Serpentario, Monteverde

3.1
#12 of 21 in Parks in Monteverde
Observe a large variety of reptiles up close at Serpentario, which specializes in serpents. The zoo features 32 terrariums and a giant hexagonal marine aquarium. The exhibit displays Costa Rica's poisonous snakes, including the only marine snake found on the American Pacific coast. Other animals housed in the zoo include frogs, lizards, turtles, and spiders. By using our Monteverde online trip itinerary maker , you can arrange your visit to Serpentario and other attractions in Monteverde.
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  • Entry per person $15. For 2 rooms. Small terrariums for some such large snakes. The only nice was the friendly guide who seemed to know a lot.
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  • While the place is not very big, they have a variety of snakes and frogs, which makes it interesting for adults and children, mostly to learn a little of these species. It is a good experience to search different snakes and frogs, because sometimes are confused with the vegetation of the polls where they are. They might consider giving a brochure or have an application that allows visitors to learn a little more about each species of which are found here.
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  • Located quite near the Center and in front of the stop of buses of Santa Elena, it has own parking. The attention is good but can be improved. The price is not so high for nationals and the good news is that with the same ticket you can enter twice, one in the day and one at night, some species have diurnal habits and other nocturnal habits, allowing you to observe everything. The snake or herpentario is rather small and it runs in less than half an hour, however it has variety of poisonous and non-poisonous snakes from all over Costa Rica, frogs, turtles, lizards and one to another tarantula. Staff facilitates lamps to locate the species in their terrariums, which is fun but it can happen that you not save the animal because it is well hidden. Overall a pleasant experience.
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