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Refugio Herpetologico de Costa Rica

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Alto de las Palomas | Carretera Vieja Santa Ana, Santa Ana 10901, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 10 September 2018

This place is small and packed with exotic animals who have been rescued and cannot survive in the wild. So it's like a zoo, but you don't have to walk far, the animals are well treated, and they are living their best life. The snakes,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Devin N
Reviewed 8 March 2018

I enjoyed this outing, especially seeing the parrots! My guide was excellent & very informative & I liked that the entry fee was going to help with feeding the various birds/animals.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank dancerdeb
Reviewed 10 January 2018

A bit off the beaten path, but Uber'd there from my hotel for a very modest price. The refuge is working rehabilitation center similar to ones I've seen in California. The animals were well cared for and contained in appropriately sized enclosures. Excellent proximity to...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank aaadamson
Reviewed 26 December 2017

This is an awesome place. About an hours drive from the city. This is a conservation park for birds, snakes, monkeys, Jaguars and butterflies. After this you can walk down to the waterfall. You get some spectacular views.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Rakesh A
Reviewed 3 December 2017

We went there for a second time expecting to pay the $14 a person and $7.00 for a child. He said the cost was $50.00 .... $20 per adult and $10.00 for a child. Because I knew we were being deceived we left. Sad we...More

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank Sheryl P
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

I took my parents and my 18 months nephew. We all enjoyed the walk, all the animals and their stories. Some were rescued in a very bad condition and thanks to this place they are now ok. They have monkeys, frogs, snakes, turtles even a...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank pillyh2018
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

This place is a small Oasis in the middle of the city. Staff is super friendly, it has a big diversity of about 40 different animals, each of them is well taken care off. Staff is knowledgeable and friendly. A great family agtivity and a...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Juan B
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Tour guide was amazing, he knew every animal's story about their injury and how they got to the refuge. The animals were amazing and this project sure could use more funding. We enjoyed every minute! There were only two of us and we were made...More

Date of experience: March 2017
2  Thank Jamie B
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Arrived to IC San Jose for Caravan Tour a day early so needed something to do. Based on Trip Advisor, this place was recommended. Hotel helped negotiate taxi trip there & back (for $12 USD) and off we went. Main English guide was at vet...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank JJ F
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Been there twice first time we found an injured bird and the only place open was here we contact them around 8pm and they help us out in taking in. Second time I wen it was to visit with my niece and she loved it...More

Date of experience: December 2016
2  Thank richardfW8103EE
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12 November 2016|
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Response from Heatherheather N | Reviewed this property |
It is about 5-10 minutes from Santa Ana. It is on the old road, carretera vieja, on the way to Escazu. left hand side.