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Arenal Natura Ecological Park

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“tree frogs”(20 reviews)
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At Arenal Natura Ecological Park you will experience the natural world in a whole new way, where beautiful frogs, birds, reptiles, and their natural habitats will have the starring role. Arenal Natura is a private Biological Station, where we are...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
| La Fortuna, 6 km towards to Arenal Volcano, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
+506 2479 1616
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabricio took myself on a 2-hour tour around the park at night and we saw plenty of frogs insects another quirky little creatures

Thank Wre2nxt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was disappointed but my wife liked it. Animals you can see: butterflies, couple of crocs, snakes (glass enclosures), frogs (glass enclosures), two turtles, two cayman. Saw a road sign saying sloths but weren't any. More like a poorly maintained zoo than any kind of...More

Thank Dave B
Reviewed August 15, 2018

We went on a night hike 8/14/2018. We were the only ones since it was pouring all day. The weather cleared up and we booked the tour short notice. They had no problems accommodating us. My kids (10 yr, 12 yr) loved it. We starting...More

Thank sydney s
Reviewed July 22, 2018

We went to see the morphs butterfly (and saw plenty) but came away appreciating so much more about the Costa Rican wildlife. This place is a jungle setting, but set up almost like a zoo so you can see the animals unclose as your guide...More

Thank PittTraveler412
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Fabrizio was our guide on a 2 hour night walk through the rain forest! We saw the famous red eyed Costa Rican frog and the Blue Jean frog! And tons of other Insects and spiders and turtles and more! Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly...More

Thank etd79
Reviewed July 14, 2018

My husband and I had a guided tour through this place. The guide was very informative. We saw lots of native flora and fauna. There are many displays of lizards, frogs,snakes and other creatures. However, the butterfly house captured my heart. It is huge with...More

Thank smurawski
Reviewed July 10, 2018

Out family visited the Arenal Natura Eco Park for the frog tour and it was exactly as advertised. We were paired up with another family that had children roughly the same age as ours and Oscar (our guide) led us through the paths and trails....More

Thank rob496harris
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

The town of La Fortuna is a bit lacking but the area has a lot to offer, including this private preserve. The tour included a fog exhibit where caged frogs can contribute to release programs for endangered species. The snake exhibit featured cages as well....More

Thank Kathryn N
Reviewed June 11, 2018 via mobile

The park is simple and nice! I loved the crocodiles and the huge variety of frogs. What made the tour so spacial was Roy our guide, he had an answer to all of our questions, he was sweet and patient.

Thank Lihi R
Reviewed June 3, 2018

Incredible hiking trails, lots of wildlife and my family even saw a Pit Viper on the trail! The views of the volcano are incredible. An afternoon storm added to the experience but we didn’t get to see too much wildlife. Family friendly park.

Thank VLS88
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Laura B
February 25, 2017|
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Response from KENTTRAVELLERAA | Reviewed this property |
I'd recommend the animal sanctuary, we did day and learnt and saw do much. Yes within a " zoo" situation but we saw animals and frogs that we would not otherwise had seen
August 15, 2016|
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Response from Ronald F | Property representative |
Hello dear, 8 am to 4 pm in the Natura Tour Premium you can do the activity at any time, Tour for the night's is better to make reservation. If you have other question please contact us! Best regards, Steven F
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laurianne m
July 21, 2016|
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Response from Ronald F | Property representative |
Hello dear, Currently our tours are guided only, actually in the day the Natura Premium Tour is $29 USD per person, in the Night Walk tour is $39 USD per person, if you have other question please contact us! Best regards... More
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