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Address: Barrio Tournon, San Jose 1000, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506-222-2937
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Description: 30 species of butterflies flutter around this magical garden.

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Huge blue morpho butterflies, owls and an array of colourful fluttering butterflies and moths make this a lovely oasis in an otherwise busy city centre! Lovely waterfall and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
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Banbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Really lovely place to visit and see the different butterflies of Costa Rica. If you were to try and see these in the wild, it would take forever. Small place and a quick stop but really worth it to see the butterflies and even some poison frogs. I took lots of pictures, some of them unforgettable. Highly recommend this.

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Huge blue morpho butterflies, owls and an array of colourful fluttering butterflies and moths make this a lovely oasis in an otherwise busy city centre! Lovely waterfall and the surrounds are great for peace and tranquility as there aren't huge crowds here, just great great insects to admire and watch, some will land on you they don't seem that shy!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We spent the afternoon at the butterfly exhibit. Very beautiful place. Great way to spend a couple hours for little cost. Awesome location in the middle of San José but with a jungle type experience.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Love this attraction! It is low key but has gorgeous butterflies and knowledgeable staff. Morphos and Owl flit and flutter around you and sometimes land on you to take a break. It is truly your best chance to see these jewels up close before or after your treks through the rainforest!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

Walking past, I thought I'd check out this place. US$7 later, I'm handed some laminated documents, one with a chart of butterflies, and the other with some facts on butterflies. This was quite informative actually! The garden was nice, but pretty small. I'm not sure if it's seasonal, but there weren't too many butterflies around at the time. There were... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

A lovely, peaceful garden with lots of many different types of colorful butterflies. It's a wonderful escape from the hustle of San Jose and surprisingly it's only a few minutes walk from the center of the city! There's a waterfall, lots of interesting plants, and benches here and there to sit and appreciate the charm of it all.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

If you like insects, specifically butterflies, than you may enjoy this garden. There were dozens of blue morpho butterflies and at least 5 other species visible while I was there. There are very steep paths down to the river and more butterflies (wild) were in that area. The garden is a short walk from downtown and is a nice oasis... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

My wife and I walked from our Hotel Presidente to this butterfly garden in around 15 minutes. When we arrived, we were the only people there. We slowly made our way on the path that takes you in a loop from front to back. There are numerous different types of butterflies and I thoroughly enjoyed trying to photograph all the... More 

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

The people are nice. I got more of out the zoo for half the amount. The garden is under a net in the back of he house very small. They charge extra for to take pictures. Not realizing how hard it is to capture flying butterflies. It was easier to take pictures of the dead ones on the ground. I... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Spirogyra Butterfly Garden is located in the Barrio Tournon of San Jose. My boyfriend and I were able to find it using Nokia maps and went a pied, saving ourselves a cab ride. The garden itself is right in the hustle and bustle of city life, a little green oasis right in Chepe. It has a sort of shabby chic... More 

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