Costa Rica Nicoya Peninsula

The Travel Guide to the Peninsula de Nicoya, Costa Rica, with detailed Maps, Hotels and Tourist Information


Animals of the Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica


It pays off to closely examine leaves and tree barks: many fascinating little creatures are masters of disguise and blend with their surroundings.



Be careful if you see caterpillars with vivid colors, brushes
and hairs.
It's a warning for predators that the caterpillar is poisonous

Yellow Caterpillar

Just brushing accidentally against the fine hairs gives a sensation like touching nettles.


Above the Io moth caterpillar - beautiful but painful to touch.