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Arenal Eco Zoo

#2 of 3 things to do in El Castillo Features Animals
Calle Real el Castillo, s/n, El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
+506 2479 1058
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A different type of experience

We had a tour guid named Carlos who had only just began on Monday. He knew his stuff and was very... read more

Reviewed yesterday
emilycrwatkins
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Very informative

Another great stop in the area. Especially if you like snakes. Our guide, who is a Biology Student... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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  • Average2%
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Calle Real el Castillo, s/n, El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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+506 2479 1058

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a tour guid named Carlos who had only just began on Monday. He knew his stuff and was very informative. He clearly has a passion for what he was doing and that made the whole thing a lot better. Some of the cages...More

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Another great stop in the area. Especially if you like snakes. Our guide, who is a Biology Student at the National University, was very informative and an obvious expert on these animals. We were able to handle snakes during the tour. The only reason I...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Here on vacation and Carlos was a great tour guide. Went above and beyond to show us a great time and even let me hold some of the snakes!! He assisted with pictures and everything. We have a great time! Gracias pot todo Carlos!!!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small "zoo" near Arenal, but very engaging. Our tour was given by a studying biologist, Victor, and he was incredibly knowledgeable about all of the animals and could answer any questions that we had. He was so passionate about Costa Rican animal...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were taking our family of 5 to visit the zoo after all the good reviews and advertising but we were very disappointed at how little there was to see or do. It was not something I would recommend or do again. The pictures and...More

Victor_QP, Director de Recepción at Arenal Eco Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, I will like to know who was your tour guide in order to see what happend. We do have so manny reviews where the people is very happy so is inusual to see your comment and we really want to se what we are...More

Reviewed 31 May 2017

The owner and the staff are very knowledgeable and friendly, making this a delightful visit! And after you have visited the animals and made a lot of pistures - stop for a meal!

Reviewed 11 May 2017

I'm in love with the rainbow boa after this visit. Not only did we get to see a ton of cool reptiles, including many local breeds, but there were hummingbirds, frogs, butterflies, etc. It was a very pleasant trip and great way to spend a...More

Reviewed 9 May 2017

The Zoo was small but it was perfectly sized for you to get up close and personal with the animals behind a safe glass of course. Our guide was very knowledgable I highly recommend having one to tour the zoo. Not only did he tell...More

Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

If you have the guts to go out in the jungle in the middle of the night, this is the absolute best way to do it! We did the Night Jungle Hike through Arenal Eco Zoo, and the experience was unbelievable. Our guide, Chris, was...More

Reviewed 23 April 2017

I was a little skeptical at first but we had a great time and our guide Chris really educated us on all of the the snakes and other creatures they had. The tour takes about an hour and is well worth taking if you are...More

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Erezdean
22 February 2017
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Response from Alexventures | Reviewed this property
I believe that we paid $20-25 USD per adult
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Judah B
9 March 2016
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Response from Glenda R | Reviewed this property
I believe the fee to enter the park was included in their admission. Obviously tip is separate. Have fun!
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