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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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Great place for photos

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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Carramar
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW 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 NEW

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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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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129 reviews 129 reviews
27 attraction reviews
180 helpful votes 180 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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127 reviews 127 reviews
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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
31 helpful votes 31 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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