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The Bat Jungle

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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
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# 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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Wonderful creatures!

We arrived quite late in Monteverde and were just able to join the last tour at 4pm. We received a very warm welcome by the belgian guy who guides the tours at bat jungle. He was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
petalouda84
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Lier, Belgium

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Lier, Belgium
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30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We arrived quite late in Monteverde and were just able to join the last tour at 4pm. We received a very warm welcome by the belgian guy who guides the tours at bat jungle. He was very passionate about these little animals and he explained so many thing about them we didn't know. He told us about what kind of... More 

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South Bend, Indiana, United States
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Extremely informative and interesting lecture on bats followed by observing the feeding of the bats if you go at 9am, noon, or 3. Cost is 14 dollars for the whole experience which I initially thought was kind of high but it is worth every penny and the money goes back into a very worthwhile project. Passionate people that really care... More 

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Thank SkydiverDave
San Francisco, California
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little exhibit, enthralling to watch the bats in action and just enough information without overwhelming. Lovingly arranged exhibits, with a very personal touch. The guy at the desk was especially nice when we arrived near closing time. Highly recommended especially for families.

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Thank JennL333
Knoxville, Tennessee
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53 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Informative and educational with knowledgeable guide. The "cave" is abuilding, with static educational displays and the bat habitat, which is a great experience. Small children might have difficulty seeing the bats (it's dark, even with flashlights), but a very worthwhile experience.

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Thank ssmynkint
Dallas, Texas
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37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tour was great, about 40 minutes of discussion about bats followed by 15 minutes (or more if you like) of viewing bats. We went at 9 am which was supposed to be the best tour time, this is when they let them out of their "cave" and feed them. There were lots of active and eating bats when we... More 

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Thank Amanda R
Toledo, Ohio
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70 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a very informative little place in Monteverde. I appreciated the enthusiasm of the guide for the topic of bats, and their efforts to dispel myths. I really enjoyed learning about and seeing the flight of the humming bat! If you go, I recommend you get there 10 minutes or so before 9, 12, or 3. If you do... More 

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Thank Visa711
St Louis
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small but amazing to get to see the bats eating, nursing babies, grooming themselves, and just hanging out. Not enough research and attention being given to bats so this is a great place to visit and help support.

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Thank jayheat
seattle
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38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A little miss up front with noone home for prearranged tour time... building up on hill, surprising amount of content inside. The actual tour/presentation is quite professional.. More like a special exhibit at your big city museum of natural history. Excellent factual information that kept several children well engaged the entire time. Several hands on items in the early part... More 

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Thank catydid
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth poping by is you are in Monteverde. The guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about bats. Great to see some bats up close.

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1 Thank Dave W
Ridgefield, Connecticut
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77 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth an hour of your time after your hike! Same building as the Argentinian restaurant. Belgian guide was very good...

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