This guy was huge (as long a my middle finger) and he sat on the wall for the entire trip.
I would try to push him with a stick but he wouldn't budge. Just threaten me with those pincher teeth. He was not afraid of me whatsoever.
There also was this gigantic grasshopper (Correction katydid).
This is my foot to give you a size reference.
I also saw lightning bugs for the first time. They were crawling on the window one night. Pretty cool but too hard to photograph.
I amazed that I really didn't get bit by mosquitos until I returned home to Hawaii. But in Costa Rica we did take extra precautions because before we travelled we saw that "Monsters Inside of Me" special on Animal Planet which scared the crap out of us.