Why Costa Rica?

Why Costa Rica?

Costa Rica is renowned for its incredible biodiversity, particularly in its herpetofauna. The country boasts
over 440 species of reptiles and amphibians, making it one of the most biodiverse regions in the world for these animals. The Red eyed tree frog, the bushmaster, and some beautiful coral snakes are just some of the amazing herps you might find.

Not only does Costa Rica offer an incredible biodiversity, it also supplies a diversity in eco systems. Costa Rica is home to rainforests, cloud forests, dry forests, and mangroves. In all these different habitats you can be sure to find a wide array of species, ensuring Herpers can encounter as many different species as possible.

Costa Rica has established numerous national parks and protected areas that provide safe havens for wildlife and support biodiversity. Many of these areas have well-maintained trails and knowledgeable guides, making it easier for herpers to explore and observe species responsibly.


The country’s infrastructure is well-developed, with good roads and facilities, ensuring that even remote herping locations are accessible. This combination of accessibility and conservation ethic provides a rich and responsible herping experience.

Costa Rica also has a friendly and hospitable culture. Costa Ricans, known as Ticos, are generally friendly, welcoming, and supportive of tourists. The country’s emphasis on “Pura Vida” (pure life) reflects a laid-back and positive attitude that can make a first-time herping trip enjoyable and memorable.