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Neo Fauna

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A great biology tour for youth

Made a quick trip to this spot with our two teenagers during our stay at Jaco. Tour guide Frasier (and part-owner) showed his love for nature and his entrepreneurial spirit in a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Taryn T
Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Made a quick trip to this spot with our two teenagers during our stay at Jaco. Tour guide Frasier (and part-owner) showed his love for nature and his entrepreneurial spirit in a dedicated hour visit. My boys had a million questions - he engaged them with knowledge and humour. I applaud locals who start their own businesses that prove to... More 

Thank Taryn T
regina,sk., canada
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing place to visit. They are releasing frogs and butterflies into the wild for conservation purposes. It is mot an animal rescue centre although they have some Macaws that were pets. Unfortunately due to the humans that had them as pets they cannot be released. Really enjoyed the tour beautiful butterflies Blue Morphos Owl and so many other... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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64 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

This was a less than 10-minute drive from our lodging in Jaco. We were practically the only people there. The establishment is small and off the beaten path. We were immediately greeted in the parking area by David, and he explained that he could provide an approximately one-hour long guided, educational tour of the facility for a fairly reasonable price.... More 

Thank francie123
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

After visiting Las pumas, this was the 2nd anumal refuge we visited. Like said with the Las Pumas that there is a line between refuge and zoo, the same is here. There were Macaws that can not go back into the wild. But it puzzles me about frogs and snakes for their reason to be in a refuge instead of... More 

Thank HdBOss
Houston, Texas
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162 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We stumbled upon Neo Fauna walking the river from Hotel Pumilio. What an amazing find - frogs, butterflies, birds, snakes, turtles... this place had it all, and for only $20 per person. Highly recommended.

Thank Matt_UKTX
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is a small wildlife rescue centre. They give s very informative your of ; frogs, snakes, butterflies, birds and turtles. They seem to really care .

Thank 786lesleyw
Washington, D.C.
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119 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Really off the beaten track - even our taxi driver had never been there. The facility is a bit run down but the tour guide was knowledgeable and informative and the modest collection of local flora and fauna was fascinating. It is not a capital-intensive place like other butterfly farms we've visited (e.g. in Aruba); but - it was charming... More 

Thank TheMeadowsTravel
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4 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

We visited this place today and I can't understand how people can write good reviews for this place. It is very amateurish with several cages put together and some frogs and snakes thrown. I personally doubt their claim that they rescue animals or release them back to the wild. They will open the cages for you to take pictures and... More 

Thank Jaroslaw P
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

had a fabulous time looking at the frogs and butterflys and only wanted a quick visit and they adjusted the guide times for us.

Thank ingrid c
Danville, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

We were referred to Randall of Neofauna Eco Tours by the property manager at the condo complex we were staying at. This was one of the best recommendations we could have ever received. Randall was awesome!!! We set up a horseback riding trip to the waterfalls near Jaco with Randall who also acted as our guide. We rode the horses... More 

Thank JoeG94506

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