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Arenal Eco Zoo

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Calle Real el Castillo, s/n, El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
+506 2479 1058
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Good learning experience

Our tour guide, Jesus, spoke excellent English and was very knowledgeable about all the reptiles... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jojo10Kent
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Kent, CT
Very good experience

We spontaneously visited the place and of course tried to negotiate a better price. Only afterwards... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Stefan K
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“our tour guide” (11 reviews)
“costa rica” (26 reviews)
“night tour” (5 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Calle Real el Castillo, s/n, El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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+506 2479 1058

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour guide, Jesus, spoke excellent English and was very knowledgeable about all the reptiles, and other inhabitants. He went above and beyond to make our visit as memorable as possible. My little grandson loved holding the boa constrictor, after some gentle persuasion. The Zoo...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spontaneously visited the place and of course tried to negotiate a better price. Only afterwards we realized that we would have also paid twice the price for this tour. It was soooo good. Our guide Carlos was very knowledgeable, really authentic and likable and...More

Thank Stefan K
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Reviewed February 19, 2018 via mobile

Not my cup of tea but my kids (14 and 12) enjoyed it. Only 3 stars due to steep entrance fee of 23 for adults and 18 for kids. Though if you have kids under 10 they are free.

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Reviewed February 14, 2018

Learn about the many reptiles of Costa Rica! Guided tours at a reasonable price. Learn how anti-venom is made. A fantastic collection of snakes that you would not want to run into and ways to identify them. A must for those who consider romping around...More

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Reviewed February 6, 2018

We loved it. My four year old son wanted to go everyday. I do not have enough good things to say about Victor (son) and all the Eco Zoo staff who fielded tons of questions from our young explorer. We learned so much with them!...More

Thank Abbey L
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VJ Q, Manager at Arenal Eco Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2018

Hello thank you so much for your visit and nice review. It really was a pleasure to meet you and your beautiful family. Thank you for the letter.

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Reviewed January 14, 2018 via mobile

We noticed a car pulled over by the side of the road and stopped to ask the Costa Rican person if he was a guide. He replied he was and told us they were stopped there because they had seen a bushmaster. He offered to...More

Thank A J
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Reviewed January 8, 2018

Victor is one of the best snake handlers in the country. He was born in the area and knows the terrain well. His son is pursuing a masters in biology and did our tour (in English) throughout the zoo. They both have a passion for...More

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Reviewed October 8, 2017

An amazing collection of area reptiles and amphibians with up-close viewing and an excellent educational stop for anyone interested. The guided tour takes an hour or two and is well worth the time spent. You will learn a lot.

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Reviewed August 29, 2017

We visited the Arenal Ecozoo on our second day in Costa Rica and the information we gained from the knowledgeable and enthusiastic Carlos became our reference point as we explored the different habitats during the rest of our trip. We had read a fair amount...More

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Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

If you have any interest in snakes, frogs, lizards, or bugs, this is the place for you. Friendly Victor runs the place and is the supreme herpetologist who's enthusiasm for his critters is unmistakable. Carlos, our tour guide, was also very excited to tell us...More

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Erezdean
February 23, 2017|
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Response from VJ Q | Property representative |
$23 is the regular rate. Child’s $16.
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Judah B
March 9, 2016|
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Response from VJ Q | Property representative |
Yes you do need to pay and admission but we are different from the Arenal Volcano National Park.
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