Museums of Costa Rica


Although snakes, bats, and giant beetles occupy many of Costa Rica’s museums, one needn’t be afraid – the creatures are set safely behind enclosed glass viewing areas, and many of them are already dead. Such museums, which depict the fascinating existence of these tropical species, will easily provide visitors with a newfound appreciation for the native plants and animals of Costa Rica. Many of the natural museums can be found in Monteverde, while the more cultural exhibits can be encountered in San José. Here, visitors can tour the National Theater, La Plaza de la Democracía, and the Gold Museum.

Selvatura Insect Museum

Location: Monteverde     |     When: At 7am, 8am, 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm

The Education Center is Selvatura's newest addition and is a must see for anyone interested in the natural history of the region.


Rates starting at
$15
per person, taxes included
Monteverde Bat Jungle

Location: Monteverde     |     When: From 9am to 7:30pm

Spend some time to enjoy a world class exhibit that will provoke a new appreciation for the often misunderstood creatures of the night.


Rates starting at
$13
per person, taxes included

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.


Rates starting at
$91
per person, taxes included




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