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Wildlife Watching in Lake Arenal

The greatest delight of the Lake Arenal area is the massive variety of unique wildlife it affords. The animals in Arenal are exotic, friendly and stunning and make simply sitting in your backyard with a pair of binoculars one of the best things to do in the area. Costa Rica is frequently hailed as being one of the countries with the densest biodiversity in the world. Whether looking upwards into the trees, or laterally into the jungle, the extraordinary animal life to be found will impress itself upon you.

Bird watching around Arenal is a particularly rapturous experience as the combined charm and elegance of hummingbirds, woodpeckers, toucans, finches and kingfishers are unlikely to be found in unison in many other places worldwide. These various bird species are joined in the trees by the frolicsome delight of capuchin, spider and howler monkeys dancing among the treetops and chattering faithfully to one another.

The chorus of jungle frogs composes the unique symphony of the Arenal rainforest, playing musical numbers never to be repeated or heard for a second time. The tiny poison dart frogs provide bright spots of color on the ground, but you have to look carefully and tread lightly in tht for to find them. Caiman, Jesus lizards, and pizotes sentry the forest floors while wild cats such as jaguars and ocelots snooze in the trees by day.

Do not miss the opportunity to tally up your own distinctive list of animals in Arenal, whether from a tour through the treetops or with a cup of coffee in the comfort of your own home. The serenity of bird watching in Arenal is unparalleled while the dense variety of wildlife to be found there provides a daily adventure in sighting never before encountered species. Of all the things to do in Arenal, spotting rare and ravishing wildlife is an experience you could not avoid if you wished to.

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