When the sun goes down, the mysteries of Manuel Antonio National Park come to life in a whole new way. They are yours to unlock on the Jungle Night Walk!
After soaking up a day of kayaking or rafting in Manuel Antonio, take your adventuring even further by booking a spot on the Jungle Night Walk. You’ll explore the secrets of the tropical rainforest by stealthily tracking nocturnal creatures such as frogs, lizards, mammals, insects, spiders, snakes, and birds. This evening excursion is sure to help you get the most out of your visit to Costa Rica!
After being transported from your Manuel Antonio hotel or another location in town to the edge of the jungle, you’ll be greeted by the music of an orchestra like you’ve never heard before. The resonant croaks of giant cane toads mix with the hum of insects and the barking cry of the kinkajou to create an invisible rainforest symphony. Many of the exotic creatures that call Manuel Antonio home prefer to stir at night, so taking part in the Jungle Night Walk is a magical wildlife experience like no other.
On your nighttime tour, you’ll follow the fantastical sounds of these nocturnal inhabitants into a mystical world all their own. Keep your ears on alert for the laughing chirp of the popular red-eyed tree frog or the rolling bellow of the mother caiman crocodile.
Two glowing eyes peer out of the darkness - but what do they belong to? Your very own experienced guide traveling alongside you will help you discover whether it’s a coati or a three-toed sloth crouching in the branches of the trees. Night’s dark cloak and the fauna’s effective camouflage are no match for our adept guides. They will expertly spy the smallest tree frog for you or point out the stealthy baby deer going for a midnight stroll.
These jungle experts have plenty of fun and interesting facts to share about the animals and insects you may meet during your Jungle Night Walk. Their passion for nature and the unique ecosystem found in Manuel Antonio sets the tone for a fun-filled, memorable evening.
Don’t leave for the tour without your flashlight and your camera!
The tour guides can provide a UV light if you desire, which can help
you spy all kinds of critters unknown to daytime visitors. Have your
camera ready to memorialize the experience with a unique photograph
of the animals you uncover! You’ll definitely want to share the
extraordinary memories with loved ones back home.
Enjoy the thrill of adventure with the comfort of knowing that all trails on the Jungle Night Walk are safe. Fer-de-lance snakes, giant goliath tarantulas, and centurioides margaritatus scorpions are often uncovered by those on the trek, but with the help of your guide, they won’t pose any danger to you or your companions.
Be sure to wear your rubber rainboots and comfortable clothes for the excursion so you can make the most of the two hours of jungle detective work. No trip to the zoo can compare to being immersed in the 100% natural habitat of rainforest creatures – especially at night!
On this two-hour journey, you’ll gain fascinating insights into the native animals of Costa Rica and the jungle that shelters them. When you arrive back at your lodgings for the night, the enchanting, beautiful symphony of the creatures you spotted will resound in your mind as you drift off to sleep. The Jungle Night Walk is sure to be one of the highlights you’ll never forget of your stay in Manuel Antonio.