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Centro Neotropico Sarapiquis

Quick Facts

  • Location : La Virgen de Sarapiqui
  • Hours : 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon-Sun
  • Telephone : 2761-1004
  • Entrance Fee : $8 garden; $28 entire facility

A combination of eco-lodge, museum, archeological park, education center and botanical gardens, the center's mission is to integrate education, conservation and scientific research. The museum narrates the history of the rainforest and humanity's interaction with it through a combination of videos and exhibits, focusing on the plight of Costa Rica's indigenous tribes. Beautiful pottery, musical instruments and other indigenous artifacts are on display. Next door, the Alma Ata Archeological Park has petroglyph reproductions, ancient stone sculptures and a Pre-Columbian burial field providing insight into 15th century life in Costa Rica. (La Virgen de Sarapiqui. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon-Sun. $8 garden; $28 entire facility. 2761-1004.)

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