What you'll do
Your activity begins at around 5:30 pm. We will personally pick you up from your Airbnb (Manuel Antonio-Quepos area ONLY) during our twilight drive to Espadilla Nature Reserve – a private nature reserve located right next to Manuel Antonio National Park– I will explain the importance of safety during our night walk. Have no fear – after many years guiding and many educational courses all of our guides are experts in recognizing and identifying the unique wildlife. They’ll make sure your nighttime adventure is fun, safe and interesting! Don’t expect to run into any monkeys or pumas during this tour! You will come across various species of snakes, tarantulas, tree frogs, owls, bats and a wide variety of insects. Your guide will educate you on what makes these nocturnal animals so unique. Want to snap photos of the animals you see on the hike? I will personally help you take professional-quality photos and HD videos using your cell phone or handheld camera. What makes any of my nature experiences so unique is the use of new BTX Swarovski spotting scope to get up-close views of all the wildlife (I invite you to check out my prior guest photo gallery) We encourage any and all questions you have throughout the tour. Our job is for you to have a fun, educational tour of one of the most distinct habitats in the world!
- Responsible interactions
All hosts must follow guidelines created with World Animal Protection.
- Caring expert hosts
Learn from biologists, conservationists, farmers, and more.
- Diverse animals
Meet over 300 kinds of animals, from alpacas to zebras.
A great naturalist tour guide should have a solid knowledge of the history of the land, culture, and traditions, I am proud to be certified by the Costa Rican Tourism Board (Lic #124) and 100% Tico who believe preservation, conservation, and environmental education is the highest priority, so generations to come may also enjoy the beauty of Costa Rica. I have taken extensive courses related to being a naturalist guide, natural history, ecology, and conservation, etc. My studies have ensured I can offer an educational and informative nature experience around my beautiful country. Pura Vida!
IMPORTANT NOTE: We invite our customers to be aware of the need to carry their own water bottles, instead of us buying…
Entrance fee to Private Playa Espadilla Nature Reserve
Roundtrip Transportation Pick up included when staying in Quepos or Manuel Antonio Area. Your tour begins at the arrival of…
A.Powerful Torch B. BTX or AtX Swarovski Spotting Scopes (Capture professional-high quality photos and HD videos with your…
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Where you'll be
When the sun goes down, a new cast of creatures come out to play. If you love all things creepy-crawly, our Night Fun Research Walk is the perfect tour for you! Espadilla Private Nature Reserve land is surrounded by primary and secondary forest and the Manuel Antonio National Park properties making this easy walking place the perfect activity for adventure seekers who love nature.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 4 guests ages 5 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Not to be afraid of darkness, insects or snakes.
English and Spanish Please let us know in advance which language you would like your tour in and we will do our best to accommodate your request.
Fun & Educational Private Night Tour