Costa Rica is without doubt one of the planet’s most diverse regions and well known for its lush greenery. The Spanish conquistadors dubbed it “the rich coast” and the country lives true to its name. continues to draw new generations of explorers and tourists who come here lured by the misty cloud forests, unique wildlife and bird species, and a surfeit of beaches that are the gateway to world-class, smoldering volcanoes, deep river valleys and the rare wildlife and bird species. Enjoy world-class opportunities for diving, surfing and sport fishing.
Rich variety of plants and animals
Costa Rica is just the perfect destination for the adventure seekers. A great year-round weather and family-friendly culture add to its attractions. Although Costa Rica occupies just 0.1% of the world’s landmass, it carries about 5% of the world’s biodiversity. It is no wonder to find 25% of the land area of the country fall under protected areas and protected national parks. The good news is that Costa Rica has managed to curb deforestation successfully over the years so as to safeguard it flora and fauna.
The Corcovado National Park is especially famous among the ecologists and well known for its biodiversity and ecotourism activities. As a visitor, you are sure to get awed by its abundance of wildlife. It is here where you will be able to spot all four Costa Rican monkey species -the endangered Geoffroy’s spider monkey, the white-headed capuchin, Central American squirrel monkey and the mantled howler. These species were endangered until 2008 and are to be found only on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. The country has constrained hunting, illegal pet trading and deforestation to some extent. Stay at one of the leading resorts that can be found here at http://www.costaricaresorts.ca and explore the amazing flora and fauna of Costa Rica.
Another famous pack is the Tortuguero National Park, which is home to white-throated capuchin monkeys, more than three hundred species of birds and variety of reptiles. The park is one of the most important nesting sites for the species of the endangered green turtle. At the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, you will come across about 2,000 plant species along with more than 100 species of mammals plus over 400 types of birds.
Costa Rica boasts of more than 840 species of birds, and those avian species are a mix of North and South American species. The fruit trees of the country are laden with abundant fruits all year round, and this is very important for the birds. The most famous of the country’s avian species include names such as three-wattled bell bird, scarlet macaw, resplendent quetzal, bare-necked umbrella bird and the keel-billed toucan. This is a heaven for the bird watchers. Costa Rica is the main center of biological diversity for reptiles and amphibians. You will come across the spiny-tailed iguana here, which is the world’s fastest running lizard. Browse for impressive plants range from epiphytes and the huge ficus trees. Get impressed by the range of amphibians such as the giant cane toads or the poison dart frogs with their bright colors.