Costa Rica Travel Photography for Toronto Guardian Travel

In April I visited Costa Rica with Toronto Guardian to take photos and write about some of the locations and places to stay. I went from Montezuma to Jaco to Manuel Antonio before heading to La Fortuna and back to San Jose to fly home.

Costa Rica - Montezuma - Joel Levy
Costa Rica – Montezuma – Rental Home

In Montezuma I stayed at an incredible rental home just 10 minutes drive from Montezuma Beach and the main part of the small town. A bohemian paradise, this area is known for their Yoga Retreat, Anamaya, their many surf locations in the area, and the transient lifestyle that is very apparent.

Costa Rica - Montezuma
Costa Rica – Montezuma

After Montezuma I headed to Manuel Antonio National Park for the day and then stayed in Jaco for two nights. At the park, I got to shoot Sloths and other animals in the wild. In Jaco, I stayed at Croc’s Resort which is very well known, there were even billboard at the airport in San Jose.

Costa Rica - Manuel Antonio - Sloth
Costa Rica – Manuel Antonio – Sloth

After Jaco, I headed to my favourite place of the trip. La Fortuna site beside two volcanoes and is in the centre of the country where it is more rainforest like. The lush landscapes and beautiful resorts were a dream to shoot. I also visited the hot springs that run through the area.

Costa Rica - Jaco - Croc's Resort and Casino
Costa Rica – Jaco – Croc’s Resort and Casino

After a few nights in La Fortuna, I headed back to San Jose and took a tour around. I noticed their gorgeous National Football Stadium and wanted to get a good angle. Luckily the Hilton Hotel lobby floor was on the 16th floor right next door and I managed to get on their observation deck for a better view.

La Fortuna

I will be posting more articles on this trip on Toronto Guardian. Stay tuned for those posts.