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Arenal Oasis Wildlife Refuge

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Arenal Oasis Wildlife Refuge

342 Reviews
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Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007 Costa Rica
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Full day Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna Waterfall and Hotsprings

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See the best of La Fortuna and the Arenal Volcano area in just one day with this tour. Start with a hike along the La Fortuna River, continuing to a suspension bridge tucked deep into the jungle. Then walk to a local indigenous village followed by a traditional lunch. In the afternoon, visit the Arenal Volcano for more hiking before wrapping your day up with a soak in a natural thermal river.
US$88.00 per adult
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Amanda D wrote a review 18 Jan
Washington DC, District of Columbia7 contributions
We toured with Michael, a young, fabulously enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide. We saw SO many frogs, at least 8 different types, and got excellent close up pictures of bunches of them. He even got great pics of a fer-de-lance viper that was off the trail with a pair of binoculars for everyone.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Christian wrote a review 6 Jan
Mason, Ohio6 contributions1 helpful vote
We visited as a family (kids are 10 and 7) and did the 2-hour night walk. All four of us loved it! I 100% recommend this if you're in the Arenal area. Juan was our guide and he was incredible. Not only was he an expert on the wildlife, but he taught us so much about photography too!! After some guidance from him, we took far better pictures than we ever have before. And most importantly, we saw so much wildlife!! Lots of frogs ... iguanas ... a kinkajou ... lots of different insects ... all within a few hundred yards of where we parked. We came back a different morning for breakfast and it was just as lovely. A great meal, surrounded by so many beautiful birds.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Iain T wrote a review Aug 2020
Los Angeles, California18 contributions6 helpful votes
Just go ... no, seriously, just book and go, it's amazing! I'm a tree frog freak, I mean I even have a tree frog tattoo ...simply exquisite setting, sublime plants, humongous coral snakes, bullet ants the size of your thumb and froggies galore! One of the best experiences of sharing local knowledge of the wildlife I've had :))
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Aralya wrote a review Aug 2020
Dale, United Kingdom505 contributions250 helpful votes
If you're a wildlife lover and especially a bird watcher, this place will enchant you. The ecolodges are set amongst a thick lush garden, a jungle even... At night, except for the path illuminated by soft "mushroom lights", it's pitch black. All you can hear is the wind shaking the trees and the rain dropping on the roof of your cabana. We had the lodge number 6 which seems to be the darkest one, the only downside of our stay. Otherwise, the bed was comfortable and the ceiling fan gave us enough freshness for the night. After all, you're only here for sleeping.The rest of the time you will be exploring the national park of dipping in the nearby hot springs... At breakfast, all sorts of colourful birds and other squirrels are feasting on the fruits displayed around the restaurant. Don't forget your camera! The staff is excellent, friendly and efficient. Before sunset, you can walk to the town, it will take around 30 minutes but best to pick up a taxi back.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Jana S wrote a review Mar 2020
Athens, Georgia, United States131 contributions18 helpful votes
We were there on Friday night, before the Corona shut down. We were the only guests. We had a fabulous place. Our hot springs closed, so we had dinner there. Very tasty. During breakfast, a cassock and her baby came by. We got in late and had to leave early, so we didn't get to walk trails. When this blows over, I would like to come back.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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