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Address: Santa Elena on road to Monteverde, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 645-6002

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Up close to snakes - Hunt with Find

If you want to see many of the local variety of snakes and some frogs (including venomous) and like getting close to see them - this is a very good stop for an hour or so. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2014
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

If you want to see many of the local variety of snakes and some frogs (including venomous) and like getting close to see them - this is a very good stop for an hour or so. The place is not large, it is fairly expensive - so the best way to enjoy is to fully leverage what they have to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We went in our own as opposed to part of a pre-booked tour but opted for the guided tour and are so glad we did. Our guide - Denis - was brilliant, we would never have spotted all the snakes and frogs lurking in their terrariums and he provided comprehensive info on each of the species - I now have... More 

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boston
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

beautiful snakes, turtles, frogs, great videos, very well arranged. guides available always, nice gift shop, the only problem was the introductory lecture was held in a small room with uncomfortable benches and the lecturer's English was very poor and I couldn't understand him. sorry

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guanacaste
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66 reviews 66 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

a really cool place to go to see all the things you hope you NEVER see in the wild on your own. The detailed explanation of these things is so helpful to learn so you know what to do should you come upon any of them.

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Key West, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Very good exhibit- I really wanted to see a fer de lance, and a bushmaster. We were there during the day, it was offered to us that we could come back later in the evening when the snakes were more active, which we didn't do. There was an exhibit with 2 different types of poison dart frogs- blue jeans, and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

I have to start this by saying that I don't think there is any problem with the entrance fee to this place (or any of this type of place - frogs and orchids included - in Monteverde). You're not just paying to see some snakes, you're also supporting research and helping to protect some of these species from extinction. If... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We did the suspension bridges and the zip line for $70/person. It was incredible. We did the suspension bridge first which I would recommend. After the awesome zip lining you will think the suspension bridge is a bore. If you don't have a rain coat, don't bother with the $20 rain ponchos they sell - you are under the trees... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

So snakes may not be for everyone, but if you're in Monteverde and want to see the numerous amazing species of snakes from the region, this is a really fun and informative stop. It's a self-guided tour, but all of the exhibits have decent write-ups on the various snakes (and frogs and turtles). Our two children (ages 10 and 7)... More 

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Matagalpa, Nicaragua
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

I was lucky to get to the Serpentario when the snakes was being fed. Anyway i am a wildlife lover, and appreciate every place where is possible for everybody to learn and be amazed with these fabulous animals, otherwise many people might not know them. I know how hard is to find these snakes in the wild, you'd have to... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Really interesting - however rather small for $12 per adult. Good way to spend 30 minutes with boys, 6 and 8 years,especially before the night walk where they were able to identify the snake we saw in the wild from their time at the serpentario.

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