Playa Hermosa, Puntarenas, Costa Rica is known for its diverse wildlife and is a
popular destination for nature lovers. Here are a few types of wildlife that are frequently
seen in the area:

jaco wildlife
Jaco Wildlife
  1. Monkeys: Visitors to Playa Hermosa are likely to spot one of the three species of
    monkeys found in Costa Rica: Howler, White-faced, and Capuchin monkeys.
    They can be seen in the trees or crossing the road.
  2. Sloths: The area around Playa Hermosa is home to both two-toed and threetoed
    sloths, which can be seen in the trees or on the ground.
  3. Iguanas: Visitors may spot green iguanas, which are often seen basking in the
    sun on branches or rocks.
  4. Birds: The area around Playa Hermosa is home to a wide variety of birds,
    including toucans, parrots, macaws, and hummingbirds. Visitors can also spot
    kingfishers, herons, and egrets along the coast.
  5. Lizards: Visitors can spot a variety of lizards such as the basilisk, also known as
    the Jesus Christ lizard, which is known for its ability to run across the water, and
    the common iguana
  6. Butterflies: Playa Hermosa is home to a wide variety of butterflies, including the
    blue morpho, which is known for its bright blue wings, and the longwing
  7. Marine Wildlife: Visitors can spot dolphins and whales from the beach or by
    taking a boat tour. They can also spot sea turtles nesting on the beach during
    certain times of the year.
  8. Costa Rican animals: Visitors can spot animals such as coatis, agoutis, and
    even the endangered jaguar, in the nearby protected areas or national parks.

It’s worth noting that some of these animals are elusive and may not be seen by
everyone, but the area is rich in biodiversity, and it’s possible to spot different species
depending on the time of the year and the area visited.

playa hermosa jaco wildlife
Playa Hermosa Jaco wildlife

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