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Manuel Antonio Jungle Night Research Experience

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Hotel Playa Espadilla
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    Hotel Playa Espadilla
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    When the sun goes down, a new cast of creatures come out to play. If you love all things creepy-crawly, our Night Research Walk is the perfect experience for you! Unearth all there is to know about the creatures you can’t catch during the day.
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You'll return to the starting point
    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Hotel Playa Espadilla, Manuel Antonio Park road, Provincia de Puntarenas, Quepos, 60601, Costa Rica

    Traveler pickup is offered
    If you are driving from outside Manuel Antonio & Quepos, we can always meet at El Avion (The Airplane) Restaurant, 3 kilometers before Playa Espadilla Hotel Private Nature Reserve.
    Departure Time
    5:30 PM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Private Certified Naturalist Tour Guide
    • Bottled water for the hike
    • Private Hotel, Airbnb, or Rental Home pickup and drop-off
    • Rubber boots provided during rainy season (If you choose to go with our rubber boots, it is important to pack socks that reach above the top of the boot)
    • When we meet for the tour, we will have powerful flashlight available for everyone
    • All pictures and videos taken during the tour with our BTX Swarovski Spotting Scopes
    • Entry/Admission - Hotel Playa Espadilla
    • Dinner
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off from outside Quepos-Manuel Antonio local areas.
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • A light cotton T-shirt and pants are ideal for the tour. Comfortable clothes are recommended (Long sleeve shirts are not necessary)
    • Closed-toed shoes (tennis shoes or hiking boots) are required to participate on the tour. (Please, no sandals or Tevas)
    • Important Pickup Information: Our meeting point will be right at your hotel lobby or front desk (Sharp Time please, NOT Costa Rican Sloth Time) Whether you are booking a group or private activity, please be an ethical traveler, it's not respectful make other enthusiastic participants wait in the car or van, if you are having a delay situation (breakfast, electrical, mechanical, etc) Do not hesitate contacting us, we will be more than happy to help you and make sure you have the most pleasant and satisfactory experience with our company.
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Our guide was excellent and our two boys 10 and 11 really enjoyed trying to find different animals. We saw a pygymy owl, kinkajou, 4 or 5 species of frogs (including red-eye tree frog), many different spiders, and a small Fer-de-Lance snake. Our guide was friendly, passionate
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    Manuel was wonderful. We were lucky enough to have him particularly as our guide. Our Airbnb host set up a night hike with him and we saw all kinds of incredible creatures: frogs, insects, tarantulas, snakes, deer, and even a kinkajou which Manuel wouldn’t give up until we
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    Mostly saw a lot of generic tree frogs, and couple spiders which we didn't need to use the scope for. Maybe the scope is more useful in the daytime? But it was cool to have a pic taken by the guide, through the scope, for a day away red-eyed tree frog and a close view of a
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    I really enjoyed my evening exploring the outskirts of the rainforest at night. Carlos was an excellent tour guide. He knew everything about the forest and animals, and always felt safe. He answered all my questions and made it great fun. We saw frogs, sloths, spiders, snakes
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    So we were primarily with Dilan who was a very capable and knowledgeable tour guide and then met up with Manuel and another group of his and finished together. Started right with a pair of frisky kinkajous in the trees (had only seen them in zoos before). There were excellent
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    About the operator
    By: Manuel's Tours
    Anindita B
    Amazing experience!
    We have traveled the world and experienced many wildlife tours with local naturalists. Manuel's organization
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    Alan Taylor
    Reno, Nevada
    Awesome Jungle Night Hike
    Our guide was excellent and our two boys 10 and 11 really enjoyed trying to find different animals. We saw a
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    Walking tour
    Extremely satisfied. Friendly, professional, knowledgeable. We saw a lot of beautiful animals. Thank you!
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    Julie S
    Manuel was wonderful. We were lucky enough to have him particularly as our guide. Our Airbnb host set up a night
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    Trinity S
    Bensalem, Pennsylvania
    Guided tour
    Great tour ! Totally worth the money , we were a party of 7 people and we were the only party in our tour. Our
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    Park Life
    I loved this trip - there were just 6 in our group and Manuel was great at knowing which routes to take to avoid
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    Dina C
    Portland, Oregon
    Skip the other tours; book Skip the Line!
    Manuel's Tours couldn't have made touring the biggest and busiest national park in Costa Rica easier. Manuel
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    Manuel's tours paired us with Berny Sanchez and took us on the all day tour of Carara Nat'l Park and the Tarcoles
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    Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Top notch
    Manuel is a pro with his knowledge of wildlife and plants. The park is amazing, and perfect to see it with such a
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    Shilpa R
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    Our guide had a great skill for picking out a humming bird nest, birds, lizards, and sloths that we couldn't see
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    Key Details
    • Duration: 2h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Instant confirmation
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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