Costa Rica Movie Scene
Cinema on the Rich Coast


So what's your favorite Costa Rica movie?

This gorgeous tropical paradise - its rainforests, volcanoes, beaches, and oceans beyond - is the perfect cinema backdrop... plenty of incredible locations to film the next big Hollywood blockbuster.

Even this year, right next to the Arenal Volcano (one of the most significant landmarks in the country), actors Will and Jaden Smith began filming a movie called After Earth.

Directed by M. Night Shyamalan - it's about a father and son, who after a crash landing... explore a planet that was inhabited by humans, 1000 years earlier.

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Another instance, a film that is certainly linked to Costa Rica...

Costa Rica Movie
Isla Nublar was Written About and Filmed - with Costa Rica's Cocos Island, in Mind

...is the 1993 hit - Jurassic Park.

Based on the best-selling novel by Michael Crichton, the fictitious Isla Nublar - where most of both the book and movie take place - was envisioned with one of Costa Rica's most precious gems in mind...

Cocos Island.

A National Park - located more than 500km off the coast of the Nicoya Peninsula - the waters surrounding Cocos are of the most biologically diverse on the planet.

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More on movies...

The International Costa Rica Film Festival, an event founded and organized by Eric Panter (along with the help of various local businesses), takes place in Montezuma each November - a unique screening of 4-Star+, independent films from around the globe.

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Well movies is always an interesting subject. Let's take a closer look... click on the following links to learn more...


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Map of Movies in Costa Rica

Bird's eye view of the country - the colored markers on the following map, indicate the locations of various movie-related events. Click on them, and you'll be taken further down the page to learn more...

After Earth
Costa Rica Film Festival
Costa Rica Movie After Earth
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TICR Maps - Costa Rica Movies



Movies on the Rich Coast

Checking out the movie scene, here on the Rich Coast - here are some interesting things to read about...