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The Carara Reserve Costa Rica
Margot Millier
Margot Millier Section editor

Discover The Carara Reserve

The Carara Reserve, on the Pacific coast, is one of the most magical sites of Costa Rica. With over 11,610 acres of forests and marshes, it contains nearly 750 plant and animal species most representative of South America, such as the Scarlet Macao, the American crocodile and the spider monkey.

The Carara Reserve

The American crocodile

These crocodiles establish their territory in wide rivers, currents, swamps, lagoons and estuaries.

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The spider monkey

The spider monkey is protected by many programmes, with the goal being to ensure that this species can continue to survive in its natural habitat.

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The red-eyed tree frog

It is one of the most colourful tree frogs. It has a vibrant green body, orange webbed feet, red eyes and yellow and blue vertically striped sides.

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The macaw

The macaw is one of the most well-known sub-species of the parrot. It is known for its iridescent colours.

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The vine snake

The vine snake blends in perfectly with its surroundings by imitating a vine hanging off a branch.

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