Night Walk Tour in Drake Bay

Enjoy a two-hour hike in Drake Bay during nighttime to discover a whole new world full of creatures.

Night Walk in Drake Bay

If your hotel is located near the center of Agujitas town, our tour guide will pick you up from the hotel. Otherwise, we can help you get a taxi to take you to the village and bring you back after the tour. The activity takes from two to three hours. It is not a strenuous tour and starts at 18:00.


Drake Bay is a remote town nestled within the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica. Full of wildlife and beautiful beaches, it’s a must-visit destination for nature lovers. Among the many activities to observe wildlife offered in Drake Bay, the night walk stands out as an exceptional opportunity to witness the rainforest life during the night.

The rainforest comes alive with nocturnal animals. Creatures that are typically difficult to spot during the day emerge from their hiding places, giving the chance to observe, making pictures, and hear about their behavior and importance to the ecosystem with an experienced naturalist tour guide leading the way.

The night walk in Drake Bay begins at sunset. With a flashlight in hand, visitors are advised to keep their senses sharp as they enter the jungle trails. The guide will point out a variety of nocturnal wildlife, including insects, arachnids, reptiles, birds, amphibians, and less common but possible, some mammals.

One of the most captivating sights on the night walk is the bioluminescent created by fungi that glow in the dark. If present, it is possible to observe it by turning the flashlights off.

The night walk also offers a chance to observe snake species that are active at night. Visitors can safely encounter these beautiful and fascinating creatures with the guidance of the naturalist guide.

The night walk presents a unique opportunity to learn about the rainforest ecosystem and the importance of protecting it. The guide will explain how the flora and fauna interact with each other, and how they contribute to the delicate balance of the rainforest.

By the end of the night walk, visitors will leave with a new perspective and appreciation for the rainforest and its inhabitants. Exploring the rainforest is an experience that will leave a mark on anyone who participates in this activity.

The night walk in Drake Bay is a fantastic way to experience the rainforest after dark. Thanks to an expert naturalist guide, guests can observe the diverse nocturnal wildlife, learn about the rainforest ecosystem, and create lasting memories. It’s an activity that should not be missed by anyone visiting Drake Bay in Costa Rica.

  • Bilingual tour guide (Spanish and English).
  • Flashlight.
  • Rubber boots.
  • Mosquito repellent.
  • Poncho (during the rainy season).
  • Long socks, if you have tall rubber boots.
  • Bring water for the tour.
  • Extra flashlight. 
  • Long pants.
  • Bring a dry bag to protect your electronic devices and other personal belongings.

$50 per person


Most Frequently Asked Questions About The Night Walk in Drake Bay

The night walk is a totally safe activity when all the precautions are taken. One must avoid touching anything, and illuminate the before one walks. The guide will always walk in front, because of the experience it is easier to identify anything faster than others that are not used to looking for wildlife during the night.

This activity will only be canceled in the case of heavy rain or strong wind. The rain is because little creatures hide from the rain since a single water drop can destroy their organs, causing them to die, and the strong winds because it causes branches to fall, and we must avoid the danger of getting hit by one.

As long as children can follow all the recommendations and stay quiet during the activity, it is perfectly doable for kids. On the contrary, we strongly recommend not doing this activity with them.

Most things are seen from very close, so a lens capable of making a picture from forty centimeters of distance from the objective is recommended, also the phone can be used to make pictures, and sometimes it is even more useful. Remember that the flash of the camera can’t be used during this activity, the guide will help you with his flashlight by illuminating the objective without pointing the light straight into its eyes.