What defines us
Family company
We are a family company and nature lovers. We create this park in 2010 with the objective of protecting, conserving and promoting the education and investigation of Costa Rica natural richness.
Conservationist
We support actively the conservation of species in danger of extinction and the protection of natural ecosystems. That is why we also function as a rescue center for animals and as a biological station, which allows us to collaborate with the natural balance and the reproduction of some in danger species of amphibious and reptiles.
Sustainable
We pay attention to all of our practices and processes to be sustainable and nature friendly; for that, we develop efficient action plans to take care of the resources we use. We are committed and we look for your commitment to be part of a sustainable system that goes beyond our park to reach your life style.
Quality service
We are recognized for offering a high quality customer service and when you visit us you will feel like we open the doors of nature’s home for you, where you will find many species of animals and plants. We are a family and we want our service to be unique and special with details and an experience that makes you feel like home.
Community outreach
We are part of the community! We are concerned about its development and growth and we have a special interest about new generations integrated by children and young people. That is why, we offer speeches and we work to reach more people with our knowledge; but we also recognize and appreciate the work of our collaborators and the importance of the people that visit the park.
How we start?
Ronald Ferreto Campos, who worked 24 years in the Costa Rica National Bank (BNCR), bought the property where is Arenal Natura in 2004. In that moment, it was a deforested cattle farm, but a reforestation process was started that year to create a new environment and a house for vacations was built too.
One night, while he walks with his wife around the lagoon, he listened some frogs singing and that was the moment when the idea of the frogs’ garden appeared. To make it real, in 2008 his entrepreneurial spirit and his love for nature made him to quit his job in the bank.

With his money savings and labour benefits he started the construction of the frogs’ garden and it was open on July, 2010. Then, in 2011 other attractions were added like the crocodiles, caimans and snakes.
¡That was how we were born!
Our path
Natural experience
Our services are more than an activity because we offer an experience with nature. Our wish is that you can take with you a new and unique experience while you connect with the natural surroundings in our park and also to offer you some invaluable knowing through our tours, giving you the special and warm customer service that characterize us.
Rescue center and investigation
We look after the welfare of the species in danger of extinction and we rescue wild animals, especially, amphibious and reptiles; we also work for the restoration of populations and the conservation of habitats. That is why we have created the artificial lagoon for the reproduction of native amphibious of the North Zone and we have a quarantine area to treat injured amphibious and reptiles. Additionally, we work in the investigation area to get more scientific knowledge about our biodiversity and generate a bigger interest in institutions, organizations and persons in pro of nature conservation.
New horizons
We were born with an innovative idea, being the biggest frogs’ garden in Costa Rica and we continue growing thanks to our visitors and collaborators that are our internal heroes. Now we are preparing for new and conservationist projects, because we actually have two new natural reserves to expand our investigation, activities and our mission of conserving and protecting the species and their environment.
Park founders
Ronald Ferreto Campos, bank manager and nature lover, is the founder of Arenal Natura, with the company of his wife, who is always supporting him and his kids that are his inspiration. He decided to abandon the numbers, the desk and the office for a farm that had a prepared mission: being a home for amphibious and reptiles. The result is more than satisfactory and now this place is home for many other animal species. Today he is the general director of the park and he works in two more natural reserves to get a bigger area for investigation and conservation.