Javi the Frog Hops On Board at Go Visit Costa Rica

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Leading Costa Rica travel website GoVisitCostaRica.com is pleased to announce the addition to its team the mascot Javi the Frog, one of the country's top experts on sustainable tourism and adventure travel.

Javi the Frog and Go Visit Costa Rica

Javi the Frog joins Go Visit Costa Rica

"I'm so happy to be able to represent all Costa Rica frogs as a spokesman for GoVisitCostaRica.com," said Javi the Frog.

Leading Costa Rica travel website GoVisitCostaRica.com is pleased to announce the addition to its team the mascot Javi the Frog, one of the country's top experts on sustainable tourism and adventure travel.

Javi, a red-eyed tree frog born in the Gandoca-Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge to a family with 24 brothers and sisters, is famous for his bright green back, vibrant blue sides and shining red eyes. He is also known for his propensity to climb trees and eat crickets, moths, flies and other delicacies found in his home forest. After leaving the wildlife refuge when he was just a young froglet, he has had the chance to see all of Costa Rica's most popular attractions. Thanks to his years of experience traveling around the country, Javi the Frog has amassed a wealth of expertise on Costa Rica vacations.

"I'm so happy to be able to represent all Costa Rica frogs as a spokesman for GoVisitCostaRica.com," said Javi the Frog. "I have hopped all over the country, and during my travels I have experienced all that my home has to offer. I can't wait to share what I know with people who are visiting Costa Rica for the first time."

Although red-eyed tree frogs are at home in the forest, Javi the Frog prefers to stay in Costa Rica hotels. From luxury resorts and eco-lodges to urban hotels and youth hostels, he has stayed in every kind of accommodation to be found in Costa Rica and is happy to help fellow travelers find the perfect place to fit their needs and budget.

Javi the Frog's most important area of expertise, however, is Costa Rica sustainability. Although his own species is not considered to be threatened, the country is home to an amazingly diverse array of creatures protected by conservation programs and sustainable tourism practices.
"Growing up in the rainforest, many of my friends were endangered," Javi the Frog said. "Now that I am working with Go Visit Costa Rica to promote tourism here, it's important to me to teach visitors more about the programs that help protect the biodiversity that makes my home such a special place to live and travel."

"We are all very excited to have Javi the Frog join our team" said Todd Sarouhan, president of GoVisitCostaRica.com. "We think he will not only be an asset for us, he will also help bring about education in sustainable tourism.”

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