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Arenal Eco Zoo

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Super experience ! the best people with animals and good vibes

They were all sooooo nice en welcoming, explained everythinggggggg of the species they care, they... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2018
Diego R

Victor, the owners son was our guide and wow did we have a fabulous time, he was so knowledgeable... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2018
Letchworth, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Calle Real el Castillo, El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
+506 2479 1058
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All reviews our tour guide costa rica hold snakes the owner whole family amazing collection wide variety great place for families spoke excellent english anti venom nocturnal creatures tree frogs rainy day well worth the visit victor spiders arenal
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Reviewed 12 August 2018

They were all sooooo nice en welcoming, explained everythinggggggg of the species they care, they are all in love with snakes and spiders, the coolest family ! dont miss the tour ! nice an small place, local, clean and safe, if you want you can...More

1  Thank Diego R
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Victor, the owners son was our guide and wow did we have a fabulous time, he was so knowledgeable and kind with his time. Our two teens handled snakes and frogs and we were there through dusk so managed to see some of the nocturnal...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2018

My 7-year-old cousin loves reptiles (all from dinosaurs to snakes). It was a really nice experience for him to be able to touch and feel the snakes. The tour guide, Victor, is highly prepared and skilled, so we all were confident to touch the snakes,...More

Thank Jibrán O
Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

My partner and I went to visit the Eco Zoo on a whim and it was the best part of our trip! Julio was wonderful and took the time to answer all our questions, he was exceedingly knowledgeable about all the animals in his care....More

1  Thank Asher S
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Our tour guide, Jesus, spoke excellent English and was very knowledgeable about all the reptiles, and other inhabitants. He went above and beyond to make our visit as memorable as possible. My little grandson loved holding the boa constrictor, after some gentle persuasion. The Zoo...More

Thank Jojo10Kent
Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

We spontaneously visited the place and of course tried to negotiate a better price. Only afterwards we realized that we would have also paid twice the price for this tour. It was soooo good. Our guide Carlos was very knowledgeable, really authentic and likable and...More

Thank Stefan K
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Not my cup of tea but my kids (14 and 12) enjoyed it. Only 3 stars due to steep entrance fee of 23 for adults and 18 for kids. Though if you have kids under 10 they are free.

Thank nikonikora
Reviewed 14 February 2018

Learn about the many reptiles of Costa Rica! Guided tours at a reasonable price. Learn how anti-venom is made. A fantastic collection of snakes that you would not want to run into and ways to identify them. A must for those who consider romping around...More

1  Thank iangfleming
Reviewed 5 February 2018

We loved it. My four year old son wanted to go everyday. I do not have enough good things to say about Victor (son) and all the Eco Zoo staff who fielded tons of questions from our young explorer. We learned so much with them!...More

Thank Abbey L
VJ Q, Manager at Arenal Eco Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2018

Hello thank you so much for your visit and nice review. It really was a pleasure to meet you and your beautiful family. Thank you for the letter.

Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

We noticed a car pulled over by the side of the road and stopped to ask the Costa Rican person if he was a guide. He replied he was and told us they were stopped there because they had seen a bushmaster. He offered to...More

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22 February 2017|
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Response from VJ Q | Property representative |
$23 is the regular rate. Child’s $16.
Judah B
9 March 2016|
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Response from VJ Q | Property representative |
Yes you do need to pay and admission but we are different from the Arenal Volcano National Park.