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“Great bird watching”

Arenal Natura Ecological Park
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Afternoon Tour to Arenal Observatory Lodge and Natural Hot Springs River
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Arenal Natura Ecological Park Tour
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Photography Tour at Arenal Natura Ecological Park
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: At Arenal Natura Ecological 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. Arenal 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.
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great bird watching”
Reviewed November 24, 2012

Well-developed trails, great bird watching. You need a guide to do this right. Terrific views of the volcano.

Visited November 2012
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Ronald F, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Arenal Natura Ecological Park, responded to this review, September 17, 2015
Thank you very much for your visit!
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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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“What a beautiful place”
Reviewed November 13, 2012

Nice and quiet, if you are with a large group you may miss out on some of the wildlife. We slipped ahead of our group and found toucans, snakes, squirrels, orioles, parrots and several other kinds of birds.

Visited October 2012
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Ronald F, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Arenal Natura Ecological Park, responded to this review, September 17, 2015
So kind of you, thank you!
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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27 reviews
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“Great guide, cool animals”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

We would highly recommend this to anyone in the area. It is kind of like a small zoo, but the guides with all the information about each species is what makes this so special.

Visited June 2012
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Ronald F, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Arenal Natura Ecological Park, responded to this review, September 17, 2015
We are actually a Biological Resrve, more than a zoo, where we conserve endangered species. Thank you so much for your support!
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Oahu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent guide”
Reviewed November 3, 2012

I can't remember his name, but our guide was AWESOME!! He made the experience totally worth the $29/person we paid. This place is not a huge zoo, but our guide spoke about each one of the species they had and was so informative!! He knew so much about each type of animal that they housed and other local fauna. I would not have had enjoyed and appreciated this place as much if I hadn't gone with the guide.

Visited November 2012
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Ronald F, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Arenal Natura Ecological Park, responded to this review, September 17, 2015
You pay not for the tour, but we take it as a collaboration in order to save endangered species of amphibians and reptiles. Thanks a lot for your visit and your support!
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La Fortuna, Alajuela, Costa Rica
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Para aquellos que les gusta las Ranas...|”
Reviewed November 2, 2012

Arenal Natura Ecological Park is a great place where we can see cocodrile,caimans,more than 12 snakes,m more than 30 species of frogs with i nice building, and amazing guides!!

Visited September 2012
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Ronald F, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Arenal Natura Ecological Park, responded to this review, September 17, 2015
For nature lovers! That's is exactly what Arenal Natura is all about. Thank you!
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