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Rainforest Night Walk and Authentic Costa Rican Dinner from La Fortuna
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Rainforest Night Walk and Authentic Costa Rican Dinner from La Fortuna

By Ecoterra Costa Rica
Recommended by 94% of travelers
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Discover a different range of wildlife to the ones you’ld see during the day on a rainforest night walk in La Fortuna. Designed with wildlife lovers in mind, this tour increases your chances of spotting nocturnal creatures such as bats, snakes, and tree frogs, and comes with a traditional Costa Rican dinner.
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$65.00
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$65.00
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Ages 0-80, max of 30 per group
Duration: 4h
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English, Spanish

Highlights
  • Increase your chances of spotting nocturnal creatures on an evening walk
  • An ideal choice for families and lovers of wildlife
  • See a different side to the rainforest as you explore at night
  • Hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off are included

  • Bottled water
  • Delicious Costa Rican dinner prepared on a wood burning stove
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan with Wi-Fi
  • Flashlights and lanterns
What's not included
  • Gratuities


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • If you hotel it not on the list feel free to ask
  • La Fortuna de San Carlos, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Province of Alajuela
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7453P2

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multilingual guide
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Rainforest Night Walk and Authentic Costa Rican Dinner from La Fortuna?
Rainforest Night Walk and Authentic Costa Rican Dinner from La Fortuna price starts from $65.00. Discover and book Rainforest Night Walk and Authentic Costa Rican Dinner from La Fortuna on Tripadvisor
What is the Rainforest Night Walk and Authentic Costa Rican Dinner from La Fortuna cancellation policy?
Rainforest Night Walk and Authentic Costa Rican Dinner from La Fortuna cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Rainforest Night Walk and Authentic Costa Rican Dinner from La Fortuna on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Rainforest Night Walk and Authentic Costa Rican Dinner from La Fortuna?
Rainforest Night Walk and Authentic Costa Rican Dinner from La Fortuna is hosted by Ecoterra Costa Rica. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Ecoterra Costa Rica on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Rainforest Night Walk and Authentic Costa Rican Dinner from La Fortuna on Tripadvisor
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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7453P2

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    La Fortuna de San Carlos
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See departure details
  • 1
    La Tigra
    Stop: 4 hours
    The trail will go around the mirrored lakes to the frog sanctuary, which is an area dedicated to the regeneration and natural reproduction of frog species. Here you will discover a large amount of species such as the dart frog and the bull frog, the smallest and largest species in Costa Rica, as well as the spectacular Red Eyed Tree Frog, and the beautiful Glass Frog. After the tour, a delicious Costa Rican dinner prepared on a wood burning stove will await us. We will enjoy our dinner viewing the lights of the valleys of San Carlos. Afterwards we will return to La Fortuna. • Discover the country's nocturnal wonders in a night experience • See species like nocturnal frogs, birds, mammals, insects, bats and more. • Delicious authentic Costa Rican dinner prepared on a wood burning stove. • We will enjoy our dinner viewing the lights of the valleys of San Carlos
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

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54jayn
54jayn
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Great trip- lots of amazing views
For this trip we were picked up around 10.30 from our hotel and went straight to the volcano hike. We were lucky wi
922lisk
922lisk
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Such a Unique Experience - Highly recommend!
Tour was amazing! Our guide Aaron was absolutley amazing! He helped us through tight spaces with ease & showed us t
KimGTravels
KimGTravels
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Distant Views of Arenal Volcano
Encompassing 30,000 acres, this lush park provides wide pathways to deliver the visitor down to Lake Arenal, where
162kevina
162kevina
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Highly recommend for young fit adventurers.
We had an awesome time. The whole trip was so efficient. They picked us up at our hotel, drove us on a bumpy short
slc1220
slc1220
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Loved the hanging bridges!
We had a great time exploring the park and walking on the hanging bridges. Our guide was very knowledgable and fri
j0hhnyv
j0hhnyv
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Do this tour! If you want adventure and something different!
Amazing tour! A must do for sure. You actually get to go into a cave and squeeze into places you would think you wo
Therese P
Therese P
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A great first tour
This was our first tour in Costa Rica, and it did not disappoint. Thank you Gabriel with Eco Terra for making this
1020SandyP
1020SandyP
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Small scale Campesino Organic Farming....WOW!
There were so many features to this activity that were special: the organic farming methods utilized; explanations
1020SandyP
1020SandyP
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Thanks, Alberto!
Spotting sloths with their babies was really special! So many different plants and animals on this tour....parades
grdnT
grdnT
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Best sloth tour in LaFortuna
Pleasant walk through the property to view sloths, birds, flora and fauna. Anthony was our guide, Very professional
sandra L
sandra L
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Fun, adventure, water
It was great! Definitely channels your inner Indiana jones LOL overall booking was easy and fast, ride there was gr
MinnesotaMNGirl
MinnesotaMNGirl
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The tour is a fun way to get acquainted with the area, and decide what to do next.
We had great weather and a fun tour guide. The trail is easy enough to do in sneakers, if that is all you packed.
Explore25136523521
Explore25136523521
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Don't book with venado caves or trip advisor
This business took my money and then told me the experience was not available on that day. They said I could do ano
laurabA7546AM
laurabA7546AM
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Very Impressive and Magical
My young family and I were so impressed by our tour guide/naturalist that accompanied us on the Arenal Hanging Brid
T9333NHerikl
T9333NHerikl
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Amazing 4-1
We did the 4-1, finishing our tour with the Baldi and the buffet dinner. We did the Arenal hanging bridges, lunch a
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tracy h
1 contribution
Mar 2023
We did this the first night after we flew into Costa Rica, and it was the perfect way to start the trip!! The food was great the tour guides were excellent and the walk and host family went out of their way to make this the best first night here. I totally recommend this on your first day or a day you want to relax, the walk is not strenuous and the casual atmosphere just sets the mood. Totally recommend this to everyone of all ages.
Written March 9, 2023
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Summer S
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I am so glad we did this, truly a highlight of our trip. Gustavo, our guide, was so extremely knowledgeable and was able to spot all sorts of nocturnal wildlife for us. We were so exited to see the red eye tree frogs and poison dart frogs (aka blue jean frogs)! The location was at a private home with stunningly beautiful views and gardens all around. Afterwards, we had a delicious dinner there on the balcony. It was truly unique because it felt so personal! Thank you Gustavo for providing such a special memory and all the great photos!!
Take care,
Jared and Summer
Written August 8, 2021
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Lily M
Killarney, Ireland9 contributions
Francisco was great guide - very knowledgeable & funny and showed us so many animals we hadn't yet seen in Costa Rica. We saw about 6 different kinds of frogs, a lot of interesting insects, and even an armadillo!
This was all an amazing adventure on the property of the Mendez bed & breakfast & were provided a delicious Pollo casado afterward.
I highly recommend this tour!
Written May 14, 2022
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DayTrip157979
1 contribution
Apr 2022
Our tour Guide, Gabriel, was fantastic!!!! We first met him on this night tour. We were a party of 7, including 2 kids (11 and 8), an all of us were so excited and intrigued by this tour. The owners of the farm were so hospitable and friendly as well.

