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“Red eye green frog paradise”

Greentique Costa Rica Tours
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The Nature Park is part of a 25-acre private wildlife refuge and protected corridor with three primary nature exhibits, including Turtle Ponds, and several user-friendly“nature interpretive” trails located across from Si Como No Resort & Spa.The Nature Park features a unique Butterfly Atrium and Amphibian Botanical Gardens with guided “Jungle Night Walks”, plus one-of-kind Reptile Lagoons with Crocodiles,Caymans and Turtle habitats. The refuge includes a variety of Flora and Fauna, including a medicinal garden and natural habitats for three species of primates and variety of birdspecies.The primary mission of the project is to help conserve biodiversity by informing visitors ofthe importance of appreciating and in turn protecting our precious natural resources.The guided tours are in English and Spanish. Comfortable shoes & binoculars are recommended. Children under 6 are free with discounts for children 6 to 12. The six (6) tours offered are: 1) The Butterfly Botanical Gardens 2) Reptile Lagoons 3) The Butterfly Botanical Garden and Reptile lagoons 4) Combination Exhibitions and nature Walk 5) Nocturnal Jungle Walk and Tropical Aquatic Garden 6) Manuel Antonio Nature Park & Wildlife Refuge Birding Tour
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Washington, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Red eye green frog paradise”
Reviewed November 6, 2013

Don't leave CR without seeing the red eye green frog which is the symbol of CR. We saw so many of them in the night trek that I stopped taking pictures after spotting the 10th one. We were so close and I really zoomed in with the camera for excellent shots. We saw at least another 6 types of frogs, including the long-nose, bull, gladiator, common tree, and others that I forget the name. We even spotted several sleeping sloths, and a very active kinkajoo. Plus lizards, JC baselisk, a snake, and their captive turtles and crocs. The tour is only two hours long, but it flew by so quickly because it was constant action. Even I spotted a few frogs. Tour guide Henry is very knowledgeable and efficient, and he really respects the environment.

Visited October 2013
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English first
Oslo, Norway
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A great experience”
Reviewed October 19, 2013

We visited it when a local suggested it. And the visit made for a really great experience. The best was the butterfly farm. It was a treat for the eyes. We never knew that so many butterflies even existed and so many colors could be found in nature. It was a great experience.

Visited June 2013
Thank Alfred A
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Basel, Switzerland
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Froggy nighttour”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

The night tour guide was very nice and competent. We have learned much about nature and reptils. Actually the tour was very good, but we were not that interested in frogs. Thats the problem, te most important theme was frogs :) Anyway we can recommend it very much.

Visited October 2013
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New York City, New York
1 review
Reviewed October 9, 2013

My wife and I stayed here on our honeymoon at the end of November last year and absolutely loved it. It was relatively empty and the staff was very attentive to our every need and request. We loved the views, which were absolutely stunning from every part of the hotel, especially from our beds. With the curtains open you can see only rainforest, beach, and ocean in front of you. We especially loved the late night swim in the adult pool, because NO ONE was around and we had the beautifully lit pool all to ourselves.

Visited November 2012
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New York, New York, United States
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Amazing experience with Johnny!”
Reviewed October 1, 2013

We saw so many frogs, insects, and crocodiles during this nocturnal excursion! Johnny was a fantastic guide. He was not only knowledgeable, but also friendly and comfortable with the creatures. He encouraged us not to take flash photography directly into the eyes of the frogs, but alternatively, helped adjust the camera settings because he is also photography connoisseur on the side!

He also helped me take beautiful shots of the frogs. I'm embarrassed to say that he was more proficient with my camera than I was.

Take this tour and you'll see why I enjoyed it so much. Johnny was such a wonderful guide and I could definitely tell he was a biologist from his detailed explanations. I can also tell that he truly loves what he does as we have a video of him communicating with a frog.

Visited October 2013
Thank Vivian C
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