SelvaTura Park

Cerro Plano, Costa Rica

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Located nine kilometers from Santa Elena near the entrance of the Santa Elena Reserve, houses the Jewels of the Rainforest exhibit ($10 for an hour’s tour), a vast collection of moths, butterflies, beetles, and other insects. The iridescent creatures are displayed in geometric patterns, or arranged on velvet to highlight their jewel-like colors. There you can learn about insect camouflage, mimicry, parasitism, prey–predator relationships, and other tropical biology topics. They also have a butterfly and hummingbird gardens, a reptile and amphibian exhibit, canopy tour ziplines, a series of hanging bridges and a restaurant. Transportation included for packages over $10 (open daily, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.).

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The nearest town is Cerro Plano, 3.4 km away and Aeropuerto Arenal airport is 28.4 km.

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The exact gps map coordinates of SelvaTura Park are latitude 10.34186, longitude -84.79899. (exact GPS coordinates are accurate to within a few meters, gps data labeled approximate is within a few hundred meters)