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Refugio Herpetologico de Costa Rica

#2 of 9 things to do in Santa Ana Features Animals
Alto de las Palomas | Carretera Vieja Santa Ana, Santa Ana 10901, Costa Rica
+506 2282 4614
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Nice activity for all ages

I took my parents and my 18 months nephew. We all enjoyed the walk, all the animals and their... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2017
Pillyhg
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Santa Ana, Costa Rica
via mobile
A oasis of Animal Diversity and Love

This place is a small Oasis in the middle of the city. Staff is super friendly, it has a big... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2017
Juan B
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Brussels, Belgium
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Alto de las Palomas | Carretera Vieja Santa Ana, Santa Ana 10901, Costa Rica
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+506 2282 4614
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Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

I took my parents and my 18 months nephew. We all enjoyed the walk, all the animals and their stories. Some were rescued in a very bad condition and thanks to this place they are now ok. They have monkeys, frogs, snakes, turtles even a...More

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Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

This place is a small Oasis in the middle of the city. Staff is super friendly, it has a big diversity of about 40 different animals, each of them is well taken care off. Staff is knowledgeable and friendly. A great family agtivity and a...More

Thank Juan B
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Tour guide was amazing, he knew every animal's story about their injury and how they got to the refuge. The animals were amazing and this project sure could use more funding. We enjoyed every minute! There were only two of us and we were made...More

2  Thank Jamie B
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Arrived to IC San Jose for Caravan Tour a day early so needed something to do. Based on Trip Advisor, this place was recommended. Hotel helped negotiate taxi trip there & back (for $12 USD) and off we went. Main English guide was at vet...More

1  Thank JJ F
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Been there twice first time we found an injured bird and the only place open was here we contact them around 8pm and they help us out in taking in. Second time I wen it was to visit with my niece and she loved it...More

2  Thank Richard F
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I ended up changing our travel plans at the last minute due to hurricane Otto. What could have been a huge disappointment has been one of the most fun trips we've ever had, including our tour at the herp refuge. They had...More

3  Thank Anna R
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

A personal tour guide gives a good introduction to the animals of Costa Rica, these are rescues that they seem to take good care of even though the enclosures are small. It's obvious they lack funding but they seem to have their hearts in the...More

1  Thank commcomm2
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This place grew ... and grew, because where do concerned humans - many urban based - take the traumatized snakes, parrots, monkeys that cross their paths around Escazu, Santa Ana - and way beyond. This Centre has become a respected, recognised go-to shelter, not only...More

Thank TicaTraveller
Reviewed 1 October 2016

We have visited at least once a year and seen a few changes throughout. The stories behind the animal rescues of these rare & exotic animals, go beyond the educational and scientific knowledge showcased. The more you ask, the more you learn. A small cafe...More

Thank puradivacostarica
Reviewed 25 September 2016

This was the first place my husband and I went on our trip to Costa Rica, and it was a great way to kick off our trip. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable. There are so many different kinds of animals, including snakes, turtles, monkeys,...More

Thank Emily H
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twalker92016
11 November 2016|
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Response from Heatherheather N | Reviewed this property |
It is about 5-10 minutes from Santa Ana. It is on the old road, carretera vieja, on the way to Escazu. left hand side.
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