Upala resort now hosts a park for scary lizards

Perhaps inspired by the “Jurassic Park” movies, a resort in northern Costa Rica has opened Dino Park that includes 28 life-size replicas of the extinct lizards.

The resort is Hotel Blue River Resort in Dos Rios de Upala, which Banco Nacional said is on the skirts of the Volcán Rincón de la Vieja. The bank participated in the project.

The creatures were made in China, and one, a long-necked brachiosaurus stands 22 meters tall (about 72 feet), said the bank in an announcement. There also is the obligatory velociraptor, which was the villain in the movies.

The models are suppose to follow closely what scientists know about the creatures.

The resort Web site shows some of the creatures in the rain forest in scenes that look very much like the popular movies. There is an admission for the park.

The pteranodon was one of the largest flying reptiles.

The pteranodon was one of the largest flying reptiles.

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