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Species of Animals in Sámara Beach

Samara is a beautiful beach town located in the province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica. The area is known for its stunning natural beauty and rich biodiversity, making it a popular destination for nature enthusiasts and wildlife lovers.

One of the most notable features of Samara and Guanacaste is the incredible variety of animal species that can be found there.




The following list contains the most commons animals on the area, and the activities where you'll be able to sightseen them.

  1. Howler monkeys: Samara Trail

  2. Armadillos: Samara Trail

  3. Coatis: Samara Trail

  4. Raccoons: Samara Trail

  5. Crocodiles: Palo verde boat tour

  6. Sea turtles: Turtle Tour

  7. Dolphins: Ocean Seafari

  8. Humpback whales (during migration season): Ocean Seafari

  9. Various species of birds, including parrots, toucans, and pelicans: Mangrove Kayak

Samara and Guanacaste are also home to a range of other fascinating creatures. Armadillos, coatis, and raccoons can often be spotted foraging for food, while crocodiles lurk in the rivers and estuaries.


One of the most exciting wildlife experiences in the region is the opportunity to witness sea turtles nesting and hatching on the beaches. Several species of sea turtles, including olive ridley, leatherback, and green turtles, come to the shores of Samara and Guanacaste to lay their eggs. During the migration season, visitors may also have the chance to see humpback whales breaching and playing in the ocean. And for birdwatchers, the region is a paradise, with a vast array of feathered species to be found, including parrots, toucans, and pelicans. Overall, the incredible variety of animal species that live in Samara and Guanacaste makes it a truly special destination for anyone who loves wildlife and the natural world.




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