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Rainforests posts in Javi the Frog's Travel Blog


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As a tree frog, I have the luxury of hopping about without worrying about wearing the ideal clothing or bringing the right supplies. However, if you want to fully enjoy your experience here, it’s essential to pack properly. Whether your travel itinerary includes backpacking or enjoying nightlife on the beach, here’s a brief guide for what you should pack before coming to Costa Rica... [More]
No matter what kind of natural adventure you want to have, be sure to check out some of our Costa Rica hot springs along the way. Not only will you be treating yourself to a relaxing and rejuvenating experience courtesy of Mother Earth’s naturally warm waters, you will get to do so in one of the most spectacular places on the planet!... [More]
When you plan on dedicating six days to your Costa Rica vacation, you have a lot of ways you can spend the time. You should naturally plan it out for when the Costa Rica weather is going to be pristine, so that you can enjoy it to the fullest... [More]
Today, we’re going to visit five of the best spots for Costa Rica birdwatching. We have more than 600 resident avian species and more than 200 migratory species. From colorful toucans in the forest to the magnificent frigatebird off the beaches... [More]
If you’re thinking about or preparing to visit Costa Rica, you probably already have an amazing bucket but you should make room for one more thing: staying at a hotel so unique that you couldn’t find it anywhere else in the world. With its tropical climate and diverse ecosystem, Costa Rica boasts some of the coolest places to stay while on vacation...[More]
Costa Rica is a place with dense wildlife, and that wildlife includes four species of monkeys that I’m going to highlight today: the howler monkey, the spider monkey, the tiny squirrel monkey, and the Capuchin (or white-faced) monkey. I travel through the country constantly, and you can bet that when I look up, I am likely to see some monkeys swinging in the trees above me... [More]
There is one place, though, that easily tops my list of favorite places. This piece of paradise is Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge. Like the name suggests, this amazing structure is in the middle of the forest! Talk about a frog feeling right at home! The unique location of this hotel is only one of the things that make it special; rest assured that a stay at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge will be private and breathtaking... [More]
There are many beautiful things in Costa Rica, and the orchid flowers are no exception. Costa Rica’s amazing rainforests are the perfect environment for these colorful flowers, and they are a big draw for tourists. There are over 1,300 discovered species of orchids growing in Costa Rica, and they range in size and color. Many of the species are show-offs, with astonishing scents and color variations... [More]
While Costa Rica’s total land mass may not be impressive, the amount of different species that occupy that small area is certainly impressive. Those species, including wild cats, monkeys and birds, live in the many different types of forests in Costa Rica; many of which are part of a National Park, reserve or refuge... [More]
I have always been fond of my slow-moving friends, who call the trees of Costa Rica home, but I didn’t know that they were becoming royalty on the Internet! Luckily for the Costa Rica visitors that want to catch a glimpse of my cute friends, about five species of sloths live among the canopies of Costa Rica’s rainforests!..[More]
It is personally my favorite time of year for many reasons. During this season, the landscape is lush with greenery, but there isn’t constant, miserable rain (I’m looking at you Seattle!). Instead, there is often plenty of sunshine... [More]
Camping is a great option for visitors that are looking to extend their budgets and get the most out of their stay in Central America..[More]
We know two things for sure about the rainforest; that it is mysterious, and that it has a lot of plants. The combination of these two makes for some pretty weird, okay, incredibly weird stuff...[More]
The national flower of Costa Rica is the purple country girl, called Guaria Morada in Spanish. It is a stunning orchid shining with purple hues and thin, rounded petals. Based on Tico tradition, the flower brings good luck and fortune. It has a long history tied to the land and its inhabitants, and without a doubt, it's my favorite flower!...[More]
For years Costa Rica has been ranked as one of the top 10 cleanest countries in the world. All my frog friends and I couldn't be happier! On top of that, my home has blazed the trail for ecotourists everywhere, boasting a reputation of being "green". It's no surprise, then, that Costa Rica is a stunning place to stargaze...[More]
"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others" said Mahatma Ghandi. Even the iconic Indian leader believed that volunteering is among the most rewarding things you can do! And what better place to do it than the tropical climate of Costa Rica? There are a variety of different ways to get involved, such as building schools in rural areas, teaching English in communities and helping save marine turtles, jaguars and tapirs.Let's get started! I'm doing my part by eating bugs that humans find gross...[More]
Did you know that Costa Rica is on its way toward being 100 percent sustainable? With all of our rainforests, lush flowers and gorgeous scenery, it's no surprise! In Costa Rica, we love and care about our landscape so we do our best to preserve it. That's why you'll find a lot of eco-friendly hotels across the country. On your next Costa Rica vacation, you can be rest assured that you aren't leaving your carbon footprint behind. Here are some of the best gems in the lowlands of Costa Rica...[More]
When you're planning a trip, you may think that coming during rainy season will put a damper on your trip, but not in Costa Rica! Our rainy season is different than most other places because it doesn't rain all the time, and even though Costa Rica is tiny, the various micro climates experience different intensities of rain. Did you know that rainy season is the perfect time to travel to Costa Rica for white water rafting? Or that this is one of the most beautiful times of the year because all of the forests are luscious and green?...[More]
Costa Rica is ranked as one of the top eco-friendly destinations in the world, with 25 percent of the land protected or conserved. Many believe this trend stems from a book that was published in the late 1980s by F. Gary Stiles and Alexander Skutch called "A Guide to the Birds of Costa Rica". This bird-watching guide drew more people to the area and a plan for nation-wide tourism was born. Costa Rica is home to a rich and diverse environment where thousands of flora and fauna species live - but you probably already know that. As a tree frog, I've always been pleased with the way humans enjoy my country; it makes me feel like a celebrity...[More]
Did you know that Costa Rica is home to a massive population of butterflies? These colorful creatures float delicately through the canopies they are truly a sight to see! I've made friends with some butterflies throughout my travels, because I am so intrigued by their patterns and life cycle. You know what else is really cool? The species in Costa Rica make up about 90 percent of all Central American butterflies and 18 percent of the world's species! You can learn so much about these interesting creatures at one of the many butterfly farms and conservatories throughout the country. I'll share some of my favorite places to visit with you maybe you'll love them just as much...[More]