The Corcovado National Park of Costa Rica was famously labeled by National Geographic as “the most biologically intense place on Earth” representing 2.5% of the Planet’s biodiversity. In it we did a 4 day/3 night tour guided by a biologist. In four days we walked 52 kilometers (32.3 miles), through (mostly) primary and secondary forest.

Petra and I also visited three other ecologically different regions centered around National Parks: Volcan Arenal, Tortuguero, and Marino Ballena, from April 21 to May 8, 2015.

Sinfonía Tica* is a nature documentary with a personal touch. A friend commented after watching it that she felt as if she had gone on holidays herself. Enjoy the sounds and images!
*Tico is the name given to Costa Ricans, just as boricua is for Puerto Ricans and Nica for Nicaraguans.


  1. Great composition of film, stills, sounds and music; Regina liked it as much as I did :-)

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      Thanks for the compliment and for sharing it with Regina.

  2. ¡¡¡MAESTRO!!!…Darwin en Galápagos y Ustedes en Costa Rica. ¡Que chévere!

    Siempre me sorprende como los pajaritos del bosque pueden sobrevivir a las más
    grandes adversidades del ambiente. Viven para poder vivir…en lugar de nosotros que
    vivimos para trabajar.

  3. Absolutely amaizing – wonderful camera, music, and as a surprise a few images we did not see last time at your place. Ah, so nice! Thank you so much dear Ruben!

  4. This is beautiful. It brought me back to when I lived in Costa Rica 25 years ago. I was blessed to be able to download it in the mountain house in Cusco. 25 yrs we didn’t have the amazing HD images available now. Your images seemed bigger than life. It was just like being back in Costa Rica! Thank you for sharing your love of nature from one boricua to another.

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