Robert Schrader in Costa Rica

30 Pictures That Will Make You Want to Visit Costa Rica

I came to the Costa Rica party late. Costa Rica, as I saw it, was the place where Americans who never traveled went, then returned feeling as if they were Indiana Jones, the Promised Land of sloths and colorful birds and pura vida I always knew was overhyped—certainly for anyone who’d actually seen a double-digit percentage of the world’s countries.

My first trip to Costa Rica, which I took just last November, seemed to confirm this. Although, to be fair, I hadn’t even come to see the country itself, but rather a charming tico I’d met online and subsequently fallen in love with. This love was the only reason I made a second trip to Costa Rica. Or a third or a fourth. Or a fifth.

And what I realized over the course of these trips, during which I saw almost every region of the country, is that Costa Rica really has a way of growing on you.

When I look back on all the photos I’ve snapped in Costa Rica over the past six months, it puzzles me that my love for the country wasn’t at first sight, like it was with the man who held my hand as I explored it. I can’t postulate as to how long it will take you to fall in love with Costa Rica, but I do imagine these pictures will make you want to see for yourself, if you haven’t already.

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AnnikaGab457 June 8, 2016 at 9:54 pm

Seeing the pictures makes me want to book a plan and visit Costa Rica now. Anyhow, the photo of the sloth is super cute!

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Paradise Holidays June 13, 2016 at 1:01 am

Great post Robert!I’m glad you got to see this amazing place and shared such fantastic pictures with us.

Amany Hasim June 13, 2016 at 5:33 am

What amazing pictures!

Wedding Dresses June 13, 2016 at 9:08 am

So stunning and wonderful pictures, great post, thanks for your sharing.

Robert Schrader June 14, 2016 at 7:10 am

Thanks 🙂

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PiotrekKulczycki June 28, 2016 at 4:33 am

It’s such an unique place, you can’t find it anywhere else in the world! Truly, one of the most picturesque places I’ve seen. I’m glad you enjoyed it. And your photos are really stunning! The colours and the lightning are perfect. I also really like the composition – you balanced the beautiful landscape with contrasting details. Great job!

Robert Schrader June 30, 2016 at 7:26 am


Miles of Happiness July 30, 2016 at 9:57 pm

I want to go there for the colors and the wildlife. It must be incredible.

Trolley Packer August 2, 2016 at 6:46 am

Waw! Absolutely love the images: volcanos, wild life and the beaches!

Robert Schrader August 3, 2016 at 8:18 am

It’s an amazing country—pura vida indeed!

Robert Schrader August 3, 2016 at 8:19 am

It is incredible, although it was slightly more challenging than I imagined due to the poor infrastructure.

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Debbie @ August 4, 2016 at 2:27 pm

WOW! Costa Rica had never been high on our list, but WOW! Your stunning photos make it look so incredible! Now you have us looking up more!

Paulette Patricia August 5, 2016 at 10:22 pm

I’m heading to CR on the 24th of this month. Your pics are amazing! Can’t wait to make my first trip there

Julian August 24, 2016 at 6:37 am

Fantastic pictures, defintiely convinced me to go and visit this beautiful country!What camera are u using?
Enjoy Croatia!

BeachandPoolCrawl August 29, 2016 at 10:27 pm

One of my favorite photos.

Robert Schrader August 30, 2016 at 5:46 am

How beautiful!

Robert Schrader August 30, 2016 at 5:47 am

I use Nikon D750. Thanks for the well wish!

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