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Costa Rica Creatures Series: SNAKES

Costa Rica Creatures Series: SNAKES

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 snakes (and other reptiles) is part of this series. If you are planning a vacation to costa rica and have an interest in snakes, we recommend visiting one or more of the sites mentioned in this post. For additional information, please visit the specific website for each snake 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: INSECTS

Selvatura
Selvatura’s Herpetarium

Selvatura’s Herpetarium
Location in Costa Rica: Monteverde (Santa Elena)
Operating Hours: 7:00am to 5:00pm
Brief Site Description: In our reptile and amphibian exhibition you will find more than 30 species of frogs, lizards, geckos and snakes.

Sky Adventures Monteverde
Sky Adventures’ Monteverde Serpentarium

Sky Adventures’ Serpentarium
Location in Costa Rica: Monteverde (Santa Elena)
Operating Hours: 9:00am to 8:00pm
Brief Site Description: You can appreciate over 40 species including venomous and non-venomous snakes, poisonous frogs, toads, lizards and turtles.

Arenal Natura Park
Arenal Natura Park’s Reptile Lagoon

Arenal Natura Park’s Reptile Lagoon
Location in Costa Rica: Arenal (La Fortuna)
Operating Hours: 8:00am to 5:30pm
Brief Site Description: In this exhibit, we aim to show you some diverse and interesting species of snakes which are found throughout Costa Rica by recreating their natural habitats in terrariums.

Arenal Eco Zoo
Arenal Eco Zoo’s Serpentarium

Arenal Eco Zoo’s Serpentarium
Location in Costa Rica: Arenal (El Castillo)
Operating Hours: 8:00am to 7:00pm
Brief Site Description: The best represented group of reptiles including 70 species of snakes, turtles, lizards and crocodiles.

INBioparque
INBioparque’s National Serpentarium

INBioparque’s National Serpentarium
Location in Costa Rica: San Jose
Operating Hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm (Fridays); 9:00am to 5:30pm (Saturdays & Sundays); closed Monday to Thursday
Brief Site Description: INBioparque features 32 terrariums plus a 300-gallon hexagonal marine aquarium.

World of Snakes
World of Snakes

World of Snakes
Location in Costa Rica: Alajuela (Grecia)
Operating Hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm
Brief Site Description: World of Snakes is a zoological snake garden which has been designed as an open-air facility. In the over 18,000 square foot exhibition area you can find more than 50 different species of all big snake families.

Fincas Naturales Wildlife Refuge
Fincas Naturales Wildlife Refuge’s Reptile Exhibit

Fincas Naturales Wildlife Refuge’s Reptile Exhibit
Location in Costa Rica: Manuel Antonio (Quepos)
Operating Hours: 8:00am to 4:00pm
Brief Site Description: The exhibit hosts at least 20 species of reptiles, including lagoons appropriate for turtles, crocodiles, caiman and various serpents. The reptile exhibit also has a suspended walkway that overlooks the various exhibit attractions for an ideal bird’s eye view of the reptile enclosures.

Reptilandia
Parque Reptilandia’s Reptile Exhibit

Parque Reptilandia’s Reptile Exhibit
Location in Costa Rica: Dominical
Operating Hours: 9:00am to 4:30pm
Brief Site Descritpion: 61 outdoor enclosures featuring 60 species of snakes lizards, turtles, tortoises, frogs, crocodiles.

Hacienda Guachipelin
Hacienda Guachipelin’s Serpentarium

Hacienda Guachipelin’s Serpentarium
Location in Costa Rica: Rincon de la Vieja
Operating Hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm
Brief Site Description: Our wildlife exhibit has 9 stations with 23 species of snakes, 11 of which are poisonous or dangerous.

Neo Fauna
Neo Fauna

Neo Fauna
Location in Costa Rica: Jaco
Operating Hours: 10:00am to 6:00pm
Brief Site Description: We have venomous and non-venomous snakes of Costa Rica that you can see in a very secure way. Come learn about their toxicity and how to recognize venomous and non-venomous snakes.

La Paz Waterfall Gardens
La Paz Waterfall Gardens’ Serpentarium

La Paz Waterfall Gardens’ Serpentarium
Location in Costa Rica: Alajuela (Vara Blanca)
Operating Hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm
Brief Site Description: The museum exhibits 30 of the most beautiful and deadly snakes of Costa Rica.

Veragua Rainforest Reptile Habitat
Veragua Rainforest’s Reptile Habitat

Veragua Rainforest’s Reptile Habitat
Location in Costa Rica: Limon
Operating Hours: 8:00am to 3:00pm
Brief Site Description: In our Reptile Habitat, you will see over 150 species of snakes living in areas created to mimic their natural habitats. Learn about their characteristics and the important role these reptiles play in our environment.

*Discounts for exhibit tours and entrance fees are available through Pura Vida! eh? Incorporated at: http://www.puravidaeh.ca/

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