Hacienda Guachipelin has a new exhibit !!!
Worldwide, there are about 2700 species of snakes, which live different habitats and climates. They are found in deserts, in the tropics and near the Arctic Circle, including the ocean. In Costa Rica, there are about 137 species of which 22 are poisonous.
Our exhibition has 9 stations. It has 23 species of snakes of which 11 are poisonous or represent any danger to humans. We also have 6 species of frogs that represent the different strata of the forest of Costa Rica. There are also 2 basilisks species: the species of Pacific, with a brown and species from the Caribbean with an emerald color.
Within the facility there is a beautiful Butterfly Garden. There are displayed three major families of butterflies that live in Costa Rica: Pieridae, Papilionidae and Nimphalidae.
It starts 150 meters from the hotel, on the way to the viewpoint of the ranch, through a beautiful trail. This is in the middle of the rainforest. From there you look at the Rincon de la Vieja volcano in the middle of a wide variety of trees and flowers. Walk with the beautiful melody of nature and the beautiful singing of a variety of birds.
In the stations of serpentarium the following species are found:
- 1st Station 3 snakes
Oxybelis fulgidus, Green vinesnake.
Pseustes poecilonotus, Northern bird snake.
Oxybelis aeneus, Brown vine snake.
- 2nd Station 3 snakes
Trimorphodon biscutatus, Lyresnake.
Spilotes pullatus, Oriole snak.
Masticophis mentovarios , Neotropical cachwip.
- 3rd Station 3 snakes
Clelia clelia, Mussarana.
Micrurus nigrocintus, Central América Coral snake.
Lampropeltis triangulum, False coral.
- 4th Station 3 snakes
Corallus annulatus, Annulated Boa.
Atropoides Nummifer, Jumping pit viper.
Crotallus durissus, Neotropical ratllesnake.
- 5th Station 5 species
Bothrops asper, Fer de lance.
Porthidium ophryomegas , Slender hognosed pit viper.
Porthidium nasatum Hognosed pit viper.
Cerrophidion godmani, God mans mountain pit viper.
Corytophanes cristatus, Helmeted basilik.
- 6th station 2 species
Basiliscus plumifrons, Jesus christ basilisk.
Boa constrictor, Becker.
- 7th station 3 snakes
Bothriechis schelegelli, Eyelash palm pit viper
Bothriechis lateralis, Striped palm pit viper.
Lachaesis stenophrys, Bushmaster.
- 8th Station Frogs
Dendrobates aratus, Green and black poison dark frog.
Leptodactylus saveii, Bullfrog central America
Ophaga pumillio, Blue jeans frog.
- 9th Station Frogs
Agalychnis callidryas, Red eyes leaf frog.
Centrolenella Prosoblepon, Esmerald glass frog.
Smillisca phaeota Masked tree frog.