Discovering the small world



Discover the beauty and diversity of the southern Nicoya Peninsula on this 3-day, 2-night Macro Photography Getaway.

Cabuya and Montezuma are the towns chosen to soaking up into the world of the small through the lens. This area has two types of forests: primary and secondary, and also preserves specimens of both humid tropical forest and dry tropical forest, which makes it very rich in diversity, and the perfect setting for our photographic getaway.

We maintain a group of no more than 6 participants so that everyone receives personalized attention and get the most out of this experience. Once you arrive at the starting point of the Getaway, we will take care of everything, accommodation, food, transportation, and of course, all the opportunities to get great photos.

Whether you are traveling alone, or in the company of a group of friends, this Macro Photography Getaway is the perfect excuse to take advantage of Cynthia’s passion for macro photography and her knowledge of the technique and nature.


Along the days during the workshop we will address all the necessary topics to be able to enter the universe of macro photography and the art of capturing the small details of the natural world. From how to master the technique, to how to light and how to compose! And also you will learn about amazing behaviors and strategies these living beings use to survive!


  • Review of the basic concepts of photography.

  • Introduction to macro photography.

  • Magnification ratio.

  • Difference between macro photography and close-up photography.

  • Extreme macro photography.

  • How to make macro photography without having a macro lens?.

  • Equipment and accessories. Advantages and disadvantages.

  • Focus.

  • Complexities of the technique and how to get around them.

  • Lighting.

  • Composition in macro photography.


This is the first time I take a Workshop, and it was a great experience! Highly recommended. Whether or not you have the necessary equipment, Cynthia guides you and gives you the tips to achieve the photo you want. And the most wonderful thing is to take the photo without thinking of editing it! Cynthia shares her knowledge without limits and encourages you to go for more.

Betina hinze

“I would like to tell you that I really enjoyed the Workshop. You are a very good teacher, but above all, you transmit your passion and commitment to conservation. Very generous in sharing your experience, tips and advice to encourage us on this path of macro photography. Time flew by , like those elusive and wonderful insects that you are so passionate about! ”

Sandra rivera

5 stars workshop! I loved the agenda, the order and its structure. It was dynamic, agile, entertaining, clear and precise; with excellent material.
I really enjoyed all your knowledge. In particular, I was pleasantly surprised that you explained the circles of confusion so clearly and simply. There is an extra plus that you give with the knowledge that your profession gives you, in addition to enriching us with your own experiences and advice.
2 years ago I bought the macro lens, and this Workshop was the kicker I needed to enter into this world.

Fabián Nicoliche

The Workshop exceeded my expectations! Your generosity to teach, your passion for what you do, your professional and human quality make it enjoyable in every way

Cecilia Smirnoff



Day 1.

The Workshop begins at 2 pm with check in at the hotel.
3 pm: Photo session in the area, including Isla Cabuya if the tide allows it, until evening falls. Night photography practice.
8 pm: Dinner

Day 2.

8 am: Breakfast.
9 am: Photo session at Montezuma Waterfalls
1:30 p.m: Lunch
3 pm: Photo session in Lajas River.
8 pm: Dinner.

Day 3.

8 am: Breakfast.
Feedback and review of works.
Workshop ends at 11 am.


Photographic equipment (Camera, lenses, tripods, filters, rain covers and flash diffuser if you have).

Silica gel (it helps to keep the equipment drier).

Rubber boots and sandals. Enclosed Hiking Shoes.

Rain poncho.

Comfortable clothes. Long pants.

Head torch.


Extra batteries and SIM cards.



Insect repellent


• Theoretical and practical classes. Personalized attention.
• PDF with course material.
• 2 nights’ accommodation in a single room.
• 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners.


• Transportation to the location of the workshop.
• Alcoholic beverages.
• Travel insurance.


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Note: If you have a group of a minimum of 3 people and would like to have your own private macro photography getaway, please contact us. We can adjust the dates at your convenience.