“Gives you a healthy respect for the snakes of Costa Rica!”

The Herpetarium was an excellent way to see and learn about a number of the snakes that you should be watching out for when you are navigating Costa Rica, as well as lizards, tarantulas, and turtles. We spent about an hour and a half there, and while it was a self-guided tour, any questions we had were answered by the very knowledgeable staff member (he also helped point out several of the snakes that we could not spot!).

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Herpetarium Adventures – Face Wildlife

Visitors of Herpetarium Adventures can admire more than 50 species (100+ creatures in 43 terrariums) of reptiles and amphibians such us native frogs, toad, snakes and more all in naturally simulated terrariums. A bilingual guide accompanies visitors during each tour and teaches them about the wildlife, history, habitat, and unique characteristics of the species that are found throughout Costa Rica. Some of the species you’ll find here are the colorful poison arrow frog, Jesus Christ lizard, boas, snapping turtles, tarantulas, basilisk, hourglass frog, and the famous red-eyed tree frog.

 Herpetarium’s Key Components:

Snakes, toads, lizards live in our herpetarium just as they would in the beautiful forests of Monteverde.

Terrariums are acclimated to the species that inhabit them giving them an appropriate and comfortable environment.

Our terrariums are compeltely secure to appreciate species.

Terrariums are built thinking in the species but also in our visitors safety, to learn and enjoy the species from up close.

Night tours are quite special here at Herpetarium Adventures

Visits after dark are unique, as the species are generally more active and vocal during the nighttime.

Species from all around Costa Rica can be found here.

A guide will be there to describe each species, its characteristics, and survival instincts.

Frogs, tarantulas, snakes, lizards and more can be found at Herpetarium Adventures.

Discover more than 30 species that are found in different areas of Costa Rica.

A museum is what we aim for, we have exhibition of bones eggs and different species.

Furthermore, there is an exhibition of bones, eggs, skins and other elements of various species.

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  • Visit during daytime and at night to spot the difference between animal behaviors.
  • Keeping a silent profile will keep species relaxed and will probably expose themselves.


  • No flash photography is permitted, since it may alter some species behavior.