The Biggest, Brightest, and Most Deadly
There are a vast collection of Snakes in Costa Rica. With over 130 or more species found here. You may be deathly afraid of snakes or absolutely fascinated, there isn’t really a middle ground. Snakes in Costa Rica do not have a good reputation. Even the non-venomous ones have attacked. Although that shouldn’t hold you back from visiting. We have put a list together of all the most dangerous and colorful snakes you will find here. From the Costa Rica snake like the Fer De Lance or (Terciopelo) to the Boa Constrictor. We have classified them in two ways to keep it simple. Venomous and also Non-Venomous.
Costa Rica Snake Safety
Before you go off into the deep rainforest it is good to know a little bit of safety. Firstly, know when to go. During the wet season Snakes in Costa Rica are everywhere. Especially on rainforest trails and trees. So before going at it alone perhaps bring along a guide that knows the safe route and how to spot such snakes. Snakes sightings do tend to be rare and being bitten is even rarer but you can never be too safe.
Where to Visit the Snakes in Costa Rica
If you do want to see a Costa Rica Snake up close it is best to go to an animal reserve. There are several throughout the country. For example, at La Paz, there is the Serpentaria. It contains all the snakes you see on this page and more. Also, you may want to go to the Jaguar Reserve on the Caribbean side in Cahuita. It contains a small number of snakes but equally amazing with many more animals to see.