Costa Rica Species Exhibits

Costa Rica is home to nearly 5 percent of the world’s total biodiversity. Specimen exhibits aim to preserve and display some of that bounty, and are must-sees for anyone interested in the natural history of the country. The exhibits are as educational and diverse as the creatures on display, with snakes, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies, insects and more exhibited in glass-cased terrariums or open-air domes. These exhibits offer visitors the chance to see species that are rarely seen in the wild, and thus will complete any trip to Costa Rica.

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La Paz Waterfall Gardens Tour, Costa Rica
La Paz Waterfall Gardens TourLa Paz Waterfall

Sleep in before being transported to the La Paz Waterfall Gardens for an all-day tour at one of the best eco parks in Costa Rica. The excursion is designed to start later than most tours so you are rested when you experience what the Waterfall Gardens boasts as the essence of Costa Rica on a guided hike through the reserve.

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Butterfly Gardens
Nature Walk
Species Exhibits
Proyecto Asis Tour, Costa Rica
Proyecto Asis TourArenal

The Day Tour to the Asis wild animal rescue center outside of La Fortuna, is a great way to learn about wildlife protection and see Costa Rican animals up close.

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Educational
Guided Tours
Species Exhibits
Veragua Rainforest Full Day Tour, Costa Rica
Veragua Rainforest Full Day TourVeragua Rainforest

The Full Day Tour to Veragua Rainforest includes a Rainforest Tram, Trail of the Giants, Puma Waterfall trail, and a visit to the INBio research station. Visitors to Veragua will have the opportunity to learn from naturalist guides about the rainforest's biodiversity.

Aerial Tram
Butterfly Gardens
Naturalist Guide
Species Exhibits
Zip Lines
Adventure Pass, Costa Rica
Adventure PassMatapalo Guanacaste

Diamante Eco Adventure Park is an aerial playground in the jungle of Costa Rica.

Chocolate Tour
Coffee Tour
Species Exhibits
Suspension Bridges
Zip Lines
Discovery Pass, Costa Rica
Discovery PassMatapalo Guanacaste

Diamante Eco Adventure Park is in Costa Rica’s rural Guanacaste region. Guanacaste is known for its rainforests and beaches, and colorful wildlife. This park is committed to eco-tourism and works hard to make sure the local plants and animals stay healthy.

Butterfly Gardens
Species Exhibits
Wildlife
Toucan Rescue Ranch , Costa Rica
Toucan Rescue Ranch Heredia

Toucan Rescue Ranch is helping to preserve Costa Rica’s rarest species. On this tour, you’ll get a front row seat to shows that usually take place deep in the rainforest.

Species Exhibits
Artist Tour of Toucan Rescue Ranch, Costa Rica
Artist Tour of Toucan Rescue RanchHeredia

Unleash some creativity on this artsy tour of the Toucan Rescue Ranch. You’ll see up-close exhibits of rare animals and document them with your preferred medium — photography and sketches welcome.

Species Exhibits
Selvatura All-day Pack, Costa Rica
Selvatura All-day PackMonteverde

The Selvatura All-day Pack is a full day tour that will allow you to enjoy all of the attractions and exhibits that the Selvatura Adventure Park offers. The all day Selvatura experience includes a Canopy Tour, access to the network of suspension bridges, Butterfly Garden, Insect Museum, Hummingbird Garden, Reptile and Amphibian Center as well as a lunch in the dining area overlooking the beautiful gardens.

Butterfly Gardens
Museum
Species Exhibits
Suspension Bridges
Zip Lines
Atlantic Park 6 in 1 Tour, Costa Rica
Atlantic Park 6 in 1 TourRainforest Tram Alantic

Providing you with everything that you need to fully experience the Rain Forest Aerial Tram Park, this full eco-pass includes a ride across the wonderful Aerial Tram, a canopy tour, and much more.

Aerial Tram
Butterfly Gardens
Nature
Nature Walk
Species Exhibits
Suspension Bridges
Zip Lines
Canopy Safari Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
Canopy Safari Manuel AntonioManuel Antonio

Imagine yourself gliding along a canopy zip line high above the rainforest - the thrill, the adrenalin, the extraordinary views! This, along with an exciting tour through a butterfly garden and serpentarium, is what you'll experience on a trip to the Canopy Safari. Located approximately 45 minutes from Manuel Antonio, in the Peso Real area, Canopy Safari is a true experience in adventure and excitement.

