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The Bat Jungle

Frente Restaurante Tramonti en Monteverde, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve 5655, Costa Rica
506-2645-7701
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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... more » 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 « less
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San Francisco, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

The young gentleman from Belgium (I think) led my tour. He was beyond passionate and educated about bats. I really learned to appreciate their contribution to the environment and how they are important WORLDWIDE. There are few places you can see live bats and this is one of them. Not to be missed! I am really happy I stumbled upon... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Excellent museum and impeccable guide. If you want to know the relation between bats and tequila you must show up... 👌👌👌

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

The chap who did the tour knew everything about bats and was really engaging. Definitely recommend it as it will change your mind on bats!

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

This is worth the trip. Richard, the owner, is one of the world's experts on bats. We learned a lot and have a whole new appreciation for bats. Check out Stella's bakery just next store as well- the birds in the back yard are amazing!

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Centerville, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This was a sweet little stop, and our guide through the museum was friendly and very knowledgeable. The bats were well cared for and easy to view. The caretakers have carefully readjusted their schedule to have the bats active during the day. The displays were full of information. Allow 45 minutes to an hour or so.

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London UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

I'll be honest; I was not keen to go to this place and was practically dragged there. Whilst a small exhibit, I was not expecting the fascinating and passionate guide talk. Wim thrives on bats, and his knowledge and passion for bats was amazing - and infectious. After the hour, my appreciation and understanding for bats was transformed and folk... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

This is a fantastic little excursion and well worth it. The tour really opened up our eyes to the devastation that has happened to bats in the recent years. It was really informative and had a little laughter in as well. Afterwards we went upstairs to the chocolate cafe and sampled some fantastic truffles! Definitely one not to miss!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Totally can't believe all the high marks this got. It was a total waste of precious time that would waaay better be spent enjoying the many activities, fascination and sheer beauty of the Monteverde Cloud Forest, Selvatura Park or perhaps a horseback ride with Sabine Stables. The older gentleman gave a dry dissertation of all manner of bat information as... More

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

The owner and tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable about the subject of bats, and he made it very entertaining! The bat exhibit was awesome to see all the bats up close and personal. The microphones in the bat exhibit also make it very easy to hear the bats screaming around. Very interesting visit for a good price

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

A little off the beaten track, the Bat Jungle was a great short excursion. The guide was very educational and had loads of great facts and anecdotes about bats. We really did learn a lot. The Belgium's guide sense of humour was brilliant too. Well worth a visit, and the entry fee goes to a very worthwhile cause, in the... More

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