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“Beautiful!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Atitlan Butterfly Sanctuary

Atitlan Butterfly Sanctuary
Panajachel, Guatemala
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Ranked #2 of 22 things to do in Panajachel
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Owner description: Thirty-five species of Guatemala's colorful butterflies are everywhere at this lovely sancuary, where exhibits for children trace the butterfly's life cycle.
New York City, New York
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Beautiful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

I highly recommend a visit to the Atitlan Butterfly Sanctuary. It is so peaceful being in a closed eco space with hundreds of butterflies. There are many stunning flowers within the space, and you can just sit and watch the butterflies feeding off the nectar of the flowers. It is definitely a great experience and will lift anyone's mood!

Visited December 2013
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Winnipeg
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“I would have been disappointed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

This was included with the entry fee of the Atitlan Nature Reserve (which I highly recommend). Unfortunately, the butterfly sanctuary doesn't live up to the rest of the place's high standards. It's a cute little garden with some beautiful plants, but their weren't that many butterflies. Maybe I was there in the wrong season or something (it was September). I've been to a butterfly garden in rural Quebec where their were hundreds flying all around and landing on you in a lush greenhouse, so I was expecting better from this one in Panajachel. However, considering it's included with the entry of reserve, it's worth a look.

Visited September 2013
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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Almost a five star”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

I happened to visit the butterfly sanctuary while it was under reconstruction. The staff and construction workers were very friendly and considerate. I just regret that some of the displays were not labeled.

Visited September 2013
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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“Ok”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

This is apart of the reserve, but not really worth mentioning separately. There weren't many butterflies.

Visited June 2013
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L.A.
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“Amazing place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I love to go to Pana and checked out this amazing place. If you get the change even of spending the night at the hotel would be a great decision.

Visited April 2013
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