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Arenal Oasis Wildlife Refuge

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| Arenal Volcano National Park, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
+506 2479 9526
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Fantastic! Saw so many frogs, snakes, bugs - boys loved it

I wish I could remember his name - Ormonde? Orwell? But he was great on our frog night tour... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
sanantoniogirl
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austin
Nighttime Frog Walk

Juan gave us a fascinating tour of the evening animal life at this refuge. Beautiful creatures and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Russell S
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Experience Arenal´s only wild frog sanctuary at night, when colorful tree frogs and other rainforest wildlife are most active and most easily observed. At least 28 frog species have made their home the ponds of Arenal Oasis. The Rojas Bonilla family carefully maintains native plants of Arenal, to create needed frog habitat in this private wildlife reserve of fresh spring water fed ponds; within a rainforest refuge connecting the rainforests of the Arenal Volcano and El Rio Burio. The night tour continues past the frog ponds along flat trails immersed in the noisy night rainforest. The guide will point out animals hiding from you. Support, enjoy and learn about the only wild frog sanctuary in the Arenal Volacano Area. Tours led by trained naturalist along flat rainforest trails start at 5:45pm at Arenal Oasis. Flashlights are provided and reservations are necessary. Included in the Tour: - Flashlights - Transportation Round Trip - Certified Naturalist Guide - Entrance Fee - Drinks What to Bring: - Camera - Closed Shoes - Long Pants - Raincoat - Confortable light Clothing - Big Smile
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  • Average3%
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“night walk” (34 reviews)
“night tour” (27 reviews)
“frog tour” (11 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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| Arenal Volcano National Park, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
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+506 2479 9526
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wish I could remember his name - Ormonde? Orwell? But he was great on our frog night tour arranged through Anywhere Costa Rica (thanks Yahaira!) We saw so many different things and he was patient and kind to my kids, who were rapt!

Thank sanantoniogirl
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Juan gave us a fascinating tour of the evening animal life at this refuge. Beautiful creatures and plants. He was most informative and interesting. He was familiar enough with the area that we saw multiple species of insects, frogs, birds and snakes. A light drizzle...More

Thank Russell S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Even with heavy rains, our night hike was an amazing experience. Our guide Juan was very knowledgeable about plants and animals and we all learned so much. My husband is a biology teacher and was inspired by Juan’s ability to find creatures. We all enjoyed...More

Thank Karen S
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Reviewed 25 May 2018

I went on the Oasis Nith Frog Tour. We saw 16 different species of frogs and several other species of animals. The guide was very informed and was a joy to listen to.

Thank Craig W
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

We did a private tour of this place, and there was something special about seeing the frogs come active at night. I just wish they could have more maps for information purposes.

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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Fabulous morning in a small group watching Iguana’s, Sloths, Toucans and other birds. Way way better than we expected. Our female guide was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Amazing photos on the phone using the monocular. The trip included a fabulous breakfast with a choice of cooked...More

Thank Irving H
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

We did not stay at this hotel during our time in La Fortuna but we did do a sloth tour through Arenal Oasis Wildlife Refuge and it was very good! The tour guide was very fluent in English which was great and we got to...More

Thank car1121
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

This is a great tour with amazing staff. Hansel our guide was extremely knowledgeable. He didn't rush us and helped facilitate getting some amazing photo's. We saw over a dozen frog species, Bullet Ants, a Small Rainbow Boa and large Gecko, plus a bunch of...More

Thank Adrian M
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

We took the night tour -- sprayed up with bug spray which is recommended although the guide will then not let you pick up the frogs since the spray is harmful for them. Spotted a lot of wildlife -- many many types of frogs and...More

Thank Lisa M
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

We did the night time frog tour. Saw frogs, snakes, bugs and had everything explained by a wonderful, enthusiastic intern. Makes you really appreciate nature even more.

Thank Looking4Food
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Jason C
30 March 2018|
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Response from LouGoon | Reviewed this property |
Hi, The Arenal Oasis website tells you the tour cost - sorry it won't let me paste the website link here! When we went (November) we didn't really get any mozzie bites but we did wear long trousers/coats etc for the night... More
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wlapaintmaker
7 February 2017|
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Response from MissT603 | Reviewed this property |
The trails would probably be very difficult in a wheelchair. They are pebbly gravel and some are very steep. I only did the night walk so not sure if there might be something more accessible.
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