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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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9:00 am - 7:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:30 pm

# 85 live bats free-flying in our huge enclosure, designed to resemble...

# 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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Unique tour, given by passionate people

Educational tour, we learned a lot about bats. The person who gave the tour, a belgian biologist, was absolutely passionate about every word he said, which made ir a lot more... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
San Jose, Costa Rica

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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53 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Educational tour, we learned a lot about bats. The person who gave the tour, a belgian biologist, was absolutely passionate about every word he said, which made ir a lot more exciting. We enjoyed it!

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Vienna, Austria
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The tour through the Bat Jungle, was like listening to a BBC documentary on bats in 3D. The guide is insanely cool and doesn't refrain from adding little chunks of humor into his presentation. I can't believe I didn't know all of these things before hand: that bats are responsible for pollinating more plants than bees, that a bat poops... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was so much better than I expected - you MUST do this while you are in Monteverde! My husband thought this would be a good idea - I was not so sure...how wrong could I be!Having been raised on BBC wildlife documentaries, we often find there isn't much new for us in many places we visit - Bat Jungle... More 

Thank baffinaberdeen
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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116 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were lucky enough to do most of our tour with Richard Laval who started Bat Jungle. He was so interesting to talk to, and because it was just the two of us on the tour we could really ask questions and get great answers. We learnt so much about bats from him. He's an American scientist who's been in... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy walk from Santa Elena town, quick bus ride for approx $1 USD, or drive and free parking. Well worth your time to meet Vino, the bat biologist! I recommend touring with Vino but self-tour is cheaper and still you get up close and personal with the bats. "Cave" is a glass enclosure, not a natural cave yet bats are... More 

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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am a zoologist and I learnt so much about bats. It was a brilliant tour and really excellent. I left deciding that I would like to put a bat house in my garden. Well worth a visit just really enjoyable.

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Lakeshore, California
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have never before seen so many active bats of so many species in one spot. I went on one tour guided by Vino and was so impressed I took friends and went back for a second tour guided by Arturo. Both guides were very knowledgeable and enjoyed sharing their passion for bats. The presentation started with explanations of several... More 

Thank BroJack H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Realy nice guy! Bats are amazing. it was low season so we had a private tour! Learned a lot about those animals! Everyone should do!!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Saw pretty cool bats. When we went the owner wasn't ready for a complete tour so he let us do a self tour for a discount. We ended up doing the self tour and having more time to do something else afterwards . It worked out for us.

Thank Kristine A
Nuremberg, Germany
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

It is worth every cent or colones! The biologist was so excited to give his unbelieveable huge knowledge in an easy way to us. I thought I know a lot about nature - but I do not! And I didn't know how cute and how important bats are! This place is a ' must ' at Monteverde!

Thank Jochen A

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