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Victoria’s Secret Finds Natural Beauty in Costa Rica

When it comes to perfect backdrops for exotic photo shoots, Costa Rica is front of mind.  That’s why Victoria’s Secret chose Costa Rica to help showcase their Body by Victoria and Swim 2016 styles, colors, and prints. And why they chose Florblanca and Santa Teresa to help deliver the message.

Candice Swanepoel & Behati Prinsloo were the Angels sent to capture the wild, untamed beauty of Costa Rica. Florblanca proved the ideal landscape to bring these two beauties together.  With an abundance of rich tropical flora, our signature piñon, rustic surfboard shack, and natural  beaches, the Victoria’s Secret photographers and models harnessed the raw pura vida energy of this Costa Rican paradise.

Here is an excerpt of Candace and Behati’s reflections on this photo shoot from Victoria’s Secret Tumblr. Candace and Behati - Angels in Costa Rica And here are some photos from the shoot, both behind the scenes and the final shots.

(photos from Instagram and VictoriasSecret.com)

We absolutely loved hosting this production at Florblanca.  This was a crew that truly appreciated their surroundings and made the most of everything we could offer them.  We welcome them back along with other publications looking for a tropical, exotic beach location.

See more images from past photo shoots and productions at Florblanca, including Gisele for H&M, Joan Smalls for W Magazine, and shoots with Elle and Avon.  

Where We Belong

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Where We Belong – Cody

“Costa Rica has taught me that happiness comes in the simplest of moments” Costa Rica is a vast and wild place, with beauty in the freedom and energy of the land and its culture. Cody has found her life here, embracing Costa Rica in all its wildness and finding joy in nature, in her community, […]

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Beginner’s Mind

Yoga, for me, is a mix between science and heart ~ Stefano Costa Rica is a special place to practice yoga.  We have a beautiful and natural landscape, a culture that embraces community, and visitors from around the globe who bring their unique worldview. The shala at Florblanca is our favorite place for yoga in […]

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Warmth and Light

Pura vida means everything to Costa Ricans. It’s how life is. As a team, we work together to create an environment of service to our guests.  We want everyone to have the experience they’re looking for, whether that’s rest and relaxation or exciting adventures (or both!), and we strive to make every experience special. No […]

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Balance & Connection

For me, Pilates is my life. Our vision at Florblanca is to create a haven for our community and our guests that provides whatever outlet you’re seeking for health, wellness, and rejuvenation.  We offer daily yoga and Pilates in a gorgeous, unique, and inspiring environment.  Spa Bambu is here for refreshing the body and skin […]