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The biodiverse rainforests of Costa Rica are excellent for exploring tropical flora and fauna and Adventure Life takes you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the country such as Tortuguero, which literally means Sea Turtle nursery in Spanish, and Manuel Antonio National Park where wildlife is seemingly everywhere you look. View the four different species of monkeys, two species of sloths and hundreds upon hundreds of species of tropical and migratory birds of Costa Rica. Contact one of our Costa Rica travel specialists for help finding and planning your dream trip to Costa Rica. 

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What will a wildlife itinerary include?
The intense biodiversity that characterizes Costa Rica makes it impossible to do any tour (whether three days or three months) without seeing an amazing mix of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and marine life. That's why the tours featured here highlight wildlife, but are not strictly wildlife tours.

Your Adventure Life itinerary might also include excursions like: snorkeling, kayaking, whitewater rafting, hiking, horseback riding, ziplining, just to name a few.

Do I need to be a wildlife expert?
Not at all. Even rookie nature fans will be able to appreciate this country's rich biodiversity, and the expert naturalist guides that accompany you throughout the trip will make it easy to spot and identify which animals you encounter.
Animals You Can Expect to See
The following are just a few of the thousands of species that call Costa Rica home:

  • Quetzals
  • Parrots
  • Macaws
  • Toucans
  • Hundreds of other species
  • Monkeys: Howler, Capuchin, Squirrel, Spider
  • Jungle Cats: Ocelots, Pumas, Jaguar, Jaguarundi, Oncilla, Margay
  • Anteater
  • Bats
Amphibians: Tree frogs & Poison dart frogs
Marine Life: Hundreds of tropical reef species 

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