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Monteverde Butterfly Garden (Jardin de Mariposas)

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Address: Near Pension Monteverde Inn | On road to Monteverde, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 2645-5512
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Description: The Monteverde Butterfly Gardens has been teaching people about the...
The Monteverde Butterfly Gardens has been teaching people about the marvels of insects and arachnids for over 20 years. Our mission has always been to change the way people view these small but fantastically diverse animals. It is not hard either- with 4 different butterfly habitats housing up to 30 species of butterfly, a leaf cutter ant colony and over 20 species of live Costa Rican insects and arachnids in our nature centre we have something that will melt the heart of even the most devout bug crusher! A dedicated and passionate group of staff and volunteers will guide you on a tour through our three acre facility where you will see just some of the amazing insects and arachnids Costa Rica has to offer! The property is lush and full of other Costa Rican favourites such as capuchin monkeys and agoutis! Birders will not be disappointed with wrens galore and common visits from Keel Billed toucan, blue crowned motmot and the occasional appearance of the famed bell bird. We are open 365 days a year, so drop by whenever you can!
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interesting and fun

Very informative and fun too. Everyone is friendly, helpful and the scientific knowledge is in depth.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Very informative and fun too. Everyone is friendly, helpful and the scientific knowledge is in depth.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The butterflies were plentiful, gorgeous and quite "friendly". It was a real delight to walk through the various butterfly domes and hear all about them from David. Just as great was the introduction to insects by his wife, an environmental anthropologist. She was so knowledgelable and very, very funny! The insects were passed around accompanied by hysterical stories of their... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

Going off the catch phrase for our dreadlocked teacher at this excursion "Now that's cool" is probably the best way to describe this butterfly garden. You start off in a classroom learning about a variety of insects and butterflies. Some of the things you learn really do blow your mind, it is wonderful how versatile some insects are. They also... More 

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Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

If you want to see and photograph butterflies up close this is a wonderful place to do it. The guided walks and introduction is hands-on, informative, and eye-opening. The butterfly houses are well maintained, although thanks to the constant humidity they look a bit overgrown with mosses and lichens. To me, this adds to the natural feel of the place.... More 

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Pointe Claire, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

Had fun at the butterfly garden with our 2 girls ages 7 & 9. The guide made the tour really interesting especially for the kids. I would highly recommend it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

It is an amazing garden. the owner is knowledgeable and entertaining. It is so much more than butterflies. You will not regret your visit with bugs and butterflies.

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Greenville, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The number one thing I learned from Jardin de Mariposas is that we're doing butterfly gardens/reserves all wrong in the US. You can't have just one big "room" for lots of different varieties of butterflies. They often have very different requirements and won't live to their potential all crammed together. These folks have lots of different areas to support the... More 

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

It all started with the warm and friendly welcome by the staff when we entered the garden. it continued when we met our first guide and it continued when we finally said goodbye to our last guide. They are all students from other countries having a temporarily job or studying while working. All are very knowledgeable and they are all... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We visited the Butterfly Garden on our first day in Monteverde (January 30th, 2015). We were staying at the Monteverde Lodge & Gardens and had trouble locating the facility on foot, but we were able to hike an alternate route through the gardens of our hotel. We arrived for the last tour of the day (3pm). They close at 4pm.... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

So enjoyed the beauty of the butterflies as they lighted on their favorite plants and foods. It was special to experience this with children.

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