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The Bat Jungle

Address: Frente Restaurante Tramonti en Monteverde, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve 5655, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506-2645-7701
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
Owner description: # 85 live bats free-flying in our huge enclosure, designed to resemble the cloud forest at night...
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:30 pm
Owner description: # 85 live bats free-flying in our huge enclosure, designed to resemble the cloud forest at night# Guided tour by professional guides takes about 45 minutes# The tour is both informative, educational and entertaining, with a focus on biology and conservation# Cleverly designed interpretive exhibits, like our giant ears, huge bat heads, and bat skeleton.# You will see, at close range, 85 tropical fruit-eating and nectar-feeding bats from the Monteverde area# Our bats fly, eat, socialize, and even give birth before your eyes
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children

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Kirkland, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Tons of bats and an informative museum to explore. The staff are very knowledgeable and friendly. A must see if you have kids.

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CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

So, so glad we went. What a discovery. I learned so much and have a more positive attitude about them. The "jungle" is run so well. Don't miss it

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Guide really knows his stuff, and it was pretty cool to see the bats during the feeding time. Good cafe/restaurant upstairs.

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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25 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We are huge fans of bats. We thoroughly enjoy the ones in our backyard. They eat tons of mosquitos. The bat jungle explained about all sorts of different bats; fruit eating, carnivorous, and insect eating. We were able to get some wonderful photos of the bats they have on site. a must see in Monteverde.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

You will find a new love for the winged insect heros of the night. It was amazing. The guy who did the tour was very informative. I took my girlfriend. She thought the bats were cute. See the bats!

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

How often do you get to really watch bats? We did the self guided tour. Probably would have learned more with the full tour but it was enough for us. Adults, teens and kids enjoyed

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We took our 8 year old to the Bat Jungle. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about bats and made the tour fun for our son. Great thing to do as it starts to get dark in the afternoon.

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California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We recently visited Monteverde at the end of January and the beginning of February. Based on previous Trip Advisor reviews, we planned to visit the Bat Jungle and actually made a reservation online before coming. Because we did not rent a car on this trip, we took a taxi from town (Santa Elena) for 2 colones ($4) each way. Tours... More 

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Spokane Valley, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The Bat Jungle is a great place to learn about and see these incredible creatures. There is a strong educational component and then you enter into a darkened room where the bats are behind glass. There are several species in the cave and the guide feeds them so you can see their behavior while eating. While it is important to... More 

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Spokane Valley, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This was a very interesting exhibit and I think it is important to have a way to introduce people to these important creatures of the night. My only problem is that it seems very sad to keep these intelligent creatures in captivity.

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