Mundo de los Insectos
The World of Insects goes beyond just butterflies with its collection of creepy cloud-forest crawlies, from hermaphroditic walking...
Desafío Adventure Company
Does local treks for groups and individuals around town, day trips to San Luis Waterfall (US$60 including admission, six hours) and...
Here you'll find about 40 species of snake, plus a fair number of frogs, lizards, turtles and other cold-blooded critters. Sometimes...
A storefront juice bar and alchemical wonderland of raw veggie and fruit juices. It serves creative batidos (milkshakes) like...
La Carambola Art Cafe
A cute, bohemian new addition up the hill from town. It's owned by young, hip San José transplants serving something different from...
Monteverde’s cloud forest provides a heavenly habitat for amphibians, which, if you’re lucky, you’ll see in the park. But at the Ranario about 25 species of Costa Rica’s colorful array of frogs and toads reside in transparent enclosures lining the winding indoor-jungle paths. Sharp-eyed guides lead informative tours in English or Spanish, pointing out frogs, eggs and tadpoles with flashlights. Many resident amphibians are more active by night, so it’s best to visit during the evening. The adult combo ticket includes admission to the butterfly garden .