It’s no exaggeration to say that Costa Rica is one of the best places in the world for wildlife-watching.
More than a quarter of Costa Rica falls within a national park, preserve, or other protected area, and ecotourism is a huge part of the economy. The country is home to incredible biodiversity, including more than 800 species of birds, 400-plus species of reptiles and amphibians, and better than 200 species of mammals.
Not every wild animal is easy to find, though. Many species are elusive, nocturnal, well-camouflaged, or all 3. We round up 5 native Costa Rican animals you've got a good chance of seeing during your visit.