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Spirogyra Butterfly Garden

Barrio Tournon, San Jose 1000, Costa Rica
506-222-2937
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Ranked #27 of 40 Attractions in San Jose
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Description: 30 species of butterflies flutter around this magical garden.
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Poughkeepsie, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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114 reviews 114 reviews
48 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
30 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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Evanston, Illinois
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

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

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

A one of a kind place. A city oasis. Amazing to see all stages of a butterfly fly unfolding in this lush city garden. The owner is very passionate. Although if you are not a nature-lover you may find it boring.

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