Trip Planner: Central America / Costa Rica / Province of Alajuela / Arenal Volcano National Park / El Castillo / Arenal Eco Zoo
Discover diverse Costa Rican ecosystems at Arenal Eco Zoo, which boasts one of the best collections of reptiles and amphibians on the island. Hold a python, let a butterfly land on your hand, and admire gigantic spiders and colorful frogs. Kind and extremely knowledgeable staff can guide you through the entire zoo and answer all your questions. Check out the native red-eyed tree frogs, which usually come out at night. Additional activities include day and night tours, ATV tours, horseback riding, and more. Grab some refreshments at the onsite restaurant, serving appetizing and fresh local foods. Put Arenal Eco Zoo on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our El Castillo attractions planning website.
Arenal Eco Zoo reviews
We had an awesome time visiting here. The animal keeper Jose gave us a great tour and taught us a lot about all the animals. He was very helpful and made the visit a ton of fun. They are very willing.... more »
Fabulous guide who knew all about the snakes and had actually handled many of them. This is a unique collection of snakes, many of which can no longer be collected. more »
Great Experience! They are very knowledgeable, funny and kind. Super recommended!
We payed 26$ US dollars each (we were 3) and the half of the spaces where there was supposed to be animals were empty! There was interesting facts about the snakes but still there was a lot of cages empty... The person who made us visit was not able to explain anything about what was showed to us. Usually I love those kind of exposure but at that moment I was disappointed. It seems like that place was good in the past but now it is dying. Don't waste your money and time. I only have two pictures (the most interesting.. I didn't find the one with the dead looking small crocodile)
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