Arenal Sanctuary Private Reserve
In the middle of La Fortuna de San Carlos, there is a great natural treasure, the Arenal Sanctuary Private Reserve. Just 5 minutes from the center of La Fortuna with an extension of 2.5 hectares, this beautiful natural treasure has the best conditions to visit a very humid tropical forest.
With a route of 1200 meters, it has a very flat surface, suitable for all types of people regardless of age or physical condition. For those who want to enjoy the natural lungs of this beautiful community in a tour of approximately two hours, you can enjoy a wide variety of flora, fauna and scenic beauty.
This beautiful place has an invaluable water resource as it is crossed by the beautiful waters of the Danta River and other streams, transforming the property into an Oasis of wildlife.
Some of the species that we can observe are, for example, birds such as: The Wide-billed Motmot (Electrom platyrhynchun), Greater Rufous Motmot (Baryphtengus martii), Rufous-tailed Jacamar (Galbula raficauda), White-necked Manakin (Manacus candei), Iris-billed Toucan (Ramphastos sulfuratus) , Swaison’s Toucan (Ramphastos swaisonii).
A great variety of amphibians also make the Sanctuary their home, such as: The Red Poison Frog (Dendrobates pumilio), Green Black Poison Frog (Dendrobates auratus), Red-eyed Leaf Frog (Agalychnis callidryas), Vaillant’s Frog (Lithobates vaillanti), Bullfrog (Leptodactylus savageii), Glass frogs and many more species.
Among the most common mammal species are: The Three-toed Sloth (Bradypus variegatus), Two-toed Sloth (Choloepus hoffmani), Opossums, Agoutis, Squirrels and
Enjoy our tours and get in touch with this fascinating ecosystem.