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“A visit with the butterflies” 4 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!
Vancouver, Canada
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“A visit with the butterflies”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I was not sure what to expect when we stumbled on the butterfly tour on our first day in Santa Elena. It turned out to be fun and informative. Our guide was very knowledgeable and we ended up learning a lot about butterflies and the local bugs. Worth a couple hours of your time for sure.

Visited March 2013
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“Butterflies Galore!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Great picture-taking opportunity, but you have to be quick or take a video. A lot of different species that come from all over the forest. Great to be there early or late for best viewing without crowds. We asked the attendant if we could come later without being charged again and she said that would be okay.

Visited April 2013
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“Awesome bugs!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013 via mobile

Very fun and low key to learn about local bugs and wildlife. The guide,Maria, Is very knowledgeable and sweet.

Visited April 2013
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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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New York City, New York
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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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