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Address: Frente Restaurante Tramonti en Monteverde, 5655, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506-2645-7701
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:30 pm
Description: # 85 live bats free-flying in our huge enclosure, designed to resemble the...
# 85 live bats free-flying in our huge enclosure, designed to resemble the cloud forest at night# Guided tour by professional guides takes about 45 minutes# The tour is both informative, educational and entertaining, with a focus on biology and conservation# Cleverly designed interpretive exhibits, like our giant ears, huge bat heads, and bat skeleton.# You will see, at close range, 85 tropical fruit-eating and nectar-feeding bats from the Monteverde area# Our bats fly, eat, socialize, and even give birth before your eyes
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This was such a great experience. You get a informational session with the history of the Bat Jungle and a lecture on bats. We loved seeing the bats in the cave. We went at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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104 reviews 104 reviews
43 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This was such a great experience. You get a informational session with the history of the Bat Jungle and a lecture on bats. We loved seeing the bats in the cave. We went at feeding time to see them in there most active period. The handlers have reversed their sleep schedule so they are active during the day to enhance... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The European born docent, who married a local, gave a well-informed and compelling story for bat conservation, namely pollination and insect consumption s well as biodiversity. Im a committed conservationist and will support this kind of effort whenever possible. The visuals include "seeing" the bats in the dark, a reversed light cycle, less interesting to me than the information imparted... More 

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

It's a 'room' in a house that has been fixed up. Not a cave nor jungle. Take a night tour unless you want to get ripped off.

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rklaval, Owner at The Bat Jungle, responded to this review

Sorry, davidm, your brief very negative comments and terrible rating on the Bat Jungle are based on entirely erroneous information. The Bat Jungle is clearly NOT a "room in a house that has been fixed up", as he contends. It was designed by myself, a professional bat biologist. The Bat Jungle is located in Paseo de Stella, a large and... More 

Bettendorf, Iowa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Kids learnt a lot.The young man who gave us the tour was very knowledgeable.They had quite a few bats and it was cool to see them feeding and interacting!

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Hamilton, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Very cool opportunity to view bats up close and personal. After an informative talk by the guide we were taken into the bat cave where we had the opportunity to view a few different behaviours/features that we had just learned about. They have a few flashlights for viewing, but you can use your own lights (our LED flashlights were a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

First of all we did not like the person who gave the tour. He rushed us through our lunch telling us that we wouldn't be able to catch up with them if we were late for the tour. Turns out that the tour was an hour-long classroom lesson, half of which I already knew, in a tiny little room where... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The guide gave a good introductory talk and then we observed multiple species of bats in the "cave," Very fun. Take a flashlight or cell phone with light app to help you see the bats.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Not something you often get a chance to see in intimate setting. Very interesting from a scientific point of view as well as fun.

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Vancouver, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Not for everyone but a good representation and information on the bats of Costa Rica. The guide was helpful and came along to explain and answer questions about bats and to point out the differences between bat species. There are live bats behind glass and the caretakers have reversed the diurnal cycles of them so that they are active during... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The people who run the bat jungle have a great passion for the bats and their environment Go during feeding time and then have lunch for yourself at Stella's Bakery

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