Over 80 hectares of protected land under the title of Refugio de Vida Silvestre (Wildlife Refuge)
Carefully selected as the best location for animal interaction, this property holds over 80 hectares of protected land under the title of Refugio de Vida Silvestre (Wildlife Refuge) and belongs to the Arenal – Tempisque Conservation Area. Here you will have great chances of spotting wildlife supported by all the knowledge of our private local guides.
There is a lot to choose from the 7 kilometers of trails, enough to suit all ranges of hiker levels. Going through primary cloud forest, secondary growth, as well as some open pastures that are essential for animal encounters.
A Great Animal Encounter Experience
The effort to get up early and be there during the first hours of daylight pays off as wildlife action is at its peak during this stage. Follow the excitement of encountering nature hands on at its most active moments on as you hike with your guide towards the wildlife hotspots of the property.
What to bring
- Hiking shoes
- Comfortable clothing including long pants, hat, camera, binoculars, raincoat
- Optional: CR bird book
Not included in price. Please indicate in advance if required.
Duration of transportation will depend on your place of accommodation. Times can variate drastically.
who is this for?
Recommended for ages 10+
This is a private experience, meaning your guide will give you full attention plus you won’t have to share the day with strangers.
To make the best out of the activity your guide will pick you up at your hotel or residence at 6:15 AM and travel with you to your destination. Forget about directions or small concerns and start the experience stress free from the moment you leave your place of accommodation.
Upon arrival, your guide will quickly complete the check-in process and choose the optimal trails to fit your physical capabilities and get to the best areas accordingly with the seasons and recent wildlife activity. The entire morning will be dedicated to hiking and wildlife spotting, accompanied by commentary explaining sights and interpretation of the Cloud Forest in general. Your guide will have you back at your accommodation doorstep before lunch time.