Bogarin Trail
Bogarin Trail
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7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Sloths, sloths, and more sloths! Visit Bogarin Trail, the BEST place in Costa Rica to see sloths in their natural habitat! Our private trail offers tons of wildlife just 5 minutes away from downtown La Fortuna! } For rates and bookings please visit our website! https://bogarintrail.com/
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • chris a
    46 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must do while you are in the Fortuna area
    One of the highlights of our trip to Costa Rica. Our first time in Costa Rica and this was a gem. William was our guide, I highly suggest getting a guide, as it would be very difficult to see the animals and get the experience of this beautiful, tropical rainforest, and all it offers. We ended our time with some fresh pineapple. Amazing saw incredible creatures, near and far. Highly recommend.!!!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 August 2023
  • Parker S
    Sandy, Utah15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A truly magical experience.
    What an amazing experience! We had Giovanni Bogarin as our tour guide and he did not disappoint! We knew exactly where to find all sorts of amazing animals and you could tell he absolutely loves what he does and how this once cow pasture has turned into a paradise! 100% would do this again!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 August 2023
  • Julian V
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An amazing place to see a huge variety of animals
    This was one of the best excursions we went on during our trip! The guides have an obvious respect for nature. I would say that a guide is mandatory for the park as we wouldn't have seen 10% of the animals without him pointing them out to us. Alex was a very informative guide who answered almost every question we could come up with.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 August 2023
  • Tikitiki212
    Wisconsin141 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing wildlife tour
    Incredible tour! We did this on our first full day in Costa Rica and it was the perfect introduction to the rainforest and wildlife. Our guide was amazing and we saw SO many animals and insects. We learned a ton too. After this tour, we felt we didn't need to have guides at every other place we went, since we had already seen soooo much wildlife at Bogarin! Definitely recommend this. Our entire group from teens to seniors loved it.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 October 2023
  • Andrew M
    Holmfirth, United Kingdom10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Everything we hoped and more!
    We went to Bogarin to do our own self guided walk during the day and managed to find a few things, but knew with how excellent the trails were there was more to see. We decided to book a night guided walk and did this with William. The experience was far better than we could ever have hoped. We saw everything we could have imagined and more! William and all the team were great and very knowledgeable.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 December 2023
  • Charlotte H
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Night Walking tour
    Fabulous experience! William was such an expert in plants, animals, and local culture! He was fun and interesting!we would highly recommend the night tour! Make sure to wear closed toe shoes!
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 8 December 2023
  • luca a
    18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Safari !
    We ard two italian tourist that did this amazing trail, there are so many animals to see. We got the luck to have a guide of the bogarin family who created the park. Without a guide it would have been difficult to spot most of the animals cause they hide, hightly recommended to visit!
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 January 2024
  • Paul M
    Lancaster, California10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wow! William has eagle eyes! Amazing!
    This was an awesome tour. The business that this family has created is amazing. We went with William, one of the Bogarin brothers who over 20 years ago founded this business. He has eagle eyes! If we were walking by ourselves, we might have seen one thing. But William, with his scope, pointed out animals and birds and insects and frogs over and over. We were truly amazed. He carried a high, magnification scope and constantly took pictures and videos with our phone to capture these amazing creatures. We could not have had a better tour anywhere! Two thumbs up. Highly recommend.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 January 2024
  • Jim T
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    La Fortuna Magical Mystery Tour!
    The guided tour was two plus hours of MAGIC! Our knowledgeable, friendly and engaging guide, Mar, pointed out countless plant and animal species, none of which we would have spotted without her guidance. And her reverence for nature and her native culture were contagious! Highly recommend.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 20 January 2024
  • marjurado
    Miami, Florida9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Birds and more birds
    highly recommended, it is right off the road and it takes you into another world, of forest and birds and monkeys and sloths. at the entrance they have a bird feeding sticks with fresh fruit and you can seat and watch all kinds and colors of birds, including the beautiful Toucans. at the end of the parking lot there is a great restaurant.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 February 2024
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Patsy W
Rogers, AR202 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Fabulous morning with our guide, William! He took his time to point out many birds and we saw 7 sloths. One of my main reasons for coming to CR. He let us smell different leaves from cilantro, lemon, “Bengay” plant and many more. He gave us his hx and that of the trail and the volcano. And he cut up a pineapple for us to eat. You see most of the wildlife the best through his high powered scope. Have your camera readily available for him to use his scope to take pics/videos. He has a phenomenal eye to find the birds and sloths. He’s safety conscious and environmentally conscious!
Written 12 January 2020
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Dunia2
Clermont, FL1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Couples
This was by far one of the best things we did in our time in Costa Rica. Our tour guide, William, was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the city, plants, trees, and of course the animals. Sure, you can do the trail on your own. But chances are, it won’t be as good and you won’t see as many, if any, animals. William was fantastic and I highly recommend this experience.
