Yes, you will undoubtedly see wildlife in Costa Rica if you leave the city and go to any of the mountain or beach areas. To put it in perspective, Costa Rica is home to over 5% of Earth’s species. There are 12 distinct climate and life zones and over 25% of the country is protected in the form of national parks, reserves and refuges. Costa Rica is home to over 200 mammal species, 150 species of amphibians, 200 species of reptiles, 850 species of birds, and over 35,000 insect species. With that said, yes, it is safe to say you will see wildlife in Costa Rica.
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