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Diamante Eco Adventure Park: Five Star Blue Flag Program

Blue Flag – 5 Star

Ecological Blue Flag Program

Costa Rica is a beach lover’s paradise. With over 750 miles of sun kissed sand and shimmering waves it is no wonder that Costa Rican beaches are a must do. Diamante Eco Adventure Park is located in Matapalo Beach, Guanacaste and makes for an amazing water experience. With so many visitors at our beaches, how do we keep them lush? Well Costa Rica is a pioneer in Eco-Tourism and it created the Blue Flag Program. Matapalo Beach is part of this program and has been awarded the 5 Star Blue Flag – an honor only few other beaches attained in 2016. So what is this Blue Flag Program and why should you be aware about it?

Diamante Eco Adventure Park: Sustainable Tourism for World Tourism Day

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TRAVEL, ENJOY AND RESPECT.

Costa Rica is worldwide known for its biological biodiversity, breath taking scenery and being the happiest country on Earth. With nearly perfect weather year round it makes Costa Rica one of the top places to vacation. As a result Tourism is Costa Rica’s top economic income, even over international export of bananas and coffee. So in lieu of World Tourism Day lurking around the corner Diamante Eco Adventure Park would like to bring forward the theme for this year: Sustainable Tourism.

Costa Rica Sustainable Tourism - World Tourism Day

 

Animals of Diamante Series: Keel-billed Sam the Toucan

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Sam the Toucan.

Diamante Eco Adventure Park is a forever home to many species of animals. As an animal sanctuary, we strive to keep our wildlife family safe and in the best habitats. Adaptation is one of the most crucial aspects of their life here. Therefore each species habitat is design to replicate their natural environment and promote natural behaviors. You will rarely see an animal by its own, unless it is a trait character. The only animal to break this rule is Sam our keel billed toucan. This is Sam’s story:

Living in Costa Rica – Some Things to Consider

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Costa Rica: the happiest country on earth

Diamante Eco Adventure Park is located in Playa Matapalo, Guanacaste. Only 30 minutes away from the Daniel Oduber International Airport in Liberia and three hours and thirty minutes away from the capital city, San Jose. Diamante Adventure Park has been calling Costa Rica home for the last two years. So what makes Costa Rica the perfect home for us?

Living in Costa Rica | Some Things to Consider - Matapalo Beach

Playa Matapalo, Guanacaste

Diamante Animal Sanctuary: It’s an unFROGettable experience

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#1 Animal Sanctuary in Costa Rica: From water to land – shedding their tails and learning to jump

Walking into Diamante’s Animal Sanctuary in Costa Rica is an amazing experience full of knowledge and interesting trivia’s. In fact, it might be be so exciting that you might not get all the information and fun facts. A very overlooked but interesting habitat is the ranarium. Here you can learn all about our different types of frogs and take a closer look to their life cycle. If you are squeamish and rather keep your distance, here is what you will find inside:

Animal Sanctuary Costa Rica | Frog Sanctuary

Gold-eyed tree frog at the Open Ranarium Habitat

Animals of Diamante Series: American Crocodiles

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From the wild to a safe forever home

Walk into Diamante’s Animal Sanctuary on a Monday afternoon and you might find that the crocodile feeding is going on. On a first glance, you can see they are healthy, non-handicapped crocodiles and wonder why they are here. Diego, Alex, George and Miyagi – our four Costa Rica Crocodiles – where born and raised in the wild and lived a healthy live. So why are they at our animal sanctuary? The answer might not be one you expect: an exponential increase of crocodile population near human civilization.

We are not here to tell you why climate change is affecting their reproduction and widespread of population; but we can let you know that there are ways to keep our wildlife save without recurring to hunting.

Animals of Diamante Series: Marmosets – Animal Sanctuary

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Meet Rocky & Luna

Diamante Eco Adventure Park built the Animal Sanctuary in hand with La Paz Waterfall Gardens. The goal is making Diamante a forever home to rescue native wildlife that cannot be reintroduce into the wild. Therefore the wildlife found at the Diamante Animal Sanctuary is rescue, or born in captivity, and is native to Costa Rica. All except one: the marmosets native to the South America region. So why do they form part of our family?

Rocky and Luna are beautiful Brazilian native marmosets hence considered an exotic species in Costa Rica.

Diamante Animal Sanctuary: Butterfly Life Cycle

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Butterfly Observatory: Spreading their Wings

Surrounded by small fountains and water falls that can entice anyone into falling in love Diamante Eco Adventure Park butterfly observatory is a beautiful place. They say good things take time, but for the butterflies that time is very short.

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Diamante Life Cycle

Diamante Eco Adventure Park has a variety of different species at the butterfly observatory. They get to Diamante in their second stage of life: chrysalis. The chrysalis stage is also known as the pupa stage. This is the longest life stage for the butterfly and its most fragile. The amount of time spent as a chrysalis varies from species to species but it can range anywhere from 1 to 2 weeks.

Diamante’s Animal Sanctuary – Feeding the Jaguars

Jaguar Animal Sanctuary: Feeding Nico & Sama

Diamante’s Adventure Park beloved jaguars are Nico and Sama. We take great care of them and make sure all their needs are tended to, as all of our animals at the Animal Sanctuary. For our guests, and fellow animal lovers, that inquire about their feedings and how do we feed them, here is a quick break down:

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Sama ready for a bite

*DISCLAIMER* Jaguars are natural predators and are at the top of the food chain here in Costa Rica. Highly trained personnel takes care of everything that involves human interaction: feeding, cage clean up, vet visits, etc. For our safety and theirs no physical contact can be made with the animals.

Diamante Animal Sanctuary: Sloth-A-Feast

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Feeding Two Toed Sloths … A Slow & Steady Process

Hanging upside down all day every day can be a very exhausting task, especially when you get to eat and sleep all day. *Insert sarcasm here* Lucy, Mia and Gilbert are our most famous and sought out family members here at the Diamante Animal Sanctuary.

You can find them sleeping upside down, in nooks and crannies, in platforms or anywhere they find comfortable within their habitat. But if you really want to see them move, it takes just one small word: Food.