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“Wonderful small nature reserve” 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
New York City, New York
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“Wonderful small nature reserve”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

You could miss this place, since it's small and almost hidden. It's well worth a visit (especially on Mondays, when Manuel Antonio is closed). It's directly across the road from the Si Como No hotel, and has a sign associated with Manuel Antonio. Take a guided tour. We had a wonderful guide, Emilio, whose enthusiasm and knowledge made this one of the highlights of our trip. They also offer a night tour. The day and night tours are completely different -- it's worth it to do both.

Visited October 2012
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English first
Bristol, Tennessee
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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“New love for butterflies”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

This was a wonderful experience. The guide was so knowledgeable! We were given a great tour of the butterfly Conservatory, with the Blue Morpha glistening it's iridescent blue above our heads. We were shown how these magnificent creatures go from egg to winged beauties. I even held a pod and felt the creature wiggle between my fingers. What an cool thing to experience!
The female crocodiles put on a show of staking territory! You don't realize just how ferocious these creatures can be until you see them angry!!! The largest croc was unbelievably big! Just to see him was scary!
This is one "must do" if you are in Manuel Antonio!

Visited October 2012
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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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