Parque Reptilandia

Zoo in Dominical

Seven kilometers up the Dominical–San Isidro road, this reptile haven is the closest thing humans have to Jurassic Park. It's got everything from crocodiles to turtles and snakes to poison-dart frogs, and our favorite is the viper section, where you can see Costa Rica's deadliest creatures, such as the fer-de-lance, pit viper and the black-headed bushmaster. Friday is feeding day, with live mice introduced into snake enclosures, which your kids may or may not love. Don't miss the the Komodo dragon.