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Mariposario Butterfly Garden

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Address: Montezuma, Costa Rica
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Pauline, the guide, was very informative and nice. She was very happy to answer questions. We saw their caterpillar nursery and received a great tour of that as well. Good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 7, 2015
Stacy E
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Royal Oak, Michigan
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Brooklyn, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Make sure you have the guide with you because you will learn so much about Costa Rica, butterflies at all stages of life, and even something about the foliage and insects native to this region. I came away feeling so much more knowledgeable about many of the very things I had always ignored when moving through this beautiful region. The... More 

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Laurel
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Stepping into the butterfly garden is stepping into a world of tranquility and beauty. Watching the breathtaking blue morpho butterflies fly through this lush garden is a joy. Getting to learn about their life cycle and that of their other butterflies is a bonus. I observed Pauline giving a tour to a family with small children and can say that... More 

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Virginia
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

No tour guide available the day I visited, but the small gardens were nicely maintained with interpretive signs. The butterflies and gorgeous gardens were worth the hot climb up the road to the farm. A useful amenity for the future would be provision of smoothies or light snacks.

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Pauline, the guide, was very informative and nice. She was very happy to answer questions. We saw their caterpillar nursery and received a great tour of that as well. Good experience.

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Twin Cities, MN
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We stayed at the B&B that is here. The hosts gave us some great education about the life cycle of the butterfly's here.

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Boston
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Rescued crocs, caiman, and turtles in one enclosure and an awesome array of butterflies in another, complete with a nursery for the chrysalises. Great place to visit for an hour or so with the kids. Apparently they have tree frog exhibit at night, but we were there in the morning.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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15 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

It's a walk up the hill out of town, but well worth the visit. I stayed a night here and was really pleased about everything. The breakfast is fantastic. They brew the local beer, which is fantastic, I love the Earthquake IPA. The butterfly garden is gorgeous. I'm headed back here on a work/stay program for two months (Nov-Dec 14).... More 

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On the Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The Mariposario is top notch in the area for its generous grounds populated with a great variety of exotic butterflies. It is also a bed and breakfast and those who stay will certainly enjoy the many routine animal encounters with excellent photo platforms doubling as breakfast tables. if your luckier still you may be able to coax the friendly owner... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We had a great time sitting and watching the Blue Morpho's feeding flying and resting on the plants. We had a tour of the lab and their egg, larva, chrysalis stores. They have a research center on site and also have a gift shop and BB on the premises.

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We stayed at this BnB associated with the Gardens. The gardens are worth a visit, you may have a chance to see them nurture the eggs and caterpillars too. We also saw a howler monkey family cross the road near the BnB. The people are inviting and warm and friendly, we loved staying here! The road is a bit steep... More 

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