Costa Rican Flora and Fauna

On a surface equivalent to Brittany and Normandy together (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 60s, the country understood the importance of preserving its unique environment, and has gradually become the pioneer in the protection of natural resources. And we understand why, when we know that it took over 500 years of studies to discover only 20% of the biological wealth of the country.

During your steps to the heart of the “land of green gold”, you will have the opportunity to see many birds, insects, amphibians, mammals, etc. It is likely that other exotic species such as cetaceans and turtles, iguanas and crocodiles, spider monkeys and sloths, colorful frogs, butterflies and snakes are also waiting for you.

In parallel, you will discover an amazing vegetation in 190 national parks, nature reserves and protected areas, both wet and dry tropical forests, cloud forests or mangroves.

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