Costa Rica – so much Biodiversity in such a Small Country

Costa Rica is considered to be a “world champion” in biodiversity.  Especially considering that it is such a small country.  It covers 51.100 km2 or 0.03% of the world’s and surface.  Costa Rica is home to almost half a million plants and animals which represents about 5% of the world’s biodiversity.  It is considered one of the world’s top 20 countries richest in biodiversity.  Here is a preview of this amazing flora and fauna.

Scarlet Macaws in Puerto Jimenez, Osa Peninsula, near Lapa Rios Lodge.


A toucan near in the Arenas del Mar Resort Reserve near Manuel Antonio National Park.


A Humpback Whale in Marino Ballena National Park near Kura Design Villas, Uvita.


Watch carefully.  Much of the wildlife is not spotted easily unless you are with an expert local guide.


Sloths are present in most of Costa Rica.  This picture is taken on the Nicoya Peninsula near Latitude 10 Resort, Santa Teresa.


Seeing baby sea turles be born and fight their way to the Ocean is a great wildlife experience.  We can often observe this in Guanacaste near the Harmony Hotel in Nosara.

At the Cayuga Collection, we deeply care about the conservation of this natural paradise.  By visiting our sustainable luxury hotels and lodges in Costa Rica, you contribute to our conservation efforts.

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