In brief: One of my favorite parts of our trip to Monteverde. Super well organized to learn about and see butterflies in 4 environments.
-The learning center at the beginning of the tour: The guide shows you live insects and butterflies from all over Monteverde
-Friendly and knowledgable staff
-Really well organized learning center and 4 individual gardens
-Walk through each of the 4 gardens to be in the middle of hundreds of butterflies of many different kinds
-You get to take a butterfly that's just left its coccoon and dried out from the learning center and release it in the 1st garden.
-Amazing feeling to see, touch, and experience these butterflies in their environments
-Cost is $15 per person, not including transportation
-Perhaps more self-guided time in the gardens after the tour
Could be better:
-Gift shop is pretty basic - even offering coffee here would be great
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