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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 2014
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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Boca Raton, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

This was my 4th time to Monteverde, Costa Rica so I have done a lot of activities already in this very tiny town. It was raining and I was pretty bored so I decided to go to the Bat Jungle simply because I am intrigued with bats and often don't see them enough in other animal venues, and it was... More

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popking
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We learned so much about bats! At first I was unsure because the bats are not really in a habitat, but was blown away by the guides knowledge of bats. Definitely worth it!

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Catalunya
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Fantastic experience. All you want to know about these fantastics criatures you can find it here. We learn a lot with Vino and his enthusiastic words

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Urbana, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The place is established by an American zoologist, and the guides there are also real scientists. We learned a lot about bats: how smart they are (closely related to monkeys!), how sociable, how important in ecosystems, how vulnerable, and how almost not at all dangerous. You can see bats flying around, sleeping, eating and interacting. You can play with "bat"... More

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Milwaukee
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Great learning experience, with passionate people about bats! Cheap price and very safe. Much better reserve in advance.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The bat jungle was a fascinating experience - we learned so much from Vino and he inspired us to have a new appreciation for bats, their habitats, and their future. Well worth the reasonable cost for a truly great experience.

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Hurst, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We did this during a free afternoon. It was interesting, but it's very short. The bats are a little hard to see too. I don't think it deserves to be the #1 thing to do in Monteverde. Curri Cancha and the Biological Reserve are WAY better tours.

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rklaval, Owner at The Bat Jungle, responded to this review

We appreciate Brent G.'s sending us comments about the Bat Jungle, but would like to answer his criticisms. Our guided tours run 45 min. to over an hour. Most people seem very happy with this tour length, which, after all, takes place in a small exhibit space. He says we should not be rated higher than Curi-Cancha and the Monteverde... More

Aspley Guise, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

With my impatient 19 year old, we decided not to do the guided tour either. Who new the importance of bats to pollination and seed dispersal ? Life would be dull without chocolate, bananas and tequila (separately or in combination). The highlight for me, and reminder that bats are fellow mammals, was seeing a mother bat suckling her young. However,... More

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Concord, California
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13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

With our impatient 5 year old, we decided not to do the guided tour. Because of that, the guide charged us only $10 total to enter, which was good, because it is small and only took about 20 minutes of our time without the guide. Still, it was pretty awesome to see the bats eating fruit and the types of... More

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San Jose, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The guide at the Bat Jungle was so knowledgable. We went at 4 PM and got to watch the bats feeding. We really enjoyed this unusual up close view of the bats.

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