The next day we had an all day tour: Volcano tour, Waterfall and Hanging Bridges. Gabriel was once again our guide and again he was great! Very knowledgeable, and sincerely loves sharing Costa Rica with tourists.
Written April 13, 2022
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Isabelle S
Moncton, Canada8 contributions
Jan 2019
It was the perfect evening. When the sun sets, the jungle becomes alive! Fascinating. The guide would point out creatures that we would have never seen without him. And it was followed by a delicious authentic supper cooked in an outdoor kitchen. Strongly recommend.
Written August 26, 2019
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ecoterraexpeditions
Dear Customer, Greetings from Ecoterra Expeditions! We greatly appreciate your comments. It's good to know that you had such a good time at Méndez's house and that you could see so much wildlife. We are always pleased to know that our clients enjoyed their experience in Costa Rica traveling with Ecoterra Expeditions. Best regards,
Written October 7, 2019
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baberger
Chandler, AZ13 contributions
May 2019 • Family
When you look at the options for excursions in Costa Rica, this one may not stand out when viewed side-by-side with ziplining, repelling, or whitewater rafting. HOWEVER, it is one of the best things you can do if you want to get up close and personal with some wildlife (frogs in particular)! I have now done this twice. Jason was our guide for both. He is knowledgeable, friendly, and has a trained eye. In both tours, we got to see sloths, toucans, the red-eyed tree frogs, glass frogs, and a lot more (all of Costa Rica's most wanted).

The Costa-Rican dinner provided by the Mendez family was the icing on the cake. I definitely think this is one of the best excursions you can do in region if you want to get close to Costa Rican wildlife!
Written June 13, 2019
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Ricardo V
Dear Customer, Thanks a lot for your comments! We are glad to know that you had such a good experience with Jason at Méndez's house, also that you were able to see that much wildlife on both trips. It is very satisfying when our clients enjoy their visit and get to experience an authentic Costa Rican dinner with a local family. Feel more than welcome to contact us at any time, we will be happy to help.
Written June 24, 2019
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Gary T
Austin, TX994 contributions
Mar 2021
This was a fun tour conducted by two very knowledgeable guides. We saw many frogs including red eyed and see through ones. We also saw lots of sleeping butterflies and other insects.

The chicken dinner provided was also very good with the exception of the black beans.
Written March 14, 2021
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Deanne B
6 contributions
Nov 2019
One of the only rainy nights we had on our trip and thank goodness! It brought the little critters we'd hoped to see. Our guide was excellent and he took the best photos. We elected to put our own camera away and he shared his with us which was such a treat. The family was so gracious to open their home and serve us a delicious meal. I only wish I could see the beautiful gardens and their view in daylight too!
Written December 9, 2019
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Sasha N
Chicago, IL102 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
My husband and I went on the night walk and dinner. We were grouped with a lovely family from the UK and had an absolute blast. The Mendez family home was beautiful, and we felt very welcomed. But my favorite part was probably Gabriel's passion for his work. He was excellent in both finding the various creatures, telling us about them, and conveying his passion for his work and eco tourism in Costa Rica. We enjoyed the dinner as well, and overall had a lovely experience. We saw several amphibians as well, but I would say just the experience of walking around the lovely property at night was well-worth it. For reference, the property is about 40-45 minutes from La Fortuna.
Written April 28, 2019
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Chester Q
San Francisco, CA25 contributions
Jan 2019 • Couples
This was not the usual tourist tour to a rain forest at night. We were driven to the private house of the Mendez family. The Mendez family own a large piece of land that they decided to leave undeveloped to keep it as a natural rain forest. They do grow black pepper and offer small bags for purchase. Our tour guide from Ecoterra led us through their grounds looking for frogs, insects and small animals. We saw many frogs, army ants, and an iguana. They do give you head lights but your own flashlights are better.
At the end of our tour, we were served a really nice traditional Costa Rican meal before being taken back to our hotel. A really good tour.
Written February 20, 2019
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Duration240 minutes