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“You will love this!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Monteverde Butterfly Garden (Jardin de Mariposas)

Monteverde Butterfly Garden (Jardin de Mariposas)
Near Pension Monteverde Inn | On road to Monteverde, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica
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11-Day Tour from San Jose: Monteverde Cloud...
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Owner description: The Monteverde Butterfly Gardens has been teaching people about the marvels of insects and arachnids for over 20 years. Our mission has always been to change the way people view these small but fantastically diverse animals. It is not hard either- with 4 different butterfly habitats housing up to 30 species of butterfly, a leaf cutter ant colony and over 20 species of live Costa Rican insects and arachnids in our nature centre we have something that will melt the heart of even the most devout bug crusher! A dedicated and passionate group of staff and volunteers will guide you on a tour through our three acre facility where you will see just some of the amazing insects and arachnids Costa Rica has to offer! The property is lush and full of other Costa Rican favourites such as capuchin monkeys and agoutis! Birders will not be disappointed with wrens galore and common visits from Keel Billed toucan, blue crowned motmot and the occasional appearance of the famed bell bird. We are open 365 days a year, so drop by whenever you can!
Cobalt, Connecticut
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“You will love this!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2008

We passed by butterfly garden in several other locations in Costa Rica, and I am so glad we went to this one instead. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable. But the main advantage of going to this particular butterfly garden is the extras - the leafcutter ant home, the tarantulas, the dozens of chrysalises hatching into butterflies. Unless you are totally freaked out by spiders and bugs, you will love this place.

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“A fun, if creepy, morning”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2007

The butterfly garden consists mainly of various gardens containing habitats mimicing all the various Costa Rica habitats and their resident butterflies. If you find butterflies amusing, fascinating, or entertaining, it's worth a visit. It's not just about the butterflies, though. At the beginning of the tour, the most excited tour guide I've ever experienced showed us the butterflies' cousins - spiders and bugs. The first thing he did was pull out a large tarantula and start playing with it, followed by a few giant beetles, cockroaches, and other things I prefered not to pay too much attention to. But I did learn that some beetles can survive being frozen solid and cockroaches can run around and mate for two weeks after you cut their head off. I'm richer for it.

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