Animal Paradise

Everywhere in nature or in the reserves, opportunities to observe the local fauna are diverse.

"Butterfly Farm" - The Guacima

Ferme de papillons La Guacima - Costa Rica

A large butterfly garden, where some thirty different species fly over your head. You will also find an exhibition hall showing the different stages of their life cycle from egg to butterfly through the larva and the caterpillar.

The company exports its cocoons in many countries throughout the world.

Visit recommended when the sun shines (in the morning in green season).

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Travel time from TACACORI EcoLodge : 30 mn

"Zoo Ave" (birds and animals)

Zoo Ave - Costa Rica

This zoo has the largest collection of birds of Central America. One of only two in the world to accommodate resplendent quetzals.

It is also a rescue center for mammals and reptiles.

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Travel time from TACACORI EcoLodge : 20 mn

"The ARA projet"

Amigos de las Aves - Costa Rica

A unique opportunity to mix with macaws and other birds.

See little birds and learn all about them with Richard and Margot, the founders.

A non-profit organization dedicated to the propagation, conservation and the reintroduction of Aras Macao and green macaws (Ara ambigua) species threatened with extinction.

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Travel time from TACACORI EcoLodge : 30 mn

"World of Snakes"

World of Snakes - Costa Rica

The Serpentarium has more than 150 snakes from fifty species worldwide, focusing in particular on endemic species.

Snakes, some frogs, crocodiles and other reptiles live in cages simulating their natural habitat.

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Travel time from TACACORI EcoLodge : 1 h


La Paz Waterfall - Costa Rica

- They are the smallest birds in the world.

- For their size, they have the largest heart and brain of all animals.

- They have no sense of smell.

- Their wings beat about 60 times per second.

- Their hearts beat about 500 to 1,200 times per minute.

- They are only found in North, Central and South America.

- They visit 2000 to 5000 flowers per day.

- They can consume twice their weight daily.

- They fly only 20% of the time.

- Their average speed is 72 km/h (45 miles per hour).

- Their tongues are twice the length of their beaks.

- They also eat insects, a source of protein.

- They cannot walk, only perch.

- Their color is produced by refraction of light, not by pigment.

Colobri - Costa Rica