Costa Rica has such a rich variety of plants and animals thanks to the fact that it is located between two continents has a neo-tropical climate, providing a large number of habitats with varying conditions.
In fact, while the country has only about 0.25% of the world's landmass, it contains 5% of the world's biodiversity and is home to more than 500,000 different species, including 160 species of amphibians and 200 species of reptiles.
While there is a huge diversity of wildlife, some protected species in Costa Rica are endangered. Turtles, for example, are still threatened by human activity. Fortunately, nesting sites are being protected and secured hatcheries have been established.
Protected national parks and protected areas cover approximately 25% of Costa Rica, the largest percentage of protected areas in the world. In recent years, ecotourism has drawn many tourists to these beautiful expanses of nature in search of an adventure in the Costa Rican rainforests.