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Address: | La Fortuna, 6 km towards to Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2479 1616
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 19:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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At Arenal Natura Ecological Park you will experience the natural world in a...

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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Fantastic Night Hike -- TWICE!

To start off with... our last day in Costa Rica, we told my son we could do anything he wanted. His immediate request to do, for the second time, the night hike at the Ecological... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Columbia, Maryland
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Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

To start off with... our last day in Costa Rica, we told my son we could do anything he wanted. His immediate request to do, for the second time, the night hike at the Ecological park. So this review is really for two separate visits. We obviously loved it each time! I've included some photos too. You'll start out with... More 

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Orange Park, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Easy walk to the bottom of the Volcano that gets a little steeper (steps and rocks) at the end. On a clear day: what a view! One side is the volcano, the other side is Lake Arenal; especially gorgeous at sunset. Actually reminded me of Lake Garda in Italy. Worth every penny! Go!

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Astoria, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Definitely would recommend that you include this on your trip to Costa Rica. Not only are there gorgeous hikes available- the ride up to Arenal from the coast is beautiful too!

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Irvine, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I am glad we came at night since I feel like this place is still under construction and would not have shown well in daylight. I selected this place since we could walk to it from Nayara hotel. We had a very knowledgeable guide saw lots of different frogs, lizards, a few birds and even an armadillo. However the construction... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did a night hike here and were so glad we did. It is a different world in the jungle at night. We saw more of the colorful tree frogs that are commonly associated with Costa Rica than you can shake a stick at. We also saw a sloth, various other frogs, crocodiles, an armadillo, spiders, and more.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great value for money tour. It cost us $ 24 (seniors) each. We both learned so much from our guide Emanuel who is passionate about his job. This is a rescue centre and there is a great variety of reptiles to see

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Allan S, Director de Recepción at Arenal Natura Ecological Park, responded to this review

Pura vida! Thank you very much for your time and for interacting in this great adventure in Arenal Natura. It was a great pleasure for us to share a little of our beautiful country and the wonderful things that surround us. We are full of inspiration to receive nature lovers. We hope to see you soon, and enjoy new projects.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a place of outstanding natural beauty. the vies of the volcano on a clear day are breathtaking. The wild life is amazing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Take time for a guided walk along the paths and elevated bridges. You'll be treated to many birds, flowers, and information on the natural environment. If you're lucky you'll see sloths, monkeys, snakes, and lizards. Too much fun!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

My husband and I did two tours here, the night tour and the morning birding tour. Overall: As another review noted, we didn't know some animals would be in enclosures. We got the story behind them-- basically that they were unable to be released because they were too tame, and I really appreciate that this facility is caring for them--... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is a great nature vacation tour, you must healthy to take some of the hikes and river activities, this a once in a life time trip.

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