Nature Photo-Safari

Why do we like this tour example?

  • To discover Costa Rica through the lens at the best times of the day, when the light is amazing.
  • Because Sylvain likes to share his knowledge with both amateur and pro photographers, and show them his favorite secret spots.
  • Because it blends the “luxury villa” feel and “discovery roadtrip” vibe – but in 3-star hotels.
Sylvain Demercastel’s passion for nature and image has led him to turn his lens towards less-explored locations. He will take you to places overlooked by conventional tours, but won’t miss out on the essentials to help you cover the full range of what Costa Rica has to offer lovers of beautiful pics.
Cameras have been part of my life since I got my first Agfamatic in 1978… I’m inviting you to share my passion for photography and Costa Rica with this unique and rare tour. It’s a trip with a difference, allowing us to beat the crowds without missing out on the must-sees. We’ll explore landscape, wildlife, street or sports photography, and I’ll share my approach and tips with you along the way. This isn’t really a photography “course”: it’s more of an opportunity to share know-how, experience, and adapt to any situation that arises. Technique will of course be an important aspect, as will post-production workshops. Our focus will be on finding locations and opportunities to work on your photo skills, but also to discover everything the country has to offer and experience memorable moments.


  • The tour includes:
    • All transfers and domestic travel.
    • All park entrance fees and activities mentioned in the program (except when described as “optional”, see below*).
    • Photographic support, tips and on-site workshops with Sylvain Demercastel.
  • Your accommodation:
    • Nights 1-2-3-4 in 3-star hotelsindividual room (breakfast and lunch included).
    • Nights 5-6-7-8-9 in a private villa with individual rooms and in-house chef (half-board: breakfast and dinner).
  • Lightroom Workshops: 3 “processing / postproduction” workshops using Adobe Lightroom software.
  • Prices expert pack: from $2300 (price per person / 4 persons min, shared bedroom 2 persons).
  • *Optional activities:
    • Horseback excursion: $60 per person (minimum 3 people).
    • Surf lessons (initiation and beginners): $60 per person.
    • Stand-up paddleboard excursion through the mangrove: $60 per person.
    • Zipline above the treetops: $55 per person.

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