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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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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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Bats are just awesome!

This is the second time I've visited the bat jungle in Monteverde, this time with friends who hadn't been before and I found it just as interesting the second time round. Vino... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This is the second time I've visited the bat jungle in Monteverde, this time with friends who hadn't been before and I found it just as interesting the second time round. Vino De Backer is a biologist and knows everything )and probably more!) about bats. He is very passionate about them and gives a very informative talk and can answer... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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61 reviews 61 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The owner is the lecturer and demonstrator. It would seem there isn't much he doesn't know about bats. While the facility is somewhat limited size wise, we were very pleased with the quality of education provided.

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St. Louis
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

My perspective on bats took a 180 degree turn. Knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide made this a great choice.

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Wakefield, Rhode Island
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Welcome to the world of bats, up close, personal, and among us. I have loved watching bats flutter in the twilight, and the guided tour at the Bat Jungle facility, provided fascinating information about bats, and a chance to see them at feeding time. Also got good advice on setting up a Bat House(s) in my home yard.

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Calgary, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

The BatJungle.com opened 2006. It’s one of the BEST tourist attractions in the Monteverde area. Guided tour takes about 45 minutes 90 live bats of 8 species in an enclosure 17m (57ft) in length Exhibit features a special ultrasonic microphone that allows visitors to hear bats echolocating (biosonar) and socializing in real time … bat photo via Artifacts and Insects... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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119 reviews 119 reviews
48 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

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
14 helpful votes 14 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
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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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