Trip Planner: Central America / Costa Rica / Province of Alajuela / Arenal Volcano National Park / La Fortuna de San Carlos / Arenal Natura Ecological Park
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.
Arenal Natura Ecological Park Reviews
we spend all day here - Carlos, related to the park, gave us a ride from la fortuna centre till the park for an honest price - Victor, at the park entrance gave us interesting information about the... more »
omg this place is so amazing. great to chill and relax and have an amazing view. would go back again. family enjoyed whole experience. more »
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.
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