Reservations are required
to participate on the tour. Advanced reservations for the night tour
are highly recommended. Space is limited and the
tour usually fills up fast.
Please follow this
link to review our
Covid-19 Safety Protocols before placing your reservation.
To ensure a confirmed
reservation on the tour, please complete our online reservation form
or contact us by email.
Because of logistics, we are not
able to offer The Night Tour from the following resorts:
Cabinas Las Caletas, Copa de Arbol, Corcovado
Adventures Tent Camp, Punta Marenco,
Bahia Paraiso, Poor Man's Paradise, or Casa Corcovado.
Guests lodging at Jinetes de
Osa Inn, Cabinas Manolo and Aguila de Osa Inn who wish to participate on the Night
Tour with Tracie "The Bug Lady" should reserve directly. These
lodges have their own staff night tour guides.
The tour costs $45.20 per person ($40 +
Due to the pandemic, we are now only conducting private tours. To offset
this service, there will be an additional $15 fee (total, not per person) to
cover the boat transfer for guests lodging at Jinetes de Osa, Aguila de Osa
or any of the lodges in the town of Agujitas, north of the Agujas River. We do not offer
We need a 2 person minimum to conduct the
tour and will limit our groups to a maximum of 4 guests. Single
travelers who wish to book 2 spaces are welcome.
takes place nightly from 7:30 PM to 10:15 PM. Return times may vary.
Depending on what we encounter on the trail the
tour may run a little later.
In high season we also offer early
tours from 5:30 PM to 7:55 PM
Biologist Tracie Stice
and Costa Rican naturalist Gianfranco Gómez , will be your guides on
the night tour.
are many other night tours being offered in Drake Bay.
If you would like to insure your reservation with Tracie "The Bug Lady"
please contact us directly.
Jinetes de Osa
Inn is the meeting point for guests lodging at the
following Drake Bay Resorts: Mirador Lodge, Cabinas Jade Mar, Rancho
Corcovado, Casita Corcovado, Mango Street Casita, Binya House,
Cabinas Manolo, Finca Maresia, Cabinas Murillo, Las Cotingas, Vista Bahía
Drake, Casa Drake Lodge, Martina's Place, Cabinas Bahía Drake, Casa Horizontes B &B
and any other of the cabins located in the town of Agujitas.
There is a
the town's layout and Jinetes de Osa's location.
lodging at La Paloma Lodge, Drake Bay Wilderness Resort, Aguila de Osa Inn,
and Jinetes de Osa Inn at their resort.
Due to the pandemic and to insure
everyone's safety we are no longer offering our guests headlamps. Each guest
will need to have their own flashlight or headlamp.
Cellphone flashlights are not adequate and sharing lights will not work.
good headlamp is highly recommended. Not only will you use it on the
tour, but it will also be very useful throughout your travels. If you want to invest in a really good
light the new
series are an excellent choice.
cotton T-shirt and pants are ideal for the tour. Comfortable
clothes are recommended. Long sleeve shirts are not necessary.
Closed-toed shoes (tennis
shoes or hiking boots) are required to participate on the tour. Please, no sandals or Tevas!
Participants will be pleasantly surprised by the relative lack of mosquitoes
or other biting insects on the tour. You are not likely to need
repellant. For peace of mind, you might wish to bring along a
bottle. Again, though, you're not likely to use it.
Deet can be
irritating to the skin. Doctors recommend no more than 30% deet
formulas. Deet is toxic to children and should not be used on their
skin. For both adults and children traveling to Drake Bay, the
non-toxic lotion "Skin so Soft" by Avon, should be sufficient protection.
Conscientious photography is permitted on the tour. The insects,
arachnids, and other creatures we encounter on the tour are not only photogenic, many are rarely
seen by the average visitor to Costa Rica. For the best shots, we
recommend adjusting your camera to the macro-setting. If there's a
chance of rain, guests should bring along a protective camera case or
waterproof bag .
Should you, for any reason,
need to cancel a reservation for the tour, please inform
your resort no later than 3:00 pm. Cancellations
made by 3:00 pm on the day of the tour will not be penalized.
Any cancellation made after 3:00 pm will be charged full price.
Your safety is of upmost importance.
We will be
hiking through the rainforest.
There are uneven
surfaces, slopes, and in some areas both natural steps and cement
If you have any health issues
problems, knee issues, if you require the assistance of a walking
stick, cane or crutches, or have vision problems) PLEASE let us know
and we can decide if the night tour is the right option for you.
Also, if you are
traveling with children, please let us know their ages.
Bug Lady offers one of the best night wildlife tours in the country....
Their insatiable enthusiasm comes across on every tour..."
Daniel Neilson Time Out
after-dinner tour of the nocturnal rainforest is a MUST DO experience that
you'll never forget...I give it my highest recommendation"
Alexander del Sol The Southern Costa Rica Guide
a fascinating evening with biologist Tracie the Bug Lady...You might even
see a boa."
Beatrice Blake The New Key to Costa Rica