Animal Encounters in Costa Rica: Sierpe’s Spectacular Wildlife In Images

amazing wildlife photos of the sierpe river that will make you want to visit today

 

It’s no secret that Costa Rica is known for its abundant wildlife and while there are plenty of animal sanctuaries where you can get an up close view of monkeys, toucans and sloths, there’s nothing like seeing these creatures in their natural habitat. There are few places on earth that rival the diversity and multitude of wildlife than southern Costa Rica.

 

Sierpe

 

Also known as the “Gateway to Corcovado”, a boat tour on the Sierpe River offers the unique opportunity to see wild animals without having to trek for hours through the hot humid jungle. Below are just a few of the fauna we were able to see during our trip.

 

Capuchin Monkeys

 

Capuchin Monkeys in Sierpe

Capuchin Monkeys in Sierpe

 

Muscovy Duck

 

Duck in Sierpe

 

Grey-necked Wood-Rail

 

Grey-necked Wood-Rail in Sierpe

Grey-necked Wood-Rail in Sierpe

 

Boa

 

Boa In Sierpe

Boa In Sierpe

 

Yellow-Crowned Night-Heron

 

Yellow-Crowned Night-Heron in Sierpe

Juvenile Yellow-crowned Night-Heron in Sierpe

 

American Crocodile

 

American Crocodile in Sierpe

American Crocodile in Sierpe

 

White Ibis

 

White Ibis in Sierpe

 

Slider Turtle

 

Slider Turtle in Sierpe

 

Jesus Lizard

 

Jesus Lizard in Sierpe

 

Mangrove Swallow

 

Mangrove Swallow

Mangrove Swallow in Sierpe

 

Boat Billed Heron

 

Boat Billed Heron in Sierpe

 

Proboscis Bat

 

Bats in Sierpe

Bats in Sierpe

 

Iguanas

 

Iguana in Sierpe

Female Iguana in Sierpe

 

Barn Owls

 

Barn Owls in Sierpe

 

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We recommend booking your tour ahead of time with the Uvita Tourism Center. They’ll streamline your reservation and make sure you get all the details you need to know for an adventure on the river. The private 3-hour tour is $100 for the first two people and $30 for each additional person.

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amazing wildlife photos of the sierpe river that will make you want to visit today

 

Meet: Dan Moore


Dan is the photographer, social media strategist and second half of the A Cruising Couple team. He has been living and traveling full-time in various countries since 2011. His award winning photography has been featured on National Geographic, CNN and New York Times Travel.

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  1. It was an amazing trip! Thanks so much for your special attention. Love you lots.

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