Rather than hang around the B&B today, we decided to take a short trip to the nearby World of Snakes museum in Grecia, which houses over 50 varieties of snakes, lizards, and other reptiles (as well as a couple toucans).
The museum is a quick $4 taxi ride from the center of town, and a 30 minute walk back (uphill). Entrance fees are $11 for adults, and $5 for kids over 5.
World of Snakes has snakes from not only Costa Rica, but from all over the world. The most venomous snake is from Africa. If it bit you, you would die within seconds. The most venemous snake in Costa Rica would take about seven hours to kill you if you didn’t get treatment. Fortunately, the hospitals here do have anti-venom shots they can give you if you receive a bite. But it is rare to see poisonous snakes here, as most are shy, as well as nocturnal.
Our guide was helpful and explained a lot about each of the different types of snakes, in English. Some lay eggs and other have the eggs hatch inside. We saw many different colors of snakes, including yellow, pink, green/brown, black, red, and more.
Holding a Rainbow Boa
The highlight of the museum for us was definitely when we all got to hold a rainbow boa constrictor! It was fun having it wrap itself around our arms and neck. The girls absolutely loved it, and couldn’t get enough!
It took about an hour and a half to see everything with the guide. We took our time on our way out and really enjoyed watching the toucans, which are so vibrant and beautiful.
On the way back, we stopped at a clothes store and Jen was happy to find more clothes that fit her. So she has now spent all her Christmas money, and is fully outfitted.
In the Evening…
After an hour or two relaxing at the B&B with our computers, we took off for dinner at a local pizza place, which was very good, and similar to the pizza you’d get at home. We had ice cream (again) for dessert – hey, it’s only 70 cents for a cone! And after eating it in the park, we came back home to end our day. (Oh! We had a delicious sandwich for lunch in a bakery this morning as well…)
Anyway, enjoy the pictures and video below. I will post about our new house in a few days once I get the chance to take more pictures of it on Monday.