Costa Rica Protected Lands

How Much Of Costa Rica is Protected Land?

Costa Rica has designated almost 28% of its entire land area as protected land, almost half of which is organized into various national parks. Costa Rica is a land rich in animal and plant life, with an estimated 5% of the world’s biodiversity found within its borders. In fact, with more than 600 wildlife species every 10,000 square kilometers, Costa …

National Flower of Costa Rica

What is the Costa Rica National Flower?

Costa Rica is home to many beautiful plants and animals. Its rainforest is home to a diverse ecosystem, and you’ll be hard pressed to single out one living thing, whether plant or animal, that you can claim to be the most beautiful. The National Flower of Costa Rica is the Guaria Morada, or Purple Girl. Out of the 1,500 orchid …

Costa Rica Vaccinations

What Travel Vaccinations for Costa Rica Do You Need?

Getting vaccinations for Costa Rica is not the first thing you think about when planning a trip to Costa Rica. Costa Rica is known for its beaches, jungle and fun activities not vaccinations or immunizations. However, there are some vaccination precautions for Costa Rica that you should be aware of before going and this complete list will be a helpful …

Facts about the Fer De Lance Snake

23 Interesting Facts About The Fer De Lance

The first time I saw a Fer de Lance I had never heard of it nor did I have any idea how dangerous it was. Luckily the friend I was with did! We were going around Costa Rica photographing birds, monkeys and the like and we were in Carara National Park when we saw it. So the question I have …

Costa Rica Quetzal

Where Are Quetzal Birds Found? 17 Interesting Facts

Seeing a Quetzal for the first time can literally take your breath away. It is perhaps one of the most beautiful birds in the world and the settings in Costa Rica that you find them, such as a cloud forest, just adds to the beauty of this magnificent looking bird. If you have never seen one, do yourself a favor …