Arenal Night Hike

More than 60% of the wildlife found in tropical rainforest’s is nocturnal. Many of Costa Rica’s hidden treasures can only be found in the darkness and with the aid of an experienced guide visitors will explore the forest around the slopes of the Arenal Volcano in search of wildlife. The location of the tour inside the Arenal Sanctuary Reserve.

Request a Quote

 Costa Rica
 Costa Rica
 Costa Rica
 Costa Rica
 Costa Rica
 Costa Rica
 Costa Rica
 Costa Rica
 Costa Rica
  • Duration: 2 hrs
  • Available Days: Every day
  • Schedule: 5:00 PM
  • Hotel Transport Included
  • Mobile Ticket Included
  • Offered in English, Spanish

Experience Highlights

Night Tour

Tropical Rainforests are teeming with life of all kinds and on this tour it is common to encounter insects, mammals, reptiles & amphibians. Throughout the hike your guide will offer in depth explanations of each of the species encountered and answer any and all questions visitors might have. Some say that they can not see in the dark; we beg to differ. You will use your senses to ‘see’ more than you imagined possible on this night hike.

What to Bring

Hiking shoes, long pants, mosquito repellent (some people do not find this necessary), light rain jacket, camera (optional).

What's included

Transportation from Arenal Hotels, bilingual naturalist guide, entrance fee, cold beverages and headlamp.


Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “More Time and Rates” for full details.

Traveler Comments

What a pleasant surprise on a rainy night! We enjoyed our very knowledgeable guides, and we got to see so much wildlife.


Fabricio was an excellent tour guide! It was just my girlfriend and I with him and so it was essentially a private tour. Fabricio pointed out things I would never have caught had I gone on my own, such as various birds, spiders, snakes, frogs, and even an armadillo! It was one of the highlights of the trip. There's just something about Costa Rica at night and seeing the volcano at dusk with no one around. An experience I can't really put into words. The value of this tour is off the charts. I highly recommend!


Thanks to Alvero a d uberto.

- L, APR 2018
More than 60% of the wildlife found in tropical rainforest’s is nocturnal.Arenal Night Hike93

Similar Tours

Arenal Oasis Frog Watching Night Tour, Costa Rica
Arenal Oasis Frog Watching Night TourArenal

This night walk offers visitors the opportunity see many different nocturnal species that inhabit the small refuge of the Arenal Oasis. The bi-lingual local guide will explain the history of the Arenal Oasis conservation effort as well as the impact it has had on attracting more wildlife to the refuge.

Night Tour
Naturalist Guide
Mistico Hanging Bridges Night Walk, Costa Rica
Mistico Hanging Bridges Night WalkArenal

You haven’t really seen the rainforest until you’ve seen it at night. On this tour of the Mistico Hanging Bridges park you’ll get to walk through the intense nighttime landscape of a primary forest.

Night Tour
Naturalist Guide
Suspension Bridges
Twilight Safari Float, Costa Rica
Twilight Safari FloatArenal

The transition from day to night in the tropical rainforest is a powerful shift, and when most mammals become active. This Twilight Safari Float offers a unique perspective as guests will meander along the Penas Blancas river accompanied by bilingual naturalist guides that help to identify the sounds and sights of the nocturnal rainforest.

Night Tour
Naturalist Guide
Safari Float