La Selva Biological Station

Last Sunday we went to La Selva Biological Station in Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí. It was about 45 minutes from our house. We went to my sister-in-law’s first and had breakfast there. This was a one-day-a-year event that opens the station up to the public. There were free tours that included a short boat ride, and a walking bridge. We saw a bunch of animals, lizards, and bugs on our hike. We also had terrific weather, until we drove home and it poured like crazy on the highway. There was live music, cheap food and lots of interesting tables set up explaining the wildlife in the area. We had a great time and I would recommend going.

Here is a blurb from their website:

“The species richness of La Selva is outstanding, with more than 2,077 species of plants; 125 species of mammals (72 of them bats); 470 species of birds; 48 amphibian species; 87 species of reptiles; 45 species of freshwater fish; and tens of thousands of insects, arachnids, and other arthropods.”