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Ranario

100 Mts Oeste Del Hotel Poco a Poco, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve 60109, Costa Rica
506-2645-6320
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Owner description: Twenty-six species of frogs and toads are collected in terrariums.
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Owner description: Twenty-six species of frogs and toads are collected in terrariums.

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64 reviews 64 reviews
14 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

My boyfriend loves frogs, and we were able to spend as much time as we wanted taking photos of the frogs! We went at night and spent so long we didn't need to go back the next morning (even though they give you free entrance the next morning so you can see them in the daytime). They are more active... More 

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Austin, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I had some extra time in Santa Elena, so decided to walk over to the Ranario (frog zoo) and take a look. I am glad I did, as the tour was larger and better than i expected. The young man who gave the tour was obviously a student of and very passionate about the frogs and it was a pleasure... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We had a fascinating tour that started just before dusk and lasted for 2 hours so into darkness. That's when the frogs are most active. Very informative and very well presented. The frogs are fascinating and impossible to see in the wild as so small etc. highly recommended visit.

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Quepos, Costa Rica
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76 reviews 76 reviews
20 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

For those that enjoy Amphibians, this is the place to come while in Monteverde, Nice, Clean, well organized and run by experts on this field, huge variety of these amazing and important animals. Very Educational too!!

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Bedford, New Hampshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We were looking for a zip lining experience for young kids - a 4 year old, and an 8 year old with Down Syndrome who can get scared easily. Our hotel recommended the Ranario zip line, which is not very heavily advertised at all. The staff was great, they were very patient and great with the kids. My son was... More 

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Alajuela, Alajuela, Costa Rica
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The facilities were ok, which is to say, they could have been better. The tour guide was excellent and very knowledgeable. We saw the butterfiles and after that did the ziplines, rappelling, and the tarzan swing, which was very cool. I would definitely go back there for that. After this we saw the frog exhibit, which is a very intresting... More 

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Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I took my mother-in-law who visited us in Monteverde. Having limited "quiet" tours in Monteverde she was pleased to go visit the frogs! We took the day tour knowing they'd be less active but our guide Hebert was so knowledgeable, friendly and quiet entertaining that we saw every specie they had and a rather interesting snake. It's a great place... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I went night zip-lining with a large group, and the guides were patient and knowledgeable. I had never gone zip-lining before and was a little nervous but felt I was in good hands. When walking between the platforms, we saw some wildlife and found tarantulas in holes on the side of dirt embankments. At the end, we were met with... More 

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Birmingham, AL
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I love frogs, so we popped in when we had some extra time after lunch one day. We were very impressed by this attraction. Our guide, Daniel, was wonderful. We explored the butterfly garden, the frog pond and the insect display. Daniel never rushed us and shared great information. I don't know why this attraction isn't publicized more. It is... More 

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Florence, Italy
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014 via mobile

Interesting collection of frogs, better to be seen at night. It is quite expensive, but with the ticketyou are able to visit twice, during the day and during the night. It includes torchlights and guide. Wonderful green red eye frogs !!!

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