About Javi the Frog

Javi the Frog
Javi the Frog
Amphibian Traveler Extraordinaire

Hola, I'm Javi the Frog. Although scientists might say that I'm an Agalychnis callidryas, you might know me better as a red-eyed tree frog. I was born in the heart of the rainforest of Gandoca-Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge, where I grew up with my mom, dad and 24 brothers and sisters. When my siblings and I were younger, we loved to snack on fruit flies and pinhead crickets. Now that I'm all grown up, I eat crickets, moths, flies and other delicious insects.

Before I left my home forest, I spent most of my time up in the trees - after all, I am a tree frog! I have three eyelids on each eye and sticky pads on my toes, but most people know me for my vivid colors. With my green back, blue sides and brilliant red eyes, I'm hard to miss.

"I've crawled up Arenal Volcano to see its fiery eruptions, and I've trekked to Salsa Brava to tackle the country's toughest waves."

I might be famous for my bright hues, but my experiences traveling around Costa Rica have been even more colorful. While I was growing up, my parents told me lots of stories about all the great things people see when they visit Costa Rica. I knew I had to see it for myself, so I jumped out of my favorite tree and hopped off to see the country. I've crawled up Arenal Volcano to see its fiery eruptions, and I've trekked to Salsa Brava to tackle the country's toughest waves. Thanks to my many experiences, I have become an expert on travel in Costa Rica, and I have the inside scoop on the best that my country has to offer.

Through all my travels around Costa Rica, I've learned that nothing is more important than sustainability. By working to conserve and protect my country's ecosystem, we can safeguard its futures. Human Ticos can continue to prosper from the eco-tourism industry, and my brothers and sisters can keep on thriving in our lush rainforest homes.

So please come and visit me at my Costa Rica travel blog, Javi the Frog's & Go Visit Costa Rica's Facebook page - I'd love to teach you how to stay green as I share my country with you!

Gotta Bounce,

Javi the Frog

Javi the Frog White Water Rafting in Costa RicaJavi the Frog drinking an Imperial Beer Javi the Frog on a Carretta / Ox Cart Javi the Frog in a reuseable coffee bagJavi the Frog on a Boogie Board Javi the Frog entering the Venado CavesJavi the Frog getting a massage Javi the Frog looking the ocean in Playa Hermosa Javi the Frog eating Lobster RissotoJavi the Frog eating traditional gallos Javi the Frog on a Canopy Tour at Colinas del Poas