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Arenal Eco Zoo

#2 of 3 things to do in El Castillo Features Animals
Calle Real el Castillo, s/n, El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
+506 2479 1058
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Horrible, not worth the admission fee

We were taking our family of 5 to visit the zoo after all the good reviews and advertising but we... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
tatiana b
via mobile
An excellent place for the whole family!

The owner and the staff are very knowledgeable and friendly, making this a delightful visit! And... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
42DanielaK
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Welland, Canada
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
3 weeks ago
“An excellent place for the whole family!”
11 May 2017
“VERY COOL”
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
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 2 days ago via mobile

We were taking our family of 5 to visit the zoo after all the good reviews and advertising but we were very disappointed at how little there was to see or do. It was not something I would recommend or do again. The pictures and...More

Thank tatiana b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The owner and the staff are very knowledgeable and friendly, making this a delightful visit! And after you have visited the animals and made a lot of pistures - stop for a meal!

Thank 42DanielaK
Reviewed 11 May 2017

I'm in love with the rainbow boa after this visit. Not only did we get to see a ton of cool reptiles, including many local breeds, but there were hummingbirds, frogs, butterflies, etc. It was a very pleasant trip and great way to spend a...More

Thank Huma s
Reviewed 9 May 2017

The Zoo was small but it was perfectly sized for you to get up close and personal with the animals behind a safe glass of course. Our guide was very knowledgable I highly recommend having one to tour the zoo. Not only did he tell...More

Thank Sabrina C
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

If you have the guts to go out in the jungle in the middle of the night, this is the absolute best way to do it! We did the Night Jungle Hike through Arenal Eco Zoo, and the experience was unbelievable. Our guide, Chris, was...More

Thank AmandaIoco
Reviewed 23 April 2017

I was a little skeptical at first but we had a great time and our guide Chris really educated us on all of the the snakes and other creatures they had. The tour takes about an hour and is well worth taking if you are...More

Thank razza121
Reviewed 8 April 2017

We were not sure what to expect, but when we finally got there (it is a bit of a drive from the La Fortuna area) we were pleasantly surprised. The zoo is a labor of love for Victor and his sons. They have so many...More

1  Thank C B
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

After reading the reviews here we expected a splendid time in the zoo. Well - we had amazing moments, i.e. when we could get in touch with snakes or tarantulas. But all in all the area is quite small. What's great, is that there are...More

Thank Zyssets
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

We visited with our 2 boys aged 9 and 6. This place is well off the beaten track and all the better for it . It was just us and another young family there . Our guide was very knowledgable and funny and quick (...More

Thank Rachel E
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Chris is a guy who relly went for to teach us something we did not know. How to bahave toward snakes in general and to each individually. Which snake jums an how long, where it bits. We exercised how to find camouflaged snake on branch....More

Thank BrinjeInHrast
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Erezdean
What is the entrance fee to the zoo?
23 February 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
Hello, Do you need to pay admission into the national park in order to see the Eco Zoo? If so, is there an additional fee to see the zoo?
9 March 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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