Costa Rica is in the top 20 most biodiverse countries on earth and is home to a whopping 500,000 species (4% of the estimated species to inhabit our big round blue ball). Admittedly 300,000 of those species are insects like this spider; and I don’t know many people that would travel half way around the world for an insect safari (please accept my ‘sincere’ apologies if you are one those people). That still leaves a staggering 200,000 animals for you to ‘hunt’ down and photograph. Now obviously, some of those animals are near impossible to find – damn you wily Jaguar – but other species are spotted with more regularity. For example, and depending where you visit in Costa Rica, you stand a great chance of seeing: two and three toed sloths; coatimundis; dolphins; caimans; American crocodiles; many a monkey (most notably capuchins and howlers); dart frogs (like those in pretty much every advert for Costa Rica); toucans; turtles; basilisks and; bats. If you’re really lucky you might see a tapir or an anteater. If you have a few months or years to spare and have the wildlife skills to rival Sir David Attenborough then you might, just might, see jaguars, ocelots, pumas, jaguarundi, margays, ocelots, and little spotted cats. So even if you aren’t a great fan of this spider Costa Rica probably has something for you!