Costa Rica possesses the highest density of biodiversity of any country worldwide; containing 4% of species existing on the planet. Hundreds of these are endemic to Costa Rica. Over 27% of the country’s land has a protected status as National Parks, wildlife refuges, forest preserves and more.
5 of the world’s 7 species of sea turtles nest on the nation’s beaches. Four species of monkeys, including the white faced Capuchin pictured below, and the noisy Howler are among the 250 species of mammals that call Costa Rica home. 900 species of birds, 1250 species of butterflies and 8000 species of moths have been recorded here. It’s an Eco Tourism Mecca!