BIOPHILIA

Collection of
medicinal plants

We offer an educational journey in our collection of medicinal plants, where we have more than 120 specimens. You can also walk through our trails within the gardens and forest, discovering more about the ecological farm and our research center.

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Butterfly
Research Lab

In our exhibition of butterflies, you will enjoy watching these invertebrates fly, showing their wonderful colors. We have an Environmental Education program that will allow you to learn more about butterflies and nature, to comprehend the concept of biological and taxonomic diversity.

Perfect rainy day activity

5.0 rating
November 28, 2020

Our tour happened to fall on a very rainy evening, which isn’t even a bad thing considering how many night time creatures come out on rainy nights. Our tour guide, Beatrice, was so pleasant and very knowledgeable. She helped us get pictures of all the frogs and insects we saw. The location of the tour takes you on a very promising up and coming forest, all focused on reservation and conservation, as well as building new gardens. Very encouraging to see of such a biodiverse country. We hadn’t initially looked into night tours, but were recommended one by a fellow tourist, and we are so happy we did it.

Eileen

Don’t Pass This Up (and we live here)!

5.0 rating
November 27, 2020

Our group of four had such an incredible day. We were extremely lucky to be the only people on the tour. Our three guides from Paddle 9 (Álvaro, Ismael, and Tommy) were phenomenal. We hit it off immediately with these professionals and laughed all day, while experiencing some of the most beautiful hidden gems in southern Costa Rica. You will be challenged, but never forced to do anything you don’t feel comfortable doing. Safety is their top priority. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! And ladies, wear a one-piece if possible. If not, expect some additional adventures.

Bucky Rudolph

Awesome tour!

5.0 rating
November 23, 2020

We had a really great experience taking a private tour in Manuel Antonio. We decided on a whim to take the tour, and an hour later, we were meeting our guide. He was super knowledgable and spotted animals there are no way we would have noticed. Having the scope was also a huge, huge plus. We had debated whether we wanted to do a tour, but both strongly agreed at the end that we definitely made the right decision!

Rachel Nuwer

Fantastic Wildlife Experience with Beatriz

5.0 rating
November 22, 2020

Such an amazing afternoon with Beatriz. She knows her park! Her ability to give detailed information about indigenous plants, their use in the ecosystem, medicinal and beauty; from their Latin names, genus of plants and safety. She explained the Punta Catedral Point and how it was formed and why. We learned about monkey species and saw a loan young male Howler monkey, and 2 other types of monkeys.
The sloth is called by fingers not toes and we saw the 3 fingered sleeping sloth and got to know about its ecosystem; multiple synergistic stages and the loss of one could be the loss of all and the benefits they bring.
She aided us in finding, birds, animals, and insects, and photographing them.
Beatriz kept us casually on pace, with the adventure all around us. To look and see the park and all it has to offer, safely and respectfully. Beatriz was kind and patient, as we are older and I have an ambulation disability. I would recommend the personal guided tour, would love to sit and chat about the park and the pura vida of Costa Rica with Beatriz any time.

Veronica Sweeney

Great crew

5.0 rating
November 22, 2020

Super relaxing experience with lovely crew. So great to see Manuel
António from the water and had great food!

Ana FM

Educational
Night Walk

Come and discover the wonders of the humid tropical forest at night, when the most beautiful concerts with the orchestra of nature begin, led by insects, frogs, and nocturnal birds, choreographed by the most incredible creatures.

Perfect rainy day activity

5.0 rating
November 28, 2020

Our tour happened to fall on a very rainy evening, which isn’t even a bad thing considering how many night time creatures come out on rainy nights. Our tour guide, Beatrice, was so pleasant and very knowledgeable. She helped us get pictures of all the frogs and insects we saw. The location of the tour takes you on a very promising up and coming forest, all focused on reservation and conservation, as well as building new gardens. Very encouraging to see of such a biodiverse country. We hadn’t initially looked into night tours, but were recommended one by a fellow tourist, and we are so happy we did it.

Eileen

One of the highlights of our trip to Costa Rica

5.0 rating
March 17, 2020

Twelve family members on the tour and we had a great time. The rain forest is wonderful at night. Very knowledgeable tour guide (Christian) and he worked hard to find many insects, spiders, and animals. A highlight was the red-eyed tree frog. Highly recommended.

Henry, Saskatoon Canada

Wonderful!

5.0 rating
February 21, 2020

Highly recommend this tour, the forest is magical at night and we saw so many species up close. Our guide was enthusiastic and knowledgeable, the trails are quite flat and easy to walk in sturdy shoes. We came away with a greater understanding of the forest ecosystem here. It’s very humid, take a water bottle!

Lynette

Fantastic!

5.0 rating
December 3, 2019

Our guide was Felipe and he was extremely knowledgable about the flora, fauna, and general ecosystem. We were super happy we chose to do this tour although I was a little sad not to see a sloth. Bug repellent and lots of water are a must! Make sure you also inquire about the churro budget! 🙂

Julia Deupree

Jungle Tour

5.0 rating
November 26, 2019

We had a great experience as a family! Our guide Christian was passionate, knowledgeable and friendly. We were lucky and saw snakes, frogs, and scorpions. It was very safe and fascinating to see these creatures and the importance of protecting the environment. Highly recommend!

Michael, Toronto Canada

Baby Sea Turtles
Educational Experience

Join us to an incredible experience where you will see the miracle of life and will be part of guiding these small and beautiful creatures to the beginning of their adventures.

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