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Monteverde Frog Pond

#10 of 18 things to do in Santa Elena Features Animals
Santa Elena, Costa Rica
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We ended up visiting the Frog Pond on recommendation from our hotel. There are only a few species... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to the Frog Pond one rainy evening during our visit to Costa Rica. We had a great guide who... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2017
Patrice G
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Santa Elena, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ended up visiting the Frog Pond on recommendation from our hotel. There are only a few species of frogs who are active in the day so we only spotted two types. On recommendation from the staff we came back at 6:30pm. We were able...More

Thank IguanaWa
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Went to the Frog Pond one rainy evening during our visit to Costa Rica. We had a great guide who was very informative and who make the tour fun! Learned more than I thought was possible about frogs! Who knew there were so many different...More

1  Thank Patrice G
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

The guide on our visit, Deivi (Davy), was really energetic and great fun. We went after dark at 6pm and went from frog to frog, learning about each. It was fun to search their environments, and Deivi helped get AMAZING pictures!! Bring your phone! Leave...More

2  Thank mab45
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Visited the Herpetarium further up the road on the same day and it showed clearly how poor this 'attraction' is. They insisted on a guided tour rather than giving us a torch to make our own way around in our own time and had a...More

1  Thank George P
Reviewed 5 May 2017

David, our guide was the most knowledgeable enthusiastic young man. He found the frogs where we could see one.... ok, would be great to see them in the forest but this was an amazing hour spent!

1  Thank kingtutLondon
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Was great to see all the different frogs in one place, best to go during the day when there is some sunlight.

1  Thank Melissa B
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Your tickets get you admittance twice! Once at night and once during the day! We went at night and we were unable to return for a day visit. Most of the the frogs are nocturnal. We had a fantastic guide named David, so knowledgeable! David...More

1  Thank BldrMan
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Colorful poison dart frogs, frogs that eat chickens, translucent glass frogs, and the beautiful red legged tree frog were just some of the frogs we enjoyed learning about during our night tour at the Monteverde Frog Pond. Our guide, Alan, was extremely knowledgeable, entertaining, and...More

2  Thank WarmerThanCanada
Reviewed 23 February 2017

We loved this informative tour of the frog enclosures. It's difficult to see these tiny creatures in the wild, so this was the next best thing. Our guide was very knowedgeable, great at finding hiding frogs, and an expert with getting pictures with my iphone....More

Thank 123shirley
Reviewed 2 February 2017

The frogs are in special terrariums, so it is not really a frog "pond". Also not very easy to see the frogs without a guide pointing them out. Our guide was excellent and I learned more than I thought possible about these little creatures. Almost...More

1  Thank Torquay102010
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30 January 2015|
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Response from beats21 | Reviewed this property |
Most of the glass screens are filthy, not good for photos and you need something to stand on for most of them - give it a wide berth, not worth it