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Nicaragua Butterfly Reserve

Address: Granada, Nicaragua
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Ranked #11 of 17 Attractions in Granada
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Diriamba, Nicaragua
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

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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172 reviews 172 reviews
55 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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Kenmore, Wa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Went to the reserve with my 6 year old. To date it is his favorite place in Nicaragua. There were plenty of butterflies. The owner taught him how to catch and hold live butterflies The walking trails behind the reserve are well groomed and well worth walking. I did have to pay $4 for a taxi out there. If you... More 

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Rogers, Arkansas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Check it out online: http://nicaraguabutterflyreserve.wordpress.com A privately funded conservation project to protect endangered butterflies. You find it by looking for a blue butterfly sign on a pole near the Granada Cemetery (which is an impressive site itself). Unless you speak English, take a cab. The cab driver can ask locals along the way for directions (in Spanish) if you make... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We used mountain bikes to get to the site; a fun, sweaty adventure in itself. Two young American volunteers greeted us warmly and offered us water. They had a very thorough knowledge of the butterfly species and their habits. They offered guidance and information, then let us enjoy on our own. My partner got some excellent photos, including a couple... More 

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