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Spirogyra Butterfly Garden

Address: Barrio Tournon, San Jose 1000, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506-222-2937
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Ranked #28 of 41 Attractions in San Jose
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Owner description: 30 species of butterflies flutter around this magical garden.
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: 30 species of butterflies flutter around this magical garden.

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Toronto, Canada
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128 reviews 128 reviews
27 attraction reviews
173 helpful votes 173 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 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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124 reviews 124 reviews
50 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
34 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

unless you are studying the process of the butterfly this was a very boring tour. Saw the same thing for each species. I was expecting to be able to enjoy the butterfly but instead stopped at every plant to see the eggs and talked about host plants even recieved a story that sounded like a story to be told to... More 

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Cortland, New York
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

If you're into butterflies this is the place to go. Lots of species to enjoy even for a neophyte like myself. I saw an European couple with some kids and it seemed like a good place to come if you have kids - the kids were competing to find out the different species. $7 seems a bit much though, but... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012

The garden was very nice, small. I went early in the morning, and the butterflies were calm and easy to spot. Very informative about the life cycle of a butterfly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

2 of my favorite hours of my entire trip...highly recommended

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Miami Beach, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

Worth the full price with the museum, very well done.

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