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Arenal Natura Ecological Park

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| 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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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 concerned at the conservation of habitats, as well as reserach and reproduction of amphibians and reptiles, many of these listed as endangered species by CITES. We are located in a section of the tropical rainforest, at the base of the Arenal Volcano, home to a large quantity of species which, with the help of our guides, will give you a new way to view and enjoy these impressive, complex worlds.
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“tree frogs” (21 reviews)
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| 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

We did the night tour and wow was it amazing. We wandered the ground searching for all sorts of things that go bump in the night and we certainly found them. Multiple varieties of frogs, bats and insects. Doing the tour at night when certain...More

Thank Sheldon T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perhaps you will see a bandicoot. At night you will see bioluminescent insects on the pathway. It is a wildly beautiful area well worth a visit. There are budget to mid range options for a stay here, and we found it one of the hundreds...More

Thank chh19
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another great place to see in Arenal. The monkeys are quiet during the day, but you'll probably want to get up early to avoid the eat anyways and then you will have a better chance of seeing them. The bird life around Arenal is incredible...More

Thank Katherine S
Reviewed 25 October 2017

I was actually really let down by this place. The pictures must've been from when it was still very new. This has a more run down feeling to it now. Not really a ton to see in the way of creatures. But if youre just...More

Thank BCphoto21
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

We took our tour at night and it was spectacular. The guide was so amazing at spotting animals, and we saw armadillos, possums, hundreds of tree frogs, and even venomous snakes!!

2  Thank Josh B
Reviewed 26 September 2017

If you are in the area, try to visit. The wildlife you can spot are quite amazing. Take some time and enjoy your tour. Well worth it.

1  Thank SUPenthusiast
Reviewed 26 September 2017

This was a great hike around the volcano and I actually got some nice shots of the peak not in the clouds

Thank Croix M
Reviewed 13 September 2017

My highlight, seeing the many, many species of hummingbirds! They were in abundance at the feeders. Gorgeous hiking too!

Thank Gregor190
Reviewed 5 September 2017

We had a private night tour of the park. Carla our guide was very knowledgeable and fantastic at spotting the vast array of frogs, lizards and insects as we walked around. She also took some fantastic photos for us. We got to see the crocodiles...More

Thank catherineb0ne
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

We are not 'tour' people, but I will tell you we were so smart to ask for a private guided tour of this preserve. It focuses mostly on snakes, frogs, roads crocs and butterflies. Without Migel- even with this collection of local species in large...More

Thank irunforwine
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Laura B
25 February 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
16 August 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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22 July 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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