Wildlife Watching

wildlife02Nature lovers from around the world come to Costa Rica for the sole purpose of wildlife watching. Although Costa Rica represents only .03% of the planet's surface, it is one of the most biologically diverse places in the world with more than 4% of the total species found on earth.

Costa Rica has a dazzling diversity of wildlife. From the cool cloud forests of Monteverde to the tropical lowlands along the Pacific Coast of Quepos, Portalon and Dominical , travelers will encounter an amazing variety of animals. Visitors can travel within the country and find themselves in a completely different climate and terrain, with flora and fauna unique to that region.

Roseate spoonbills, toucans, kingfishers, motmots, hummingbirds, frigate birds, scarlet macaws, ibises, sparrows, warblers, herons, hawks, kites and the resplendent quetzal - the list goes on and on. The bird population here is notable with more than 900 recorded species. Even in the country's major cities, parrots squawk raucously overhead while the clay-colored robin, the national bird of Costa Rica, sings its sweet song in the tree tops.

wildlife01Four species of monkeys, including one sub-species endemic to Manuel Antonio National Park in Quepos, two species of sloth, 103 species of bats, six species of cats, three species of anteaters, and at least 82 other species of mammals inhabit Costa Rica. Several of these species are endangered and can be found within the country's national parks, reserves and refuges.

"La Palapa Eco Lodge Resort" organizes transfers to the Manuel Antonio National Park to all clients of the resort.


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