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Address: Barrio Tournon, San Jose 1000, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506-222-2937
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: 30 species of butterflies flutter around this magical garden.

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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 24, 2014
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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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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
2 reviews
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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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Carramar
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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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Escazu, Costa Rica
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32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
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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HYATTSVILLE
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138 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Do you enjoy butterflies? If so, you will enjoy visiting this or other small butterfly gardens in Costa Rica. I(f you are not into butterflies, you may find it a boring experience since that's what it is all about!) If you go, the blue morpho butterfly is particularly gorgeous, and you will see a variety of others as well. Bring... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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76 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

If you like nature, if you like butterflies, different colors and sizes, you will like this place. And the fee to go in is okay.

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Additional Information about Spirogyra Butterfly Garden

Address: Barrio Tournon, San Jose 1000, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506-222-2937
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
Open Hours:
Monday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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