I will begin by saying "Wow, what an experience!"
I went on the Jungle Night Walk tour with a few friends and I really didn't know what to expect. The tour was about to begin when it started raining harder than I had ever experienced before. I thought possibly the tour would be cancelled, but we were informed this is the BEST time for a tour. Reason being, all of the frogs are very active during this time and you see MORE of them, which we did. While on this tour we saw, red-eye tree frogs, gladiator frogs, bullfrogs, hour glass tree frogs and toads....just to new a few! Thankfully I had my camera with me, as I was able to capture numerous pictures of the precious wildlife. Not only did we see frogs, we saw snakes, rare insects, arachnids, caymans, crocodiles, and turtles. Our guide, Johnny, had more knowledge about each and every species we came across and a story to go along with it.
We were also educated by Johnny on how they use organic compost for the plants, tree's and they also germinate seeds for the reforestation programs. It was a very educational tour and we learned a lot about what Manuel Antonio Nature Park (Fincas Naturales) does for sustainable practices within the refuge. Now, don't get this park confused with the National Park because they are two different places, however they give tours to the National Park as well.
Not only does the Manuel Antonio Nature Park "Walk the Walk" but they "Talk the Talk!" What I mean by this is that often times people advertise that they are environmentally involved in saving the environment, but they do nothing to support it. The Nature Park proved to me that they really do care and they are always striving to protect nature in every possible way.
I would strongly encourage everyone to take this tour (even when it's raining) and see all that they have to offer! Excellent tour, Excellent Guide, and well worth the money!
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