Hummingbirds are regular visitors to the hotel, feeding from the heliconia and hibiscus in the garden. We are also visited by mot-mots, fly catchers, orioles, doves, blue-throated magpie-jays and woodpeckers. Our exotic garden also attracts beautiful butterflies. Circling high in the sky you may see vultures, frigate birds and the occasional bird of prey. Parakeets pass by every afternoon en route to their nesting sites. On the beach you may see pelicans, spoonbills or herons.
Iguanas and lizards can frequently be seen sun-bathing around the hotel and our small pond is home to two freshwater turtles. Crocodiles can be viewed nearby in the Tamarindo estuary or Palo Verde national park.Local mammals include foxes, coatis, possums, skunks, raccoons, armadillos, anteaters and bats. Troops of howler monkeys are regular visitors, and often their distinctive calls can be heard.