Photo: Marco Vargas

This new exhibit will give you a very close insight into the fascinating world of reptiles. The myths and legends about them will surprise you

These beautiful, colorful plants with modified leaves (called flowers) inhabit Costa Rica’s humid and dry forests. The water stored in these plants is used by frogs to raise their tadpoles and they also provide a home for creatures such as insects, spiders and lizards. You’ll be fascinated

Photo: Juan José Pucci

Discover some of the diurnal and nocturnal frogs from our country’s Atlantic and Pacific regions. In certain cases, their showy colors warn other animals that they are poisonous. Be careful!

These spiders live on the forest ground and their poison is highly toxic to their prey, though not to humans. Discover why.

Photo: Marco Vargas


T his species is the largest in Central America and has one of the best examples of social organization. Its survival depends on the conservation of our forests. Observe them here, in one of the world’s few terrariums, and learn why they are called bullet ants.

These terrestrial or epiphytic plants are admired all over the world for their beauty. The shapes and colors of the flowers are adapted to attract specific pollinators. We have a wide range of these beautiful plants, waiting to be admired by you.

Photo: Daniel Monge

T hese vertebrates have a hard outer shell or carapace with openings through which their feet, head and tail can move in and out. Discover the six species that live here and feel like one of them.

T these easily cultivated plants with their eye-catching colors and shapes have made them famous in gardens around the world. We have a beautiful selection for you to enjoy.

Photo: Juan José Pucci
Photo: Juan José Pucci

These fascinating reptiles have a pointed, flattened, elongated snout, four legs and a tail. Find out how they differ from crocodiles.

These creatures reproduce by laying eggs and they feed on plants. They use their long tails to defend themselves from predators. Their conservation depends on us.

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