Neo Fauna, Jaco

3.8
#12 of 21 in Wildlife in Jaco
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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  • September 3, 2017
    We loved this place especially our guide Frazier. He was "amazing" and loved his job and the animals he attended.  more »
  • August 24, 2017
    It's a nice short activity to do with the kids. You can see some frogs, birds and butterflies! We enjoyed the guided tour.  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    I have mixed feelings about this place. I should start off by saying I am a hardcore animal lover. I won't go to zoos because I don't agree with how to animals are treated, but my family convinced me ...  more »
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  • February 14, 2017
    This place is a small zoo where they breed endangered animals to release into the wild. They have frogs, snakes, turtles, parrots, macaws, and butterflies. The guide was excellent. He was very knowledgeable about the animals and the breeding programs. He will show you every animal individually and answer every question with great enthusiasm and patience. The only reason that I didn't give this more stars is that the admission of US$25 per person (for a 75-minute tour) seems high compared to comparable tours in Costa Rica.
  • December 12, 2016
    All animals in cages, butterfly cage is nice but most experience is "sad", snakes are very aggressive but in cages, could be scary for younger kids..
  • December 31, 2016
    Very nice place with several animals. We were lucky to have an English speaking guide. The more or less similar welcoming at first sight, but all is good enough. Bring money liquid (33 000 colones) since there is no system for cards.
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