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“Pretty good”

Arenal Natura Ecological Park
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Arenal Natura Ecological Park Tour
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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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Verona, Wisconsin, United States
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Pretty good”
Reviewed June 20, 2013

I expected to be outside a bit more. At this place, we walked around outside in the forest for a bit, but most of the animals were frogs and snakes that were in large cages. You shine your flashlight around to find them in the dark. Would have preferred something wilder, but I know that if you're in the wild you risk not seeing animals.

Visited June 2013
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Ronald F, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Arenal Natura Ecological Park, responded to this review, September 16, 2015
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La Fortuna San Carlos
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“You must Do it !!!”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

The facilities are very nice. Also the guide are very trained, and he answer al my questions. The transport is excellent, and they have a nice souvenir shop at the main desk. I recomend the tour to people that love nature and reptils.

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Visited May 2013
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Ronald F, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Arenal Natura Ecological Park, responded to this review, September 16, 2015
Thank you very much!
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Maryville, Tennessee, United States
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great guided tour and friendly staff”
Reviewed May 26, 2013

We were looking for something fun to do close to our hotel and were recommended this. The price wasn't bad and the tour guide was very friendly and talkative. We learned all about Costa Rica's wildlife and the guide's English was very good. The guy at the front desk also went out of his way to walk up the road with us to help us find the restaurant he recommended (it was a great recommendation and he even called them to let them know we were on our honeymoon. FREE CAKE!). When it started to rain on the walk back to the hotel, we dropped by again to get out the the rain and he even let us borrow some umbrellas. Overall La Natura was a great decision, and the people left great impressions on our stay :)

Visited May 2013
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Ronald F, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Arenal Natura Ecological Park, responded to this review, September 16, 2015
Thank you veery much. That is what Arenal Natura is all about!
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New York City, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“perfect”
Reviewed May 3, 2013

+++++ for everything. Lots animals, very interesting. They have national frog. Personal is very polite.

Visited April 2013
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Ronald F, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Arenal Natura Ecological Park, responded to this review, September 16, 2015
We feel so glad since you have enjoyed with us at Arenal Natura. Thank you so much!
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great tour!”
Reviewed April 23, 2013

We recently went to Costa Rica and used a guide for this tour and it was very informative. I learned so much about everything involving Costa Rica wildlife and plants. Its an easy hike around the park and you see so much different wildlife. We saw alligators, ants (sounds weird but actually pretty cool), frogs, lizards, turtles and various birds. I think it was worth the money because it was very informative and I love learning about wildlife.

Visited April 2013
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Ronald F, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Arenal Natura Ecological Park, responded to this review, September 16, 2015
Awesome review. Thank you!!
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