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“Educational WOW” 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
2645-5512
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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!
King City, Canada
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“Educational WOW”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

A great tour learned so much about bugs and butterflies. Well worth it. Got lots of great pictures of the butterflies and even got to release some.

Visited April 2013
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“Loved all the butterflies!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

The volunteer guide started the tour by talking about insects they had in small exhibits, which was very informative. We then spent the next ~1 hour talking about/looking at butterflies. We even released butterflies into a few of the gardens!

Visited April 2013
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Murphys, California
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“Butterfly gardens with a surprize!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

A very educational and enjoyable experience. Presenters/guides have a great sense of humor discussing what could be a little dry.

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“Great for little kids!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

We had an excellent time at the Butterfly Garden. We had an excellent guide - she told us she was volunteering from Canada - and she was very very good. There was more than just butterflies - but bugs, beetles and ants! It is simply and straight forward but very Costa Rican and our kids loved it.

Visited March 2013
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Montreal, Canada
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“Crazy Cool Bugs and Lovely Butterflies”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

When I arrived at the Monteverde Butterfly Garden I expected to see butterflies, but I got so much more.

First of all, I had an excellent guide. She told the group all sorts of crazy and fascinating things about insects and arachnids in the nature centre. Then we went through the 4 different butterfly gardens and I learned even more. There's a butterfly that makes caimans cry just so it can soak up its tears for minerals, how nuts is that!

Not only were the butterflies beautiful, the actual gardens were gorgeous too, lots of different plants and flowers. Even while going from garden to garden, the guide had things to say about some of the trees.

This was a very educational and fun activity, and well worth the money. I highly recommend it.

Visited April 2013
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