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#16 of 69 things to do in Monteverde Features Animals
Santa Elena on road to Monteverde, Costa Rica
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Good for 6 yo boys!!

Provide flashlights to view cage corners, nice especially at night. Allow multiple entries on same... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2017
Vail, Colorado
via mobile
Very small herpetarium

It was a short and sweet visit, it is very small and not as exciting as I expected it to be. It was... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2017
Samantha H
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Santa Elena on road to Monteverde, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Provide flashlights to view cage corners, nice especially at night. Allow multiple entries on same ticket. Quite small. Expensive for size. Friendly staff. Close to our hotel Poco a Poco. Nice to go back at night to see active frogs. Clean. Well tended.

Thank DTen
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

It was a short and sweet visit, it is very small and not as exciting as I expected it to be. It was neat to see all the poisonous snakes and frogs, but there wasn't much atmosphere. The entry price for a Costa Rican national...More

Thank Samantha H
Reviewed 10 April 2017

The Serpentario is a very interesting live snake and frog exhibit, but it only takes about 30 minutes to see everything, really well. The cost for an adult and 3 teens was $51, but the ticket was good for a return visit at night when...More

Thank Engage
Reviewed 10 April 2017

It's a small building full of snakes and spiders. It was worth strolling through, but seemed pretty expensive for what you actually got to do. It took us about 45 minutes to enjoy it.

Thank Suydam
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

For the price of admission ($15US) you get a daytime visit and a nighttime visit (to better see both diurnal & nocturnal creatures in action, although being reptiles some of the snakes seem to sleep 24/7). You don't have to return on the same day...More

Thank Jennifer N
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

I'm not the greatest fan of snakes but the talk we received at the start of the visit was excellent. All the reptiles are in glass fronted boxes with lights that cab be turned on temporarily so you can try and spot them. It's very...More

Thank maria c
Reviewed 19 March 2017

The staff was friendly, and they hosted quite a bit more animals than I had expected to see. We stopped to talk to one of the staff, and all animals are collected under permit and well-cared for. Animals were easy to see. The exhibits are...More

Thank Jay B
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We visited here with our 5 year old son during the day for the first visit. You get to see many of the native species of snakes and frogs as well as some turtles and tarantulas. There are several members of staff on hand and...More

Thank TheJediCouncil
Reviewed 9 March 2017

The people who work here are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the reptiles and amphibians of the region they are mostly bilingual (at least on the topics of snakes and lizards). Your ticket is good for a day and a nighttime visit. They provide flashlights for...More

Thank Christine M
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We really happened on this spot by accident while walking from our hotel to town. What a great find! The presentation of the animals in terraria with good explanatory material was useful, but when we made a second trip which our ticket entitled us to...More

Thank taem111
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