Botanika Resort

As a nature photographer, Roman got his start as a landscape photographer but over the last 30 years Roman has expanded his skills to include the world of macro, bird, and wildlife photography. His workshops cater to photographers who don’t want to get lost in a crowd! Roman strive to provide a unique photographic experience while maintaining a social environment with a high level of fun and energy for those who share his passion for photography. He welcomes every level of photographer as long as they have an open mind to learn!

Join Roman on this exciting and diverse new workshop in Costa Rica that will run from Dec. 1st though the 8th, 2018 with your flight home on the 9th. National Geographic calls the Osa peninsula the most biodiverse place on earth. Here is a link to the small gallery of images. We will have the opportunity to photograph 4 species of monkeys, 2 types of sloths, way too many birds to remember including 2 species of kingfishers, venomous snakes, two types of poison dart frogs or more, fantastic orchids and flowers, insects, reptiles etc. This workshop will have two half days of photography plus five full days of morning and afternoon shoots. This workshop will have plenty opportunities both in the wild and at setups both at the lodge and out in the field.

What is included? Pretty much everything after your arrival into San Jose, Costa Rica! Transfers to and from the airport. First night lodging at the DoubleTree Hilton (or something similar) although the first night dinner is on your own (restaurant on property). Breakfast at the hotel and around 11am we will be taken to the airport for the 45-minute in country flight on a 12-passenger plane. Lunch and dinner will be at the lodge. We spend the first ½ day on the grounds. I photographed Macaws, Toucans, monkeys, flowers, and countless other things at the resort. It does have a very nice pool and hot tub as well. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner for the next 5 days and while most are sit-down, some will be boxed lunches in the field with options. This is a fishing lodge, so plenty of fresh seafood and everything else in between. The last ½ day will be spent on the grounds of the lodge with breakfast and lunch included. Around 3pm we fly back to San Jose and stay at same hotel where dinner is on your own again. Tips for drivers, guides, staff is also included!

So what isn’t included? Flights to San Jose. Tips for luggage porters. Alcoholic beverages (although I do think wine is included with dinner). Overweight luggage fees. (The in-country airline charges for bags over 35 pounds and carry on over 15 pounds. My checked bag was fine (90 degrees and 90% humidity) but my camera bag weighed 24 pounds over! It cost me $24 and I do believe they charge $2 a pound for overweight checked bags.) That’s it!

***The cost will be $4,895 per person based on double occupancy and is open to 8 participants. A $1,500 per person deposit is required to hold your spot.