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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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He gives bats a good name

The Danish gentleman who runs this small but impressive bat house is an exceptional presenter. He was wonderful and engaging with all ages. We all got to learn about, learn to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Columbia, Maryland
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Columbia, Maryland
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The Danish gentleman who runs this small but impressive bat house is an exceptional presenter. He was wonderful and engaging with all ages. We all got to learn about, learn to love, and learn how to pet bats. It was incredible. I had low expectations but it was well worth the $13 tour.

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Monteverde, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This is a very informative tour. You have an opportunity to not only gain valuable insight into the enormous impact bats have on the ecosystem ( If you enjoy eating, these little guys are our main pollinators), but actually enter an exhibit where various bats can be viewed.

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California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Richard Laval, a local Bat expert known as Batman, created this magnificent Bat Jungle. We get certain info through the media that completely blinds our knowledge about many things in nature and here your eyes are open to the truth about our friends, the bats. I can say I used to like bats much before coming here but after the... More 

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Bakersfield, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We got there when they opened and the girl that gave the tour was so much into bats she even had a bat tattoo. Her knowledge of the subject was unreal and you could tell she loved her educating people about these cute critters. If you have a fear of bats, do this tour and I guarantee you will love... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Your will learn more about bats in 45 minutes than most people learn in their whole lives. Kudos to this man for being an ambassador for these often misunderstood animals.

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This is Avery interesting place. All the folk who we met as guidesand educators of the diverse wildlife inCR are all totally devoted it would seem to the job of protecting and of educating ...we found this so very heartwarming and wish there were more folk like this. This is a small place where the various bats are tricked into... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

First thing, make sure to get a taxi here! We thought we could walk it, but it's all uphill and is farther than it looks. Tour itself was very good, guide was very knowledgable. There's also a very nice cafe upstairs and you can catch a taxi to the reserve after your tour.

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

I'll start out by stating what this not: a bat jungle. There is no jungle here. None. But there is knowledge, and a space with +90 bats of +5 species that you can look at through a glass and learn about. Our guide definitely knew what he was talking about, and you could tell he deeply loves his job. He... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This place is very small--basically one room plus the bat cave/hallway, but the guy running it was really good and there was no one else there when we went. He explained TONS about bats, then fed them in the cave and even brought one out. Very personable, informative tour; but it depends on how much you're really interested in bats.... More 

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Orange County, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I had a blast at the true "bat cave". Not your typical museum, but lots of fun and entertaining. I believe it was not too expensive either. Also there are a few good places to eat nearby.

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Address: Frente Restaurante Tramonti en Monteverde, 5655, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506-2645-7701
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Monteverde
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 7:30 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 7:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 7:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 7:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 7:30 pm

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