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Address: | La Fortuna, 6 km towards to Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2479 1616
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 19:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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At Arenal Natura Ecological Park you will experience the natural world in a...

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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Night Hike

We did a night hike here and were so glad we did. It is a different world in the jungle at night. We saw more of the colorful tree frogs that are commonly associated with Costa... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Irvine, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I am glad we came at night since I feel like this place is still under construction and would not have shown well in daylight. I selected this place since we could walk to it from Nayara hotel. We had a very knowledgeable guide saw lots of different frogs, lizards, a few birds and even an armadillo. However the construction... More 

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Indianapolis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did a night hike here and were so glad we did. It is a different world in the jungle at night. We saw more of the colorful tree frogs that are commonly associated with Costa Rica than you can shake a stick at. We also saw a sloth, various other frogs, crocodiles, an armadillo, spiders, and more.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great value for money tour. It cost us $ 24 (seniors) each. We both learned so much from our guide Emanuel who is passionate about his job. This is a rescue centre and there is a great variety of reptiles to see

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Allan S, Director de Recepción at Arenal Natura Ecological Park, responded to this review

Pura vida! Thank you very much for your time and for interacting in this great adventure in Arenal Natura. It was a great pleasure for us to share a little of our beautiful country and the wonderful things that surround us. We are full of inspiration to receive nature lovers. We hope to see you soon, and enjoy new projects.... More 

midlands uk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a place of outstanding natural beauty. the vies of the volcano on a clear day are breathtaking. The wild life is amazing.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Take time for a guided walk along the paths and elevated bridges. You'll be treated to many birds, flowers, and information on the natural environment. If you're lucky you'll see sloths, monkeys, snakes, and lizards. Too much fun!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

My husband and I did two tours here, the night tour and the morning birding tour. Overall: As another review noted, we didn't know some animals would be in enclosures. We got the story behind them-- basically that they were unable to be released because they were too tame, and I really appreciate that this facility is caring for them--... More 

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Anaheim, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is a great nature vacation tour, you must healthy to take some of the hikes and river activities, this a once in a life time trip.

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Moorhead, Minnesota
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We recently visited this attraction while staying at a nearby resort. We took the day tour with a guide and we were the only 2 people on the tour since it's off season right now to travel to Costa Rica. Our guide spoke very good english and was very knowledgeable and passionate about the things he spoke of. He was... More 

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

We had a great tour at the park and learned a lot! Our guide has a degree in herbitology (?) and was very knowledgeable. He is also handy helping you take great pics with your iPhone!

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Ronald F, Owner at Arenal Natura Ecological Park, responded to this review

Hi and greetings from Arenal Natura Ecological Park. Thank you for your time and your review of the park, as you note, our tour guides are a Nature Lovers but beside they are specialist of amphibians and reptiles or herpetology as you mention. Thank you again for your comment and your time to share your experience with us. Best Regards More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

We reserved for this tour through the hotel we were staying in. It was a last minute decision to take the tour and we are so happy we decided on taking the tour. Our tour guide was Emmanuel, one of the best tour guides we had in Costa Rica. He is a very enthusiastic, passionate, caring young man. The night... More 

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Ronald F, Owner at Arenal Natura Ecological Park, responded to this review

Hi, greetings from Arenal Natura Park. This is a Great comment about our staff, Emmanuel it is one of our Nature Lovers, a very Professional Guide of Arenal Natura Park. As you note, after a Rain tour could be too much better, because all the animals turns more active than the usual. One of the advantages of the Arenal area,... More 

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