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Mariposario Butterfly Garden

Address: Montezuma, Costa Rica
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Ranked #7 of 8 Attractions in Montezuma
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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Twin Cities, MN
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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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14 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Thornbury, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

I enjoyed it simply because I love seeing butterflies and being outside. Not much info and could be kept in better condition. Not many butterflies considering it is a butterfly garden Waterfall hike was good and so was the swim when you got there Bring good sandals the hike is not just regular path to the falls.

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64 reviews 64 reviews
12 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

We came for the Butterfly Gardens and the hike to the waterfall. The gardens is a very small (and let me emphasize small) area with only a few butterflies. It is not worth it. We did see 3 blue butterflies, but I saw more butterflies on our nature hike. The waterfall hike is nice. If you are wanting to go... More 

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San Francisco, California, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

What a great mariposario! Lots of information and friendly staff! You can tell they love what they do.

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Plainville, Massachusetts
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5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

We stopped by one afternoon and spoke with Ryan the owner of the inn and the butterfly garden and decided to come back the next morning for breakfast and to walk through the garden. It was a nice relaxing morning after the long walk up the three steep hills to get there. We started off with a nice cooked breakfast... More 

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