Harpy eagle

Harpy eagles are some of the world’s largest and most powerful birds of prey. The largest eagles of the Americas, they are also mean fliers. They hunt in and around the canopy of Central and South America’s rainforests, striking at animals with deadly precision – sloths and monkeys are particular favourites. The unfortunate victims are…

El ejemplar parecido a la rana René

Para todos los fans de los Muppets: Una nueva especie de rana transparente, encontrada en Costa Rica, es muy parecida a la Rana René, o Kermit, como se le conoce en Estados Unidos. El anfibio de color verde lima, que arrasó en Internet esta semana, tiene unos ojos blancos saltones con pupilas negras perfectas, como…

Manuel Antonio Home to Beautiful Beaches

Home to an amazing variety of birds and wildlife, the Manuel Antonio National Park also has some of the best beaches in the entire country that not only offer wonderful water sport activities, but also are lined with striking lush green forestation. The snorkeling here is terrific, while swimming conditions on some of the beaches…

Rainforest

Rainforests are the world’s powerhouses, the most vital habitats on the planet. Characterised by high rainfall, they only cover 6% of the Earth across the tropical regions, but they contain more than half of its plant and animal species. Fast-growing trees form a dense canopy that prevents much sunlight reaching the forest floor and discourages…

Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis)

If you think of dragons as supersize reptiles with a nasty bite, the Komodo dragon is the real deal. Up to 3m long and weighing as much as 70kg, they are the world’s biggest lizards. They can’t breathe fire, but they kill pigs, deer and water buffalo with their mouths. In the past it was…

Big waves expected to hit Costa Rica’s southern Pacific beaches over the weekend

An intense storm currently affecting Pacific waters in the southern hemisphere will cause big swells along Costa Rica’s coastline starting Saturday. The weather phenomenon will generate powerful waves up to 3.3 meters (11 feet) high that will hit beaches mostly in the southern Pacific region. Omar Lizano Rodríguez, an oceanographer with the University of Costa Rica’s Center for…