The Costa Rican Vacations Top Twenty Instagram Images Ever!

Have you ever wondered what the most popular Instagram photos ever from Costa Rica’s leading online travel agency, Costa Rican Vacations, are? Wonder no more. Here are the most liked images from CRV’s Instagram feed. 

Last week we published our annual January round-up of our most popular Instagram photos of 2019 and it got us thinking. Why not give our sister brand Costa Rican Vacations a shout out, too, with their most popular images?

It makes sense. Costa Rican Vacations is the original brand in our Namu family, the biggest brand by far.

This site wouldn’t be here today without Costa Rican Vacations. And besides, we’re curious. With over 8,000 followers and growing, the CRV Instagram page has way more outreach than ours. And who needs an excuse, anyway, to post pretty photos of Costa Rica and hopefully give a nice little boost to some of our partner hotels, travel consultants, and friends?

It’s a no-brainer.

And so below, just because, here are the top twenty most popular Instagram photos from our Costa Rican Vacations feed. Not the top twenty of 2019 or of this month so far… the top twenty ever*!

*Although in fairness, the vast majority of the below images are from 2019 and 2020 so far, as this is when the account has had most followers.

We hope you enjoy them and if any of these images give you the itch to come on down to Costa Rica, then please go ahead and contact them. Then you can add some images like these to your own feed!

20. This image of the swimming pool at Manuel Antonio’s Si Como No was taken by one of our own travel consultants, Rebecca Males.

 

 
 
 
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Beautiful green season purple sky in Manuel Antonio from above the pool at @sicomonoresort Photo credit to @rebeccatravelcr #crvrocks

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19. Another one of our brands is our boutique hotel, Villa Buena Onda, in Playas del Coco, Guanacaste. In July 2019, CRV travel consultant Shay Tippie captured this awesome pink sky complete with rainbow from the poolside. Stunning!

 

 
 
 
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Checking out a rainbow poolside at @villabuenaonda in Playas del Coco, Guanacaste. Photo credit to @costaricawellnesstravel #crvrocks

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18. The Springs Resort & Spa is one of the Arenal Volcano area’s most opulent and luxurious hotels. Here’s a great image from their Instagram of someone relaxing in their hot springs.

 

 
 
 
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Chilling at The Springs in Arenal. Photo credit to @thespringscostarica #crvrocks

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17. A classic shot of Arenal Volcano from across Lake Arenal from Jen at Ticanature. Timeless!

 

 
 
 
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Arenal Volcano – always amazing 😍💙👌🏻. . . . #📷 @ticanature #CRVrocks #CostaRica #PuraVida #travel #wildlife

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16. The famous circle swing at Arenas del Mar in Manuel Antonio is an Instagrammer’s delight. Here, our travel consultant Stina Kirk shows us exactly how to relax.

 

 
 
 
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Relaxing on the beach at @arenasdelmarcr in Manuel Antonio. Photo credit to @stina.kirk #crvrocks

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15. Another great image from Arenas del Mar, one of our favorite hotels in Manuel Antonio.

 

 
 
 
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Looking out to Cathedral Point in Manuel Antonio National Park from poolside at Arenas Del Mar. Photo credit to @arenasdelmarcr #crvrocks

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14. The Arenal Volcano looming over the pool at Arenal Manoa, one of the best family hotels in Costa Rica. Thanks to Salvatica for this!

 

 
 
 
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Volcano views from the pool at @arenalmanoa Photo credit to @salva_tika #crvrocks

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13. Awesome aerial shot of Hotel Costa Verde in Manuel Antonio taken by themselves

 

 
 
 
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Hotel Costa Verde, surrounded by jungle in Manuel Antonio. Photo credit to @hotelcostaverde #crvrocks

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12. Isla Tortuga in the Gulf of Nicoya makes a perfect day trip for anyone who loves sun, fun, snorkeling, and tropical beaches. If you’re staying in Los Sueños with Stay in Costa Rica, you’re easily placed to enjoy this island with a catamaran trip.

 

 
 
 
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The beautiful Isla Tortuga in the Gulf of Nicoya makes a perfect day trip on a boat from Los Sueños! Photo credit to @stayincostarica #crvrocks

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11. A moody sky over the Arenal Volcano creates a perfect backdrop for one of Costa Rica’s newest hotels, Amor Arenal.

 

 
 
 
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We’re loving this sky over Arenal Volcano right now! Photo credit to @amorarenalhotel #crvrocks

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10. Another shot from Amor Arenal. This one highlights the rainforest views you’ll get from your bathroom while taking a shower.

 

 
 
 
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Rainforest views from the shower at Amor Arenal. Photo credit to @amorarenalhotel #crvrocks

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9. A typical Guanacaste sunset from the Palms Villas in Playa Flamingo. Can you say silhouette, anyone?

 

 
 
 
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A typical Guanacaste sunset from The Palms Villas on Playa Flamingo. Photo credit to @thepalmsvillascostarica #crvrocks

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8. Our travel consultant Lisa Cederberg went to Arenal in 2019 and all she brought back was this brilliant image of the volcano peeking through the jungle.

 

 
 
 
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Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna. Photo credit to @costaricalisa #crvrocks

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7. The famous Whale’s Tail in the Marino Ballena National Park in Uvita, way down south. Great shot by Azar Jindal here!

 

 
 
 
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The famous “Whale’s Tail” in Uvita in the Southern Zone. Photo credit to @azarjindal007 #crvrocks

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6. You know Amor Arenal is a spectacular hotel when it features in our Costa Rican Vacations Top Twenty Instagram Images Ever list so many times!

 

 
 
 
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How about some true jungle living in Amor Arenal? Photo credit to @amorarenalhotel #crvrocks

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5. This one might be our personal favorite: A beautiful little ocelot hanging out in a tree in the gardens of the Harmony Hotel in Nosara. Beautiful!

4. The second photo from our very own Lisa Cederberg here, this time highlighting all the greens you’ll find in the cloud forests of Monteverde.

 

 
 
 
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How many shades of green are there in the Monteverde cloud forest? Photo credit to @costaricalisa #crvrocks

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3. This is why they call Tortuguero, on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica, Tortuguero. Congrats to Manatus Hotel for this brilliant shot!

 

 
 
 
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Tortuguero, on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica, is even named after these beautiful animals. Photo credit to @manatuscostarica #crvrocks

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2. The La Paz Waterfall Gardens are an oasis of peace and nature less than an hour from San Jose. This pic from the Peace Lodge sums up the experience you’ll receive here.

 

 
 
 
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On the trail in the La Paz Waterfall Gardens. Photo credit to @peacelodgeandwaterfallgardens #crvrocks

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1. Our most popular photo of all time on our Costa Rican Vacations Instagram account is unmissable. Check out this scarlet macaw in flight in the Piedras Blancas National Park on the Golfo Dulce in Costa Rica’s Southern Zone. Congrats to Jovanny Bonilla for this amazing pic that our followers loved!

 

 
 
 
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A scarlet macaw in flight in the Piedras Blancas National Park on the Golfo Dulce, near Golfito. Photo credit to @jovannyvii #crvrocks

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What’s your favorite of these images? Or is there something on our Costa Rican Vacations feed that you like better? If so, give it a like and see if you can boost it for next time.

In the meantime, if you want more daily images of Costa Rica, follow both Costa Rican Vacations and Central America Living and get yourself a dose of tropical life free into your life each day!

James Dyde is the editor of CentralAmerica.com. He lives in Escazu, Costa Rica.