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Rainmaker Park

Red Vial Cantonal 100, Puntarenas Province, Quepos

The Basics

You can explore Rainmaker Park on a self-guided walking tour or book a guided tour to learn more about native flora and fauna along the way. Day tours typically include traversing the tree-top canopy via swinging bridges and swimming at the base of waterfalls. Adventurous visitors can visit as part of a night tour, which increases your chance of observing nocturnal wildlife such as bats, owls, and frogs.

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Night Jungle Tour (Rainmaker Park)
Night Jungle Tour (Rainmaker Park)
$59.00 per adult
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AMAZING EXPERIENCE
It was our first time in Costa Rica and we had such a blast on the night tour!! Our guide Edgar was amazing!! He was so nice and informative, he made our tour super fun. He was able to capture the coolest pictures of all the animals we saw on the tour. He definitely made our night, love you Edgar!!! At the end we had a traditional chicken and rice dinner which was delicious. Overall great experience, would definitely recommend for anyone wanting to experience the night life in the jungle! PURA VIDA
Erika_B, Aug 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Quepos

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Amazing
Candice_T, Sep 2021
Rainmaker Park Hanging Bridges & Waterfalls Tour with Jade Tours
I had a wonderful tour and tour guide. Luis is phenomenal and super knowledgeable. We learned so much and had time to sit back and enjoy the soothing sounds of the rain forest! I highly recommend this trip! Also the authentic Costa Rican cuisine served after was definitely icing on the cake! Pura Vida!
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Jungle night fun
Kristee_N, Aug 2021
Night Jungle Tour (Rainmaker Park)
Roy was super knowledgeable and professional . Had a blast experience nighttime jungle and seeing animals in their natural habitat. Recommend rain boots or hiking boots as it was muddy and lots of ants ! The dinner was so delicious to end the adventure
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Fun tour
Amber_K, Jul 2021
Night Jungle Tour (Rainmaker Park)
Edgar was awesome, we actually ran into him on another tour of MA National Park a week after doing this trip. We saw a good amount of snakes and frogs on this tour. The cook staff had captured a 12 ft boa constrictor that we were able to see them release too. Awesome tour!
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Great Tour!!!
Jill_K, Dec 2020
Rainmaker Park Hanging Bridges & Waterfalls Tour with Jade Tours
This is a wonderful activity! My guide and driver could not have been better. It was a really great experience. I will do this tour again when I return to Costa Rica!
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Great evening adventure
Justin_M, Jul 2021
Night Jungle Tour (Rainmaker Park)
Edgar our guide was awesome! We were all nervous to trek through the jungle at night but our fears subsided and we had a great time. You will see many frogs, lizards and bugs of all sorts. Wear hiking shoes there are ants on the trail. Dinner afterwards was great as well. If you are looking for something fun to do at night do this.
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Fun night adventure
Kelly_H, Jul 2021
Night Jungle Tour (Rainmaker Park)
The guide was a nice guy and had great knowledge of the frogs, lizards, and spiders he spotted. He took pictures using phones from people in the group so we all have good pictures. We saw two glass frogs, which he said are difficult to find. A woman in our group really wanted to see Costa Rica's famous red-eyed tree frog, so the guide was making "frog call" noises to find it, and he did! It was really amazing to see this beautiful frog at night. We did not walk over the hanging bridges on this tour. There is a big pond on site with so many bullfrogs, which was entertaining. It rained the entire tour. I brought a big umbrella and was able to use that along the walk, which prevented me from getting soaked. My kids and I wore running shoes, and parts of the walk (near the pond) were a little "soggy" so our shoes got wet, but not a big deal, in my opinion. One person in our group wore Teva sandals and I think she regretted it. I recommend close-toed shoes. I also recommend pants because there were bugs, and they were attracted to the flashlights everyone carried. I don't know if the bugs were the biting type, but I was glad I was wearing pants and a long-sleeved shirt. My kids weren't wearing pants, but wore tall soccer socks and pulled them up past their knees (with long shorts), and that worked well. We did not wear masks, which was very appreciated. We could actually hear and understand the guide. The entire tour was outside, aside from the bus ride up. We did not take the bus, but I think people wore masks on the bus. They have a covered area where everyone starts and finishes the tour, and this is where we ate dinner (beans, rice, fried plantain, little salad, water, pineapple cinnamon juice, starfruit juice). As a parent, it was convenient that they fed my kids after the tour because it was a late night for them, and we didn't have to worry about food when we returned to our rental house. This is a neat experience I recommend for seeing frogs, lizards, and spiders. We didn't see any snakes, but were told other groups have -- it is just a matter of luck I suppose.
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Nice hike
Dan_L, Feb 2020
Rainmaker Park Hanging Bridges & Waterfalls Tour with Jade Tours
Jose was a great guide who kept it fun and light. It is a short drive of 35 minutes from Manuel Antonio. You hike for like an hour and half to a small water fall. Then you can swim for a bit. Lunch is ok with rice and beans. Overall I enjoyed this park more than Manuel Antonio.
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Highly Recommended
Laura_F, Mar 2020
Night Jungle Tour (Rainmaker Park)
This is an amazingly fun trip. The guides are extremely knowledgeable and go out of their way to make sure that guests have an enjoyable time. Thank you to Dylan and Antonio for such a wonderful trip! I would go again... and again.
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Beautiful scenery
652lindsays, Sep 2019
Rainmaker Park Hanging Bridges & Waterfalls Tour with Jade Tours
We had the great luck to be the only people on this tour. The driver showed up on time, the guide was friendly and the scenery beautiful.
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Awsome night tour in beautiful rainmaker reserve
marikas4, Jan 2020
Night Jungle Tour (Rainmaker Park)
Rainmaker is a beautiful place with a lot of wildlife. Had an excellent guide that made sure that everyone saw the animals and got the information.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Rainmaker Park is a must-see for nature lovers and outdoor adventure enthusiasts.

  • Reserve your tickets in advance or arrive early before the park reaches its daily visitor quota.

  • Don’t worry about taking your own food; an onsite restaurant offers convenient and affordable meals.

  • Trail maps are available at reception and are posted throughout the park, making it easy to explore on your own.

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How to Get There

Set in the rainforest 14 miles (22 kilometers) outside of Quepos, Rainmaker Park is located off Route 34 (the Costanera) in the small town of San Rafael Norte. Rainmaker signs along the route make the park reasonably easy to find. However, if you don’t have a car or would rather avoid navigating on your own, opt for a tour that includes hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off.

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When to Get There

The park is open for self-guided tours from 7am-6pm, but to see the wildlife at its most active, book a tour that extends your time in the park past opening and closing time. Birdwatching tours begin at 5:30am, while a reptile and amphibian-focused night tour begins at 7pm.

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Hiking in Rainmaker Park

The park’s 1.5-mile (2.5-kilometer) loop trail is a moderate hike that takes you through old-growth rainforest, past waterfalls and along a picturesque river. Several shorter loops branch off the main trail and lead to scenic viewpoints and suspension bridges that provide an aerial view of the surrounding rainforest. Hiking routes are suitable for most fitness levels but some include steep and slippery sections.

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