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“Great place to see frogs and other wildlife”
Review of Frogs Heaven

Frogs Heaven
Reviewed 19 November 2013

This was a really nice place. I was there when it was still fairly new and and there was already a wide variety of wild frogs on the property. We could see 2 species of dart frogs and several other frog species. We also had the chance to see some interesting birds and a sloth.

Jose is a great guide with a profound knowledge of the Costa Rican wildlife.

I am really happy to have visited there. It's a great place to take pictures of a diverse variety of frogs in a natural environment (excellent for you photographers).

Thank son1ctitan
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Reviewed 17 November 2013

We could have spent countless hours in Frog's heaven with friendly biologist José who is a wealth of information. We took advantage of two different types of tours: a night tour during which one walks around his private garden and a photography tour. Frog's heaven is very easy to reach, there is ample parking, super clean toilets and 2 small grocery stores nearby in case you need something. The garden has a nice size, no need to sweat or walk for hours, it's all there within few meters. Jose makes you listen to the nights' noises, and shows you plenty of other animals, patiently answers all your questions. We were not specifically into frogs, but now, we are!!! Don't hesitate to take one of his tours, the money you spend is totally worth it!

1  Thank tumi8
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Reviewed 27 July 2013

In April of 2013 we spent a fantastic day with Jorge as our birding and frog guide in the Horquetas area of Costa Rica. Under Jorge's expert guidance, we identified over 50 different bird species, as well as iguanas, howler moneys, and both 2 and 3-toed sloths. Then we got a personal tour of Frogs Heaven, which Jorge is building into an awesome frog habitat.
Starting the morning from Toucan Rescue Ranch in Heredia and a beautiful drive through Parque Nacional Braulio Carillo, we met Jorge at a roadside restaurant near Horquetas, where we sat hypnotized, watching a riot of feeding hummingbirds. Next we drove to Heliconia Island where we spent the morning finding and identifying many birds, including two varieties of toucan, the Ringed Kingfisher, Spectacled Owl and my favorite, the Chestnut-headed Oropendola.
After an authentic Costa Rican lunch, it's a short drive to Frogs Heaven. Jorge is justifiably proud of his creation, which is home to a variety of native frogs. We saw lots, including several Green and Black Poison Dart Frogs, tree frogs, and many others. The habitat is both frog and people-friendly. Jorge's knowledge and enthusiasm make the visit a truly memorable experience.

Thank Al M
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Reviewed 4 July 2013

In the summer of 2012 we visited Frogs Heaven with the four of us. We were expecting some kind of glass house, but it turned out that José actually had a real garden were he recreated the natural environment of a lot of frogs!

At first, he told us a lot about his family, his gardening in all kinds of fruits and other plants and raising money for his beautiful daughter. After that he showed us his great frog garden were there were different types of habitats, because of each frog needing another kind. José showed us at least five different frogs and they were really beautiful! Besides that, he also speaks a lot of languages, which was very cool! José is a very kind man, who will tell and show you a lot more than you could ever imagine.

Thanks again, Daniël (Dutch)

3  Thank D D
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Reviewed 26 April 2013

We were the first one to do a night tour (beginning of April). It was just great!! Frogs were everywhere, singing and posing for our picts :) Recommended!

Thank ntl_21
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