Tarantulas Way
Tarantulas Way
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Visit the tarantulas way with me together at night to explore the rain forest from Cahuita. Bird-eating spiders, frogs, bats and many insects with warranty. Listen the night sounds of nature on a leisurely stroll through a Zoo without fences. This is certainly an exciting and enjoyable experience for your vacation.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Safari67943580430
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great walk with a great guide
    Chris walked us through the night on a path full of hidden animals. He told us interesting facts about the plants and the animals and more important he showed us the animals like tarantulas, spiders, iguanas, an owl, a slot and several snakes. Oh not to forget the national green frog with the red eyes. We really recommend the tour!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 July 2023
  • Felix
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing experience
    Chris is an amazingly enthusiastic guide! He connected with our sons right away and was able to provide a great setting to explore this beautiful part of the world while sharing his enthusiasm for each little detail along the way. We felt safe at every moment and got to see many more animals than we expected - and Chris always took the time to make sure we snapped a photo -- thanks so much!
    Visited August 2023
    Written 25 August 2023
  • Frida
    Hamburg, Germany3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is THE one tour you have to take.
    This an amazing and unique once-in-a-lifetime experience. We actually did this tour twice because we were so amazed the first time. The second time also didn’t fail to surprise. Chris is an outstanding guide and really knows what he’s doing. I have hardly ever met someone with such an outstanding knowledge of spiders, reptiles and amphibians. We learned tons of new stuff, saw animals we hardly knew existed and had a fantastic time. I want to emphasise that we tend to find tours like these very stressful because it’s usually too much people and not enough time. Not with Chris tough. We were only 6 people altogether for the first and 4 people for the second tour. There was no hurry at all, everyone could take as much time as they needed to admire, ask questions and admire nature’s beauty. We never felt rushed. On these 3 hour long tours Chris never hesitated to answer any questions, even if there were dozens. His knowledge about wildlife is beyond comprehension. He will spot animals in distances that will have you wonder wether he was some sort of magician. He’s is also very helpful with taking photos in case you want to impress your Instagram followers. 😉 If you ever take a tour in Costa Rica, choose this one. It will change your view on the nature surrounding you tremendously. And you won’t see a single one of those animals on your own. Thanks a lot! Diana & Frida
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 September 2023
  • Aden
    Greater Melbourne, Australia15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the best wildlife experiences of our trip!
    Wild night time wildlife hunt! Chris has great eyesight and can find bugs from meters away. We saw caimans, opposums, bats, iguanas, snakes, scorpions and of course A LOT of tarantulas. He is a great guide and has plenty of knowledge and patience. BE AWARE: This is an encounter with actual wildlife. Some of these snakes, scorpions and spiders are venomous or can at least cause painful bites/stings. Dress appropriately and tread carefully. Also, bring a good torch!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 September 2023
  • Jessica
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing!
    For me it’s the best night walk in Costa Rica. You will see many exciting things and can learn a lot about the nature and wildlife in Costa Rica. It is pretty different to all the cute baby-sloths you can see during the day, but it is definitely worth getting to know all the night creatures of Costa Rica as well. The glowing spiders and scorpions are just spectacular! The group size is very small. Chris is very patient and has a big knowledge. He is very enthusiastic, sometimes he seems to be more excited and happier about the animals you see than the guests 😊. You have all the time you need to take pictures and look around. I recommend this tour very much.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 13 September 2023
  • Anna Roberts
    Hamilton, Canada9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing experience with Chris!
    A wonderful experience exploring the animal & insect nightlife in Cahuita. We were thrilled to meet Chris and have such a knowledgeable guide on this 2+ hour hike. Unbelievable the number of spiders, snakes, beetles, and tarantulas we saw. Highly recommend.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 September 2023
  • foodforthought1968
    Kent, United Kingdom95 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An absolutely amazing guided night walk
    A night walk exploring the wildlife in Cahuita is aist for anyone visiting and you could not hope to have a better or more knowledgeable guide than Chris. The walk was truly amazing. I finished the evening with 21 different species of insects, spiders, frogs snakes, and geckos which Chris helped to take . Chris also describes the different plants along the way. I will remember this tour for a long time.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 October 2023
  • Maureen P
    St. John's, Canada1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing!! A must do!
    This tour was the best! Our 11 year old loves bugs and lizards so we booked this walk. Chris was amazing! His love and excitement for the jungle creatures is contagious! He included our kids in the walk and they had a great time! We talked about this tour so much our friends just booked a trip to Cahuita in the hopes of seeing the creatures we did during our trip, even though they were in Costa Rica in April also. But they were on the west coast. Thanks for the great walk Chris!
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 October 2023
  • Michael
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Night Tour through Cahuita National Park
    Excellent night tour with Chris. We saw lots of tarantulas and other spiders, frogs,and even a snake. Chris knows his stuff and has a great sense of humor, making it a really nice experience!
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 February 2024
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Patricia T
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Chris was our guide and he was excellent. We saw so many interesting bugs, tarantulas, snakes, scorpions, anoles and an armadillo. He made the trip fun, and was extremely knowledable on all subjects nature. Would highly recommend.
Written 25 March 2024
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Elizabeth R
Ann Arbor, MI13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We had such a great time with Adrian walking through the forest at night and see and learning about so many creatures! We had a great group and the whole night was awesome! I highly recommend!
Written 29 February 2024
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Michael
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Excellent night tour with Chris. We saw lots of tarantulas and other spiders, frogs,and even a snake. Chris knows his stuff and has a great sense of humor, making it a really nice experience!
Written 18 February 2024
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Jean-Noël C
Corsica, France8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
The Best night tour we made in Costa Rica !
Very sympatic and efficient guide.
A real pleasure to go with him.
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I said one caipirihna was not enought 😂😂
Written 17 February 2024
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Danny C
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
Hi Christian, if you're reading this. I know you have good intentions but as a tour called Tarantulas Way, it's mis-marketed.

