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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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Fascinating experience!

Learn about the many reptiles of Costa Rica! Guided tours at a reasonable price. Learn how... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
iangfleming
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Arkona, Canada
Most interesting place to hang out in El Castillo!

We loved it. My four year old son wanted to go everyday. I do not have enough good things to say... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Abbey L
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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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 3 days ago

Learn about the many reptiles of Costa Rica! Guided tours at a reasonable price. Learn how anti-venom is made. A fantastic collection of snakes that you would not want to run into and ways to identify them. A must for those who consider romping around...More

Thank iangfleming
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved it. My four year old son wanted to go everyday. I do not have enough good things to say about Victor (son) and all the Eco Zoo staff who fielded tons of questions from our young explorer. We learned so much with them!...More

Thank Abbey L
VJ Q, Manager at Arenal Eco Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello thank you so much for your visit and nice review. It really was a pleasure to meet you and your beautiful family. Thank you for the letter.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the morning tour to the eco zoo, you can walk from the hotel very close, Very nice collections sneaks and others

Thank Ismael P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We noticed a car pulled over by the side of the road and stopped to ask the Costa Rican person if he was a guide. He replied he was and told us they were stopped there because they had seen a bushmaster. He offered to...More

Thank A J
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Victor is one of the best snake handlers in the country. He was born in the area and knows the terrain well. His son is pursuing a masters in biology and did our tour (in English) throughout the zoo. They both have a passion for...More

Thank Cat V
Reviewed 8 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

1  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

1  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
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Erezdean
23 February 2017|
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Response from VJ Q | Property representative |
$23 is the regular rate. Child’s $16.
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Judah B
9 March 2016|
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Response from VJ Q | Property representative |
Yes you do need to pay and admission but we are different from the Arenal Volcano National Park.
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