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Arenal Oasis Wildlife Refuge

AP. 21, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
(506) 2479 9526
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Concord, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We were surprised by how much we loved this night tour. We saw many different types of frogs, including a red eyed tree frog which our guide even picked up and put down closer for us to see. The highlight for me was finding tree frog eggs on a tree trunk and being able to see the frogs moving around... More

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Sydney
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We did a nightwalk with Jason recently. It was one of those evenings with non stop down pour but it was a perfect evening for sighting so many frogs and snakes. Jason was a great guide whose very passionate about his work. We saw many different species of frogs, also saw many red eye frogs mating. We saw an eyelash... More

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cairns
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Inti was our guide.As per previous reviews we learned the history of the small reserve & current efforts to maintain it. Inti's passion & enthusiasm for this work fuelled our enjoyment of the experience. Despite minimal recent rains we saw a variety of frogs including the red eyed tree frog and smoky jungle frog down in the pond area, an... More

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Washington, DC
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We did an evening "frog walk" by making a reservation the day of and starting at 545. Our guide was an outside independent guide Oasis had hired apparently, he doesn't work for the refuge, but he was excellent. They provided water and flashlights. The property used to be a farm in a past generation and the current owners apparently dedicated... More

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This was a morning spent int he Wildlife Refuge looking at the lava flow that covered the old Arenal Village. Excellent memorial.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

lovely walk in the grounds (in the middle of the jungle with just a flashlight and your camera) very exciting.

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Loveland, Colorado
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This was our second night walk of our Costa Rican vacation. We were excited by the idea to see so many different kinds of frogs and this night did not disappoint. Our guide was very quiet initially and just started walking. I was a little disappointed initially until I realized that he was intently searching for animals. Our first night... More

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Thornton le Moor, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We visited this site for a night walk which lasts for 2 hours. We were collected from our hotel by our guide for the night, a local man with good English language skills. We were introduced to the history and philosophy of the park, given a torch and a bottle of water and headed into a small area of natural... More

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Bedford, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

we had a small group, the guide did much to spot the night life. It was wonderful, and the time was well spent.

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Tijuana, Mexico
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

This tour was great, we had Jason as our guide and he knows a lot about these frogs and other animals we saw, plus he's very funny. We saw at least 5 different kinds of frogs, toads, snakes, insects, ants and spiders. Highly recommended tour! And if you stay at Arenal Oasis you get a big discount on the tour... More

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