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Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica Workshop

Please join me in my incredible Costa Rica wildlife photography workshop! On the edge of one of the world’s largest coastal rainforests located in front of one of the world’s few tropical fjord systems, few places in the world can offer this kind of access to exotic wildlife and scenery! I will be announcing dates soon. Crocodile Bay Resort located on Costa Rica’s remote Osa Peninsula! referred to by National Geographic as “The most biologically intense place on Earth!"


🔵 Day One

  • After a short scenic flight from San Jose, you will land at Puerto Jimenez Airport in the Osa Peninsula. Referred to by National Geographic as "The most biologically intense place on earth."

  • Upon your arrival at Crocodile Bay Resort, you will be greeted by their friendly and helpful staff who will get you checked into your room.

  • Once you are all settled in, I will meet you for lunch in the dining area for a meet and greet and a delicious meal.

  • After lunch, we will tour Crocodile Bay’s beautiful tropical property where you will likely see scarlet macaws, orange chinned parakeets, hummingbirds, and possibly even a crocodile or two.

  • This will be a great time to familiarize yourself with the grounds to learn tips and techniques on how to capture perfect photos in a tropical forest setting.

  • We will then be meeting in the conference room to get you up to speed on proper camera settings, techniques and everything else you will need to know to get started on the next day’s unforgettable photography workshop.

🔵 Day Two

  • Let’s start with an optional sunrise shoot out on Crocodile Bays picturesque 300-foot long dock. The mornings can be quite beautiful, and it's a lovely way to start your day!

  • We will then be served a delicious breakfast in the dining room and head out to our first outing.

  • We will drive out to the countryside with our expert local guide who will be looking for all four species of monkeys; squirrel, white-faced, howler, and spider monkeys. We also may come upon sloths, toucans, laughing falcons, roadside hawks and maybe even some screech owls! You will be amazed at how our expert guides can spot so many different species creating many photo opportunities.

  • Then we will head to a local beach to have lunch and relax a bit under the palm trees.

  • After lunch will head back to Crocodile Bay, where you will have time to rest or hang by the pool.

  • Before dinner, we will spend some time in the classroom where I will be teaching you about post-processing your images and discussing the photos you took that morning

  • Then we will gather in the dining to enjoy a delicious dinner and get ready for day three!

🔵 Day Three

  • Let’s do another optional sunrise shoot on Crocodile Bays dock and then meet for breakfast.

  • We will then be heading out to a remote off-grid beautiful primary forest where we will be doing macro photography. I will be teaching techniques and tips on macro photography on-site, and you will get to practice what you learned by capturing some fantastic shots of poison dart frogs, Red-Eyed Tree Frogs and many more amazing creatures.

  • We will have lunch on the property while enjoying the sights and sounds of the rain forest

  • After lunch we will head back to Crocodile Bay for some downtime where are you welcome to walk the property, explore the local town nearby, or just relax by the pool. During this time, I will be available for one on one’s to help you with any questions you may have.

  • Then we will again meet for a delicious dinner and get ready for day four!

🔵 Day four

  • We will start with our optional sunrise shoot and then breakfast.

  • On this day I would like for you to take some free time and enjoy the activities at the resort. Relax at the beautiful pool or get pampered at the world-class massage center.

  • We will then have lunch and head out to get more pics of the amazing wildlife of Costa Rica.

  • We will then head to Piro Beach, where we will have a sunset shoot on the beach.

🔵 Day five

  • We will start with our optional sunrise shoot and hearty breakfast.

  • Then head over to nearby Osa Interactive Gardens, an environmental education center and rainforest reserve with a butterfly house and botanical gardens. This is a fantastic place where you will get more macro shots and tour the property.

  • We will then have lunch back at crocodile bay and spend some classroom time going over post-processing and any questions you may have.

  • We will end with a delicious dinner.

🔵 Day Six

  • Let’s do our optional sunrise shoot one more time and then have breakfast.

  • For our last day, we will take a tour of the Sierpe River by riverboat. Sierpe River is an incredibly beautiful place where the rainforest wildlife meets the river. You will likely see monkeys, iguanas, herons, wood rails, putas, and many other amazing sights and sounds.

  • We will stop by the local restaurant on the water for lunch where they have the best milkshakes!

  • After lunch, we will head back to Crocodile Bay to relax and choose your favorite photo to share at dinner.

  • We all meet for dinner and enjoy our last meal together and share our favorite moments of the week.

🔵 Day Seven

  • Departure

  • Shuttle to Puerto Jimenez airport

  • Flight from Puerto Jimenez to San Jose


In Your Workshop Fee?

All Photo Workshop Location Fees, Trips and Guides
Every photo excursion, location fee, transportation, and guides are included for Day 1 through Day 5. If you choose to do something on Day 6, you’ll be responsible for any costs.

Transfer Package

Basically, you pay for your flight to and from San Jose (Costa Rica) airport. All of your transportation from that point is included in this package.

  • Shuttle from San Jose airport to Double Tree

  • 1 night at Double Tree in San Jose

  • Shuttle from Double Tree to San Jose Airport

  • Roundtrip Airfare from San Jose to Puerto Jimenez

  • Shuttle from Puerto Jimenez Airport to Crocodile Bay Resort

All-Inclusive 5 Nights at Crocodile Bay

  • All Meals at Crocodile Bay and wine at dinner (includes packed lunch if on outing)

  • Gratuities (but, does not include gratuities for spa or your Day 6 excursions)

What Is NOT Included?

  • Airfare from your home town to/from San Jose

  • Excess/Overweight Baggage Fees

  • Airline Change Fees

  • Alcoholic Beverages (other than wine included with dinner)

  • Spa or Activities on Day 6

Workshop Fee

This includes everything mentioned above in the “What’s Included”.

Cost: $5,100.00 USD per workshop attendee.

*** Additional non-workshop companion: $1,299 (this is for a spouse, friend, or family member to share a room with you. It includes everything mentioned above except the photo workshop, tours, location fees, and guides)


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