Let’s be real. It’s fun to show off your latest exotic getaway on the gram. That far-flung hot spring encircled by lush tropical foliage… you want that picture too. And in case you haven’t noticed, Costa Rica is insta-worthy. Mystical, exotic, and awe-inspiring… Costa Rica has a little bit of everything to keep your snaps lively and surprising. The following are our top picks for the most Instagrammable spots in Costa Rica.
Rio Celeste Waterfall
No, that’s not photoshop. While it’s a bit off the beaten path, Rio Celeste Waterfall is a wonder. It’s celestial blue color is staggering in person and in photos. #nofilternecessary. The river gets its color from the chemical reaction that occurs at the convergence of two rivers. Rio Celeste Waterfall is located within Tenorio Volcano National Park in the Guanacaste province of Costa Rica. Adventurous souls will love this change of pace from lazy Guanacaste beach days.
Tabacon Hot Springs
Do hot springs really ever get old? Tabacon Hot Springs capture all of our jungle dreams. Basque in this fantasyland of all natural hot springs surrounded by lush foliage. There are hot springs throughout the Arenal region, but these are well kept by the Tabacon Resort across the street from the hot springs creating an idyllic picture perfect landscape.
Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge
Let’s face it, idyllic beaches make everyone swoon. And with two coastlines, Costa Rica has plenty, but there’s something about the Caribbean beaches of Manzanillo that pull people in. Swaying palms, turquoise water, and rocky beaches will bring a wild off-the-radar vibe to your feed.
Monteverde Cloud Forest Hanging Bridges
Nothing captures the imagination like the otherworldy mist of the cloud forest. And one of the best ways to explore the misty canopy is from hanging bridges. In a setting reminiscent of Indiana Jones, you can bet all your followers will be insta-jealous.
Bottom-line: Arenal Volcano is impressive. This symmetrical volcano abruptly rises up amid rolling forested hills leaving travelers awe-inspired. If the sky is clear, it’s hard to mess up this photo op. Arenal’s near-perfect symmetry make it photogenic from every angle.
Tarcoles Crocodile Bridge
Can you say shock value? You’re bound to get a reaction from Insta followers with the Tarcoles Crocodile Bridge. On the way to the Central Pacific Coast, make a quick stop at this famous bridge that overlooks the Tarcoles River to see a congregation of giant crocs sunning and enjoying a mud bath. Crikey!
Okay, so sloths aren’t a location, but if you can get a good picture of a sloth, consider it an Insta win.
Does anyone not like sunsets? Costa Rica has incredible ones. A nightly show of colorful cloudscapes from the Pacific Coast nearly guarantees fantastic photo opportunities. Sunsets this stunning are nature’s reminder to come back to the present, drink in the moment, and maybe – just maybe – put down your phone.
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I go to Costa Rica as often as my business allows. Your description of the beauty is so accurate. And the people there are so friendly. I love the way they take care of there country