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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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A great place to learn about area reptiles and amphibians

An amazing collection of area reptiles and amphibians with up-close viewing and an excellent... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2017
Roger W
Better than books

We visited the Arenal Ecozoo on our second day in Costa Rica and the information we gained from the... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2017
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Calle Real el Castillo, s/n, El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
+506 2479 1058

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Reviewed 7 October 2017

An amazing collection of area reptiles and amphibians with up-close viewing and an excellent educational stop for anyone interested. The guided tour takes an hour or two and is well worth the time spent. You will learn a lot.

Thank Roger W
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We visited the Arenal Ecozoo on our second day in Costa Rica and the information we gained from the knowledgeable and enthusiastic Carlos became our reference point as we explored the different habitats during the rest of our trip. We had read a fair amount...More

Thank lowdenb
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

If you have any interest in snakes, frogs, lizards, or bugs, this is the place for you. Friendly Victor runs the place and is the supreme herpetologist who's enthusiasm for his critters is unmistakable. Carlos, our tour guide, was also very excited to tell us...More

Thank TooTallTim
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We decided to go to the Eco Zoo because my daughter loves snakes. Our tour guide Carlos was very knowledgeable,friendly, and enthusiastic. We had a great time holding some of the reptiles. We went there in the afternoon for the tour and they let us...More

Thank Chrs1975
Reviewed 4 August 2017

If your children are up for it then this is great for them. A wide variety of snakes, frogs and other smaller animals are on show and are being looked after here - as we arrived the owner had gone to a neighbouring house and...More

Thank ToJoXanBella
Reviewed 4 August 2017

We think Costa Rica is wonderful - but of all the attractions we visited - this keeps on being talked about Handling sales not your thing, just try a little. Carlos was brilliant. Truly nuts about snakes. Carlos took a family portrait of us holding...More

Thank smw63
Reviewed 3 August 2017

My daughter, my husband and I visited this zoo, which was a great idea especially in rainy days. You learn about the animals of the region and some interaction is possible. The red feet frog was my favorite and we all enjoyed the about one...More

Thank Lorena V
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

We spend a rainy morning here. Not being particularly fond or interested in snakes or other reptiles we were mostly looking for something to do that wouldn't get our last dry cloths wet. So we ignored the $20pp entrance. I'm happy we did, it was...More

Thank Holger W
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

We had a tour guid named Carlos who had only just began on Monday. He knew his stuff and was very informative. He clearly has a passion for what he was doing and that made the whole thing a lot better. Some of the cages...More

Thank emilycrwatkins
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Another great stop in the area. Especially if you like snakes. Our guide, who is a Biology Student at the National University, was very informative and an obvious expert on these animals. We were able to handle snakes during the tour. The only reason I...More

Thank Sean B
VJ Q, Director de Recepción at Arenal Eco Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Thank you so much for your comment. We apologize for the inconvenients that these could cause you.

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23 February 2017|
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Response from Alexventures | Reviewed this property |
I believe that we paid $20-25 USD per adult
Judah B
9 March 2016|
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!