We’re back in Prague from last shooting in Costa Rica. We spent to filming this new project in Costa Rica throughout October 2016 and February / March 2017 and September 2017.

Film production: Escape to Nature
Co-producer: Czech television (Ceska televize)
Music: Varhan Orchestrovic Bauer
Sound: Jiri Klenka
Editor: Vilem Srail
DoP: Libor Spacek
Cinematographers: Libor Spacek, Tomas Dolezal, Jakub Simunek, Miloslav Mejla Dolezal
Photographer: Petra Dolezalova
Commentary: Petra Dolezalova
Director: Libor Spacek

Experienced guides: Michal Kopriva, Abel Bustamante Cerdas, Këysh Mayorga

We will produce three separate documentary films about this amazing country located in Central America between Nicaragua and Panama. Costa Rica is washed by the Caribbean Sea on the east coast, but a large portion of the west coast of Costa Rica is located in the Pacific Ocean.

Our team will produce three documentaries (3×52 minutes) from Costa Rica:

  • Documentary 1: beauty of the underwater world, life and protection of the sea turtles, humpback whales, comparison of the conditions for marine life in the Pacific and Caribbean, life under the sea

Costa Rica – Pacific Ocean on one side and the Caribbean Sea on the other, the water temperature between 21 and 29 ° C, excellent visibility and flavorful rich marine life is a paradise for observing the underwater world. Every year the coast of this beautiful country becomes a destination for thousands of sea turtles, which travel thousands of kilometers to list here to lay eggs. As if it were a huge demonstration, sea turtles taking a Costa Rican beach. Sea Turtles from hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) to giant leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) to seek a suitable place to safe nest on the beaches. The beautiful humpback whales migrate to the Marino Ballena National Park (Punta Uvita, Pacific side) and Cano Island Reserve. We would like to witness humpback whales teach their babies to breathe.

  • Documentary 2: species of rainforests, animals living in the rainforest – amphibians and reptiles, birds, ants, civilization influence on the environment

With only 51 100 km square area of the Costa Rica is one of the twenty most biologically diverse countries in the world. Geographical location near the equator, two different coasts and mountainous surface systems provide diverse microclimates of the Costa Rica – it is one of the reasons this natural wealth, both in the number of animal species, and ecosystems. It is assumed that in this small country are more than 500,000 species, which account for almost 4% of the total estimated species worldwide.

  • Documentary 3: customs and traditions, history, stories, local cuisine, civilization influence on the life of the people in the countryside

The Costa Rica has over a quarter of its territory under certain of categories of protection, which, with the support of private entrepreneurship helps to create its own nature reserves for research and ecotourism. It is an effort to preserve the natural wealth and only a few countries in the world realize as Costa Rica has invested great resources for the benefit of present and future generations. The original inhabitants of the current territory of the Republic of Costa Rica are Indians or Native American peoples. There are eight different ethnic (indigenous) groups, which are spread throughout the country, but most live in their own territory, which is also called the “original territory.” One of the largest ethnic groups in the Costa Rica is nation Bribri.

Enjoy our first short teaser from Costa Rica: