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Arenal Oasis Wildlife Refuge

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Night Tour

We took the night tour. Juan was a great guide. He was very knowledgable and excellent at... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Round Rock, Texas
night frog tour should not be missed

This was fantastic. A 2 hour tour during which you will see a variety of frogs, snakes, spiders and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Joe K
Jupiter, Florida
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“night walk”(34 reviews)
“night tour”(33 reviews)
“frog tour”(13 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, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
+506 2479 9526
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We took the night tour. Juan was a great guide. He was very knowledgable and excellent at spotting things that we never would have noticed. I had no idea the most colorful frogs were so tiny! And Juan made sure that we got great photos....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank senoraflowers
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was fantastic. A 2 hour tour during which you will see a variety of frogs, snakes, spiders and other insects. Good for all age groups and walking abilities.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Joe K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a MUST do for anyone visiting the area. Our guide Issac went above and beyond to make sure we saw as much as possible- even taking up close difficult to get -pictures for us. I highly recommend him!!!

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the night hike with our kids, ages 4 and 7. Our guide was very thorough and informative- really took his time to make sure we all got great pictures and knew what we were seeing. We saw a lot of frogs, spiders and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank KHMpls
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was very pleased with this event. I hadn't looked into it but was surprised how much I saw and have great frog pictures now. Oscar was our guide and he was awesome. Frogs/bads/toads/ants/spiders and even a moulting cricket. Learned lots. overall one of our...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Gregpj63
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy walk on a level, gravel path at a fairly slow pace. My 7- and 9-year-olds had no trouble keeping up. We saw 7 or 8 species of frogs, as well as a venomous snake and some HUGE spiders. The guides were remarkable at spotting...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank DrSquirrel14
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I did the evening tour with Juan. It was excellent- saw loads of different frogs and Juan knew how to get the best photos. In fact I just gave him my phone and let him do it. We also saw some birds, ants, millipedes and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank livinglifetothefull1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is very easy to see an abundance of wildlife here. There are bird feeders at the entrance to the walking trail, and any one who looks will see monkeys, insects, amphibians and reptiles of every kind.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank iris423
Reviewed 13 February 2019 via mobile

When we booked the sloth tour, the company promised we would see sloths (or we would get a refund), and we did! We saw seven sloths, including a mom and her baby as well as a sloth who was quite active (by sloth standards) and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tuffet119
Reviewed 12 February 2019

We did the night frog watching tour at Arenal Oasis and could not be more pleased. Our group was small and our guide, Kevin, was spectacular. We all got to participate in the search for critters which was great fun. The jungle certainly came alive...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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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.