Purely based on my experience, we saw plenty of frogs and snakes, some cool birds and scorpions. Christian is very knowledgeable and helps you take good photos.

But in 3 hours we saw 3 "tarantulas" - the first two times they were down holes and we saw 2 legs only...

Third time it was in the open (in pitch black night) but apparently I personally made a too-heavy-step from (10+metres away) and it dashed into its hole after literally 3 seconds and nobody got any tarantula photo from that episode and therefore the whole night.

Christian berated me for this and made me feel very guilty - that's not a way to treat customers or anybody.

So not enough opportunities to see tarantulas at all.

Christian also insists a bit too much on "give me your camera" even though he just wants to take a good photo for you, and irritated me and others with criticism (he clearly disapproved when someone didn't want to handle a snake - I did but to avoid getting berated) and he is just a bit too snappy with his attitude for my liking.

It should be called "Lots of snakes and frogs but 0.5 seconds to get that one tarantula shot you've travelled across the country/world for, with a short-tempered guide Way"
Written 25 January 2024
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Maureen P
St. John's, Canada1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
This tour was the best! Our 11 year old loves bugs and lizards so we booked this walk. Chris was amazing! His love and excitement for the jungle creatures is contagious! He included our kids in the walk and they had a great time! We talked about this tour so much our friends just booked a trip to Cahuita in the hopes of seeing the creatures we did during our trip, even though they were in Costa Rica in April also. But they were on the west coast. Thanks for the great walk Chris!
Written 14 October 2023
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foodforthought1968
Kent, UK95 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
A night walk exploring the wildlife in Cahuita is aist for anyone visiting and you could not hope to have a better or more knowledgeable guide than Chris. The walk was truly amazing. I finished the evening with 21 different species of insects, spiders, frogs snakes, and geckos which Chris helped to take . Chris also describes the different plants along the way. I will remember this tour for a long time.
Written 5 October 2023
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Leo
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
If you come to Cahuita, you should take a tour with Chris... we love the tours with him... just great... again at any time... Gracias Amigo
Written 26 September 2023
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Anna Roberts
Hamilton, Canada9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
A wonderful experience exploring the animal & insect nightlife in Cahuita. We were thrilled to meet Chris and have such a knowledgeable guide on this 2+ hour hike. Unbelievable the number of spiders, snakes, beetles, and tarantulas we saw. Highly recommend.
Written 24 September 2023
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Jessica
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
For me it’s the best night walk in Costa Rica. You will see many exciting things and can learn a lot about the nature and wildlife in Costa Rica. It is pretty different to all the cute baby-sloths you can see during the day, but it is definitely worth getting to know all the night creatures of Costa Rica as well. The glowing spiders and scorpions are just spectacular!
The group size is very small. Chris is very patient and has a big knowledge. He is very enthusiastic, sometimes he seems to be more excited and happier about the animals you see than the guests 😊.
You have all the time you need to take pictures and look around.

I recommend this tour very much.
Written 13 September 2023
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