Herpetarium Adventure

Zoo in Monteverde & Santa Elena

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For those who prefer their reptiles under glass (or at least behind it), a guide will show you around and introduce you to more than 50 species of slithery snakes, frogs, lizards, turtles and other cold-blooded critters. Your ticket entitles you to a return visit after dark, when the nocturnal species come out. Guided tours leave every 90 minutes between noon and 6pm.