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Pura Vida Costa Rica Photo Tour

Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica

Join us on this exceptional, all-inclusive, 6-day, 5-night, travel photography tour and photograph spectacular beaches, five sensational Costa Rica waterfalls in three amazing national parks, and immerse yourself in nature photography with stunning landscapes, incredible tropical sunsets, and a splash of Costa Rica wildlife.  Photographers of all skill levels are welcome and the only requirement is a basic understanding of using a DSLR or mirrorless camera.

• Improve your photo skills with personalized, professional photography assistance
• Enhance your digital workflow with Lightroom assistance
• Learn about the incredible biodiversity of Costa Rica from our licensed, English-speaking nature guide
• Relax in award-winning hotels  
• Enjoy delicious traditional and gourmet Costa Rican and international cuisine
• Travel in comfort with private transportation
• 2 person minimum / 4 person maximum per tour


Day 1 - Arrive in Costa Rica  

A representative from ColorTexturePhotoTours will meet you at Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR) in Liberia and transfer you to our first luxurious hotel in Playa Hermosa.  At the hotel, our tour leader will greet you and get you settled comfortably into your room.  Once all tour participants have arrived at the hotel, we will have a delicious welcome dinner

Bosque del Mar

Day 2 - Llanos de Cortez / Playa Hermosa
After an early breakfast, we will travel by private transfer and photograph Llanos de Cortez (Catarata Llanos de Cortez), one of the premier waterfalls in Costa Rica.  For more information about Llanos de Cortez, read this blog post.  After shooting all morning, we will return to Playa Hermosa for lunch, edit images, relax at the beach, capture an incredible sunset, and have another wonderful dinner.

Llanos de Cortez, Costa Rica Grid

Day 3 - Rincon de la Vieja Volcano National Park
After breakfast and editing images, we will travel by private transfer to Rincon de la Vieja Volcano National Park, have lunch, then photograph Las Chorreras, a unique waterfall with two cascades flowing into a gorgeous pool below. Afterwards, we will photograph Oropendola Waterfall, which drops 80' into the lush canyon of Rio Blanco.  We end the day at Rio Negro Hot Springs, where you can take a volcanic ash mud bath and wash off in the river before relaxing in several natural hot springs with different temperatures. After the hot springs we will get cleaned up and enjoy another fantastic dinner.  

Rincon de la Vieja, Costa Rica Grid

Day 4 - Rio Celeste
After an early breakfast, we will travel by private transfer to Tenorio Volcano National Park and photograph the magnificent turquoise waters of the Rio Celeste Waterfall (Catarata Rio Celeste), which is Costa Rica's most iconic waterfall.  We will spend the morning shooting, then have a an excellent lunch, and travel to our next fantastic hotel in La Fortuna.  For more information about Rio Celeste, read this blog post. Once at the hotel, you will have the remainder of the day to edit images before enjoying another great dinner.

Rio Celeste, Costa Rica, Grid

Day 5 - La Fortuna / Chachagua / Lake Arenal
After an early breakfast, we will depart by private transfer to one of the pristine La Fortuna waterfalls, Catarata La Fortuna, which is one of the most famous waterfalls in Costa Rica.  After shooting away the morning and having lunch at an excellent restaurant, we will travel to a private farm in Chachagua and photograph tiny, vibrant poison dart frogs.  Afterwards, we will travel to Lake Arenal for a gorgeous tropical sunset before returning to our hotel for our final delicious dinner.  Check out this blog post for more information about La Fortuna. 

La Fortuna, Costa Rica

Day 6 - Depart Costa Rica  
After an early breakfast, we will travel by private transfer to San Juan Santamaría International Airport in Alajeula, where you will catch your flight home or continue exploring Costa Rica on your own.

SJO Airport