Animals of Costa Rica

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About this app

This app is the first comprehensive field guide of animals of Costa Rica containing more than 10,000 pictures of more than 6,600 common or spectacular species from mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians as well as freshwater and marine fish to insects and spiders and many more.
Navigate through taxonomic ranks or use the search bar to find species of interest. Mark species you have seen during your trip and find out about their morphology, similar species, biology, ecology, behavior and distribution.
This field guide is addressed to nature lovers, students, nature guides, tourists and anyone else who wants to know more about the fascinating fauna of the country.
Save the Costa Rican Rainforest! When purchasing the “All species” package 1 US$ is donated to save the rainforest in the Golfo Dulce region.


The free version contains about 50 unlocked species. For obtaining access to further species you need to purchase one or more of the available packages. For more details please visit our website.


Please make sure that you have enough internal memory available on your phone when downloading packages. For most of the users we recommend choosing the medium-resolution image download to save up to 86% of required storage space (available from app version 1.5.x onwards). For more details please visit our website.
Updated on
Feb 11, 2024

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This app may collect these data types
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Data is encrypted in transit
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Ratings and reviews

117 reviews
A Google user
February 15, 2019
They seem to have fixed the picture problem which is a big plus. If there was more info on the animals like if they're venomous or not would make this app great. I live in costa rica for 9 months a year. not having to carry a book or pamphlet is nice. I'll leave my previous review below "this would be a great app if you could see the picture of the animal you clicked on. Not worth the cost until they fix a few things."
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Stefan Kunz (App Development)
February 16, 2019
Thank you for your feedback and for your revised rating! We have added your comment regaring "venomous" classification to our product roadmap for display with the according species and also as a possible filter criteria. Thanks a lot & greetings from Austria
K. Dylan England-Carroll
February 17, 2023
Such a cool and thorough app. Very helpful while I was visiting Costa Rica! I was able to find in the app most of the animals I came across, but there were one or two that I didn't see an equivalent for such as chitons and some kind of speckled sea snail. I'd love to be able to contribute to the app next time I'm there if possible.
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Mike Taylor
November 27, 2022
I bought this app in preparation for a birding & wildlife trip to CR - should be useful in helping me identify mammals, reptiles, butterflies etc, as I don't want to carry lots of different field guides other than the bird guide. However, looking at the bird species that I know, the information is limited. For instance Lesser Scaup only has a photo of the female (male very different), distribution maps don't show seasons. No update since 2020 - are the developers going to update & expand it?
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What's new

Fixed an issue with the In-App purchasing library which had lead to automatic refunding.
Upgraded several further development libraries.