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“Night and Day” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Arenal Natura Ecological Park

Arenal Natura Ecological Park
La Fortuna, 6 km towards to Arenal Volcano | 300m Northeast from the entrance to Volcaho Lodge Hotel, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica
(506) 2479-1616
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Owner description: 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.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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Saukville, Wisconsin
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Night and Day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Did both night walk, and AM birdwatching trip. Because it was the end of Rainy Season trips were private! Night trip my wife and I, bird watching myself and two guides. Night trip not much for birds, but oh my the frogs and toads. Guide helped my wife tell toads and frogs apart. Am bird trip 70 plus species, many NA migrants to go with endemics and neotropicals. Guides friendly, informative and able to tailor the tour to your knowledge level.

Visited November 2014
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Los Angeles
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“So Fun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

You really need to go here with a guide. We literally would have noticed nothing had we not had a nature guide with us. We held frogs, saw caymuns, poison dart frogs, and gorgeous butterflies!

Visited October 2014
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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“wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

geat experience, a great guide vital otherwise you will miss it all. It is all there just difficult to see without expert eyes. Slots, monkeys, and tree frogs abound

Visited November 2014
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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“What a waste of money”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

USD41 got us 1 1/2 hours with little to see, and even less to photograph. 99% of the frogs were behind dirty glass that hadn't been cleaned in a long time. The reflections on the glass made it impossible to get any kind of photos of the frogs or snakes. There were 3 or 4 crocodiles and some turtles, but the most interesting things were the leaf-cutter ants, which are there by themselves. The guide was quite knowledgeable, but all in all this was big waste of time and money - much better to go to a properly organised zoo back home.

Visited October 2014
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“Gorgeous!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We hiked and saw the most incredible views! Definitely worth a visit! You will leave with some of the best pictures of your trip. It is an easy hike, more of a walk, really.

Visited October 2014
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