhere else on earth.

Who are our Costa Rican photography holiday guests?

Experienced photographers, people who are picking up a proper camera for the first time, all our experienced are geared towards your level and are, in fact, tailored exactly to what you want to get out of your trip.

Suitable for those who want to strike out to areas rarely visited by anyone, on an expedition that plunges you deep into the wilderness, or just chill on the beach and surf in Puntarenas Province, with us we can guarantee you’ll find exactly the experience you were dreaming of.

Why choose Not In The Guide Books?

We’re passionate about helping people find the most amazing experiences on their travels, through meeting local people, exploring new places, and discovering alternative activities that make holidays special. We do this by carefully selecting partners in countries around the world who are experts in their local area, sourcing interesting people who can guide you through immersive experiences.

Our local partners in Costa Rica know how to show people the very best of their home. Choosing a Not In The Guide Books holiday in Costa Rica means you don’t have to choose between a city break or an activity-filled holiday, you can get the best of both worlds with a unique trip.