Deep in the Nicoya district of Guanacaste, Costa Rica, there is a 50,000-acre nature conservancy along with a hacienda-style ecotourism lodge and hotel. While visiting El Rancho Humo, you can tour the nature conservancy, a haven for bird-lovers. American Egrets were spotted hanging out on Bird Island on the reserve.
The coati is in the raccoon family. This little guy was spotted in a tree at the Andaz Resort on the Papagayo Peninsula.
A female iguana camouflages on a tree near the Rio Tempisque in Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica.
A red eyed frog at Hacienda Guachepelin in Corillo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Brown Vine Snake
This thin snake is all hiss and not much bite. The reptile's main defenses are camouflaging with trees and vines and opening its mouth intimidatingly wide to startle his predators. This guy was spotted on a hike through the Rincón de la Vieja National Park.
The ornatus subspecies of spider monkeys are commonly found in the northern region of Costa Rica. They are frugivores but sometimes will eat plants as well.
The white-headed capuchin looks adorable, but it is carnivorous. Don't get too close!
This boa constrictor is slithering up a tree in Rincón de la Vieja National Park. He was spotted during a hike to the fumaroles.
An anteater relaxes in a tree at Rincón de la Vieja National Park
This black swan was captured by the Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin Adventure company in Guanacaste.
This beautiful tucan shows off its beak while sitting on a branch in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.
This green parrot was spotted in a tree in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.
The three-toed sloth is a common, beloved mammal in Costa Rica. He even graces the 10,000-colones bill (the equivalent of $20 USD).
A beautiful white bull majestically strolls through Hacienda Guachipelin