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 trip builder tool attractions into our {2}, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Taking a guide is worth is as they point out so much I would have never seen! Monkeys, toucans and so much more. Hanzel at Rain Forest Explorers is the best.  more »
  • We paid $36 per person to do a tour during the day. We were under the impression we’d be walking through forest looking for wildlife, instead we were just walked around essentially what is quite a...  more »
  • This night walk has a fantastic view of the various types of wildlife in Arenal. Our you guide was an amazing guide of the scientific species of 10 different types of frogs including the red eyes...  more »
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  • We had a wonderful time there today. Margarita was knowledgeable, friendly and easy going. We were not rushed from place to place but instead were given whatever time we needed to enjoy each animal, butterfly or plant. We got some marvelous shots. I wish I could share them here. If you enjoy butterflies, frogs, reptiles and all types of flora - put this on your “have to see” list.
  • Can be busy - one for "twitchers" really but some fantastic views of the volcano. Sandals ok but you will have to sign a disclaimer! Best keep the peace and wear some hiking shoes.
  • Great place for a small hike. Plenty to see but I wish the frogs and snakes were in more natural habitats. Seems very confining. But overall the animals seemed well tended.
  • We had a great bike tour around the volcano. Our guide was very sweet.More so, the front desk staff was very, very accommodating to a problem that we had.
  • Incredible place to visit while in Costa Rica! Our tour guide was Santiago and he showed us so many things we would have otherwise missed. I would highly recommend going to Natura!!!
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