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Address: AP. 21 | La Fortuna San Carlos, Alajuela, Costa Rica, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2479 9526
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: Experience Arenal's only wild frog Sanctuary at night when colorful...
Experience Arenal's only wild frog Sanctuary at night when colorful treefrogs and other Rainforest Wildlife are most active and more easily observed
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Nature Walk at Night

I was very happy with this tour and our guide! My 5 year old wanted to see the infamous frogs and I booked this tour. The guide was very quick in engaging my son and put him on a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I was very happy with this tour and our guide! My 5 year old wanted to see the infamous frogs and I booked this tour. The guide was very quick in engaging my son and put him on a hunt to find animals. What a great surprise when 5 minutes into the walk my son spotted a Bull Frog! The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Very glad I did this tour. The guide, who used to live in upstate New York, really gave it his all to find as many hidden things as possible - frogs, snakes, etc... Would have loved to do the bird watching tour in the mornings with him but time did not permit.

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Conroe, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We made advance arrangements for a private photographic session to photograph frogs, lizards, a tarantula and several other local species. Our guide was knowledgeable and helpful in setting up the displays and explaining animal behavior. We also had wonderful breakfast here.

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McDonough, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This was $40 each the guide moved way to fast. It was about 45 minute tour. The only plus was it is one of the only activities that is open after 5pm. This country shuts down early. The guides light was 3 times stronger than the one you get. If they have an extra one grab it. Many lights were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We were so lucky as we were the only people on the night walk. Our guide was so dedicated and informative that we were all totally captivated by this lovely place. I can not praise the guide (sorry I can not remember your name) enough. He even showed my how to use my camera correctly to take a picture of... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This is a small family run nature preserve in a forest setting. It is worthwhile to hike the circular trail several times to see the birds that inhabit the various levels of vegetation. Any questions about what you have seen are readily answered at the reception desk. Night walks are offered.

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Cambridge, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

My daughter and I took the Frog Watching night walk here - just a 20-30 minute walk from where we were staying at Hotel la Pradera. There were a lot of people and so we were divided into groups. Our group had approx 10 people and I found this a bit big as we always had long to wait to... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

It'a a 2-hour tour in the tropical forest where you'll be with a guide and you'll have a flashlight to look for insects. Probably one of the best attractions in Costa Rica but really expensive. We found the excursion in a guidebook of 2013, the fee mentioned was 20$ per person, the fee is now 40$! There's no limit to... More 

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Nyack, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Love the wild pig (not a relative of the regular pig, to my surprise). He is a nasty cookie and my video has elicited much laughter - he is quite suspicious of people.

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Kenmore, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Night hike with flashlights and a guide through the thick of a natural preserve. Got to see so many frogs, geckos, snakes, spiders, fresh water crabs and bats living in a termite nest!!! Jason our guide was determined to find as much as he could to make our hike interesting and fun! Would HIGHLY recommend this adventure when in La... More 

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Address: AP. 21 | La Fortuna San Carlos, Alajuela, Costa Rica, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2479 9526
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Arenal Volcano National Park  >  La Fortuna de San Carlos
Average Prices: USD 50 - 50

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