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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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Great bat advocates!

The bat jungle is a small but amazing museum with very informative staff. It was wonderful to see the bats so close, and the children also loved the displays in the museum part... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The bat jungle is a small but amazing museum with very informative staff. It was wonderful to see the bats so close, and the children also loved the displays in the museum part. They are great advocates for bat conservation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We visited on our way back from Curi Cancha, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Lots of information to be had, as well as being able to see the bats in close quarters !

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La Serena, Chile
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This place was amazing! My family learned a lot about bats from the great guide (cannot remember his name), so much so that in a separate browser tab next to this I have the Bat wikipedia open so we can keep on learning! General Stuff: - The place has a small area with some exhibits. - A room with the... More 

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

My husband and I toured the Bat Jungle with our 2 adult children after visiting the cloud rainforest at the Monteverde Reserve and loved it! Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and even taught my husband and I (two biology educators) some new things. After the information session we went into the dark room and observed many types of bats eating,flying... More 

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High Wycombe, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Great place. Informative (and well labelled in English and Spanish) displays educate you about the bats prior to the main event where you enter the bat room and see them up close and personal. Fascinating and captivating you'll not regret gettign this close to these amazing creatures.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Who knew there was so much to bats! Vino our guide was so contagiously informative that you couldn't help but feel interested in bats. Definitely worth a visit even if you don't have kids with you.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I did not know that there was so many types of bat, my husband and I learned so much. Our guide was very was excellent in telling us about them, a very nice place to go and take children also.It was so nice to see all the bats flying around and then hanging around eating there food.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This is a tiny little place dedicated to bats. You can self guide by reading all the info they have on boards or hire a guide. A nice interesting way to spend half an hour, especially if you're a bat fan

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Great activity to just learn about bats. I already loved them, but learning about them made me love them even more. Awesome activity for kids because you get to see them fly around and watch them eat. The people running it definitely have a passion for bats! Get the guided tour, its worth it! 13$ USD

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Granby, Connecticut
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

After advertising that they did tours every 10-30 min we showed up at 11:15am and and were rudely told the next tour would be at 1pm. Vacation time is precious, and this place isn't convenient to get to. Very disappointed kids and very annoyed parent

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

I would like to apologize to montodd for not being able to offer her and her children a tour when she wanted it. Unfortunately, we had an emergency situation that day, with the guide in charge being so sick she could not continue and had to go to the clinic. We are a small business, and since the backup guide... More 

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