Learn about our July 2018 SAVE THE FROGS! Costa Rica Ecotour here.

The inaugural SAVE THE FROGS! Costa Rica Ecotour took place July 14th to 25th, 2017. Our group of 21 frog enthusiasts traveled across the country, visiting the jungles of Tortuguero and Sarapiqui; the Arenal volcano; the cloud forests of Monteverde; the beaches of the Pacific; and many points in between! We had the pleasure to encounter at least 33 amphibian species along the way; as well as over 140 bird species; 40 mammal species; crocodiles, caimans, iguanas and other amazing wildlife. We had classes on frogs, bats, turtles and ants; morning birdwatching walks; tours of chocolate and coffee plantations; we learned from local guides, naturalists and biologists; ate Costa Rican cuisine; learned about the country's history and experienced its culture.

Pura vida and enjoy the photos!

Save The Frogs Costa Rica Ecotour 2017

Regions We Visited

Click these links to see photos from each of the regions we visited!

Tortuguero | Sarapiqui | Arenal | Monteverde | Pacific Coast | San Jose

Amphibians We Encountered

Agalychnis annae
Agalychnis callidryas
Bolitoglossa robusta 
Bufo marinus
Caecilian sp.
Craugastor bransfordii
Craugastor crassidigitus
Craugastor fitzingeri
Craugastor underwoodi
Dendrobates auratus
Dendropsophus ebraccatus
Dendropsophus phlebodes
Diaspora hylaformis
Diasporus diastema
Duellmanohyla rufioculis
Duellmanohyla uranachroa
Espadarana prosoblepon
Hyalinobatrachium fleischmanni
Hyalinobatrachium valerioi
Hypsiboas rosenbergi 
Incilius melanochlorus
Isthmohyla pseudopuma
Leptodactylus savagei
Lithobates vallianti
Lithobates warszewitschii
Oophaga pumilio
Pristimantis cruentes
Rana forreri
Rhaebo haematiticus
Scinax boulengeri
Smilisca baudinii 
Smilisca phaeota
Tlalocohyla loquax

 

Tortuguero

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Sarapiqui

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Arenal

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Monteverde

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Pacific Coast

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pacific american crocodile 1pacific crocs group tarcolespacific crocs sign kk raypacific amphibian bookspacific carara ghost batpacific egretspacific frog art 1pacific green frogpacific heron 2pacific hypsiboas rosenbergi 1pacific iguanapacific kk tree 1pacific manuel antonio forest 1pacific manuel antonio puerto escondido panoramapacific manuel antonio puerto escondido 1pacific manuel antonio puerto escondido 2pacific manuel antonio puerto escondido 3pacific manuel antonio puerto escondido 4pacific playa mantas 1pacific playa mantas 2pacific playa mantas 3pacific pura vida platespacific smilisca phaeota 3pacific tarcoles boat people apacific tarcoles crocodile mouth 1 apacific tarcoles crocodiles overhead 1pacific tarcoles crocodiles overhead 2pacific tarcoles crocodiles overhead 3pacific tarcoles green iguanapacific tarcoles heronpacific tarcoles river landscapepacific tarcoles treepacific tarcoles wave

San Jose

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We hope you enjoyed the photo journey of Costa Rica! If you want to join a future SAVE THE FROGS! Costa Rica Ecotour, please be sure to add your name to the Costa Rica Waitlist. Pura Vida and we hope to see you soon!

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