La Fortuna, Alajuela
2 Hours
English, Spanish
All Year Availability

Experience a unique Costa Rica adventure of chocolate and nocturnal animals on this evening wildlife night tour in La Fortuna, Arenal. As the sun falls, join a tour of a thriving chocolate plantation and learn about one of Costa Rica’s most popular export: chocolate. Learn from start to finish how cocoa is harvested from pods and then processed into the chocolate we all now and love. As you progress through the tour, select members of the group can even try a hand at grinding their own cocoa and then hand making rich chocolate bars for you to take away. Fortunately, you tour of the plantation doesn’t just end there. This place comes alive at night, with sightings of a unique array of amphibians, lizards, and insects very common. If you’re lucky, you may even see the iconic Red Eye Tree Frog on any given evening. Your experience guide will take you on a walking tour of the farm and assist you getting up close to some of these hidden “Jewels of the Forest”.  This is a wildlife tour like never before!

START TIME 5.50pm  – please arrive 10 minutes before the tour commences.
Plantation Entrance Guided walking tour
Chocolate making demonstration Nocturnal wildlife tour
Transportation (unless requested)
Guide gratuity (optional)

Child pricing is between the age of 7 to 12 years of age (children 6 and younger can join this tour for free – please mark them as “Infant” on the booking form). Please note that a slightly longer private tour is available on request (prices are $80 and $60 USD for adults and children, respectively). This tour requires a minimum of two paying adults to operate – if numbers are not met, then you will be put on stand by until we can confirm. The facilities on the Coffee & Chocolate Trail are fully catered to families with children who require a stroller or people with some physical limitations including walkers, crutches or wheelchair.

Additional information

Ticket TypeAdult, Child, Infant

5.50pm - 7.00pm: Chocolate Tour

Upon arrival at Don Juan Arenal, you will join your group to begin your chocolate trail. Enjoy the sweet aromas of this delectable product and learn about the rich history of Costa Rican chocolate and it’s place in the world. Participate in the chocolate process, which consists of tastings and making the different stages of the process, from the cocoa seed all the way up to the chocolate we know and love. Select members will even get to try their hand at making chocolate bars for them to take with them.

7.00pm – 8.00pm: Night Tour

On the second part of your tour, your experienced guide will transport you around the farm as it comes alive with nocturnal activities. On any given night, you may be able to witness the small “Jewels of the Forest” including Blue Jeans Frogs, Hourglass Frogs, and the emblematic Red-Eyed Tree Frogs. Your guide is experienced in finding an array of nocturnal critters including amphibians, reptiles, insects and even select birds and mammals. No two nights are the same on this tour, so this is your opportunity to get up close and personal with some of Costa Rica’s most fascinating wildlife.
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