Arenal Natura Ecological Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos

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Meet the animals at Arenal Natura Ecological Park, an educational animal park. Set against a backdrop of Arenal volcano jutting out from the lush forest, the park introduces visitors to the country's amphibious and reptilian residents. Take a tour of the grounds and learn about the natural diversity of Costa Rica and modern efforts to protect it. Head to the frog and snake gardens to see all the colorful creatures thriving there, and learn from your guide how to identify different varieties. The crocodile and caiman lake gives you the chance to get up close to these powerful animals, with the trained and experienced guides ensuring the safety of visitors of all ages. Put Arenal Natura Ecological Park and other La Fortuna de San Carlos attractions into our La Fortuna de San Carlos trip builder tool , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • I was actually really let down by this place. The pictures must've been from when it was still very new. This has a more run down feeling to it now. Not really a ton to see in the way of creatures. Bu...  more »
  • We took our tour at night and it was spectacular. The guide was so amazing at spotting animals, and we saw armadillos, possums, hundreds of tree frogs, and even venomous snakes!!  more »
  • Not convinced us. First it had rained and supposedly we would see many animals, even though we doubted it. Nothing economical price, most of what we saw in cage.
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  • Wow, wow, and WOW! We loved our stay in Arenal. It was the most beautiful place I've ever been. With lush forest and a beautiful volcano I couldn't have picked a better place to honeymoon. We used Costa Rica Vacations to book our whole time in Costa Rica and it was just fantastic. Every driver we had, every tour guide, phenomenal.
  • Good price for a beutiful park with great easy walking trails. Well worth a visit.
  • Night walk in Arenal Natura is an interesting concept. If you like frogs, snakes and birds and other nocturnal animals, you will have a good time. The crocodiles, caymans and other caged animals are an "additional" attractions. They will be adding an Orchid Park and a butterfly house shortly.
  • fantastic night walk, saw so many colourful frogs plus a possum, a snake and other reptiles, with a really enthusiastic guide. highly recommended!
  • Nice, but not a whole lot to see.

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