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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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Felt sorry for them!

This was one if the worst things we did all holiday. We wanted to get up close with the snakes and... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2016
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
via mobile
Pretty cool!

The serpentario was a highlight to our trip. We saw more reptiles and amphibian here, than we did... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2016
Calgary, Canada
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Santa Elena on road to Monteverde, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

This was one if the worst things we did all holiday. We wanted to get up close with the snakes and reptiles and learn more about them. The facility was poor and not that clean. Kind of felt bad for the animals. The guide was...More

Thank elighnor
Reviewed 28 April 2016

The serpentario was a highlight to our trip. We saw more reptiles and amphibian here, than we did being out in the wild. The staff was friendly and very helpful. Worth the trip here to see the cool snakes.

Thank TJhenrich
Reviewed 4 April 2016

We stopped by in the afternoon, before the serpents were really active, because the serpentarium was closed for charity event that evening. We saw all except one of the animals, but they were asleep for the most part. The ticket would have allowed us to...More

Thank coreyjhen
Reviewed 10 March 2016

A very small place with a few snakes, frogs and turtles - very small enclosures which doesn't feel particularly caring for the animals kept here (especially some enclosures that contained many snakes in a very small area). Staff were very friendly and welcoming, but it...More

Thank Ollie P
Reviewed 4 March 2016

You can easily tour through this place in less than an hour. The price ($14/pp) is a bit steep for the size of the facility. What makes this place special though is the friendly and knowledgeable personnel that work there. If snakes/frogs (and they do...More

Thank Jessica L
Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

If you have time then put it on the list, it's pretty small and a little over priced in my opinion, but it still has some great animals and would be good for kids and snake enthusiasts.

Thank Chiller149
Reviewed 14 February 2016

I don't really love snakes but I do not hate them either. When you visit the Herpetarium, there is so much to learn about both Amphibians and Reptiles that you need more time than expected. I think I rather see these creatures there than outside...More

Thank MissDWilson
Reviewed 4 February 2016

Nice enough, but very small. In addition, we were not able to access a few of the snakes because there was a birthday party going on and that area was closed off to non-birthday party guests. We were in and out in less than 40...More

Thank WanderlusterJS
Reviewed 24 January 2016

Nice activity for an hour or so. We enjoyed seeing various snakes moving around and cool frogs. Tour in English was nice... very friendly guide that spoke English ok. Could have done without seeing the feeding of a live rat to a boa. Yes, it's...More

Thank Jason R
Reviewed 12 December 2015

Costa Rica has 100's of types of snakes and some are of the most venous variety. To see these snakes up close, to learn of their habits and hear from the guides of what can be done to be safe in the rain forest was...More

Thank 305jackanddebbie305
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