Reptiles of Costa Rica

Reptiles are intriguing creatures that most commonly inhabit the ground, however some of them are avid climbers and swimmers. While a lot of them are harmless to us, some do attack humans, although those attacks are most frequently caused due to us messing with them. Venomous snakes are among the most feared creatures, since they can lurk in the dark and bite without warning; their poison may be able to kill within hours or even minutes. Crocodiles also inspire fear, but due to the incredibly powerful bite that they possess. But even if dangerous to us, they do not stop being fascinating.

Alligators and Caimans

Spectacled Caiman
Spectacled Caiman

Casque-headed Lizards

Green Basilisk
Green Basilisk
Striped Basilisk
Striped Basilisk

Anoles

Pug-nosed Anole
Pug-nosed Anole

Iguanas

Green Iguana
Green Iguana

Boid Snakes

Mesoamerican Boa Constrictor
Mesoamerican Boa Constrictor
Annulated Tree Boa
Annulated Tree Boa

Dipsadid Snakes

Red Coffee Snake
Red Coffee Snake

Vipers and Pitvipers

Picado's Jumping Pitviper
Picado’s Jumping Pitviper
Fer-de-lance
Fer-de-lance
Side-striped Palm-Pitviper
Side-striped Palm-Pitviper
Middle American Rattlesnake
Middle American Rattlesnake
Eyelash Palm-Pitviper
Eyelash Palm-Pitviper
Hognosed Pitviper
Hognosed Pitviper