Neo Fauna, Jaco

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Get up close and personal with some of Costa Rica's most exotic mammals, reptiles, and insects with a visit to Neo Fauna. This wildlife conservation area is tucked away in the wilderness and dedicated to the preservation and reproduction of endangered species. The farm pays particular attention to butterflies, poisonous dart frogs, and snakes. The center also works as a safe refuge for wounded and sick wild animals to heal and be safely released into the wild. Seek out a tour guide to get an in-depth explanation of all the on-site creatures. Make Neo Fauna a centerpiece of your Jaco vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Jaco online road trip planner .
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  • We recently went to Neo Fauna and really enjoyed our time there on our way out they told us about some of their other 'tours'. So we had a morning free the following weekend, we decided we would go on...  more »
  • This is a little rescue centre so the price feels high compared to zoos at home but this isn’t a zoo they rescue animals and they give personal tours to show the animals and raise money to keep going ...  more »
  • This place is a true find, we stumbled across it and were extremely happy to have done so. It is quite small but very well looked after and Freyser took the time to get explain about each of the anima...  more »
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  • We enjoyed the tour of the facilities and then booked the monkey experience tour for the following day. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable. This is not a zoo but a rehabilitation and rescue site for injured animals. The monkey experience tour was fantastic. It was definitely one of the highlights of our time in Puntarenas
  • Better than we had anticipated. Our guide Gonzalo was so knowledgeable and extremely patient with our 8 yr old, 5yr old twin boys and all of our questions! There is a story as to why each animal is there and what the plan is or isn't to get them back to their natural habitat. We spent 1.5hrs with our guide. Our boys absolutely loved being able to ask questions and engage with all the animals.
  • Beautifil, relaxing animal sanctuary and garden. Luis and Brian were great guides. They spent time explaining about each of the animals (frogs, monkeys, macaws, butterflies and snakes) to our children. Very informative tour. You are able to interact with and feed many of the animals. They are all rescues and yiu can tell they are truly cared for here. Great shady place to spend a morning before it is too hot and there were very few mosquitoes. Would definitely return and do one of their other adventures- waterfalls, horseback or zipline. True Costa Rican hospitality. They even gave our daughter their last batteries for her camera when it died. Highly recommend, a must do when in Herradura or Jaco.
  • We loved our tour at Neo Fauna and learning about all the incredible work they have been doing there to not only help injured animals but to also help increase the populations of endangered and at risk frogs! I would highly recommend this tour and can't wait to go back.
  • People were so nice. Learned a great deal
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