Butterfly Gardens
Species Exhibits
Zip Lines
A day with Nature: Suspension Bridges, Butterfly Garden, Amphibian & Snake Exhibits, Lunch, Costa Rica
A day with Nature: Suspension Bridges, Butterfly Garden, Amphibian & Snake Exhibits, LunchMonteverde

For visitors interesting in having a day of relaxation surrounded by the tropical cloud forest of Monteverde and all of the vibrant species within it then this is a great tour option. If you are interested in adding an adrenaline element to this tour we suggest the adding the Selvatura Canopy Tour.

Butterfly Gardens
Museum
Species Exhibits
Suspension Bridges
Monteverde Bat Jungle, Costa Rica
Monteverde Bat JungleMonteverde

This vacation, it's time to get 'batty' at the Monteverde Bat Jungle. Learn all about these interesting mammals, how they're important to the environment, and why they're not as scary as monster movies make them out to be. A fun, educational excursion for families and nature lovers, the Monteverde Bat Jungle represents the life's work of Dr. Richard K. LaVal, PhD Wildlife Science.

Educational
Species Exhibits
Slothies and Coffees Tour, Costa Rica
Slothies and Coffees TourHeredia

Sloths have exploded in popularity lately, but Costa Rican wildlife centers have championed these animals long before they were the tree-dwelling mammals du jour. This tour allows you to experience two-toed sloths up close while you enjoy a nice cup of Costa Rican coffee.

Naturalist Guide
Species Exhibits
La Paz Waterfall Tour, Costa Rica
La Paz Waterfall TourLa Paz Waterfall

La Paz Waterfalls offer a way to see a beautiful cross-section of Costa Rican wilderness. With species exhibits like the Butterfly Observatory, the Jungle Cat Garden, and these gardens are a great way to see a cross-section of Costa Rican wildlife.

Butterfly Gardens
Nature Walk
Species Exhibits
Jaguar Rescue Center Tour, Costa Rica
Jaguar Rescue Center TourPuerto Viejo

On this tour, you’ll get to see animals as well as meet animal trainers that have extensive experience with jungle wildlife. This isn’t a zoo, but a place where you can see animals in the wild, with monkeys and birds chattering away in the trees. As you walk around the property, your guide will provide you with tips for approaching animals.

Species Exhibits
Bat Program, Costa Rica
Bat ProgramSarapiqui

There are approximately 113 species of bats in Costa Rica, which makes up about half of the species of mammals in the country. You’ll learn about the many species and classifications as you make your way through the Sarapiquí rainforest.

Educational
Night Tour
Species Exhibits
The Reptile and Amphibian Exhibit, Costa Rica
The Reptile and Amphibian ExhibitMonteverde

This reptile and amphibian exhibition includes over 30 species of frogs, toads, lizards, geckos and snakes, all of which are native to Costa Rica.

Educational
Species Exhibits
Monteverde Cloud Forest Experience , Costa Rica
Monteverde Cloud Forest Experience Arenal

The green hillsides of Monteverde are a welcome contrast to the expansive, semi-dry scenery of the Pacific lowlands. It is here – at the Selvatura Private Reserve – that your tour will unfold.

Butterfly Gardens
Species Exhibits
Suspension Bridges
Zip Lines
Monteverde One Day Cloud Forest Experience , Costa Rica
Monteverde One Day Cloud Forest Experience Monteverde

The green hillsides of Monteverde are a welcome contrast to the expansive, semi-dry scenery of the Pacific lowlands. It is here – at the Selvatura Private Reserve – that your tour will unfold.

Butterfly Gardens
Species Exhibits
Suspension Bridges
Zip Lines
Pure Trek & Club Rio Combo, Costa Rica
Pure Trek & Club Rio ComboArenal

Costa Rica’s landscape will inspire you to get outside. In this two-part tour, you’ll get to make the most of the outdoor playground that Costa Rica’s rainforest provides.

Horseback Riding
Kayaking
Rappel
Species Exhibits




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