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Address: Granada, Nicaragua
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Butterfly

You may have to get out of your taxi so it can can clear the primitive road, but worth the trip. Several species fluttering in a large net room. Bring your camera.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2015
Jon F
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

You may have to get out of your taxi so it can can clear the primitive road, but worth the trip. Several species fluttering in a large net room. Bring your camera.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

A lovely morning stroll won't reveal all the activity that abounds in the reserve. We witnessed a rainbow of colors floating though the air. While staff "harvested" pupae for collection to put in containers to protect from predators. It was a joy to see.

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Noosa Heads
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98 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Its not hard to get out there by taxi so worth the effort. The butterfly area is pretty small though and the walk through the park is not that great. Maybe if you spoke Spanish it would be better

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Diriamba, Nicaragua
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Lots of butterflies, beautiful location, and so much information. The Butterfly Reserve is a short drive from the Granada Cemetery and provides both entertainment and education. Julio Moncada took time to tell us about the butterflies, their habitats, their life cycles, and so much more. We toured the laboratory and learned how they care for the larvae and pupa. Never... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

If you are a nature junkie...I would recommend going here.I had never had the opportunity to see the walking trees and they are abundant here.

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New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A lot of butterflies to view and many more in cocoons, different stages of life. The keeper was very knowledgeable about butterflies and animals in general. For little nature lovers, it's the perfect place. A little Spanish will be very helpful in this case. Call them for a pedicab to meet you at the cemetery. It's much cheaper to take... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

We got a taxi (recommended) up to the butterfly reserve and arranged for him to come and collect us an hour later. The drive itself took about 15 minutes down a very rural, diet track and was interesting in itself. The lady who met us at the butterfly reserve spoke no English and we speak little Spanish but she was... More 

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California
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189 reviews 189 reviews
59 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

The Butterfly Garden is a 15 minute taxi ride from the Central Park of Granada. A round trip taxi ride with a 30 minute wait cost $12. The entrance to the park cost an additional $5. This was money very well spent. The Butterfly Garden does not get many tourists so the manger Julio Moncada gave me a terrific tour.... More 

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East Coast
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9 reviews 9 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We learned about this place from the book Adventure Guide Nicaragua. It suggested taking a bus to the police station then walking. Don't do that. We only found the place because I am fluent in Spanish and saw a local woman working on her meager farm who showed us the way. She told us that we were walking on the... More 

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South Petherton, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Viisiting the Mariposario is an adventure comparatively few visitors take, but if you persist you may be delighted. First you have to get to Granada's great cemetery where you might find a `tuk-tuk' to take you two miles up an unprepossessing track through a string of shanties to the reserve. You then may be the only person there, but if... More 

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