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Rainmaker Park

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Rainmaker Park

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Km/13 MI Northeast Of Quepos 22, Parrita 60901 Costa Rica
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BackinBracknell wrote a review Mar 2020
Bracknell, United Kingdom1,219 contributions451 helpful votes
We did several night tours in different parts of Costa Rica and all the guides we had were great and we saw different things each time. We had Jose for our Rainmaker tour and he found snakes, insects, toads and frogs. He was very enthusiastic and energetic and an expert at taking close up photos for us on our smartphones. We got some superb pics including of a glass frog which we hadn't seen anywhere else. He also made sure our group was kept safe by providing everyone with a stick to walk with and telling people to stay close to him and not to touch anything! So the jungle experience was great but we were a bit disappointed with Jade Tours (reviewed separately) due to poor organisation, poor condition of the minibus and poor food at the end.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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MarinaM wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom17 contributions4 helpful votes
This is a lovely place, but we had a bit of an odd start. Poor email communication by the site managers and unable to book anything online. We arrived at 3.30pm as the place shuts at 6pm. We got stopped a few meters outside the park by a local, who was a guide (wore his ID BADGE).He suggested we hired him as the place is not safe in the later hours of the day due to snakes and poisonous frogs. We agreed to his tour, but deep inside we knew he was telling fibs. He charged $50 for both of us, (normally $30-33). He gave us very useful info re: nature, but it all felt rushed and we had not quality time to appreciate the beauty of the place on our own pace. We paid $20 extra for entry fee (no ticket or receipt). At the end of the tour we asked if we could book for the night one as based on the website it’s available to book at the actual park. The guide said bookings are made in advance. He eventually hooked us up with Jade Tours and guide Roy. We paid a total of $55 for the night tour including a home made cooked cassado meal and fresh juice at the end of the tour. Roy spend a good two hours in the park and we saw snakes, scorpions, spiders, Beatles, lizards, some birds and frogs. No luck spotting the red-eyed green tod. Still we had fun. So visit the park in the morning hours with no guide, but stick to the path and do not touch any trees or plants as some are poisonous and cause allergic reactions. Read reviews and shop around for the night tour,it was fun.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Marina M wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom7 contributions4 helpful votes
This was a lovely privately run place,but we had a bit of an odd start. I had to email the place twice as on the website they advertise three tours,but the booking link does not function. We got there around 3.30pm as the place shuts at 6pm according to one of the owners who partially responded my email. We got stopped a few meters outside the park by a local,who was a guide (and did actually wear an ID BADGE).He suggested we hired him as it was getting late and it was more dangerous with snakes coming out.As we did not know the fauna of the place,although we were sure we could do this on our own as usual and we could still be done on time,we decided to accept his offer $50 for both,as he normally charges $30 pp.I had read elsewhere that guides charge $33 for the specific park.The guide was a lovely man and gave us a lot of info on the fauna .However the whole route was super rashed (I guess because he wanted us to complete the It took two emails to get a response by one of the owners,but only partial responses to my questions.We got there around 3pm and the place shuts at 6pm.We got stopped a few meters before the park by a local who worked as a guide and had his official ID badge.He tried to scare us by suggesting the place is not safe in the later hours of the day due to snakes and poisonous frogs.As we were tired from travelling all day and as we did not know the place,we hesitantly agreed to his tour,but deep inside we knew what he was saying was a fib.He charged $50 for both of us,but normally the charges I have seen were betw $30-33.He gave us very useful info re:the fauna,but it all felt rushed (perhaps because he wanted to show us the full trail on time) and we had not quality time to appreciate the beauty of the place and wild life watching on our own pace. We paid $20 extra for entrance to another guy behind a wooden bench in front of a kitchen (not clear payment till anywhere).We got no ticket or receipt.i will be emailing the owner with some comments. At the end of the tour we asked if we could book for the night tour as we had read good reviews.Based on the website the tour is available to book at the actual park. The guide said that we needed to have booked in advance as all guides are external and he had no time to do the tour. Eventually he kindly offered to make a few phonecalls once we followed him back to his house.He managed to add us on a group with Jade Tours and guide Roy. Because we visited a few hours before the night tour our morning guide made a deal for us not to repay the park entrance and we paid $50 pp to Jade tours. We were given the option to have a homemade meal at the end of the tour at the park for $5,which we did and enjoyed! Roy spend a good two hours with the group in the park and we saw snakes,scorpions,spiders,Beatles,lizards,some birds and frogs. He tried hard to locate the red eye tod,but no luck that night.Still we had fun. So visit the place on the morning hours for the best wild life experience with no need for a guide.just stick to the trail and do not touch anything apart from ropes and rails. So if you want to visit the Rainmaker is best to go in the morning and enjoy the wild life with no guide.Just ensure you follow the path and you do not touch any trees or plants as some are poisonous and cause allergic reactions. We saw endless birds at 17:30 around the lake at the front entrance,so great time for pictures.We had no luck seeing the black and red frogs that the park is famous for.The place is very relaxed from a management point of view and organisation. We would recommend the night tour but look around offers and book in advance.You should not pay more than$55 with the meal and entrance included.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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cecilyJ wrote a review Mar 2020
Farmington, Utah166 contributions36 helpful votes
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I loved this place! First things first, this place accepts CASH ONLY which is not posted on any road signs and we didn’t know this. We drove 40 minutes out to an ATM and 40 minutes back. It’s $20/person. We did this hike alone but we were approached by a guide for an extra $25/person. For us, it was not worth having a guide. He told us we’d feel like we were running around like chickens with our heads cut off, but we never felt like that. There is no map to hand out to hikers, but if you stay on the large main path, you will find a sign with the map fairly soon. It was so peaceful and serene. We started our loop going counterclockwise by the river first. The sounds of the river filled the path, even up on the hanging bridges. We crossed a few hanging bridges on the lower path and waded into the water a few different times. The beauty here meets you at every corner. There were several hanging bridges on the upper part of the circle and it was so fun! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and soaked up the beauty. I would definitely come back to this place.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Karen C wrote a review Mar 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
We went to Rainmaker on our way back to San Jose from Manuel Antonio. We found navigating the suspension bridges and platforms no problem and a nice diversion. There are a couple of different routes. We took the longer one and it was fine but for people with trouble getting around it wouldn't be recommended. I didn't wear a bathing suit but wished I had because I ended taking a dip in one of the small pools to cool off. Very refreshing. We didn't use a guide and I dont think a person needs to. We were fine on our own.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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