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Skip the Line: Diamante Eco Adventure Park: Animal Sanctuary Discovery Ticket

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Diamante Eco Adventure Park Animal Sanctuary Discovery Pass

From USD 49.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Explore one of the world’s most diverse collections of species gathered in one place with a visit to the animal sanctuary at Diamante Eco Adventure Park in Guanacaste. From adorable three-toed sloths to scaly reptiles and sleek jungle cats, see an amazing array of animals rescued by the Costa Rican Ministry of Wildlife, and learn about the park’s conservation projects. The naturally designed habitats include hummingbird gardens and a large butterfly observatory teeming with jewel-toned beauties.
  • Admission to the animal sanctuary at Diamante Eco Adventure Park in Guanacaste
  • See a diverse collection of animals rescued by the Costa Rican Ministry of Wildlife
  • Learn about the park's conservation and rehabilitation efforts
  • See monkeys, sloths, and jungle cats in naturally designed habitats
  • Observe scaly species like snakes, frogs, and enormous crocodiles
  • Support the protection and rehabilitation of Costa Rica's amazing wildlife

What's Included

  • Entrance to the Animal Sanctuary
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Transportation to/from attractions

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Diamante Eco Adventure Park
    350 east RIU Hotel, Playa Matapalo, Provincia de Guanacaste, Playa Matapalo, 50503, Costa Rica

    Diamante’s Animal Sanctuary is one of the finest wildlife education centers in Costa Rica. Lush gardens surround the shaded walking trails and offer guests the opportunity to explore the rich biodiversity of Costa Rica. Diamante is home to a large variety of Costa Rican animals that are in need. Some of the animals in our care have been born in other wildlife management programs for scientific and educational purposes; others are rescued and placed in our management by the authorities of Costa Rica. These animals are not fit for life in the natural environment and are cared for by a large team of qualified and dedicated professionals. Our Animal sanctuary in Costa Rica is known for its world-class habitat designs that address the needs of each species. The unique design of the habitats allows guests to view and learn about key aspects of biology, ecology and natural history of the animals. Diamante’s bilingual team is known for excellent customer service and focus on education and raising awareness among visitors and locals about the importance of respect and the protection of wildlife. Diamante works directly with a body of professionals in biology and veterinary medicine and with technical and legal supervision by officials of the SINAC, which is the government entity in charge of the country’s wildlife. If you’ve ever wanted to visit a sloth sanctuary, or view exotic animals up close, you can’t miss a visit to our incredible Costa Rica wildlife sanctuary!

Start time

Opening hours

  • 7/1/2023 - 12/31/2024

    Monday - Sunday : 08:30 am - 04:30 pm

    Wednesday : 08:00 am - 04:30 pm

    Thursday : 08:30 am - 04:30 pm

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Make your way to the Diamante Eco Adventure Park in Guanacaste during opening hours, and present your voucher for a discovery pass to the animal sanctuary. Built in partnership with the renowned La Paz Waterfall Gardens, Diamante’s sanctuary is one of the world’s most diverse collections of species, all rescued by the Costa Rican Ministry of Wildlife (MINAE). Together with La Paz, the park works to combat the illegal capture and trade of wildlife and releases offspring of sanctuary animals into protected areas of Costa Rica.

At your leisure, explore the diverse animal habitats of the park, all designed to provide a natural habitat while allowing guests to observe and learn about these amazing creatures. See the wildly popular two- and three-toed sloths, watch monkeys swinging about in a spacious enclosure, and admire the power and beauty of jungle cats like pumas and jaguars.

Take a look at Costa Rica’s cold-blooded critters at a reptile exhibit featuring more than 30 species of lizards, frogs, geckos, and snakes — even poisonous varieties! Marvel at the power of the spectacular Crocodiles acutus, which can grow up to 16 feet (5 meters) long.

Watch Costa Rica's winged wonders at the hummingbird garden and world-class butterfly conservatory, featuring more than 6,000 square feet (1,830 square meters) and hundreds of delicate species. Finally, go bird watching without the binoculars and spot colorful, exotic birds like scarlet macaws, toucans, tanagers, and grosbeaks flying freely around the bird sanctuary.

Diamante Eco Adventure Park

Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Traveller Tips

While you are there, don't forget to do the Superman Zipline, It is 80 stories high, and 1.4 kilometers long, taking between 45 seconds to 1 minute and a half from Point A to Point B.


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Definitely a good 👍
Patty_F, Sept 2023
Really fun time and learned so much about these beautiful creatures. The people are very knowledgeable and explain so well.
Quam_J, Aug 2023
Great location and scenery, we enjoyed the view. Customer service was great. We loved seeing the different animals.
Great place to learn about Costa Rican fauna
Andrew_P, Aug 2023
Every animal here has a story which the well informed guides were able to explain . Some beautiful animals in a stunning setting
Eco Park walking tour
MICAH_S, July 2023
We visited the beautiful Country of Costa Rica celebrating my wife's birthday. She wanted to see some native special of animals and birds and the Eco Park walking tour checked all of those boxes. The self-guided tour allowed our group to take our time and enjoy ourselves while we learned about species native to Costa Rica. The tour was about 90 minutes which was just enough for us. Great mid-day excursion with shuttles to and from your location.
Good, but maybe I wouldn’t again
Greg_H, Feb 2023
We enjoyed the tour and the staff, very helpful amen knowledgeable! However, be aware it is a zoo , you may opt see any / all animals . Still very good, but have realistic expectations!!
Day at diamanté
natalyn_e, June 2022
Just did the discovery park. It was a good event for the whole family. The property is lush and beautiful.
Well cared for
christine_v, June 2022
My daughter's and I visited this sanctuary last week and absolutely loved it. The staff was very friendly the animals will well care for it and it was one of the most beautiful sanctuaries I've ever been to
Caribbean Fun!!!
Hector_G, June 2022
Everything was amazing. The locals are very nice people the culture is very rich. Very welcoming!!! The animal sanctuary was very beautiful. The zip lining is a must if you’ve never done it. Definitely an adrenaline rush like you’ve never imagined.
Amazing animals
Sarah_B, Mar 2020
Excellent value for money and the staff are very knowledgeable and helpful. Such friendly People. Recommended.
This was a nice treat
Viteli_M, Sept 2019
You get to know the different kinds of wild animals that live in the Costa Rican jungles. From Hauler monkeys, white face monkeys, iguannas, pumas, acelots, jaguars, crocodiles, and more. While you are there, don't forget to do the Superman Zipline, It is 80 stories high, and 1.4 kilometers long, taking between 45 seconds to 1 minute and a half from Point A to Point B. This makes it a must do Costa Rica tour!!
This was a nice tour but it was more...
Donna R, Jan 2017
This was a nice tour but it was more of a zoo and was expecting something a little different. But saying that all the enclosers was very clean and they have done a remarkable job to create a natural environment for the the animals. You could go into the butterfly observatory and the tucans. It was an enjoyable day, all the staff is very pleasant and helpful. Have your travel rep. contact them to arrange pickup and drop off, regular taxi was charging 65.00 one way, People from the park charged 75.00 return trip. Not a big park does not take long to see all.
Right next door to the hotel!! Our...
Gabriella C, Jan 2017
Right next door to the hotel!! Our guide Kevin took us around and was very knowledgable,we got to hold a toucan on our wrist and had a photo taken with itphotos included in the price take the private guided tour, it's worth it! Lots of animals, frogs, alligators, leopards, monkeys, etc.!!!!!You can also zip line there!

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