10 Stunning Costa Rica Photos To Inspire You To Visit

purple stormclouds and lightning over arenal volcano costa rica

If you’ve ever dreamed about visiting Costa Rica, there is more than enough incredible photography out there to inspire you to get out and live the Pura Vida. We’ve assembled our ten favorite Costa Rica photos (and a few fun facts) that will make you want to hop on a plane and come stay with us at Casa Teresa today.

Purple Skies and Lightning Over Arenal Volcano

This iconic Costa Rica photo shows the majesty of a thunderstorm heightened by the dramatic silhouette of Arenal Volcano, one of Costa Rica’s most famous landmarks. Hopefully, you have better weather while you’re visiting, however—unless you’re a storm-chaser, and you live for sights like these! Fun fact: Arenal Volcano, long thought extinct, had a massive eruption in 1968 and has been active ever since. 

man ziplining over a rainforest canopy in costa rica

Ziplining the Rainforest Canopy

Ziplining is an absolute must-do adventure in Costa Rica. Harness yourself to a line and soar high over the trees, getting a bird’s eye view of the landscape and a thrilling experience all in one. This Costa Rica photo is only a sample of the landscapes you can witness from the canopy. There’s a reason this is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country. 

Alt-text: overhead view of the ocean, an island, a jungle, and a resort in manuel antonio costa rica | file name: manuel-antonio-overhead

Manuel Antonio Beach

Fun fact: Manuel Antonio is one of the most biodiverse places in the world! From coral reefs to rainforest, to world-class beaches, the beauty of the landscape here is endless. This beautiful picture of a Costa Rica beach should make you want to take a trip!

clouds and vegetation over a blue lagoon in volcan irazu national park, costa rica

Volcan Irazu National Park, Cartago Province, Costa Rica

Fun fact: Costa Rica has one of the highest ratios of protected land of any country in the world. During the 1970s and 1980s, logging and farming began to threaten the rare and sensitive ecosystems in Costa Rica. In a move by the government widely supported by the people, a large amount of land was preserved to maintain Costa Rica’s rich and unique biodiversity. 

blue and orange sunset over tamarindo beach costa rica

Sunset at Tamarindo Beach

This Costa Rica photo just makes you want to sit back with a cocktail and listen to the sound of the waves. Savor the picturesque beauty of a sunset over the ocean every night you stay on Santa Teresa beach!

la fortuna waterfall in the rainforest mountains in costa rica

La Fortuna Waterfall, Alajuela, La Fortuna

This waterfall is quite close to the aforementioned Arenal Volcano. Take two trips in one and go visit the popular turquoise swimming hole at the bottom of this famous river waterfall.

We love this iconic picture of Costa Rica beaches. A tiny spit of land separates the turquoise waters into two of the best beaches in the entire world. This area of Costa Rica is simply paradise.

Playa Escondilla and Playa Manuel Antonio

We love this iconic picture of Costa Rica beaches. A tiny spit of land separates the turquoise waters into two of the best beaches in the entire world. This area of Costa Rica is simply paradise.

waterfall in a blue pool in Rincón de la Vieja, Costa Rica

Rincón de la Vieja, Costa Rica

Finding an isolated waterfall pool and going swimming in the jungle is one of the finest delights in life. One of the most magical places to experience this in Costa Rica is Rincón de la Vieja National Park, just northeast of Liberia. It’s full of family-friendly aquatic adventures and world-class camping, popular all year round, even in the rainy season.

white plane wing over the rivers, forests, and ocean of drake bay costa rica

Flight Over Drake Bay

Fun fact: Casa Teresa can arrange for you to have a first-class commercial flight drop you off from a major city directly to our slice of paradise in the Nicoya Peninsula. You can enjoy sights like these from your own private plane, making both your journey and your destination a beautiful memory you’ll never forget. Take your own pictures of Costa Rica beaches from the sky!

dense Costa Rica rainforest with dirt trail in the middle

Rainforest Hike

This Costa Rica photo makes us dreamy! Imagine walking through this rainforest, surrounded by the smell of the sweet, fresh air and the sounds of countless animals, birds, and chirping insects. The Costa Rica rainforests are a nature lover’s heaven.

Fun fact: Costa Rica is one of the only places on earth that has the Cloud Forest biome. These forests are at a precise equatorial altitude and temperature to consistently maintain a cloud of moisture through a dense mountain rainforest, sustaining life that survives in very few other places.

Book Your Stay At Casa Teresa Luxury Villa

Casa Teresa living room and pool

If you are planning on visiting the Santa Teresa area during your stay in Costa Rica, we would love to have you visit us at Casa Teresa Luxury Villa. We are located right on the beautiful Santa Teresa beach, and you can contact us to book a reservation today.

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