This is a great tour for anyone looking for nocturnal jungle inhabitants. The refuge is in a natural setting and inhabitants are not in glassed in enclosures. The crocodiles and cayman are in a fenced and locked enclosure for visitor safety. Andy was our guide on the night walk, and was very exhuberant, but it added to the tour and he had a good eye for finding things we would have never seen. Each visitor receives a flashlight for the night tour and no flash photography is permitted, however the flashlights project adequate light for photos. When we arrived, Andy was not at the refuge, but was at a hotel across from the refuge, rescuing a boa constrictor found on the hotel property. We were able to witness the release of the snake in the refuge during our tour. My goal for the tour was spotting the red-eyed leaf frog. Although this frog is pictured on postcards and much of the advertising of Costa Rica, it is not easy to find. After visiting other jungles and rainforests in Costa Rica the past 9 years with no luck, I was finally successful at Fincas Naturales. We also saw many other frog species,snakes, fireflies,Costa Rican jumping spiders, Basilisk or Jesus Christ Lizard,cayman and crocodiles. This night tour is well worth the money and includes entrance to the butterfly garden. Our group comprised eight people and would have been better if it was limited to six, so everyone had an equal chance for sightings and photos.
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