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Santa Elena on road to Monteverde, Costa Rica
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Close encounters of the snake kind

For someone who has a deep dislike of snakes this was a fascinating hour! We arrived at 18.00... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Patrick B
Leeds, United Kingdom

We were here at a rainy afternoon, but the place is quite expensive for what you get. There are... read more

Reviewed August 16, 2017
Marieke K
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Santa Elena on road to Monteverde, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For someone who has a deep dislike of snakes this was a fascinating hour! We arrived at 18.00, were provided with a torch and took ourselves around the glass cases. It was great fun trying to find the reptiles - which included frogs and terrapins!...More

Thank Patrick B
Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

We were here at a rainy afternoon, but the place is quite expensive for what you get. There are about 50 (?) snakes and frogs, and a couple of turtles to see for $13. You can come back for a night visit, but I dont...More

Thank Marieke K
Reviewed August 10, 2017

I was very impressed with the design of the Serpentario, as the mirrors behind each exhibit allowed me to see the snakes who were hidden or sleeping (as I went early in the morning, while most snakes are more active in the evening or at...More

1  Thank Samantha L
Reviewed August 2, 2017 via mobile

In this time of the year there are many rainy days. We found this exhibition more interesting than expected. A bit smaller and a bit more pricy. One is allowed to come back at night but we did not. Animals look healthy and well looked...More

1  Thank heer17
Reviewed July 27, 2017

A nice place to visit to see different snakes, frogs, and turtles. It was a bit expensive, but the ticket does include a second visit at night. I enjoyed seeing the different animals, but I would recommend going to other places first unless you really...More

1  Thank Christine Y
Reviewed July 26, 2017

Enjoyed the talk given by the staff to our group beforehand. Gave a lot of good information and better understanding of poisonous vs. non-poisonous snakes.

Thank VivaRiva
Reviewed June 19, 2017

At first I thought is was a little pricey but decided to purchase tickets when we were told we could return again at night when the critters were more active. Nothing was moving in the daytime, and when we returned at night it was the...More

1  Thank Bryan603
Reviewed June 11, 2017 via mobile

Wasn't sure what to expect but had a great time , very interesting and lots of unusual frogs and snakes . The ticket allowed a further night visit, unfortunately we didn't have time to call back . The desk arranged a taxi for us afterwards...More

Thank pam c
Reviewed May 30, 2017

We had some extra time during our visit so we bought tickets for this Herpetarium as we were walking by. It was very fun and we were able to see lots of frogs, turtles and snakes. I think the ticket prices were around $15 per...More

Thank Bryan U
Reviewed May 9, 2017 via mobile

Stopped here whilst waiting to check into our hotel and enjoyed a visit and short tour of the lizards and snakes of Costa Rica. Would recommend as easy to get to and the staff are very friendly and helpful!

Thank Simon H
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