Natura Eco Park Costa Rica
Natura Eco Park Costa Rica
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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At Natura Eco 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. Natura is a private Biological Station, where we are concerned at the conservation of habitats, as well as reserach and reproduction of amphibians and reptiles, many of these listed as endangered species by CITES. 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.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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MarkB186338
London, UK200 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
Had a free day, unsure what to do, so went to Natura Park. We booked on line beforehand for entry and a guided tour. As we were over 65 we got a generous discount. We had a guide called Samantha who was excellent and although the tour was meant to be 2 hours she took so much trouble to find animals that didn’t want to be found that it lasted about 2.5 hours. After that we went on one of the trails. All in all we spent 3 hours there which was excellent value
Written March 11, 2020
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Hello Mark We greatly appreciate your comment and time about your visit at Natura Eco Park, we are very happy to know that you had a good time and enjoyed a lot in the park in La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica We loved your comment because one of our main objectives from the beginning has been to create experiences for all ages, it is an honor for us to have received you in our park. We hope you can come back soon and have another experience with our excellent team of professional guides. greetings from all the team of Natura Eco Park - Costa Rica -s
Written January 9, 2021
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Cosmo_Traveler_CDN
Dartmouth, Canada126 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
We had a wonderful tour at Natura. You can either do a self guided tour (about $26 pp) or a tour with a guide (about 46 pp).Our guide Amanda was lovely. She definitely took the time to explain the species and point them out. She was very knowledgeable. I’m glad we went with the guided tour as I’m sure we would have missed out significantly without it. Natura is about a 15 minute walk from Arenal Springs resort, so a great thing to do if you’re staying there. Definitely would need to take a taxi if you’re staying in La Fortuna town. We visited with two young children and it was a great experience for them. The trails were all stroller friendly.
Written February 14, 2020
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Ethel B
Illinois1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
This absolute gem tucked away in the heart of nature. The lush greenery, serene ambiance, and abundant wildlife make it a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Plus, the eco-friendly practices followed here make it all the more commendable. Highly recommended for nature lovers!
Written March 20, 2024
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naftule
11 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
In Costa Rica, it's exciting to see animals in their natural habitats. At your local zoo, it's fun to see animals in contained habitats.

This place is . . . a zoo. The animal enclosures are pedestrian, but at least the climate is an exact match.

Our guide was a teenager with the enthusiasm of an ASMR content-creator. But it was quite nice how he opened the frog cages and pointed out all of them for us. We also dug how he threw pebbles at a crocodile to get it to react, and seemed perfectly happy to prod and pick up various insects.

We didn't see any animal that wasn't contained, but I'm sure others have had the opportunity. And I'll bet the night tour is nice.

So yeah, we went to a basic zoo. That's fine, but maybe not for $50+ a ticket.
Written December 27, 2022
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MARK P
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
We did the night tour with Brandon as many of the animals are nocturnal. It was amazing and Brandon helped my 17 year get some unbelievable photos that his fiends tagged as National Geographic. I think what made the tour even better was Brandon's passion as a guide. He LOVES his "office"! It was pitch black and he would say look over here and there was a viper hanging on a big leaf and the same color as the leaf. Great tour.
Written June 26, 2021
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Relax768762
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Highly recommend! We stayed at Arenal Manoa and it was a short walk from there. Our guide Meyling is a natural at locating the hidden frogs and taught us so much about all the animals there. Don’t miss the crocodiles!
Written December 21, 2023
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Ste_Cambridge
Cambridge86 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Solo
I visited this because it was next to my hotel - the person at the ticket desk was very helpful and explained the layout of the reserve. However the signposting in some parts was poor - on a couple of occasions I followed the arrows and ended up at dead ends. There was also very little information about any of the animals in the enclosures, and the whole place had a slightly shabby and run down feel to it - I did not therefore feel that the high entry price was justified.

Maybe it would have been better with a guide, but that would have been even more expensive. The guided walks around the volcano national park or hanging bridges, or the sloth tour operated by Callidryas tours are all much more enjoyable and better value for money in my opinion.
Written December 11, 2018
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laurelxo
Aliso Viejo, CA22 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016
I am glad we came at night since I feel like this place is still under construction and would not have shown well in daylight. I selected this place since we could walk to it from Nayara hotel. We had a very knowledgeable guide saw lots of different frogs, lizards, a few birds and even an armadillo. However the construction noise from the house next door really interfered with hearing the sounds of nature at night. Maybe once the park is done with all their construction and exhibits it will be a better experience.
Written November 28, 2016
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Chris-Chesterfield14
Chesterfield, UK24 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Couples
Really enjoyed this. It cost $29 each but we had two hours getting close to turtles, frogs, toads and snakes. The staff were extremely knowledgable and made the tour very interesting. It's not very big but we did enjoy the trip.
Written October 2, 2014
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Thank you for your review!!!
Written September 12, 2015
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Challenger07
Breckenridge, CO51 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2011
The hotel recommend this as something to do when we had a couple of hours to spare one afternoon. We had previously done several nature walks in the real wild and enjoyed the outdoor experience. It was therefore a bit of a surprise for us that this place was like and small zoo in the world. You are taken around with a tour guide who does an excellent job of finding the animals and telling you about them. The frogs seemed to go on for ever and we could have stopped after a while. There is nothing wrong with this place but with all the real jungle and wildlife there why visit a zoo.
Written June 9, 2011
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Hello dear visitor, Thank you so much for your visited and for left us a comment, we are a ecological park and one our main goals is the animal rescue center and the environmental education, we have mainly amphibians and reptiles, animals that are so hard to find in the wild, that is why we offer the opportunity to the people, come to see and learn a lot about this kind of animals. in case, visitors want to see more in the wild, can choose the night walk, when the frogs are awake. Regards!
Written March 12, 2014
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