Wildlife Encounters in Costa Rica

By Paige, Nicaragua, October 2012

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One of the best reasons to visit Costa Rica is to see the wildlife, obsessively protected by both the government and private interests, and often easily spotted from beautifully maintained trails in its dozens of national parks and conservation areas. While some of the best hikes require good physical fitness and sturdy shoes, many of the finest wildlife-watching trails are family-friendly jaunts of less than three or four miles (five or six kilometers), accessible to almost everyone.

With just .03% of the Earth’s landmass, Costa Rica is home to some 5% of its biodiversity, making it one of the world’s ecological hot spots. The Osa Peninsula, home to Corcovado National Park, is ranked one of the most bio-diverse places on the planet.

Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Costa Rica Things to Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Costa Rica.

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