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DVOW Nominee from Costa Rica
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Marco G.Lerin

Edited in his custom, narrative format, this incredible piece by DVA Nominee Marco G.Lerin in one to remember. Shot in the rainforests of the Central American nation of Costa Rica, he takes a unique spin on real estate shooting. You almost don’t realize that is what you’re watching because the shots are so cinematic, the narration so compelling, and the locations so varied. This 4K film was a Drone Video of the Week nominee in 2019.

Aerial Tour of Costa Rica
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Aerial Costa Rica


Contributor Leopariasphoto flies over the Central American country Costa Rica, giving us a bird's eye view of this tropical paradise.  The video features spectacular views of some of the country's beaches and waterfalls, and even a top-down view of a manta ray! You will see why Costa Rica, sometimes called the Switzerland of Central America, has become a go to spot for tourists and drone pilots alike.  Among other attractions, it offers amazing beaches on both coasts and a stunningly biodiverse interior.

Costa Rica by Drone
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Costa Rica Elevated


Contributor Lostnfree takes us on an unforgettable tour of his home country Costa Rica, a small nation in the heart of Central America.  Highlights of this reel include aerial footage of Volcan Poas, Volcan Arenal, Volcan Rincón de la Vieja, Quebrada Barroso, Chindama Waterfall, Rio Desague, Quebrada Gata, Playa Bajamar, Playa Avellana, Laguna de hule, Vara Blanca, Guanacaste, Puente de la Amistad, Manuel Antonio, Playa Junquillal, and Territorio de Zaguates, and more.

Waterfalls of Costa Rica, by Drone
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Chasing Costa Rica Waterfalls


Costa Rica's numerous volcanoes and extensive rainforests combined to create a third natural phenomenon - waterfalls.  The western half of this Central American  country, inland from the Pacific coast, is home to some of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world.    Impressively, top contributor Msmember was able to visit eight of these marvels in a 24 hour period, drone in hand.  As you'll see from his video, the bird's eye views are spectacular.    

Phantom 4 Tour of Costa Rica
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Pura Vida // Costa Rica


For an aerial overview of Costa Rica, it's hard to beat this epic drone reel by Wyld and Alive.  Their video gives you a feel for the diverse landscapes of this Central American country, which has become a major tourism hot spot in recent years.  Fly along with them for epic bird's eye views of the country's volcanoes, waterfalls, secluded saloons, amazing beaches on the Pacific and the Caribbean, and amazing wild life.  The video's aerial footage was captured with a DJI Phantom 4 drone.

Irazú Volcano
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Irazu Volcano


Costa Rican drone pilot Flystudio CR gives us an amazing drone video of the active Irazú Volcano, situated in the middle of the country.  Using his drone, he gives us an amazing bird's eye view of the series of craters which sit atop the volcano, the highest in Costa Rica, which is situated in a national park.  On rare clear days, it is possible to see both the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Caribbean Sea to the east from the summit!   The volcano has a peak elevation of just over 3.2k meters (about 11.2k ft.).

Isla Tortuga
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Isla Tortuga, Costa Rica

Enrico Pescantini

Not to be confused with an island of the same name in Baja California (Mexico), or the island off the northwestern coast of Haiti, THIS Isla Tortuga sits off of the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica on the Pacific Ocean side of the Central American nation.  A place of stunning white sand beaches and deep blue waters, the island is captured from an aerial perspective in this stunning drone video from contributor Enrico Pescantini.  

Poás Volcano
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Poas Volcano Costa Rica


Poas is a very active volcano in the center of the Central American nation of Costa Rica.  This volcano, which stands 2.7k meters (8.8k feet) tall, has been erupting with great frequency, most recently in April 2017.  FlyStudioCR flew a DJI Phantom 4 Professional drone about and over this volcano, which was closed to tourists during most of 2017 and 2018 due to safety concerns.  The volcano has erupted about 40 times in the past two hundred years.  

San Jose: Costa Rica's Capital
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This is my City


Costa Rica's capital city San Jose is located near the geographic center of this Central American country.  Contributor FlystudioCR treats us to an aerial tour of his home town, one of the youngest of the Central American capitals.  San Jose was founded in a mountain valley in the 18th century by Spanish conquistador Cabildo de Leon.  As you'll see in the video, it features a mix of modern and centuries-old architecture.

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca,
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Marco G.Lerin

Costa Rica's Caribbean Sea coastline is full of amazing tropical beaches, which compare with the best of the Caribbean island beaches.  One of CR's best is around Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, a town near the southern end of the country's Caribbean (eastern) coastline.  In this drone video, Marco G. Lerin provides a great bird's eye view of the Cariblue Resort, a great lodging option for travelers seeking a relaxing stay in this beautiful seaside town.    

DVA Nominee from Costa Rica
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Rio Celeste, Costa Rica Dronie

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Female pilot wrenee is known for her epic dronie locations - hence her nickname, "Queen of the Dronie". This video by the powerhouse pilot takes the cake with her smooth flying above the trees while she lies below on a thin bridge. Shot above the Tenorio Volcano National Park in Costa Rica this video is a wonderful example of how to take the perfect top-down dronie. "Rio Celeste, Costa Rica Dronie" is nominated in our 2nd Annual Drone Video Awards. 

Costa Rica's Waterfalls
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Costa Rica Waterfalls in 24 hours


To pcontributor msember had a mission: to not only visit eight of Costa Rica’s most beautiful waterfalls in 24 hours, but to take drone footage of them as well. As you’ll see in this video, he accomplished his mission and put together a pretty great drone video in the process.  With its mountainous interior, much of which is covered by rainforests, Costa Rica is home to some of the world's most beautiful waterfalls in addition to its equally famous volcanoes.  

Costa Rico by Autel EVO
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Costa Rica: Shot on EVO

Autel Robotics

Shot on the Autel Robotics' compact and portable EVO, this 4K, 60 fps short film follows the coastline and forests of Costa Rica. The ocean and trees, however are the least interesting parts of this stellar video. You'll watch as hundereds of sea turtles nest! On average, sea turtles will lay 110 eggs in a nest. If only the crew could have hung out long enough to see some of the baby turtles hatch and make their way to the ocean!

Baldi Hot Springs, La Fortuna
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Baldi Hot Springs Edit


One of the more amazing areas of Costa Rica is around the Arenal Volcano, well into the interior of this Central American country.  The volcano is surrounded by a number of unusual geophysical phenomena.  One of these is the Baldi Hot Springs.  Located near the main town of La Fortuna, the hot springs are set in a gorgeous setting in the shadow of what is probably the most famous volcano in Central America.  Check out the Baldi Hot Springs from above in this video by top contributor WyldandAlive.

Costa Rican Water Flows
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Costa Rica River "veins of life"


Costa Rica's natural landscape is dominated by the fact that it has a mountainous interior which receives copious amounts of rainfall.  This results in large amounts of freshwater flowing from the center of the country to its coasts on the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.  The water forms into hundreds of rivers and streams, many of which are punctuated by waterfalls which spectacularly disrupt this massive flow.  In this drone video by azmercer, you'll get a bird's eye view of this vast movement.  


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Costa Rica from the sky

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Magic at the Caribbean

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Aerial Aspects
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Bahia Ballena Freedom