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Costa Rica Creatures Series: INSECTS

Costa Rica Creatures Series: INSECTS

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on May 29th, 2017.

As mentioned in an earlier post, Costa Rica Travel Blog is producing a blog series titled “Costa Rica Creatures”. The following article on insects is part of this series. If you are planning a vacation to costa rica and have an interest in insects, we recommend visiting one or more of the sites mentioned in this post. For additional information, please visit the specific website for each insect site by clicking on the site title below.

Jump to one of our other series posts:

Costa Rica Creatures Series: BUTTERFLIES
Costa Rica Creatures Series: FROGS
Costa Rica Creatures Series: SNAKES

The Insect Night Tour with Tracie The Bug Lady
The Insect Night Tour with Tracie The Bug Lady

Tracie The Bug Lady’s Insect Night Tour
Location in Costa Rica: Drake Bay
Operating Hours: 7:30pm to 10:00pm
Brief Site Description: Come explore the fascinating world of tropical insects and arachnids with Tracie the Bug Lady on this one of a kind adventure trek through the rainforests of Drake Bay, Costa Rica.

Museum of Insects at the University of Costa Rica
Museum of Insects at the University of Costa Rica

The University of Costa Rica’s Museum of Insects
Location in Costa Rica: San Jose
Operating Hours: 1:00pm to 4:45pm (Monday – Friday)
Brief Site Description: The museum’s collection includes various species of cockroaches, ants, flies, mosquitoes, and spiders.

Selvatura's Insect Museum
Selvatura’s Insect Museum

Selvatura’s Insect Museum
Location in Costa Rica: Monteverde (Santa Elena)
Operating Hours: 7:00am to 5:00pm
Brief Site Description: Enjoy the world’s third largest private insect collection. Take a close look at thousands of insects, butterflies and other wonderous species from all over the world.

Arenal Eco Zoo's Insect Habitat
Arenal Eco Zoo’s Insect Habitat

Arenal Eco Zoo’s Insect Habitat
Location in Costa Rica: Arenal (El Castillo)
Operating Hours: 8:00am to 7:00pm
Brief Site Description: Offering visitors an exhibition area for groups of invertebrates such as tarantulas, goldon orb spiders, and scorpions.

Veragua Rainforest's Insectarium
Veragua Rainforest’s Insectarium

Veragua Rainforest’s Insectarium
Location in Costa Rica: Limon
Operating Hours: 8:00am to 3:00pm
Brief Site Description: Learn about the fascinating world of arthropods in Veragua Rainforest’s controlled-environment Insectarium. Check out spiders, beetles, ants, centipedes and more; learn about their habitats and why the insects are important to the ecosystem.

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