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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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  • Average8%
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“night tour” (39 reviews)
“tree frogs” (26 reviews)
“behind glass” (6 reviews)
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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

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

Thank Gregor190
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our hotel was very close to Arenal Natura park, we tried their night walk tour, lasting about two hours. The tour guides are very knowledgable about the species in the park. We also visited the butterfly conservatory in the location. Our family enjoyed the tour...More

Thank Galadriel2016
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We took the guided tour and were able to see crocodiles, cayman, frogs, snakes and more. It was worth the money to learn more about each of the animals. We also took a little time to explore on our own once the tour was over.

Thank brandirsmith
Reviewed 7 August 2017

We went on the Night Hike. Excellent naturalist, Miguel, led the hike which is about two hours. They provide flashlights. Make sure to wear closed-toed shoes and pants to fight off the bugs. We saw lots of nocturnal animals- sloth, armadillo, toads, frogs- including mating...More

Thank Jjbledsoe
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Loved the hike and the view!! We truly enjoyed hiking up on the volcanic rocks and learning about the history of the Eruption that last happened in 1968!

Thank delegantones
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

This Park is absolute worth a visit. Book this with a tour guide and you'll get to know everything about the animals living here and in Costa Rica. Our tour guide really good us hooked on all the stories he told about the animals living...More

Thank Jeroen W
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Really enjoyed this walk. Our guide was very informative. He had a young 14 year old helper on this instance, Patrick, his grandfather had planted some trees there over 30 years ago. His enthusiasm was great. We ere given torches and were well looked after....More

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Took an unguided hike through the National Park - walking on the lava flows from 1968 is one of those experiences everyone should enjoy at least once!

Thank jduchene
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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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