Our goal is to empower and educate visitors from around the globe about the importance of conservation & sustainability.

Daily tours every 2 hours

Transportation included

Biophilia is a private biological reserve and environmental education center, located just 5 minutes from Quepos, in the Green Community of Palmas Pacífica.

Our certified guides & professional staff want to share with you their knowledge about the importance of conservation and sustainability on 3 specific examples: butterflies, medicinal plants & observation of wildlife in their natural habitat.

We have created 3 unique tours for you to choose from or combine: Butterfly Garden & Research Lab, Medicinal Plants Garden, and Educational Jungle Walks (available by Day or Night).

These tours will bring you closer to the amazing creatures of Costa Rica. You will also learn about their impressive life cycle and how we can protect their environment.

Butterfly Exhibition & Research Center

Come join us in our butterfly garden & research lab, where you will see these amazing creatures around you in our garden, showing their beautiful colors and peculiar body parts. 

Our butterfly exhibition is home to over 20 different species of butterflies, which you will be able to observe on this guided tour.

Duration of the tour: 2 hours 
Schedule: 8am / 10am / 2pm

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el viaje asombroso

Rated 5 out of 5
April 12, 2021

es un lugar espectacular, se encuantra en un área boscosa, entre árboles, y cerca de la playa.
el lugar es espectacular, los conocimientos de los encargados es amplio, te explican a fondo los detalles, desde el inicio y hasta la muerte de las mariposas, su alimentación, reproducción, en fin es un excelente lugar !!!!!!!!

Danny Vindas

Medicinal Plants Garden

For plant lovers we offer an educational journey through our collection of medicinal plants. We have more than 120 medicinal plant species in our garden.

The use of medicinal plants has a long history in Costa Rica, and we would like to share it with you!

Duration of the tour:  2 hours
Schedule: 8am / 10am / 2pm

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Amazing tour!

Rated 5 out of 5
January 26, 2021

I loved this tour and learning about the plants. Joshua was a really great guide and very knowledgeable! They are also building and incredible butterfly garden which they were gracious enough to let us go through! And we recieved and email with all the info of the plants. Thank you!

LeAnn

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Katie And José
Katie And José
enero de 2021
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My daughter and I very much enjoyed this experience. Milenlli was super knowledgeable, kind, and patient. There was a great variety of medicinal plants to learn about. The whole property is an interesting project that seems to me in the beginning stages.
Jordan
Jordan
diciembre de 2020
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This tour was better than expected. Milenlli and Josh did an excellent job explaining many medical plants, their uses, and about how they grow.
Greg
Greg
diciembre de 2020
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Our guide, Beatriz, was amazing. She was so knowledgeable and obviously an expert. She relayed the information in a fun way with stories, examples & engaging questions. Her passion for the topic was evident and contagious. The tour gave us insight into local traditional & scientific medicinal plant use and their origins. It was a great couple of hours doing something different from the beach or generic nature, yet still a part of the tropical country. They provided umbrellas for shade, cold beverages, and the time was the right amount of time.
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Educational Jungle Night Walk

The most beautiful concert, led by the orchestra of nature, begins when the sun goes down.

Walking on safe trails, this guided tour will take you on a magical experience through the nocturnal forest in search of the night-active fauna characteristic for the area, and learn about the flora that sustains the forest life.

Duration of the tour: 2 hours
Schedules: 5:30pm – 7:30pm 

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Our son’s favorite part of our whole trip!

Rated 5 out of 5
April 15, 2021

Beatriz will appreciate knowing that our son John told us on our flight back home to West Virginia that the night jungle tour was “my favorite part of the whole trip!” She was great with him, tweaking the lessons towards him, asking him questions, engaging him. He & a 2 1/2 yr old girl got to handle a small snake, look for bugs and spiders, participate fully in the animal night life. We all loved the herbal iced “tea” at walk’s end. Please send us the recipe, Beatriz!! Gracias por todo!!

Deb & Phil & John Hale

Very fun and instructive tour!

Rated 5 out of 5
April 10, 2021

We were lucky to visit the park after the rain and we saw a lot of frogs, insects, bat, even a little snake! The guides (Beatrice and Juan) were both very kind and interesting. And the herbal beverage at the end of the walk was super good! Thanks again.

