Overview

Join us to 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 such as snakes, spiders, and nocturnal mammals like tamandua, raccoons, deer, ocelots, foxes, possums, armadillos, hammerheads, and two-clawed sloths. Our tour takes place at Palmas Pacifica, a private reserve at the edge of Quepos. Walking on safe trails, where a specialized guide will take you on a completely magical experience surrounded by stimuli covered by the veil of night, in search of the nocturnal fauna characteristic of the area and in learning about the flora that sustains the forest life. Take the opportunity to take beautiful photographs aided by the UV light of our guides and their flashlights and their experience in the search for the hidden wonders of the forest. Duration of the tour, 1 hour and a half. Please note that this tour is NOT in the national park, which closes at 4pm, but in a private protected reserve. We will email you directions to arrive (10 min drive from most Manuel Antonio hotels) or we can pick you up at your hotel.

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Recommendations

Reviews

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

Person $49

12+ years 

Deposit $29

Kids $25

4-11 years (0-3 free)

Deposit $15

Have a question?

Feel free to reach out and we’re happy to answer any questions you may have.

Person $49

12+ years 

Deposit $29

Kids $25

4-11 years (0-3 free)

Deposit $15

Overview

Join us to 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 such as snakes, spiders, and nocturnal mammals such as tamandua, raccoons, deer, ocelots, foxes, possums, armadillos, hammerheads, and two-clawed sloths. Walking on safe trails, where a specialized guide will take care of taking you on a completely magical experience surrounded by stimuli covered by the veil of night, in search of the nocturnal fauna characteristic of the area and in learning about the flora that sustains the forest life. Take the opportunity to take beautiful photographs aided by the UV light of our guides and their flashlights and their experience in the search for the hidden wonders of the forest. Duration of the tour, 1 hour and a half.

Includes

Recommendations

Reviews

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

Have a question?

Feel free to reach out and we’re happy to answer any questions you may have.