Back in December last year my wife and I spent two weeks in Costa Rica. We had been planning to go there for some time and were really excited to finally arrive. What an amazing place – we had such a fantastic time. All of the people we met were really friendly and we saw some great wildlife. It was an experience we’ll never forget.
When we returned I sorted out my best photos and created a gallery on my website so that I could share some of what we experienced. You can see them here – just click on the link http://www.sensormanphoto.co.uk/galleries/costa-rica/. However, for some time I’ve been meaning to create a slideshow which is a little more illustrative of the variety of habitats we experienced.
Costa Rica is a relatively small country but it is blessed with an astonishingly varied range of habitats. It is one of the most bio diverse regions on earth. A high chain of volcanoes runs down the spine of the country which separates the north eastern Caribbean side from the south western Pacific side. There are primary rain forests on the low land areas on the Caribbean side, cloud forests and volcanic, mountainous regions along the centre of the country and secondary rain forest along the pacific side.
Costa Rica is possibly one of the most forward-looking countries with respect to bio-diversity and habitat preservation. The whole country is focused towards environment protection and actively supports Eco-tourism. My slideshow shows some of the wildlife and habitats we experienced in the areas we visited. Our short holiday only afforded us a brief glimpse of the country and I feel we only saw a fraction of the amazing wildlife of the country. However, I think the slideshow captures some of our amazing experience and hope you enjoy it.