They have some snakes, but the instalations are the same, no improvements so far. The people they have there have the knowledge and the speech is very interesting.
This place was a habitat for snakes and spiders and turtles. Location was unbelievable, beautiful trail getting there. It was raining so the ground was quite wet so it made walking around difficult. The gentleman who runs it spoke english and spanish so he was able to explain about the snakes and where they come from. It looked like there were some interesting things to see if the weather would have been better. Fun just walking to it.
Tienen varias serpientes entre boas, venenosas y no venenosas, los guías explican bien. El sitio puede mejorar en la decoración. Por lo demás esta bien.
Very knowledgeable volunteer Bill gave us and awesome lecture of snakes and frogs and nature in general in Panama. Awesome place with such an amount of knowledge. You can touch couple of beautiful tame snakes. The place is also very beautiful with lot of trees, plants and flowers. Coul d not have been more happy to visit here!
We must have spent 2 hours here. We got to handle a few of the snakes. The highlight was watching a Boa kill and eat a chicken. This may not be for everyone and we got lucky since they only eat once a week. When you park your car you may wonder if you are in the wrong place. Just follow the signs past the houses. Mario is also a fabulous guide, we hired him for a night hike. I highly recommend that experience.
We had a very informative tour with a guy who translated everything into English for us. So we learned a lot about snakes and we could even hold one! It is a bit difficult to find, but the driver of the local bus knows, where he has to drop you off.
It's also a small place, rustic...basic...and they basically get there snake when some people find them around there house...My guide was Mario and he speak a good english...He know a lot about the snake....You can also hold one in your hand...Like a lot of place in El Valle, go there with not to much of expectation and you will really like your experience...
Excelente oportunidad para aprender muchas cosas que no sabíamos de estos hermosos e interesantes animales. Un guía te expica y enseña fascinantes aspectos y detalles de las mismas.Se sugiere advertir a los muy menores adoptar un buen comportamiento durante la visita, no hay mic ni parlantes, por lo que se debe guardar silencio para aprovechar al máximo las palabras del guía.
O local tem diversos tipos de serpentes e repteis, nada muito surpreendente, faz parte do roteiro turístico!!!
Nice exhibit of reptiles and amphibians of the local area and Panama. The place is very laid back and easy to use. Folks visiting also have a chance to handle snakes if you like that sort of thing. The place is also owned by Mario Urriola who just happens to be the best wildlife guide in Panama. If you have the chance, you can hire Mario to take you on some amazing night wildlife hikes. Our night hike with Mario was filled with the great times exploring the forests near El Valle. We found frogs, toads, snakes, spiders, velvet worms, sloths, anole lizards,a nd other interesting giant leaf insects. Great times. Our thanks again to Mario for a wonderful night.