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Aerial Tour of Costa Rica


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


Costa Rica Elevated


Contributor and pilot 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.

Irazú Volcano


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


Isla Tortuga, Costa Rica

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Not to be confused with an island of the same name in Baja California (Mexico), or the island off the northwestern coast of Haiti in the Caribbean Sea, THIS Isla Tortuga sits off of the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica on the Pacific Ocean side of the Central American nation.  It's a place of stunning white sand beaches and deep blue waters.  This bit of island paradise is captured from an aerial perspective in this absolutely stunning drone video from top content creator and pilot Enrico Pescantini.  

Poás Volcano


Poas Volcano Costa Rica


Poas is a very active volcano in the center of the Central American nation of Costa Rica.  This mountain, which has a peak elevation of about 2.7k meters above sea level (roughly 8.8k feet), has been erupting with great frequency, most recently in April 2017.  Contributor and pilot FlyStudioCR flew a DJI Phantom 4 Professional drone about and over Poas, 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


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 by a Spanish explorer named Cabildo de Leon in the 18th century, two centuries after most of the other capital cities of the region.  As you'll see in the video, San Jose features a mix of modern and centuries-old architecture.

Phantom 4 Tour of Costa Rica


Pura Vida // Costa Rica


For an aerial overview of Costa Rica, it's hard to beat this epic drone reel by top contributor and pilot 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.

Waterfalls of Costa Rica, by Drone


Chasing Costa Rica Waterfalls

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Costa Rica's numerous volcanoes and extensive rainforests combined to create a third natural phenomenon - beautiful gushing waterfalls.  The western half of this Central American  country, inland from its Pacific Ocean coast, is home to some of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world.    Impressively, top contributor and former DVOW winner 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.    

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca,



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Costa Rica's eastern (Caribbean Sea) coastline is full of amazing tropical beaches, many of which compare well 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, contributor Marco G. Lerin provides a great bird's eye view of the Cariblue Resort, a great luxury lodging option for travelers seeking a relaxing stay in this beautiful seaside town.    

DVA Nominee from Costa Rica


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 the Central American nation of Costa Rica, this video is a wonderful example of how to take the perfect top-down dronie. "Rio Celeste, Costa Rica Dronie" was nominated as a Finalist in the Dronie category for the second annual AirVuz Drone Video Awards. 

Costa Rica's Waterfalls


Costa Rica Waterfalls in 24 hours

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Top contributor 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, this small Central American country is home to some of the world's most beautiful waterfalls, in addition to its equally famous volcanoes.  

DVOW Nominee from Costa Rica



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Edited in his custom, narrative format, this incredible piece by Drone Video Award finalist and drone pilot Marco G.Lerin is 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 selected as a Drone Video of the Week nominee in April of 2019.

Costa Rico by Autel EVO


Costa Rica: Shot on EVO

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Shot on the Autel Robotics' compact and portable EVO drone, this 4K, 60 fps aerial film follows the western (Pacific Ocean) coastline and inland forests of Costa Rica, the semi-tropical Central American country.  However beautiful, the oceans and trees are upstaged by the true "stars" of the video: hundreds upon hundreds of sea turtles nesting!  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


Baldi Hot Springs Edit


One of the more amazing areas of Costa Rica is around the Arenal Volcano, which is situated 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


Costa Rica River "veins of life"

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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.  

The Cocos Islands


Cocos Island - Costa Rica

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Check out this drone video of Costa Rica's remote Cocos Island, compliments of AirVuz contributor JoerDP.  The island is located far into the Pacific Ocean, about 500 km (around 300 mi.) southwest of the Costa Rican mainland.  Rectangular-shaped, the island covers about 24 square km (around 9 square mi.) and is considered the southernmost point of the North American continent.  With no permanent inhabitants and part of a national park, the Cocos is a popular eco-tourism destination and is sometimes compared to the Galápagos Islands.  

Puntarenas: Town on the Gulf of Nicoya


Puntarenas - Costa Rica

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AirVuz contributor JoeriDP brings us this excellent drone video from the town of Puntarenas in Costa Rica.  Puntarenas is located near the mouth of the Gulf of Nicoya, an inlet of the Pacific Ocean, due west from San Jose.  The city lies along a narrow strip, which gives rise to the name of the town ("sand point") in Spanish.  It's home to one of the oldest ports in Costa Rica, which has largely been supplanted by a newer port to the south of the city.  Today, Puntarenas is a popular beach destination in this Central American country.  

La Paz Waterfalls, Alajuela Province


Cataratas La Paz - Beautiful waterfall in Alajuela Province, Costa Rica

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The Cataratas La Paz is a well-known waterfall in Costa Rica, a Central American country which is famous in part for its waterfalls.  It's located approximately 31 km or about 18 mi. northwest of Alajuela, capital of the province of the same name in the north-central part of the country.  The Falls are formed by the La Paz River.   The area saw significant damage from a 6.1 Richter Scale earthquake which hit Costa Rica in January, 2009.  The waterfall can be accessed from the road which runs to/from Alajuela.

Gandoca Manzanillo National Park


BEAUTIFUL WHITE SANDS at Cahuita - Costa Rica by Drone (4K)

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Contributor and drone pilot Kristian Allin brings us this beautiful 4k aerial video from Costa Rica's Gandoca Manzanillo National Park.  It's located near the town of Cahuita in Limón, the province which covers almost all of the eastern part of this Central American country.  Located just a few km/mi north of the border with Panama, the park was created to protect the unique flora and fauna of the region.  It's easily accessible from Cahuite, a town which maintains a strong Caribbean flavor.  

Wind Farm in Costa Rica


Wind Energy - Costa Rica

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The Central American country of Costa Rica derives nearly all of its electricity needs from renewable energy sources - an astounding 99+%, according to the most recently available data.  While the majority of this was from its hydroelectric plants, the country has also substantially grown its wind turbine fleet.  In this drone video by AirVuz contributor jeank55, you'll get an aerial view of what has to be one of the world's most beautiful wind farms atop a ridge somewhere in the country's interior mountains. 

Costa Rica Trip Reel



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If your looking for inspiration to take a trip to Costa Rica, check out this spectacular trip reel from top contributor Sky Candy Studios.   It features footage from across this Central American paradise, including the surfing scene on the country's western (Pacific Ocean) coastline, the great volcano of Arenal, the nearby natural wonder Lake Arenal, one of the country's famous lagoon waterfalls, the calmer waters on the country's eastern (Caribbean Sea) side, and more from across this magical country.



Mansion ruins - Costa Rica


Costa Rica From Above 4K

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Drone reel - Xtreme Video CR


Just Costa Rica!

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Costa Rica 2017 // Travel Video

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Costa Rica from the sky