ACR App

Get to know Costa Rica's remarkable world of animals

Wouldn’t it be great to have a reference in your pocket giving you deeper insights on what you have seen in Costa Rica’s nature or what you plan to explore?

Well – here is the solution!

ACR iPhone

Introductory Video

Amazing Features & Content

Large set of animal species and photos

Over 10000 pictures of more than 6600 common or spectacular animal species. Mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians, freshwater and marine fish, insects, spiders and many more.

Hierarchical Browsing

Browse through a taxonomic structure of Animal Class Order Family Species. If you prefer a flat view you can use the filter results.

Integrated Search

You know the name (or parts of the name) of the animal in English, Spanish or German? Why not start typing to find the match(es) directly? Geeks may also use the scientific name as search criteria

Multiple languages

While the navigation and main content of the app is only available in English, the animal species names are in many cases also available in Spanish, German and French (besides their scientific name).

Powerful Filtering

Narrow down the shown animal species by applying different filter criteria like e.g. distribution regions where the animal can be found.

EXIF Information for Photographers

For photography interested people we also provide the EXIF data like used camera, lens, focal length, aperture and shutter speed for many photos.

App Screenshots

Testimonials

  • I spent a lot of money on a three week trip to Costa Rica, but the €20 I spent on this app is the best. Worth every cent. It was really a joy to look up everything we saw in this app. Almost always found it, and marked it as ‘seen’.

    De Hermannen

    A Google User
  • By far, this is the best app on Costa Rican wildlife. It’s a dream come true. With the complete package you will have nearly 7,000 photos of more than 4,700 species at your fingertips. As a wildlife guide in Costa Rica, I give this app my highest recommendation.

    The Night Tour

    Wildlife Guide
  • Me encanta el hecho que estén incluidos insectos. Me ha servido mucho para trabajo de identificación o al menos darme una idea de que puede ser. Excelente esfuerzo con esta app.

    Katherine Bonilla

    A Google User

Pricing

The app can be downloaded free of charge from Google and Apple Stores and allows you to evaluate the available functionality. The restriction is that there is only a limited set of animal species available in that version. Further animal species can then be unlocked through In-App-Purchasing directly in the app.

Note: The shown prices do not include taxes and might differ from the actual prices when purchased through the app store since they depend on several factors, especially the type of store (Apple, Google), applicable local taxes, the currency type and the region where they are being purchased.

Note: When purchasing/downloading a package please consider that the download takes a significant amount of time and requires a good WIFI connection. Please check the space requirements in the tables below before purchasing.

Free Version

Basic

$ 0.00

Description
App can be downloaded for free to explore its features and functionality without any risk.
Required Storage Space
~500 MB
Included Features
✔ 50 species unlocked for full exploration
✔ Access to specific fields from locked species
✔ All general features available

Recommended

All Species

$ 15.99

Description
Unlock all available animal species with this package (big overall discount)! In addition, for each purchase, $1.00 will be donated to the Tropical Field Station La Gamba to widen the biological corridor (COBIGA) and save the Costa Rican rainforest.
Required Storage Space
~6.6 GB (high-res)
1 GB (med-res)
Included Features
✔ ALL species unlocked
✔ Includes future updates / additions to any species

Most Spectacular Species

$ 10.99

Description
Unlock the most common and spectacular species (about 1400). In addition, for each purchase, $1.00 will be donated to the Tropical Field Station La Gamba to widen the biological corridor (COBIGA) and save the Costa Rican rainforest.
Required Storage Space
~1.7 GB (high-res)
~240 MB (med-res)
Included Features
✔ Most spectacular species unlocked (including future updates)

Birds

$ 6.99

Description
Unlock all available bird species. Currently we have included around 470 different birds like the well known Resplendent Quetzal or the Keel-billed Toucan.
Required Storage Space
~410 MB (high-res)
~60 MB (med-res)
Included Features
✔ All birds unlocked (including future updates)

Butterflies & Moths

$ 6.99

Description
Unlock all available butterflies and moths species. Currently we have included more than 2200 different species like the opalescent Peleides Blue Morpho or the Giant Silkmoth.
Required Storage Space
~2.6 GB (high-res)
~400 MB (med-res)
Included Features
✔ All butterflies & moths unlocked (including future updates)

Beetles

$ 6.99

Description
Unlock all available beetles. Currently we have included more than 950 different beetles like the colorful Orange-Striped Longhorn Beetle (Oedudes spectabilis).
Required Storage Space
~930 MB (high-res)
~130 MB (med-res)
Included Features
✔ All hemipterans unlocked (including future updates)

Mammals

$ 4.79

Description
Unlock all available mammal species. Currently we have included around 80 different mammals like the White-headed Capuchin Monkey, the Jaguar or the Brown-Throated Sloth.
Required Storage Space
~120 MB (high-res)
~20 MB (med-res)
Included Features
✔ All mammals unlocked (including future updates)

Reptiles

$ 4.79

Description
Unlock all available reptile species. Currently we have included around 130 different reptiles like the Green Iguana, the Green Parrot Snake, the American Crocodile but also different kinds of turtles.
Required Storage Space
~190 MB (high-res)
~30 MB (med-res)
Included Features
✔ All reptiles unlocked (including future updates)

Amphibians

$ 4.79

Description
Unlock all available amphibian species. Currently we have included around 100 different amphibians like the Emerald Glass Frog or the Strawberry Poison Frog.
Required Storage Space
~130 MB (high-res)
~20 MB (med-res)
Included Features
✔ All amphibians unlocked (including future updates)

Arachnids

$ 4.79

Description
Unlock all available arachnid species. Currently we have included over 320 different arachnids like the Sphaerobothria hoffmanni (Tarantula) or different kinds of Scorpions.
Required Storage Space
~320 MB (high-res)
~50 MB (med-res)
Included Features
✔ All arachnids unlocked (including future updates)

Hemipterans

$ 6.99

Description
Unlock all available hemipterans. Currently we have included more than 1200 different hemipterans like the spectacular Orange Helicopter Treehopper (Umbelligerus woldai).
Required Storage Space
~1 GB (high-res)
~150 MB (med-res)
Included Features
✔ All hemipterans unlocked (including future updates)

Fishes

$ 6.99

Description
Unlock all available fish species. Currently we have included more than 170 different fishes from the Atlantic and Pacific side like the Blue and Gold Snapper, the Red Lionfish or the Longtail Stingray.
Required Storage Space
~170 MB (high-res)
~25 MB (med-res)
Included Features
✔ All fishes unlocked (including future updates)
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