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The tropical dry forest is the most threatened tropical ecosystems. Here, the tree growth is slow and difficult. Most trees lose their leaves during the "summer" or dry season. But its colorful flowering compensates the loss of leaves and the landscape takes on a shade of multicolored, that alternates until the arrival of "winter" or rainy season, when everything turns green.
The flora includes Tuna, Teonoste and Cardon, which shine bright flowers and fruits, much desired by wildlife. Simultaneously, the trees and shrubs such as Roble, Pochote, Elequeme, Madroño and Sacuanjoche - the last two, tree and national flower of Nicaragua, respectively, color and scent the forest, in the continuous life cycle that governs this splendid setting between the sea and the dry forest.
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The best place to see wildlife in their natural habitat is on The Howler Monkey Trail. However, the special location of our villas near the forest and sea, allows the visitor at the same time, appreciate the marine life interacting with the tropical dry forest ecosystem.
In the coastline ecosystem, crabs, hermit crabs, snails, pelicans, frigates, and eventually sea turtle which go out to nest, complement the dry forest, where mammals of medium and small size, such as white-tailed deer, the agouti and the acrobatic squirrels compete with the raucous territorial claim of howler monkeys, which eventually pose to immortalize the moment in a memorable shooting for the visitor.