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Toucans!!

Everyone that comes to the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica hopes to see the “fruit loops” Toucan.His formal name, Ramphastos sulfuratus, or Keel-Billed Toucan, lives in groups of 2 to 6, they like a hollowed out tree cavity resulting from decay to nest in, or living trees at nine feet to ninety feet. They are a common resident of the wooded regions throughout the Caribbean lowlands to 4000ft. They feed on berries, fruits, insects and the occasional small lizard or snake.You can tell when they are nearby by the unmistakable croaking, which sounds like a mechanical winding of an old clock. crrrik, crrrik,[…]

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Costa Rica’s Climate

Costa Rica is located between 8 and 12 degrees north of the Equator so the climate is tropical year round. However, Costa Rica has many microclimates which are determined by elevation, rainfall, topography, and the geography of each particular region. The seasons of Costa Rica are defined by rainfall during a particular period. The year is split into two seasons, the dry season known as summer, and the rainy season, known locally as winter. The “summer” or dry season stretches from December to April, and “winter” or rainy season goes from May to November. During this time, it rains constantly in some regions. The Caribbean slopes of the Central Cordillera mountains is the region to receive the most[…]

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