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Snake Garden

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We had planned on going to Dave and Dave’s but arrived too late. As we had young kids with us we... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2018
Tallahassee, Florida
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Too much $ for small park, but some nice displays

This park takes about 45 minutes to see everything. For the size and variety, the cost is way too... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2016
Felton, California
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17 Aug 2018
2 Mar 2018
“Good experience”
Metros Norte Del Cementerio 200, La Virgen, Costa Rica
+506 2761 1059
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Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

We had planned on going to Dave and Dave’s but arrived too late. As we had young kids with us we decided to try this place out. It’s a small family owned “zoo”. My kids really enjoyed it. It had kind of a quirky vibe....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Hannahwally
Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

I really enjoyed my visit at the snake garden. It's a non profit sanctuary center with a beautiful butterfly garden and many different types of snakes. They also have frogs, crocodiles, caimanes and turtles. It's a nice place to spend some hours.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank stef_riml
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

70 usd for a 15 minute look at some snakes, no guide neither. No wonder they have a RAV4 outside. What a rip off.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank iramamity
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Saw nice butterflies, Crocodiles and Kaiman. Nevertheless the visit is not worth the money: there are no explanations and information.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Radvila
Reviewed 4 June 2017

This park takes about 30 minutes to see everything and, as a consequence, the cost is too much. The number of species is limited and some animals seem to be in inadequate and/or dirty displays. Moreover, some displays were empty… You will start into a...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Francois_B_Photos
Reviewed 24 December 2016

I found out about Snake Garden just before departing for Costa Rica, and queried about photo opportunities. The business manager Gabriela was very helpful in providing me for a quote for half day and full day custom photo shoots. After arriving at Tirimbina Lodge, I...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Mike R
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

For the $17 you pay to get its awful, should be more like $5, plus we gave her $40 for 2 of us and she said we'd get our change when we left but we totally forgot which left us more gutted we went! The...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank EleanorDocherty
Reviewed 23 July 2016

This park takes about 45 minutes to see everything. For the size and variety, the cost is way too much in my opinion, but the displays are well maintained and the reptiles seem healthy and well cared for. You enter first into the butterfly and...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank sknoop1971
Reviewed 29 June 2016

We were looking for something to occupy 2 - 3 hours as part of our journey from Chilamate to Arenal and had seen this the day before when visiting nearby. It has a butterfly house but not as big as, or as interesting, as many...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank MikenCarla5556
Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

Beautifully presented butterfly and frog pavilion which would be worth the visit by itself. In addition there is a well maintained, extensive reptile collection of animals rescued from the illegal pet trade which could not be released to nature, but instead find a comfortable space...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank MelindaFriedman
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