The majority of Ariara remains wild and unexplored providing a protected sanctuary for wildlife.
Philippine sea eagles nest high in the rocks and according to the season owls, kingfishers, woodpeckers, egrets and flower peckers are a few of the many species of birds which can be seen.
There are various species of lizard including the magnificent harmless water monitor lizard - adults average 1.5m in length but they can grow even larger.
Beautiful butterflies, bats and fascinating insects abound. Wild orchids and carnivorous pitcher plants flourish in the forests.
Every day nature seems to reveal something previously unseen.