Tulemar Wildlife

Wildlife In Tulemar

December 18, 2017

There are many reasons our guests choose to stay at Tulemar. Some guests are on their honeymoon, some are looking for a family-friendly resort with lots of activity choices, and some come because they want to feel immersed in the jungle and are hoping to see lots of the Costa Rican wildlife. If the latter reason resonates with you, then you’re certainly in good company…. After all, our motto is “Where Nature Lives” for a reason!

At Tulemar, we pride ourselves on the amount of wildlife and nature within our gates. Some people claim to see as much wildlife while staying with us than they do at the national park (of course, we still highly recommend you visit the park!). If you’re curious what to expect when staying with us, we’ve broken down a list of some of the most popular sightings. And don’t worry, we’ll have a pair of binoculars waiting for you at your home.

Tulemar’s property contains all the flora and fauna that sloths love, which is one of the reasons The Sloth Institute of Costa Rica chose to have their Research and Release facility located within our gates. We offer a daily Sloth Walk hosted by the Sloth Institute where you can see and learn about the dozens of two-toed and three-toed sloths living inside Tulemar.

In Manuel Antonio, there are three kinds of monkeys, all of which you can see in Tulemar! We have howler monkeys, titi monkeys, and capuchins. These little guys will love to visit you on your patio, but whatever you do, please do not feed them!

Into bird watching? Great! Not into bird watching? You will be soon! We have over 180 species of birds in Manuel Antonio, including kiskadees, hummingbirds, toucans, and scarlet macaws. Check out this interview with honeymoon guests Logan and Dennis to find out which bird was their absolute favorite.

We have reptiles aplenty in Tulemar, and we must admit that the lizards around here are nothing short of amazing.  They range from tiny geckos to large and colorful iguanas, which are arguably one of the most spectacular species found in Costa Rica. Not fond of scaly things? Have no fear… These guys keep to themselves, and also help keep the insects at bay!

These are just a few of our favorite and the most common wildlife sightings, but there are many more animals to discover in Costa Rica and at Tulemar! Which animal is your favorite to see?

Pura Vida,


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