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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, Outdoors
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, Outdoors
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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Romford, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Worth a trip to this place. Very interesting and informative. Bats are so cute too! Didn't realise how much we need bats in our world.

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Guys Mills, Pennsylvania, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Bat Jungle is positively wonderful. It has been a long time since I visited an attraction where I learned so much. The Begian guide/ bat expert not only explained the bats' behaviors but the environmental and natural consequences of bats in general. Once we are done with our northwest PA winter, I will be buying bat houses. This visit... More 

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Monteverde, Costa Rica
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

very good , very informative, my kids really like it. Sure that can be a Little strange to see the bat inside a huge casona , from the name ..bat jungle.. you will expect somethind different.

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texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This is run by a devoted scientist who makes a wonderful presentation about more than bats...including environmental and nature issues important to Costa Rica and the world. This was also a nice break after zip lining and hiking all day.

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Richmond, Vermont
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We stumbled upon this wonderful attraction and had a fascinating tour with our Flemish guide/bat expert. He provided lots of interesting information about the many kinds of bats and the vital role they play in our world. Watching the bats behind the glass in a darkened room was delightfully eerie. And an added bonus is that the restaurant upstairs (Cafe... More 

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SF
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This was a really informative and interesting experience. We all know a little something about bats but NOT what we really need to know. Here you will learn about the significant and important role they play in our very lives. The folks that run this are very passionate and knowledgeable and want to spread the word on the importance of... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The staff here are so enthusiastic about their work and it shows. You will receive a great tour of this hidden gem. They will tell you all about the various bat species in Costa Rica with global comparisons. The are extremely knowledgeable and friendly. I had no idea how important bats are to our planet until I visited The Bat... More 

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Harare, Zimbabwe
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I loved this place. I think they oversell the actual bat observation part, it's pretty cool and all but don't expect to see bats hunting down capybaras or anything similarly spectacular. But the talk on bats and all the various props and exhibits was absolutely brilliant and fascinating; I fancy myself as knowing more than most about them but I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This was our first tour in Monteverde. It was lead by a friendly guide who explained all the different bats to us and also showed us how relevant they are to the ecosystem. At the end of the tour he took us into a room where we are able to observe about 85 live bats behind a glass window. If... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We stumbled upon this tour accidentally and are so glad we did! It was so revealing and enlightening! Our guide (Belgian biologist naturalized in Costa Rica) was wonderful! We left with a newfound respect for these beautiful creatures who play a vital role in our ecosystems.

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