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Parque Reptilandia

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Address: 7 km East from Dominical on 243 to San Isidro del General, Dominical 5000, Costa Rica
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+506 2787 0343

Reptile Park & Botanical Garden near Dominical

Become thrilled seeing...

Reptile Park & Botanical Garden near Dominical

Become thrilled seeing these magnificent animals up-close; a fun and easy trip for the whole family

Parque Reptilandia has the largest and most diverse presentation of Reptiles and Amphibians in Costa Rica. Educate your kids and yourself on this special group of animals. They can be examined safely from close-up and are beautifully exhibited, simulating their natural habitat as much as possible. When strolling down the easy walking paths you can also enjoy the many beautiful plants and trees in the botanical garden

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Amazing collection of reptiles - MUST SEE!

When you pull up it seems rather small and not very impressive, but when you go through the building to the exhibits in the back area it is amazing. I and my son love reptiles... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Jean M
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57 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Many of the recent trip advisor reviews were very good and we decided to stop. We drove up and no one was there. We rang the bell and a guy came and took a $16 a person admission and disappeared. Not once did we see him or did he offer any information. Most of the tanks and some of the... More 

Thank jcmbfla
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3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

When you pull up it seems rather small and not very impressive, but when you go through the building to the exhibits in the back area it is amazing. I and my son love reptiles and were amazed with the exhibits. It is clear that the owner, Quetzal Dwyer, loves reptiles. The exhibits were spacious and nicely set up. He... More 

Thank Jean M
Asheville, North Carolina
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55 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Although the facility is aged by time and weather, the animals and enclosures in this place are in fantastic shape. It's a little pricey, but we thought it was worth it. You simple do a self-guided tour through the facility that has both outdoor and semi-indoor (nothing fully enclosed or air-conditioned) dry and aquatic enclosures. It's good for families, or... More 

Thank Molecularpenguin
South Florida, Florida
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

We love reptiles, so this place was a must during our trip to Dominical. They have some very cool reptiles here. We had a blast checking them out! It's a hike, but worth the drive!

Asheville, North Carolina
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26 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

On the way back from Tinamastes market - decided to check out Reptilandia - really glad we did! While the overall condition of the place is a bit run-down, the animals more than make up for a little peeling paint. The variety is fantastic, they are easy to see and the descriptions are well-done. I shot a considerable number of... More 

Thank pkrull
San Antonio, Texas
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We visited last week on our family vacation in Dominical and we were very impressed with all the exhibits and species that we could see up close and personal! My 8 year old and 6 year really enjoyed it and would read about each reptile, and my 3 year old was so excited to spot each reptile in every exhibit.... More 

Thank Jason M
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30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

This was such a cool experience, especially for our young children. Our kids, ages 4, 3, & 1 yo, had a fantastic time wandering around and checking out all of the reptiles! The reptiles were especially active. It was fun to watch the reptiles swim, eat, & play around. We spent approx 60-90minutes here. We were able to get our... More 

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Barrington, Illinois
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We arrived at a good time and had the Parque almost completely to ourselves, although the lot was pretty full by the time we left. All of the exhibits are outside although many are covered and/or behind glass.They all have informative plaques in Spanish and English describing each animal. In order to provide the animals with a natural habit, many... More 

Thank Brian F
Ciudad de Heredia, Heredia, Costa Rica
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 February 2017

It's a place to get to know the local fauna, with snakes, crocs, and all type of animals, the place can improve a little cause it looks a bit old. It was entertening. I would definetly recommend

Thank Julio H
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133 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

This place was recommended in Lonely Planet guide so we decided to take a trip out. Easy to find and as we went early it looked a little deserted and not quite what we expected. That being said I'm really glad we went in. It was an easy stroll round and such an interesting place. We had one of the... More 

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