Costa Rican Flora and Fauna

Slightly smaller than the U.S. state of West Virgina or the European nation of Demark (less than 0.03% of the land surface of the Earth), Costa Rica is home to 6% of plant and animal species on the planet.

Since the 60’s, the country has been dedicated to preserving its unique environment, and has gradually become the pioneer in the protection of natural resources. And we can understand why… It took over 500 years of studies to discover only 20% of the biological wealth of the country!

Step into the”land of green gold”, where you’ll have opportunity to see tropical birds, insects, amphibians, mammals, and more. Exotic species such as cetaceans and turtles, iguanas and crocodiles, spider monkeys and sloths, colorful frogs, butterflies and snakes are also waiting for you!

You’ll also discover the amazing vegetation throughout 190 national parks, nature reserves and protected areas, both wet and dry tropical forests, cloud forests and mangroves.

For nature lovers and ecotourism enthusiasts, we suggest using a naturalist guide to help you unravel the mysteries of these very rich natural resources!