January 2012, we’re in for three weeks in Costa Rica! Of course this is not herpetofauna of Europe, but here is a small selection of pictures brought back to this fantastic country! Have fun!
North-western Costa Rica
North-eastern Costa Rica shows a relatively dry climate, and his herpetofauna is different of the rest of the country. Two great places of the quarter of country is the naturals parks of Rincon de la Vieja and Santa Rosa. No chance for us, we can’t see Crotalus durissus.
South-western Costa Rica
South-west of Costa Rica is a hot spot of biodiversity, with the famous Corcovado. Before 2 days in Corcovado, we also visit the Manuel Antonio. Crazy beaches.
Central and South-eastern Costa Rica
The center of the country is the Chirripo mountain, that reach more than 3800 meters. In the south-east, we visit Manzanillo and Cahuita parks. Lot of memories, including the famous Bothriechis schlegelii…
North-eastern Costa Rica
In north-east of Costa Rica, we only visit one place, but what a place! Norops capito, Boa constrictor, Immantodes cenchoa, … : the small reserve of La Selva is absolutely crazy!
Costa Rica is an absolut crazy spot for herptofauna. We have seen about one hundred species in 3 weeks… It is only 1/4 of the herpetofauna diversity of the country!!