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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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Urbana, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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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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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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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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

mk
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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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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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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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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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Its a quick thing to do to pass the time. Very small, but you do get to see a lot of bats! They are housed in a room with a glass wall. They give you a flashlight to go in and check it out. Its pretty interesting. Maybe took 20 min

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Arvada, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Interesting information, displays & several types of Bats in their sanctuary - resting, eating and flying around.

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Burlingame, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I was so pleasantly surprised by the Bat Jungle. It was walking distance from the lodge I stayed at and I happened to get there when a small tour had just started. The gentleman working there was really good at explaining the differences between bats. It was fantastic to see the bats feeding so close up (with a window in... More

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