monkey on a tree in the jungle
monkey on a tree in the jungle

Unparalleled Wildlife of Costa Rica

Costa Rica's Mammals & Birds List

Costa Rica, the smallest country in the Americas, is home to an astonishing 5% of the world's biodiversity. Nestled in Central America, it serves as a bridge between the North and South American land masses. Manuel Antonio National Park, located on Costa Rica's Central Pacific Coast, is a habitat for a vast array of species, including both common and endangered animals. Hotel Makanda by the Sea has compiled an easy reference list of the most frequently spotted mammals and birds in the Manuel Antonio and Damas Island areas.

Experience the enchanting world of Costa Rica's Southern Pacific Coast, where you can encounter an array of fascinating mammals, such as raccoons, coatis, kinkajous, and sloths. Marvel at the incredible diversity of bird species, including trogons, cuckoos, kingfishers, and motmots, which add a splash of color and melody to the lush landscape.

Beyond the forest and river birds, the park is also home to an astonishing variety of ocean and river birds. Witness majestic birds of prey like the zone-tailed hawk, roadside hawk, and common black hawk soaring in the skies. Observe the elegant waterbirds, such as anhingas, brown boobies, neotropical cormorants, and sandpipers, as they glide gracefully over the water's surface.

Delve into the vibrant world of Manuel Antonio National Park and immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty and diversity of Costa Rica's wildlife. This remarkable destination is a true testament to the wonders of nature, showcasing the incredible variety of species that call this small yet diverse country their home.

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