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Arenal Oasis Wildlife Refuge

#18 of 71 things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos Features Animals
| Arenal Volcano National Park, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
+506 2479 9526
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Amazing experience!

If you like frogs, take the night tour! What a cool experience to explore the rain forest at night... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2017
Spanish Fort, Alabama
Truly amazing wildlife experience

My husband and I had the pleasure of taking a tour with Arenal Oasis during our honeymoon in June... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2017
New York City, New York
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Experience Arenal´s only wild frog sanctuary at night, when colorful tree frogs and other rainforest wildlife are most active and most easily observed. At least 28 frog species have made their home the ponds of Arenal Oasis. The Rojas Bonilla family carefully maintains native plants of Arenal, to create needed frog habitat in this private wildlife reserve of fresh spring water fed ponds; within a rainforest refuge connecting the rainforests of the Arenal Volcano and El Rio Burio. The night tour continues past the frog ponds along flat trails immersed in the noisy night rainforest. The guide will point out animals hiding from you. Support, enjoy and learn about the only wild frog sanctuary in the Arenal Volacano Area. Tours led by trained naturalist along flat rainforest trails start at 5:45pm at Arenal Oasis. Flashlights are provided and reservations are necessary. Included in the Tour: - Flashlights - Transportation Round Trip - Certified Naturalist Guide - Entrance Fee - Drinks What to Bring: - Camera - Closed Shoes - Long Pants - Raincoat - Confortable light Clothing - Big Smile
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  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“night walk” (36 reviews)
“tree frogs” (15 reviews)
“night tour” (19 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
| Arenal Volcano National Park, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
+506 2479 9526
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Reviewed 1 July 2017

If you like frogs, take the night tour! What a cool experience to explore the rain forest at night! Our guide, Brandon, was so knowledgeable and funny. He found all sorts of frogs and bugs and knew so many interesting facts. Our kids loved it...More

Thank familyof5444
Reviewed 21 June 2017

My husband and I had the pleasure of taking a tour with Arenal Oasis during our honeymoon in June 2017. We stayed at another hotel who set us up with a tour at Arenal Oasis. Since it was the low season we were the only...More

1  Thank alexsullivan22
Reviewed 12 June 2017

We really enjoyed the tour itself, and our guide (Hansen) was funny and informative. We saw quite a few interesting frogs and insects and a couple of snakes. Literally the only problem were a few other people in the tour group who were super loud...More

1  Thank Natalie M
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

very cool night tour through the wildlife refuge. we we part of a small group, maybe 10-12 total. there were other groups as well that evening but it was not crowded. the guides communicated via phone when they found an animal so we could all...More

Thank karaspeckman
Reviewed 26 April 2017

One of the highlights of our entire trip in Costa Rica! FRANCISCO was an AWESOME guide! Thank you so much, dude. This tour enabled us to see a side of the rainforest you don't get to see during a normal daytime hike. We saw probably...More

1  Thank Michael A
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Our guide Esteban was great! He was very informative and we had a great time talking to him. Awesome tree frogs and snakes. I would highly recommend this night walk. However, I would skip the restaurant for dinner - it was just average.

1  Thank solarana
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Seriously this was a terrible experience but it didn't have to be. The main problem was there were WAY too many people leaving me feeling like a real sucker. We could hardly move through due to the number of groups going through at the same...More

1  Thank lizI3921BE
Reviewed 4 April 2017

This refuge is carved out of former agricultural fields and provides a home to Howler Monkeys, Two Toed and Three Toed Sloths, Caiman, birds of all kinds, frogs, snakes, flowers, and butterflies. The path is easy to walk or travel via a motorized chair; however,...More

Thank Bruce B
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Our guide Isaac was amazing. He was so informative and knowledgeable. We felt safe while going on this night walk and being so close to the wild amphibians of Costa Rica. I was so impressed with how many of mother nature's creatures we would have...More

Thank senseofpeace
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Branden is a wonderful guide. We had a perfect evening, seeing eleven different types of frogs, snakes, lizards and other interesting creatures. If you want to see the most amazing frogs and have a good time: go on this trip. It's worth it and you...More

Thank Dennis H
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Response from Dr Prem J | Reviewed this property |
I suggest contact Mr Angelo of Costa Rican Tour Guide. He will not only guide you but will also suggest alternative arrangements just incase this doesn't work for you.
11 January 2017|
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Response from rykben | Reviewed this property |
We booked all of our tours and activities through Pacific Tradewinds. I'm sure your hotel or other trips planning sites will be able to help you book.
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Response from Jose Andres B | Property representative |
Hi Lory , you book it anytime between now And one hour before tour starts.!
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