You already know that Costa Rica weather is amazing: you can have sunny days at the beach and rainy days at the mountains perfect for a romantic escape. And this perfect climate has also made the country the perfect habitat for a variety of frog species that you can spot in diurnal and nocturnal hikes and some other day tours.
Here you can find different frog species including the poison-dart frog, the gaudy leaf frog (also known as the Red-Eyed Tree Frog), the glass frog and the red and blue poison-dart frog.
There are frog gardens in some vacation destinations like Arenal and Monteverde where you can make specific frog watching tours but it is not surprising if you find some of them in the gardens of your Costa Rica hotel for example.
The best destinations to spot frogs that are included in most Costa Rica vacations packages are:
Almost any time of day is a good time to find frogs, but sighting them is often easier during early dawn hours and at dusk when the temperature decreases. The rainy season (May to October) usually brings out the small residents for egg-laying and fertilization.
How to find them?
The “g” word – guide: this is like “the magical word” when you are talking about Costa Rica vacations. They know the frogs’ favorite hiding-holes and have uncanny ability for spotting them despite their small size. If you are on your own, watch for moist leaf litter, decomposing trees, and large-leafed plants, such as, poor man’s umbrella and philodendrons. Areas around streams, lakes and marshes also tend to have large populations.
If you find them, walk quietly; sudden noises will make them freeze thus making them more difficult to spot.
Vacation Packages Suggested for Frog Watching:
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