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Arenal Oasis Wildlife Refuge

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Fascinating - beyond expectations

Juan was our guide and he was the best. Transportation pickup was right on time. The tour itself is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Scott V
Stoney Creek, Ontario
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We did the evening/night tour which lasted two hours. Our very knowledgeable guide gave us... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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“night walk”(35 reviews)
“night tour”(28 reviews)
“frog tour”(12 reviews)
Experience Arenal´s only wild frog sanctuary at night, when colorful tree frogs and other rainforest wildlife are most active and most easily observed. At least 28 frog species have made their home the ponds of Arenal Oasis. The Rojas Bonilla family...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
| Arenal Volcano National Park, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
+506 2479 9526
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Juan was our guide and he was the best. Transportation pickup was right on time. The tour itself is mindblowing. Juan took the time to assist in taking close up photos with everyone's cameras and to explain everything in great detail. It wasn't just a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the evening/night tour which lasted two hours. Our very knowledgeable guide gave us torches and instructions and off we set. The "course" was about three-quarters of a mile but we obviously walked very slowly, stopping to look at Costa Rica wildlife at night....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the walking tour at night. We saw 9 species of frogs and then bugs galore as well as 2 snakes. Really amazing. We had our 2 young boys. Great for 6yrs olds and up.

Thank WestCoastPapillon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our stay in La Fortuna featured some heavy rain - fortunately this is ideal weather for the night tour at Arenal Oasis with lots of amphibians. Oscar, the hugely knowledgable guide, walked us through two hours of animal spotting - covering 12 types of frog...More

Thank johnsS5771RQ
Reviewed 29 October 2018

This place is great. Beautiful forest, lots of animals around, great tours. The restaurant was very nice, it's an outdoor covered patio with a feeding area next to it where you can watch birds, squirrels, and coatis (like a raccoon) while you're eating. Our room...More

Thank cmart2018
Reviewed 18 October 2018

Second time to visit this place.Each hike was different biggest the naturalist has his own area of expertise to share. Wonderful snakes, frogs and insects. We even heard the largest owl in Costa Rico, but it remained hidden in the trees.

Thank GRC761
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Very comfortable cabin right in the forest separated from the others by the trees. It felt like we were on our own in the middle of nowhere! Private parking right outside the door was a bonus. The beds are comfortable, and it had the best...More

Thank Slidy
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Even if it rains, you should go on this tour. It's so intimate and informative. The guides all know their stuff inside out and were able to answer pretty much anything we asked. I wish I could have remembered every name they told us, wow!

Thank MDC115
Reviewed 21 September 2018

Great stay for a quite night of sleep if you love nature. The rustic -yet- cool cabins, are settle into the woods. Restaurant has a pretty simple menu, but is tasty. It has bird feeders and beautiful birds. Friendly staff.

Thank DonGaTico
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Awesome place for breakfast while watching the birds up close. The night frog tour was great for capturing incredible photos.

Thank Deerfield040
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Jason C
30 March 2018|
Response from LouGoon | Reviewed this property |
Hi, The Arenal Oasis website tells you the tour cost - sorry it won't let me paste the website link here! When we went (November) we didn't really get any mozzie bites but we did wear long trousers/coats etc for the night... More
6 February 2017|
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Response from MissT603 | Reviewed this property |
The trails would probably be very difficult in a wheelchair. They are pebbly gravel and some are very steep. I only did the night walk so not sure if there might be something more accessible.