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“Interesting” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Monteverde Frog Pond

Monteverde Frog Pond
Santa Elena, Costa Rica
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Ranked #10 of 14 Attractions in Santa Elena
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

The guide was really good and informative. Spent a good fun hour looking for both tiny and enormous frogs.

Visited December 2012
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Lethbridge, Canada
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13 attraction reviews
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Great tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

We went in the evening as the frogs tend to be more visible and active. It's not actually a "frog pond" which is a good thing. A real frog pond would be crawling with snakes looking for supper! It is really a series of huge frog terrariums. However, the tour was very interesting and informative, and the variety of frogs was fantastic to see. Our 4 and 6 year old loved it. It can get a bit crowded around the glass as everyone is trying to get pictures, but other than that, it was lots of fun.

Visited January 2013
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Boulder, Colorado
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“Wish it was even larger!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

I did go at night, which is the best time. I really enjoyed it, but the exhibits were a bit on the small side, and because we were a large (too large) group to take around only the Guide held a flashlight which made sense, but was frustrating and I wish they had more guides and limited the group size better.

Visited March 2013
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“Good place to visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

We enjoyed this place very much, however it is seems to be a bit overpriced. The guide was very competent and gladly answers all questions. The ticket includes 2 visits, so plan one of your visit after dark, when most of the frogs are active.

Visited March 2013
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Proctorville, Ohio
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“Neat frogs, but not very impressive”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

The frog pond was a good way to see some frogs that are native to Costa Rica on an otherwise cold and rainy day, but there weren't many in the glass cases and it would've been more fun to find them in the wild.

Visited March 2013
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