Cecile and François

Diego was great

Rated 5 out of 5
April 4, 2021

Our kids were not the easiest guests ever, I’m sure. Diego was great. He rolled with the punches, the kids ended up having fun and it was a great experience. Wandering spider, laughing falcon, paraque and a bunch of frogs. Scorpio and even a snake. Cool!

David Bell

Night life made interested

Rated 5 out of 5
April 4, 2021

Beatriz was a great tour guide! We loved how she made everything interesting. Her knowladge was wilde, we had many questions which were all answered.
Precommuntion before the tour was also professional. Highly reccomended for those who have a little interest in biology!

Szakaly Balazs

Addictive guided night tour

Rated 5 out of 5
April 4, 2021

Beatriz, our guide could make spiders, lizzards and all animals interesting to me despite I thought that I’m not interested in them. The tour is really educative and definately worth it. Beatriz can amswer all of our questions and she is really passionate about this and can transfer this feeling.

Szandra

Amazing Experience

Rated 5 out of 5
January 21, 2021

Night jungle with all its magical sounds was mesmerizing!
Ficus tree, 30 years old Bromellia, Oophaga poisonous dart frog, bull frog – poisonous, grows up to 0.5 Kg, Amblypygi is a cross between a scorpion and a spider, called a tailless scorpion, male and female golden orb spider nephila, brazilian banana spider – its bite sends you to the hospital, gladiator frog, Red eye leave frog, and Jesus Christ lizard – runs on the water 1.5 meters per second. We were looking for snakes and caiman crocodiles but did not see any this time. Beatriz is amazing tour guide. She is educated and knowledgeable; very excited about nature and beauty of rainforest. Beatriz takes stunning photos and videos using your camera, just ask her. Also ask Beatriz about her future educational projects. Very nice and exciting person. She deserves every minute of your time. Tipping is welcomed too. Definitely must go tour.

Zarga

Fantastic way to see jungle by night

Rated 5 out of 5
December 15, 2020

Cesar was our guide and he could not have been better. He’s incredibly knowledgeable and can identify every sound and every insect we saw. I would definitely recommend wearing the wellies (rubber boots for Americans!) that they provide to protect your feet and ankles. Sadly we didn’t see any snakes but the amazing spiders, possums and tree frogs more than made up for it. A highly enjoyable experience, I definitely recommend it.

Abigail Bache

Very Cool Tour

Rated 5 out of 5
December 2, 2020

We’re so happy we signed up for this tour. Our guides were Cesar and Beatrice. They were both very knowledgeable, friendly and passionate about their profession. We got to see lots of frogs, toads, millipedes, caiman, spiders, lizards, whip scorpions, bats, opossums, and lots of other animals in their native home. We learned a lot about the local flora and fauna, and really got to appreciate the natural beauty of Costa Rica. We would never be brave enough to go into the jungle at night on our own, but we felt very safe and comfortable with our guides. We’re so glad we got to see a glimpse of the nocturnal world, and we now have some very cool photos to share with our family and friends. Beatrice has a great eye for photography, and will gladly help you take the perfect photo. Thank you for an awesome adventure 🙂

Max

See nature like you would never otherwise see it

Rated 5 out of 5
December 1, 2020

We did this tour on a dry day, so there were notably less creatures and activity than we would have gotten on a rainy night. But we didn’t mind, we loved the experience and our guide was very knowledgable about the forrest. More than 50% of the wildlife in the rainforest comes out at night, so you will see the forrest like you would never otherwise. Highly recommend!
Everyone was very COVID friendly and wore masks the entire time.

Isaiah

Perfect rainy day activity

Rated 5 out of 5
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

Rated 5 out of 5
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!

Rated 5 out of 5
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!

Rated 5 out of 5
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

Rated 5 out of 5
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

Amazing tour

Rated 5 out of 5
November 8, 2019

This night tour was amazing. The guide (Luis) was excellent!

Valter Moreira

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Terri
Terri
febrero de 2021
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Beatrice was our guide, and she was a complete joy to have. Her incredible knowledge and understanding of the immense amount of biodiversity here were amazing. I learned things the entire time. Truly glad I did this.
Jérôme
Jérôme
febrero de 2021
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It was a wonderful Tour with Héctor, he knows so many things and is a very funny guy. Would recommend 10/10
Laura
Laura
diciembre de 2020
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Had an amazing time & loved seeing and learning about the night things
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