Photo Trip In Costa Rica

A natural paradise, Costa Rica is a playground for all photography lovers
All styles of photography in a unique country!
Beginner and experienced photographers
Travel in expert pack (transfers / trips / half board / activities) 4 to 9 people

From 2490 €

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Passionate about image and nature, Sylvain Demercastel turns his choice towards less frequented places. He will take you to places ignored by traditional circuits. He will not forget the essentials, to allow you to cover the wide range that Costa Rica offers to lovers of beautiful images.
Cameras have been part of my life since my first Agfamatic in 1978 ...
I invite you to share my passion for the image and for Costa Rica, through a unique and rare stay. A circuit different from what is usually offered, which will allow us to get away from the crowds without missing out on the essentials.

By exploring landscape photography, wildlife, street photography or sports photography, I will share with you my approach and my tips.

Rather than enrolling in a photo "class" approach, I offer the sharing of know-how, feedback and adaptation to situations that arise. The technique will of course be present and we will also do some post production workshops.

The goal will be on finding places and the possibility, while working on photography, not to miss a country and exceptional moments.


- Because Sylvain will know how to provide his photo tips to amateurs and confirmed alike while sharing his secret places.
- To see Costa Rica through photography at the best times of the day, for incredible light.
- For the mix of “stay in a comfortable villa” and the “discovery roadtrip” part in a 3-star hotel.


Day 1: Arrival at San José

Arrival in San José, welcome + hotel transfer, briefing and first advice.

Day 2 : Arenal Volcano

Breakfast, then departure to the Arenal volcano. On the road, a few stops to photograph the local "sodas". 

Arrived at the edge of the volcano, Depending on the weather, tour of the lake and the different points of view, discovery hike between tropical forest and lava paths with views of the perfect cone and the end of the day lights which give it a magical shade.

Day 3 : Volcano and city of LA FORTUNA

Breakfast at the hotel, then meeting with a naturalist guide for a hike through the jungle and the Hanging bridges. On the program, tropical animals (birds, monkeys and snakes...) and striking views of the jungle and the volcano. Midday, we will start the first post-processing session to optimize the next shots. 

In the afternoon, discovery of the city of La Fortuna with its view of the volcano, end of the day in the hot spring pools.

Day 4 : Ténorio Volcano

Departure after breakfast to the Tenorio volcano. Visit the small town of Bijagua where we will look for sloths and Toucans. The opportunity to practice some "street photography" exercises, visit an "organic" coffee plantation, before joining our hotel on the edge of the tropical forest.

A path that starts from the hotel will allow us to make a "night tour" and observe the nocturnal fauna, the amphibians and to try some photos in low light ...

Day 5 : Rio Celeste

Today we have an appointment with the amazing waters of Rio Celeste. A hike along this stream and waterfalls in unreal colors. Long pause photo techniques on the program to generate the magical streams of waterfalls.

In the afternoon, we will cross the plains of Guanacaste for a total change of atmosphere ... Direction the Pacific Ocean! Along the way, stop in Santa Cruz to immortalize the typical alleys and find colorful characters.

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Day 6: Initiation to surf photography

Departure early in the morning to explore the surrounding beaches and test yourself at surf photography. Landscapes, sport ... It is also an opportunity to come back to the animals because the region is full of howler monkeys. You just have to let yourself be guided by their cries.

Return to the villa, hearty breakfast, rest and image processing. 

In the afternoon, boat trip on the Tempisque estuary, to look for crocodiles and migratory birds ...

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Day 7: photo of beaches and landscapes

This morning, we leave for beaches worthy of the best postcards. Landscape work, classic or original framing and optimization of morning lights. On your return, we will show you one of the local canteens that we particularly appreciate.

The afternoon may be the opportunity for a horseback ride at sunset, to discover the inaccessible parts of the coast under a dreamy light (optional).

Day 8: turtles and colorful houses

Departure for the south coast and its black sand beaches, turtle nesting sites and a postcard-worthy beach.

On the road we will cross some villages with colorful houses typical of the region. A day of exploration, track, river crossing in one of the most authentic areas of the country.

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Day 9 : Rincon de la Vieja

This morning, early departure to be the first to start the hike in Rincon de la Vieja National Park. A steep path through the forest and the impressive strangling ficus trees, which will lead us to a lost and beautiful waterfall. With a little luck we will see the white-faced monkeys and some animals of the typical dry tropical forest of Guanacaste ...

Day 10 : San Jose

It's already time to hit the road back to San Jose, but you will have time to go for one last trip to the beach, or to explore the park around our villa in search of birds or monkeys. .. You will miss Costa Rica but your photos will fuel your memories!


All transfers and all trips. All park tickets + activities listed in the program except "options". Support for shots, advice and workshops in situation with Sylvain Demercastel.

NIGHTS 1-2-3-4
In a 3-star hotel, single room. Breakfast + lunch included.

NIGHTS 5-6-7-8-9
In a private villa, single room, home chef, half board (breakfasts / dinners).

3 "development / postproduction" workshops on Lightroom software.

Horseback riding $ 60 pp minimum 3 people 
Surf lessons $ 60 pp   
Stand Up Paddle excursion in the mangroves $ 60 pp 
Ziplines above the canopy $ 55 pp.

Passionate about image and nature, Sylvain Demercastel turns his choice towards less frequented places. He will take you to places ignored by traditional circuits. He will not forget the essentials, to allow you to cover the wide range that Costa Rica offers to lovers of beautiful images.

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