Written 30 March 2021
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ZippyShell
Wentzville, MO16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
My wife and I paid for the guided tour with Eduardo. I can tell you for sure that you will NOT see near the wildlife you could without these expert guides. Eduardo knew where all the animals were hanging about and was quick in setting up his telescope so that we could get great views. He would often take our camera phones and take pics through the lens. Eduardo was extremely patient and taught me how to take pics myself and helped with the Spanish names of the various animals. The tour was a little over two hours but it was an extremely great value. I highly recommend this trail and I would see if you can get Eduardo. He is a wonderful man and will make sure you see a lot of things!
Written 1 April 2021
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Donald Gregorio
South Jordan, UT117 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Couples
We had heard really good things about this nature walk but honestly did not know what to expect. We were assigned,”William” the owners brother as our guide. We had three adults in our group. He was very friendly and attentive. He walked through the trails like a hawk noticing the smallest movements. He had a spotter telescope he would set up for us to look through or even take pictures through. He knew names of every frog, bird or other creature we encountered.he was also very knowledgeable about the trees and other plant life.
Here are some of our photos from our nature walk on the Bogarin Trail.
Written 5 January 2021
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Sarah H
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Amazing experience going for the guided tour with Beatriz!! She was an amazing guide and you can tell she was very passionate about guiding. We found so many amazing animals! She had a lot of great information about the animals and the plant life around the park. Would definitely recommend doing the guided tour as we were able to see so much better with their telescope. Cannot recommend more!
Written 25 May 2022
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jenniferdurville
Cambridge, UK18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
All I can say is that paying for the Bogarin Trail is the best money we spent. After almost 2 weeks, we hadn't seen many animals and were desperate to have a good, knowledge guide. Jason was our guide. He was just amazing, knowledgeable and great with our 2 boys. We saw so much wildlife and Jason was able to explain so much about the local wildlife and answer the many questions our boys had. As we really wanted to see the Toucans, we were invited to come back later on in the day to have the chance to see them. All in all, we spent most of the day there, we loved it. Go, without a doubt...
Thank you Jason and thank you to all the friendly staff at the Bogarin trail!
Written 1 February 2021
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Smiles4miles
Tallahassee, FL1,356 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Couples
We arrived at this location just after opening in order to avoid crowds. There were still quite a few people there and one family with very noisy misbehaving children did not make our visit as pleasant as it should have been. Before anyone says “ kids will be kids”, there is no reason that children can’t be taught to be considerate and respectful. After all, when you’re on a trail, you’re there to experience what nature has to offer. On a visit to Macaw Lodge one of the sweetest little boys I’ve ever met would speak in hushed tones whenever he went on a nature walk as he listened for birds. He was a treasure and so fun to be around but unfortunately that was not always the case on the Bogarin Trail as we found ourselves trying to rush to escape the screaming boys. We were able to enjoy parts of the trail in peace but did not see any sloths. We did not hire a guide but according to the people I spoke to, they were hiding that morning. I did see a colorful Toucan and enjoyed the pretty view of Arenal. All in all, it wasn’t a waste of money or time but not anything fantastic either. Clean restrooms available and if it rains shelters are situated around the property.
Written 12 April 2022
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Lauren C
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
MUST GO! Our tour guide Jason helped us find so many different animals we would not have found on our own and was a wealth of knowledge! Takes about 2.5hrs. Muddy in many areas, so bring hiking shoes. The owner shared his story of founding this nature area, and his dream coming to life. He is very passionate and well worth the $40/person! At the end of the hike they provided us with a Pineapple was the best I had ever had! PURA VIDA!!
Written 2 August 2021
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michael n
Reno, NV291 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
This was a great stop and while we were interested in seeing bird species it's a good spot for lots of wildlife. It started well with a great staff member at the front desk and she helped us figure out a plan. We actually went once in mid-day then came back later in the afternoon as some birds were not out the first time. The second time we took a guide and he was a wealth of information and found us an owl we'd have never seen. We saw some amazing birds!

The trails and flat and well maintained, the walking is easy. Pay attention to the map as the ponds are worth the visit and there is also a very nice restaurant near the trail with an outdoor bar facing that side. I recommend the Passion Fruit Mojito!
Written 16 October 2021
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Lowell C
Kelowna, Canada7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
We arrived at the trail fully planning on doing a self-guided tour... which would have been a huge mistake. We reluctantly were talked into paying more to let William give us a tour, and we might have been convinced on paying double had we known what we would be seeing and hearing. I have no doubt that we would have spotted maybe (maaaybe) 15% of what we ultimately ended up seeing had we not taken the tour with William. His stories about the plants and animals he's lived alongside while growing up on Arenal, and his keen eye for finding creatures - sometimes hiding in plain site literally a few feet in front of you - was worth the price paid. So much more happened as well, but I'll save the spoilers so that everyone can have their own unique experience! This was our kids first nature tour on their first trip to Costa Rica, and could not have started any better. HIGHLY recommended.
Written 4 December 2021
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