By Sara Novak, Planet Green
The most memorable travel I’ve done in my life has always involved animal viewing. Whether it was the sought-after cheetah in South Africa’s Kruger National Park or the scarlet macaws on the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica, it’s the exotic creatures that you see for the first time outside of a zoo that you remember the most. You often have to travel to the world’s most remote places but that’s where you’ll find the real adventure anyway. Great wildlife viewing is spread far and wide, across this stunning globe.
Love nature and the indigenous animals that go along with it? There’s just no museum quite as dramatic as the natural world with all its crazy creatures. Here’s some of the most awe inspiring animal viewing and where to globetrot to catch a glimpse.
1. Osa Peninsula: Costa Rica
My husband and I spent our honeymoon on Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula relaxing amidst the howler monkeys, scarlet macaws, and iguanas. We walked through the rainforest each day and as we strolled we saw howler and spider monkeys skipping from tree to tree without even noticing us. You may also see the white face monkey, kinkajou (night monkey), 3 toed sloth, and the chestnut mandible toucan. This rainforest was a world separated from any reality that I had ever known and it was an experience that has impacted my life ever since.
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