Costa Rica Eco Tours and Activities
Costa Rica is world famous for having an incredibly high level of
biodiversity throughout its tropical forests (this covers what you may
hear referred to as rain forests, cloud forests, and dry forests).
There are tropical mammals such as monkeys, sloths, tapirs, and wild
cats as well as an amazing assortment of insects and other animals.
There are many many birds (both migratory and resident) - more on that
below. With 25% of the country being national parks and protected
areas, there are still many places you can go to see the abundant
wildlife and lush vegetation of the country. Just like anywhere, the
farther you get off the beaten path, the more likely you are to see a
wide variety of flora and fauna.
There is such biodiversity in Costa Rica not only because it's a
land bridge between North and South America, but also because the
terrain is so varied and there are weather patterns moving in from both
the Pacific and Atlantic/Caribbean. There are impressive volcanoes,
mountain areas, rivers, lakes, and beaches all throughout the country.
There are many beautiful beaches - most of the popular ones are on the
Pacific side but the Caribbean has many excellent beaches as well.