The Paradisus Playa Conchal in Costa Rica has recently been purchased by Westin Hotels and Starwood Group to became the first All-Inclusive luxury resort property in the Westin family. The new Westin brings the flavor of Costa Rica’s vibrant eco-lifestyle attributes in an all-inclusive beach and golf resort. Surrounded by 2,400 acres of eco-adventure, guest staying at this newly renovated all-incluisve property can relax by the pool, swim in the crystal clear bay or embark on a day tour of zip-lining, hanging bridges or sightseeing. The Westin only a 45-minute drive from the Libreia airport offers a varitey of activities for the active traveler, and why not, you are in Costa Rica, which has an abundant species of wildlife.
Costa Rica is home to some of the world’s most extraordinary flora and fauna and wildlife. In fact, Costa Rica has over 615 different species of plants in a 10,000 sq km area, more than any other country in the world. Visitors traveling to Costa Rica will have the opportunity to see a variety of unique animals, birds and other species of frogs, lizards and aquatic wildlife in their natural habitat.
In fact, Costa Rica geographic location allows for a large population of wildlife, insects, plants and aquatic species because of its proximately to the North and South America. The tropical climate and weather combined with its location are ideal conditions and home to over 500,000 species of plants, insects and animals. Over the centuries North and South America was the biodiversity highway that have fostered the different species of flora and fauna of the continents.
Arenal-volcanco.jpgCosta Rica emerged from the volcanic past allowing vast biological species to mix and match to create this rich biological history. Costa Rica is home to exotic animals of all types, including over 1,200 species of butterflies, numerous tropical frogs, bids, and reptiles. Each of these species contributes to the lush environment of this Latin American country, making the travel experience truly extraordinary.
Visitors often spend a great deal of their time in Costa Rica bird watching, hiking, and studying the wildlife in the National parks where many of these species are found. Guided ranger tours in these National Parks are well worth the time and money. Many of the rangers know exactly where the different species of birds and wildlife are at any given time of the day. They usually carry spotting scopes to help view and identify the wildlife and help you take close up pictures using your camera and their spotting scope. During the winter months or the dry season many birds and some mammals migrate south into Costa Rica for the warmer temperatures, allowing travelers to the area to see even more diversity in the fauna of this region. No matter what time of year you want to plan your trip, you are guaranteed to see some unique animal’s plants, insects, birds and reptiles during your adventure.