If you love drones and aerial shots and you are going to visit Costa Rica or you are already here, then this blog is perfect for you.
I will tell you about the most beautiful and best panoramic spots for your aerial photography, which will leave everyone speechless.
First of all, I would like to tell you about the laws to fly a drone, which are not as strict as in other countries (and this you will notice as soon as you get off the plane since you can easily enter the country with your drone and photography equipment in your luggage); even though there are some laws about time and other rules you should follow. These are for example:
If you follow these basic rules, you won’t get in trouble with your drone, so I will tell you about these 5 places that will make you crazy.
Some month ago we have visited Guanacaste, more precisely the Finca Sanja Negra, a unique and beautiful place, located at one of the five blue zones of the world (a place where a great number of people gets older than 100 years) and that’s why it is a place full of customs and traditions that are typical for the Costa Ricans.
If you want to see a magical sunset over the Pacific Ocean, from a point where the rocks are formed by the strong waves over thousands of years, this place is just perfect for you. The region of Guacaclillo, closer to San José than you think and just a short time on the highway, you can take your drone and make some extraordinary shots from your trips in Costa Rica. The place is barely visited, even though there are some people taking selfies and sharing times with their partner. There are also beaches with amazing waves and it is very close to Río Tárcoles, where you can spend some time making a tour of the river and watching the crocodiles.
I recommend wearing closed shoes because depending on the weather there might be mud.
Also, the shots of the La Amistad Bridge and the Tempísque River look like a picture from a magazine, so if you are in the area of Nicoya or Guanacaste, you should make a stop there.
This is the biggest artificial lake in Costa Rica (88 square kilometres), which was built by the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) in 1979 when they constructed a dam over the Arenal River. There is a whole town under the water and when the water level sinks, you can still see the tower of the church at the lake. The views are spectacular, there is a lot of nature around and the Arenal volcano in the background. Also, you can always see boats and people doing kayaking, which you can include as elements in your aerial shots.
You should know that the dam generates a lot of electricity and that causes an unstable signal, so if you don’t have a very strong radio control I recommend you to not fly the drone too far away, that you don’t lose the signal.
Being surrounded by two oceans (Pacific and Atlantic), Costa Rica counts with more than 600 beaches and even though the country is not that big, the beauty of each one offers an uncountable list of incredible photography spots. Those who follow my blogs will know that I love the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica, the convergence of the beach with the forest forms a movie scene like Blue Lagoon and any shipwreck on an island is perfect for photos of your vacation and of course also aerial shots.
You just need to look for a beach and I’m sure you will find the perfect place. For my photos, we went to Punta Uva in Puerto Viejo de Limón and the results are stunning.
All in all, Costa Rica is full of incredible places, from the air and the ground, the photos you will bring home will amaze your family and friends or for whatever you need them. Don’t forget to tag us in them!
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