Located in the Southern Pacific zone, Costa Rica’s least developed and most rustic region where beauty and inspiration is everywhere you look, we’ve set-up a Costa Rica Photo Retreat to enrich the creative person’s soul, who in turn will enrich our lives with their art.

All of our retreats take place at Las Villas de San Buenas in Costa Rica. You will discover how close we are to the amazing natural attractions that Costa Rica has to offer.

Dates: Visit our Events page for the most up-to-date information on our Costa Rica Photo Retreats

Who can attend? Anyone who has a passion for taking photos, whether you are an accomplished photography with 100,000s of photos or a novice who has always dreamed of photographing in Costa Rica. This place is for you.

nick halverson photographer The Mission of The Costa Rica Photo Retreat is to create an intimate, luxurious, inspiration-filled environment for photographers to photograph. Sounds simple…but there is so much to see and we will be providing a full itinerary to keep everyone busy.

Who is leading the retreat? For each Costa Rica Photo Retreat, we will have a professional photographer to lead the daily workshops, and teach the technical aspects of photography. We are thrilled that David Roy Fulton is leading our event in July 2018.

How much does it cost and what does the price include? Our ALL-INCLUSIVE pricing means that all transportation, most meals, snacks throughout the day and lodging are all included in the pricing. The difference in pricing is based on which room you choose, as each room has different amenities.

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Nick Halverson (Concierge)

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Nick holding a guanabana (fruit) behind Casa Lapas.

Nick has spent thirteen years visiting Costa Rica and is the developer of Las Villas de San Buenas, the location of The Costa Rica Photo Retreat. He is our tour guide and our all-around Costa Rica expert.

We want to make sure that guests get an authentic feel of the “true” Costa Rica. During the retreat guests will enjoy the local cuisine, visit several small towns, enjoy an afternoon at Playa Ventanas beach, and have a hike (or two) on the property.

This area of Costa Rica is still being developed and it is the perfect location to ‘unplug’ from the frantic pace of life and dedicate a week to pursuing one’s goal related to writing.

Brad Gudim

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Brad has spent several decades in the event planning and management ‘arena’. He is a highly sought after performer and a spokesperson with his mixture of humor and special effects.  Brad is also a trade show producer with his own creation the “Event Planners and Suppliers Expo” in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and also the “Sales, Marketing and Publicity EXPO”.

Brad consults for exhibitors, marketers and sales teams and his projects include the Honeywell “Mission Possible” sales meeting, special effects for the Colonnade “Bacchus Sculpture” by Trammell Crow Company, technical assistant for the Target Greatland Grand Opening “Casper” presentation, technician for the “Floating Pearl” effect for AVEDA, speaker and demonstrator in the “401K Educational Video for Bankers Systems”, presenter for the “Wanted Dead or Alive” promotion for St. Paul Pioneer Press, and regional spokesperson for the corporate name change of Citicorp Mortgage.

David Roy Fulton (Professional Photographer)

David has over forty years of experience as a professional photographer with an extensive resume. He has been published in Frommers, Alaska Day by Day, and countless david roy fulton costa ricanewspapers and magazines throughout North America.

Although David is from North America, he currently lives in the town of Puerto Jimenez, located in Costa Rica’s southern pacific region.

David has taught photography classes for over thirty years and will ensure that photographers, at all skill levels, learn during the Costa Rica Photo Retreat.

Learn more about David Roy Fulton.

Check out some of David Roy Fulton’s photos here.