Isla Guayabo, Costa Rica

Discover Isla Guayabo, in Costa Rica, where you can observe numerous marine birds making their nests

Isla Guayabo, Costa Rica
Isla Guayabo
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Isla Guayabo belongs to the Puntarenas canton, in the Pacific Ocean of Costa Rica, 8 km from Puntarenas city.

This amazing island, diamond-shaped and 50 m as maximum height, belongs to the Islas Guayabo, Pájaros and Negritos Biological Reserve, founded in 1973, and to the Tempisque Preservation Area, from the Costa Rican National System of Conservation Areas.

Isla Guayabo is characterized by its amazing cliffs along its perimeter and its beautiful beaches of crystalline waters and white sand.

Its diverse flora and fauna have made of this island an indispensable tourist destination, where you can find abundant vegetation formed by numerous tree species, as the guaco, the higuerón, the coyol palm and the viscoyol palm, amongst other bushes and little prickly plants that cover the island. In addition, it also has an incredible marine fauna packed with crustaceans, as fiddler crabs, marinera crabs, cambutes, large oysters and a wide variety of fishes.

And lastly, one of the most prominent attractions of this island is the fact that it is here where between two and three hundred marine birds make their nest, as the earwigs of sea, the black-headed gull, the peregrine falcon, the white-tailed pigeon, the brown-booby and the brown pelican; thus, it is the perfect place for the observation of birds.

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