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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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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Our guide was very knowledgable and passionate about bats. We had never been to enclosure like this where you can watch so many bats flying at a time. It did seem a little small, and it was a fairly short tour, so it felt a bit pricey, but I'm happy to know that my money is going to fund something... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Some of the most passionate staff, which makes this a really good small museum. (The tours are very personable and very informative, it opened my eyes up to the declining species and how it will affect the world's population.)

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ny
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We did the unguided tour and after reading some bat info on the wall we saw the small bat area and left after 10 minutes. Not too special but perhaps the hour long formal tour is better

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

Dear SBKSPAM, Sorry you did not take the tour. You would have enjoyed it, learned a lot, and not have been inclined to say "so-so". Our guided tour participants always leave enthusiastic comments - just read our Trip Advisor reviews. And we remind potential visitors that the "small bat area" he refers to is 17 meters long, designed to resemble... More

Woking, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

If you have any interest in bats, this is a good and informative exhibit. We didn't have time to do the full tour, but the guide kindly fed the bats while we were watching, so we could see them flying around and feeding! He is obviously a real enthusiast! The bats were very cute!

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Beaverton, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My husband and I went to the Bat Jungle while on our honeymoon. It was a great experience! We have seen bats at our local zoo but nothing like this! The guide was passionate and so informative. I left with a high level of respect for an animal I previously knew little about, and they are super cute! Who knew?... More

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Houston, Texas
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63 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This is a tremendous stop. We spent an hour being educated about bats (in grave danger in many parts of the world - especially northern U.S.) and then you get to observe them. And take pictures - unheard of. Very knowledgable staff. $12/head admission

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Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I highly recommend visiting the Bat Jungle if you are in this area. As a result of our visit, I have a completely different opinion of bats. They are crucial to our ecology and need our help more than ever to save them. The introduction and tour take about 1 hour. I found it very worthwhile.

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San Francisco, California
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45 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

A belgian man owns this he's so passionate about bats. this was only a 45 minute "tour" but so educational. i never knew much about bats, but the owner gave us a whole powerpoint presentation, showed diagrams, etc. and then we went through his window displays where we he shined his flashight to show us really closeup views of bats... More

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Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

First and foremost is the passion that the owner of The Bat Jungle exhibits. Its nice to go on a tour & have no doubt that your guide lives & breathes what he's teaching you. Yes it was an educational experience everyone should have. Yes the tour itself is amazing but don't discount the educational experience. Did you know that:... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This attraction is hardly publicized, but kept our family group enthralled for over an hour as we took a guided tour to learn about bats and how amazing they are. Our flemish guide, couldn't have been more enthusiastic, and even though the site itself is quite small, you can easily spend an afternoon enjoying the bats, eating in the local... More

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