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#16 of 65 things to do in Monteverde Features Animals
Santa Elena on road to Monteverde, Costa Rica
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Not worth the money

At first I thought is was a little pricey but decided to purchase tickets when we were told we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ayer, Massachusetts
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Wasn't sure what to expect but had a great time , very interesting and lots of unusual frogs and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
pam c
Darlington, United Kingdom
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  • Average24%
  • Poor4%
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Santa Elena on road to Monteverde, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank btlowe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 10 May 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
Reviewed 27 April 2017

They let you go in twice so we took advantage of it because we weren't able to find everything the first time. We saw many frogs, snakes, lizards, and turtles. It really isn't very big.

Thank keeks2020
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Provide flashlights to view cage corners, nice especially at night. Allow multiple entries on same ticket. Quite small. Expensive for size. Friendly staff. Close to our hotel Poco a Poco. Nice to go back at night to see active frogs. Clean. Well tended.

Thank DTen
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

It was a short and sweet visit, it is very small and not as exciting as I expected it to be. It was neat to see all the poisonous snakes and frogs, but there wasn't much atmosphere. The entry price for a Costa Rican national...More

Thank Samantha H
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The Serpentario is a very interesting live snake and frog exhibit, but it only takes about 30 minutes to see everything, really well. The cost for an adult and 3 teens was $51, but the ticket was good for a return visit at night when...More

Thank Engage
Reviewed 10 April 2017

It's a small building full of snakes and spiders. It was worth strolling through, but seemed pretty expensive for what you actually got to do. It took us about 45 minutes to enjoy it.

Thank Suydam
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

For the price of admission ($15US) you get a daytime visit and a nighttime visit (to better see both diurnal & nocturnal creatures in action, although being reptiles some of the snakes seem to sleep 24/7). You don't have to return on the same day...More

Thank Jennifer N
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