Amazing Animals You Must See in Guanacaste

Costa Rica contains 5% of the world’s biodiversity, due in large part to its geographical position between North and South America. Guanacaste is home of thousands of these amazing creatures.

While you’re exploring the fantastic forest, waterfalls, trails, volcanoes and enjoying the adventure activities Guanacaste offers, you’ll be able to see some of these animals. Guanacaste hosts different ecosystems; you can find lots of species from the tropical dry forest and rainforest.

A Coati roaming through Rincón de la Vieja

Article by Ana Laura González

In Sensoria you can get to see tapirs. Dantas (Tapirs) are excellent indicators of the health of an ecosystem because of their selective habitat requirements, which include a continuous source of fresh water.

Guanacaste is the habitat of hundreds of species of mammals, among which the puma, white-faced monkey, peccary, pumas, raccoons, armadillos, deer, jaguars, tapirs, Agoutis, and peccaries. Butterflies, frogs, snakes, exotic birds, sloths, crocodiles, reptiles, toucans, Hummingbirds, monkeys are also some of the animals that make Guanacaste an animal sanctuary.

Sloths are one of the favorite species for visitors.

You can see them in the tall trees around the forest. Costa Rica is home to two sloth species, the larger Two-Toed Sloth and the Brown-Throated Three-Toed Sloth.

What a better family attraction than finding these cute animals? You can also get to see different species of monkeys through Guanacaste ecosystems. Some of the most common are white-faced monkeys. Also, you can get to see spider and howler monkeys.

White-faced monkeys playing in Rincón de la Vieja.

During your Costa Rica vacations, you will for sure see some of these amazing wild animals in their habitat. Guanacaste is home to hundreds of species of birds, 100 amphibians and reptiles,  and tens of thousands of insects.

An Agouti captured in Sensoria, land of senses. Photo by Sensoria.

It is impossible to get bored in Guanacaste because there is a huge variety of habitats biodiversity and wildlife. Come to explore them with Guanacaste Tours.