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Address: , Montezuma, Costa Rica
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A major highlight of our Trip

The butterflies are indescribably beautiful. The gardens were mostly empty and very tranquil when we were there, and we enjoyed the peace of watching them and photographing them... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
Emily W
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Halifax, Canada
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Halifax, Canada
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

The butterflies are indescribably beautiful. The gardens were mostly empty and very tranquil when we were there, and we enjoyed the peace of watching them and photographing them. It's a cheap excursion, and make sure you check out Clandestina after for a beer.

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Mariposario, Manager at Mariposario Butterfly Garden, responded to this review

Emily I had such a wonderful time showing you and your husband around the garden. Your moment with the blue morpho was so magical and extra sweet knowing it was your honeymoon. I dont see a way to add a photo for you here on my tripadvisor reply but if you find us on facebook or email us I would... More 

Port-au-Prince, Haiti
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great little restaurant/brewery/hotel with a butterfly sanctuary on site. The sanctuary tour was interesting and we were able to see dozens of butterflies and chrysalises. The tour lasted ~30 minutes or so, which worked out well given our group's collective attention span. The woman who gave us the tour was very friendly and entertained our numerous (probably ridiculous!) questions about... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

An excellent spot full of butterflies. They have Blue Morphos in abundance, which are really spectacular. There's also a breeding lab that they'll show you around in if you're nice.

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Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Owned by an extremely knowledgeable and friendly couple, we were delighted by the personally escorted visit to the nursery and gardens. Got some great shots of the elegant and magnificent blue morpho and numerous others. We got to watch and learn about the process from egg-laying through chrysalis forming and hatching. Such a shame those gorgeous morphos only live 3... More 

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Windsor, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

loved the lab showing the work they are doing. The Blue Morphs alone are worth the trek up the hill.

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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