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“Santa Juana Jungle Night Walk - So much better than expected” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Si Como No Resort Wildlife Refuge Greentique Tours

Si Como No Resort Wildlife Refuge Greentique Tours
Manuel Antonio Road KM 4, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
+506 2777 0850
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
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Owner description: The Nature Park is part of a 25-acre private wildlife refuge and protected corridor withthree primary nature exhibits, including Turtle Ponds, and several user-friendly“nature interpretive” trails located across from Si Como No Resort & Spa.The Nature Park features a unique Butterfly Atrium and Amphibian Botanical Gardens with guided “Jungle Night Walks”, plus one-of-kind Reptile Lagoons with Crocodiles,Caymans and Turtle habitats. The refuge includes a variety of Flora and Fauna, including a medicinal garden and natural habitats for three species of primates and variety of birdspecies.The primary mission of the project is to help conserve biodiversity by informing visitors ofthe importance of appreciating and in turn protecting our precious natural resources.The guided tours are in English and Spanish. Comfortable shoes & binoculars are recommended. Children under 6 are free with discounts for children 6 to 12. The six (6) tours offered are: 1) The Butterfly Botanical Gardens 2) Reptile Lagoons 3) The Butterfly Botanical Garden and Reptile lagoons 4) Combination Exhibitions and nature Walk 5) Nocturnal Jungle Walk and Tropical Aquatic Garden 6) Manuel Antonio Nature Park & Wildlife Refuge Birding Tour
La Habra, California
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“Santa Juana Jungle Night Walk - So much better than expected”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

This Jungle Night Walk was so much better than expected. Our group of 7 was exhausted from a day of ziplining - but we had this scheduled so we showed up.

We had a private guide for our group of seven. About 5 of us had flashlights. The guide led us thru the path and highlight nightlife in the rainforest - we would have never seen any of it without the guide. We saw huge spiders, lots of frogs, snakes, and lizards. In exhibits, there were turtles, caimans, and crocodiles.

In retrospect - this tour provided us views of Costa Rica that you see in the magazines. We say several of the tree tree frogs. Take the time to do this guided tour - it was so much fun.

The naming seems to be a little bit off - but the signs at the front of the enterance were Santa Juana - definitely a wildlife refuge.

Visited December 2011
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Santa Monica, California
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“Excellent short tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

This is a great one hour private tour of the butterfly gardens and the reptile exhibit. We did not do the late night frog tour because of the weather but enjoyed the thorough explanation of the butterflies and reptiles. Our guide (which I'm upset for forgetting his name) was amazing.

Visited August 2012
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Columbus, Ohio
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“Night Hike”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

We went on the night hike with Michael as the guide. He was extremely knowledgable and made the experience quite memorable. We saw many different types of frogs, snakes, spiders, and a kinkajou. They have a butterfly garden, enclosed crocodile area, that can be seen during the day. Book early because the night hike can fill up (only 8 persons max). The price of the night hike is $39/person

Visited July 2012
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Caracas
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“Very good guide in our night tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

We decided to go ahead with the night tour to have a different experience and it was! We saw several type of frogs, caimans, cocrodriles, spiders, weird insects and the like. They guide was very god at explaining them, at spotting them (and teaching us how to spot them) and he was very good with the safety recommendations. He would take the time to show us the details and allowed us to take some very cool pics. My 9 year old son had lots of fun and we felt like real explorers in the dark.

Visited July 2012
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Jacksonville, Florida
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“Amazing Red-eyed Tree Frogs!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

My husband and I booked the 27 May Fincas Naturales night walk and were the only people on the tour. The preserve (aka Manuel Antonio Nature Park and Wildlife Refuge) is across from the Si Como No Hotel. We saw eight species of frogs including: dusty glass frog, gladiator frog, common rain frog, masked tree frog, red eye tree frog, long snouted tree frog, bull frog, and hourglass tree frog. There were red eye tree frogs all over the preserve. We also saw an eyelash pit viper, tarantulas, cane toad and a kinkajou. Our guide, Johnny, was one of the best and enthusiastic tour guides we had in Costa Rica. Would highly recommend this tour.

Visited May 2012
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