If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video is a novel. Our Costa Rica Experts often describe in great detail the highlights of destinations and attractions, but it’s not quite the same as seeing them yourself first-hand. So while we’re still patiently awaiting the invention of teletransportation, videos are the next best thing. The following 7 videos will temporarily transport you from your office chair to the happiest country on earth, Costa Rica. And if temporarily isn’t long enough, then you may have to come visit for yourself.
Visit Costa Rica
This video of Mike Holp‘s 10 day adventure in Costa Rica, has us laying out our next itinerary. With picturesque aerial views of rainforests, waterfalls and volcanoes, Visit Costa Rica gives a treetop perspective of some of Costa Rica’s top natural highlights. Plus, the music gets us pretty jazzed up.
Costa Rica Adventure | Pura Vida Dreaming
Appropriately named, Pura Vida Dreaming is a friendly reminder that there are warmer escapes from the bitter winter cold. This slow, epic beach walk with intermittent shots of Costa Rica wildlife and showstopping landscapes has us practically drooling by the time our beach walker reaches the beach.
Sunsets of Costa Rica
Everybody loves a good sunset. And some say, Costa Rica has the best. This video by the Film Poets of a couple’s trip around Manuel Antonio intertwines the best Pacific sunsets with other adventures like white water rafting and waterfall rappelling, all rotating around a central theme, the sun. Now that’s poetic.
Simply named, Pura Vida captures a man’s family trip to Dominical, Nosara, Tamarindo, and Arenal. This peaceful take on a Costa Rica family vacation is an invitation to slow down and appreciate the simple moments, whether it be an afternoon rain shower or sipping water from coconuts.
Costa Rica: Enter Adventure
This clip by Matador captures the adventurous, laid back spirit of Costa Rica. Matador highlights unique experiences like cave spelunking at Barra Honda National Park and waterfall exploration, while showcasing local culture and nature (both essential for the full Costa Rican experience).
WANDER IN PARADISE | Treasured Memories from Playa Junquillal, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
This creative take on Costa Rica has been at the top of our list for a while for its unique expression. Wander in Paradise features just one destination, Playa Janquillal, a beach many of our Experts believe is one of the best in Costa Rica for its seclusion and views. The video’s compelling perspective and effects tell a story that will have you hitting play at least one more time.
Save the Americans: Costa Rican Animals for the Overworked
Last, but certainly not least, the Save The Americans video by the Costa Rica tourism board is a hysterical attempt to persuade you to visit Costa Rica, with the beloved animals of Costa Rica as the stars of the show. Fair warning: this song will stay with you, and possibly elicit a personal rendition.