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Arenal Eco Zoo

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Calle Real el Castillo, s/n, El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
+506 2479 1058
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Fabulous

The reptile and amphibian exhibits were fantastic. I teach senior high school biology and was able... read more

Reviewed February 8, 2017
willd0uglas
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Moruya, Australia
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Amazing tour

We spent about three and a half hours here as a group of volunteers from the Butterfly... read more

Reviewed January 28, 2017
Kristen V
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Calle Real el Castillo, s/n, El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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+506 2479 1058

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Reviewed February 8, 2017 via mobile

The reptile and amphibian exhibits were fantastic. I teach senior high school biology and was able to take some great photos of rainforest specimens to show my students back in Australia. Staff very helpful and money well spent.

1  Thank willd0uglas
Reviewed January 28, 2017

We spent about three and a half hours here as a group of volunteers from the Butterfly Conservatory. We learned so much awesome information from our guide, Esteban, and he was very helpful and knowledgeable. The animals are very well taken care of and look...More

1  Thank Kristen V
Reviewed January 27, 2017

We went here on a rainy afternoon while staying at the nearby Arenal Observatory and Lodge. From the outside this place does not look like much and as the entrance price is relatively high we were not 100% convinced from the start. However, as soon...More

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I came across this place while driving through the area and we are extremely glad we stopped in. This is a small, family operated business and a great learning experience. It was $23 per person for a guided tour around the grounds....More

1  Thank Alexventures
Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went here with 2 children and we all had a great time. Victor Quesada Jnr has his Masters in Biology; currently writing his thesis and is incredibly knowledgeable about all types of reptiles, insects, mammals, etc. You have the opportunity to...More

Thank Traveller-at-heart-1
Reviewed December 14, 2016

Primarily indoors. Well done and very educational. Great with the kids. Highly recommended. Allow a couple of hours

Thank frs2778
Reviewed December 8, 2016

We had to visit the zoo under rain but this did not stop our guide Miguel from taking the time and explaining each animal in detail. He answered all questions of my 7 year old daughter who did not stop asking. We learned a lot...More

Thank AliceClearwater
Reviewed November 16, 2016

This place was pretty cool. We wanted something to pass an hour or so for a relaxing day. Steven had so much knowledge about the animals. We held a snake and learned a lot. I recommend going with the guide. You simply miss so much...More

Thank Christian C
Reviewed October 20, 2016

Did this tour with my family in September 2016, Our English Speaking Guide was very knowledgeable, the exhibits were amazing and it was fun to see things up close that you would not WANT to encounter in the wild!

Thank Encantadaguesthouse
Reviewed October 1, 2016

everything in el castillo is near by, and the zoo is right there walking distance from the hotel we stayed at. our guide was very knowledgeable and funny, he knows a lot about butterflies, snake and all the insects.

Thank Edgar B
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Erezdean
February 22, 2017|
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Response from Alexventures | Reviewed this property |
I believe that we paid $20-25 USD per adult
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Judah B
March 9, 2016|
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Response from Glenda R | Reviewed this property |
I believe the fee to enter the park was included in their admission. Obviously tip is separate. Have fun!
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