The Night Tour with Tracie

"The Bug Lady"

Drake Bay, Costa Rica

Discover the hidden treasures of Drake Bay,  Costa Rica with Tracie "The Bug Lady" .


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Covid-19 Safety Protocols


****Proof of Covid-19 Vaccine****

Starting on December 1st, 2021 businesses in Costa Rica (including hotels, bars, restaurants, and adventure tourism operators) will require proof of full vaccination from everyone 12 years and older to operate at 100% capacity. Businesses will require foreign travelers to present a copy of their health pass and proof of full vaccination in order to enter. Only essential services such as supermarkets, pharmacies and banks will be exempt.

Learn more abour Costa Rica's vaccine policy following this link.

In accordance with this mandate, we will require proof of vaccine from all guests 12 and older who wish to participate on the Night Tour. 

Safety will be a primary concern during the night tour. We are requiring our guests to adhere to our safety policies, which are included below. If you agree to all of the following safety measures we can confirm your tour. Please read the following carefully:




We will require each guest to wear a mask for the entire duration of the tour. Guests are required to supply their own masks. Guests without masks will not be allowed to take the tour and no refund will be given. Both guides will also wear masks for the duration of the tour.


If any member of the group is feeling sick or has a fever, the tour would be cancelled for the entire group.


We won't have access to bathrooms along the tour route.




We will not be offering headlamps, again for the safety of our guests. EACH guest MUST bring their own flashlight or headlamp (cellphone flashlights are not adequate and sharing lights will not work). If you opt to use headlamps (instead of bringing a flashlight), we would recommend headlamp models that have a red-light option for observing the creatures. We will always walk with a white light, but the red-light option will keep insects from being attracted to your faces while we are stationary, looking at wildlife. You should also ensure you have adequate batteries for the 2.5 hour walk. If you need a recommendation on headlamp models we would be happy to help.  If you do not have access to an adequate light please let us know and we can offer you handheld lights.




Cancellations must be placed the day before the scheduled tour date in order to receive a refund. Cancellations made on the date of the tour are nonrefundable.


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