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beautiful nature walk

Take a walk in this beautiful reserve where there are butterflies everywhere you turn. You can also see monkeys, interesting birds, flowers and water fronts. They also have a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Ronkonkoma, New York
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

When we visited, we were told that the guy who maintains that butterfly reserve hadn't been around in a while. There were no butterflies to be seen.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Amazing greenhouse exhibit of butterflies, alligators, and hummers. It was like being on an Avatar set....gorgeous flowers, shrubs, many species of butterflies. Don't miss the incubation area which houses the cocoons of various species. Gorgeous grounds as well with views of the volcano. Don't miss it!

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Ronkonkoma, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Take a walk in this beautiful reserve where there are butterflies everywhere you turn. You can also see monkeys, interesting birds, flowers and water fronts. They also have a hotel and bar on this property with a small beach.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I did not have a lot of time to spend at the Mariposario, but the time I had was well spent. The place is run by a white guy that is very nice. It costs $5 to enter and you can wander around the place as long as you want, including the trails. Lots of butterflies, I went during mango... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

A beautiful experience right in Granada though a bit tough to find. Excellent birding in addition to the butterflies. Still seems to be a work in progress (like much of Nicaragua!)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We had a 4 wheel drive vehicle to get there fortunately as the road was very rough but well marked with Mariposa signs to direct the way. Admission was only $5 and the owner greeted us and gave us a tour of the butterfly garden. Very educational and walking trails were nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

If you like nature this is a very quick and easy trip from Granada centre. We had the entire place to ourselves, the employee gave us a quick tour and then left us to it with an info pamphlet. We saw a heap of butterflys in the enclosure and the short walk offers the chance to see some cool birds.... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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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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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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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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