13 Wildlife Pictures That Will Make You Want To Visit Costa Rica NOW

Uncovering the best of Costa Rica's wildlife and 13 pictures to make you want to up and leave right now! - Words by Hayley / Pictures by Hayley

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Having just landed from an 8 day trip to the breathtaking country of Costa Rica with British Airways; surprisingly the one thing that I loved the most about the country and what I can't wait to share most with you guys - the wildlifeCosta Rica is genuinely unlike anywhere I've ever visited in my life, the country was so lush and green, I've never felt so overwhelmed (in the best possible way) and in awe of nature before! 

It's not uncommon to spot a Sloth, a Toucan or a Cayman whilst kayaking or taking a boat ride along the river in Tortugeuro, or to see a snake slither past whilst enjoying breakfast - we even shared dinner with a raccoon one night too! Wildlife isn't something that I've ever really shared on my blog or something that I've thought I'd be 'in to' - but oh my, Costa Rica had changed me, and here's 13 pictures to prove it will change you too...

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  1. Monkeys! The above White Faced monkey was spotted in the National Park, completely unfazed by us taking pictures (I'm actually thinking she's quite digging the posing.. VOGUE anyone?) and the below were caught hanging around by our hotel; Pachira Lodge in Tortuguero!
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2. Baby turtles! - we were lucky enough to catch this little fella hatching and making a break for freedom! Only 1 in 1,000 are estimated to survive so we walked him to the beach to protect it from vultures - at least he has a little more chance of survival now as there's so many odds against them!

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3. Sloths! I was so incredibly excited when we spotted this little guy just chilling in the tree! We'd literally just stepped off of a charter plane to Tortuguero and he was just there waiting for us - the cutest animals… ever?!

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4. Birds! With around 840 species of birds living in Costa Rica, you'll be sure to spot a fair few around! We spotted these little guys along the river bands in Tortuguero whilst on a canal boat heading to the town!

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Want to visit Costa Rica? You can book here...

Earlier this year British Airways launched a nonstop direct service between Gatwick and Costa Rica's San José airport that operate three times a week. Prices start from £496 return in World Traveller, £868 in World Traveller Plus and £1,696 in Club World including all taxes and charges. To book, visit ba.com/costarica or call 0344 493 0787


Have you been to Costa Rica before? Did you love it as much as I did? What do you think you'd love the most? Stayed tuned for my next Costa Rica post!

*A HUGE thank you to Visit Costa Rica and British Airways for the BEST trip, as always all images and opinions are my own - and yes, you really should visit! <3 

10 Comments

  1. Amy 25th October 2016 / 11:45 am

    I’ve actually never seen any of these kinds of animals in the wild and would love to visit a country where it’s a common thing to see them! The baby turtles are SO cute and it must have been such an experience seeing them hatch!
    Amy xx
    http://www.callmeamy.co.uk

    • Hayley 31st October 2016 / 9:05 am

      Aren’t they just?! It really was lovely, I literally had goosebumps and our whole group was just silent, such a beautiful experience! x

  2. Gabrielle 25th October 2016 / 3:43 pm

    Your photography of the baby turtle is incredible, 100% magazine-worthy. I can’t stop staring at them…

    aglassofice.com
    x

    • Hayley 31st October 2016 / 9:05 am

      Thank you for such a lovely comment lady – so sweet! x

    • Hayley 31st October 2016 / 9:05 am

      I hear you lady – SO cute?! x

    • Hayley 31st October 2016 / 9:06 am

      Isn’t it just?! It was so, so adorable watching it make a break for the sea! x

  3. The Dame International 26th October 2016 / 12:04 am

    I’m flying BA Travel Plus on Tuesday to Costa Rica for the first time for 3 glorious weeks! Will you be posting anymore on CR? I hope so!

    • Hayley 31st October 2016 / 9:06 am

      Ah no way?! Enjoy it lovely, the flight was INCREDIBLE!! Yes I sure will, I have at least two more posts lined up 🙂 x

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