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With its rain forest, wildlife. and beaches, Costa Rica is one of the world's leading ecotourism destinations. Today the Central American country draws more than 1 million foreign tourists per year who spend an estimated $1.3 billion. This makes tourism one of Costa Rica's most important industries.

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Highlights


Lizard seen from the underside of a leaf



Green insect with polka dots


Moth on the underside of a leaf caught by the sun
Moth on the underside of a leaf caught by the sun



Banana flowers and red banana fruit



Red frog



Mottled forest frog


The Green Basilisk (Basiliscus plumifrons) is found on the Atlantic slope of Costa Rica
The Green Basilisk (Basiliscus plumifrons) is found on the Atlantic slope of Costa Rica



Red ginger



Lily



Yellow and black swallowtail butterfly


Baby caiman
Baby caiman



Orange and yellow heliconia


Pale-throated Three-toed Sloth (Bradypus tridactylus)
Pale-throated Three-toed Sloth (Bradypus tridactylus)


Green Poison Arrow Frog (Dendrobates auratus) with a tadpole on its back
Green Poison Arrow Frog (Dendrobates auratus) with a tadpole on its back



Blue morpho with its wings closed



Isabella's Heliconian (Eueides isabella)



Isabella's Tiger (Eueides isabella) in the Costa Rican forest



Frog


Baby kinkajou
Baby kinkajou



Giant brown beetle with off-white markings



Common chunk headed snake - Imantodes cenchoa



Baby sea turtle on a Costa Rican beach



Red-Eyed Tree Frog



American Crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) with its mouth open



Sunset in Dominical



Bee approaching a bird-of-paradise flower



Red-tailed squirrel (Sciurus granatensis) feeding on a flower in Costa Rica


Ginger plant
Ginger plant


Group of White-nosed Coati
Group of White-nosed Coati


Red passion vine flower
Red passion vine flower


Rainforest leaves
Rainforest leaves



Glass Frog, Costa Rica



Male Anole, Costa Rica



Scale-crested Pygmy-tyrant (Lophotriccus pileatus)



Tiger Longwing (Heliconius hecale)



Short-tailed Nighthawk (Lurocalis semitorquatus)



Transparent moth



White-faced capuchin



Lizard, Costa Rica



Fiery Billed Aracari, Costa Rica



Male Iguana, Costa Rica



Squirrel Monkey, Costa Rica



Green insect with polka dots



Leaf in the rainforest of Costa Rica



Strangler fig



Costa Rican rainforest in the late afternoon



Black honeybee


Sunset in the Costa Rican rainforest of the Osa Peninsula
Sunset in the Costa Rican rainforest of the Osa Peninsula


Long-legged spider
Long-legged spider



Red orange flowers



Green Honeycreeper Chlorophanes spiza, being assessed by researchers



Red and yellow heliconia


Salmon-bellied Snake (Mastigodryas melanolomus)
Salmon-bellied Snake (Mastigodryas melanolomus)


Bat
Bat



Orange, yellow, and white flower



White-faced Capuchin (Cebus capucinus)



White-faced Capuchin



Red and green arrow poison frog (Dendrobates granuliferus)


Leaf-cutter ants
Leaf-cutter ants


Pair of Rufous Motmot (Baryphthengus martii) following a column of army ants
Pair of Rufous Motmot (Baryphthengus martii) following a column of army ants


Red hibiscus
Red hibiscus


Sunset over the Pacific as seen through the Osa peninsula rainforest
Sunset over the Pacific as seen through the Osa peninsula rainforest


Black-headed trogon (Trogon melanocephalus)
Black-headed trogon (Trogon melanocephalus)


Stick insect
Stick insect


Gecko
Gecko



Skipper Butterfly of the Astraptes fulgerator complex in Costa Rica



Green Poison Dart Frog, Costa Rica


Gladiator tree frog (Hyla rosenbergi)
Gladiator tree frog (Hyla rosenbergi)



Brown katydid



Sleeping blue morpho butterfly



Hatchling Olive ridley sea turtle headed out to sea


Corteza Amarilla (Tabebuia ochracea)
Corteza Amarilla (Tabebuia ochracea)


Giant bamboo
Giant bamboo


Magenta ginger flowers
Magenta ginger flowers


Hanging birdges canopy walkway
Hanging birdges canopy walkway



Hatchling Olive ridley sea turtle headed out to sea



Red-Eyed Tree Frog


Multicolored leafhopper insect
Multicolored leafhopper insect



Spiny black, white, and orange caterpillar



Manuel Antonio National Park


Osa peninsula forest
Osa peninsula forest


Blue, yellow, and orange insect
Blue, yellow, and orange insect


Croaking frog
Croaking frog


Alien insects next to their red eggs
Alien insects next to their red eggs


Strange insect with red and yellow wings
Strange insect with red and yellow wings



Colorful grasshopper



Agouti (Dasyprocta punctata)



Anole on a red plant stem


Brown Pelicans (Pelecanus occidentalis) in flight over crashing surf
Brown Pelicans (Pelecanus occidentalis) in flight over crashing surf



Bromeliad



Ochre-headed Flycatcher, Myiagra cervinicauda



Little Hermit (Phaethornis longuemareus)



Black wing-tipped dragonfly



Postman Butterfly, Heliconius erato



Praying mantis



Spiny caterpillar



Looking up the trunk of a giant Ceiba tree



Sea turtle hatchlings



Sea turtle hatchlings



Beach at Manuel Antonio National Park




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