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Best place in costa rica for a night hike?

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Best place in costa rica for a night hike?

I see night hikes offered at a lot of places in costa rica. Are any locations better for doing it than others?

Brooklyn, New York
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for Sarapiqui
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1. Re: Best place in costa rica for a night hike?

I would say:

Osa Peninsula

Sarapiqui

Monteverde

Much better wildlife at the first two.

nebraska
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2. Re: Best place in costa rica for a night hike?

Does anyone know of a night hike offered in the Manuel Antonio area?

Houston, Texas
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for Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos
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3. Re: Best place in costa rica for a night hike?

We did the Hidden Valley night hike in Monteverde and really enjoyed it. We saw a fox, agout, coati, raccoon, sloth, a lot of cool insects, and a porcupine. Also really enjoyed doing one at Selva Verde in the Sarapiqui area; we saw a kinkajou which was a first for us. We didn't do one in the Osa because I was too chicken, but in retrospect, I wish we had. That area has the best wildlife we've ever seen.

Brooklyn, New York
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for Sarapiqui
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4. Re: Best place in costa rica for a night hike?

On any night hike, be sure you're going with a guide. Many nasty things can happen at night without proper guidance (snakes are most active then, for example).

Lake Havasu City...
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for Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
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5. Re: Best place in costa rica for a night hike?

Hidden Valley(Valle Escondido) in Monteverde is awesome, do use a guide.

La Fortuna de San...
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6. Re: Best place in costa rica for a night hike?

I have a great suggestion, I just went there about 3 months ago and it was AMAZING and it's in-town! It's a Nature Park right across the street from Si Como No hotel...here is their website: http://www.wildliferefugecr.com/

Their guides are wonderful an the sound of the frogs singing at night is just awesome. Enjoy!

nebraska
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7. Re: Best place in costa rica for a night hike?

Thank you Villa Hermosa!

We have been several times to MA & I did not know about this place.

We'll definitely check out the night hike.

Houston, Texas
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for Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos
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reviews: 102
8. Re: Best place in costa rica for a night hike?

I'd recommend packing your own flashlight or head lamp to bring along. On our last night hike, they didn't supply them.

Manuel Antonio
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for Manuel Antonio National Park
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9. Re: Best place in costa rica for a night hike?

The one at Si Como No is not going to be the best in CR, but it is a great and informative tour and very conveniently located. If you really like nature, you will enjoy that easy tour. I have never done the one in Monteverde, but it got great reveiws above, so if you are in that area you might opt for that! Enjoy!

Chicago, Illinois
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10. Re: Best place in costa rica for a night hike?

The night bug lady at Drake Bay in the Osa is a good time, but not a hike. Watch out for snakes (Vipers), and stay in the trail (spiders too)...