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“Butterfly and reptile farm” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Neo Fauna

Neo Fauna
Jaco, Costa Rica
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Ranked #4 of 13 Attractions in Jaco
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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“Butterfly and reptile farm”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Great experience and very educational. We got to hold quiet a few animals. Great for families and kids.

Visited July 2014
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English first
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Up close experience with native creatures”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

*Friendly English speaking guides
*Entrance fee is $20 - totally worth it - supports locals and rescued animals
*Kid friendly
*Hands on - touch snakes and frogs
*Take a water bottle with you. It can get a little warm during the tour.

Caesar the resident monkey is friendly and they offer you a hands on experience with him along with the snakes, frogs and butterflies. This place beats any zoo experience because the creatures are caught wild and returned to the wild after two months.

Highly recommend this place...followed by a tasty lunch in Jaco at Pajara Pinta and shopping excursion at Fruity Monkey Poop boutique.

Visited May 2014
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Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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“Good fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Went here with our 2-year old. He had lots of fun. The guide was nice, funny, and knowledgeable. Took lots of time to show us around, photograph some of the animals, etc. $20 felt a bit steep, but as with many tours in this area kids are free so that makes that a bit more acceptable.

Visited April 2014
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Zephyrhills, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Naturalists' Dream”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Perceptive minds in out-of-the-way places are like great jewels in the rough. Senor Jimenez is one very interesting and dedicated young man. I wasn't expecting to share Latin nomenclature for plants and animals, nor was I expecting so much more than a "touristy" look at a butterfly enclosure. Well worth the time if you'd like to meet a young scientist whom I fully anticipate great things of in the future.

Visited April 2014
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Interesting animals”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Butterflies, frogs, snakes and more to be seen here. Guide was knowledgeable and friendly. Enjoyable stop in the Jaco/ Playa Herradura area.

Visited February 2014
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