Arenal Natura Ecological Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos

(4.5/5 based on 460+ reviews on the web)
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 into our La Fortuna de San Carlos trip builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • We stopped in on a whim and had a great visit. Officially they were not quite doing guides tours at that hour, but fellow at the desk asked one of the guides to take us in and we had a terrific time. ...  more »
  • Wonderful views, well worth the climb up. We were lucky as the clouds were high and we saw the volcano in it's entirety.  more »
  • Took a family outing here. The butterflies were fascinating, such a large amount of butterflies and variety of species. The lady was so nice and gave us much good information. The other displays were ...  more »
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  • fantastic night walk, saw so many colourful frogs plus a possum, a snake and other reptiles, with a really enthusiastic guide. highly recommended!
  • Because it has very good experience and Sheryl I like very well
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  • The biggest frog of Costa Rica
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