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“Very informative tour” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Bat Jungle

The Bat Jungle
Frente Restaurante Tramonti en Monteverde, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve 5655, Costa Rica
506-2645-7701
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Owner description: # 85 live bats free-flying in our huge enclosure, designed to resemble the cloud forest at night# Guided tour by professional guides takes about 45 minutes# The tour is both informative, educational and entertaining, with a focus on biology and conservation# Cleverly designed interpretive exhibits, like our giant ears, huge bat heads, and bat skeleton.# You will see, at close range, 85 tropical fruit-eating and nectar-feeding bats from the Monteverde area# Our bats fly, eat, socialize, and even give birth before your eyes
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Davis, California
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“Very informative tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

This was one of the highlights of our trip. We thought we knew a lot about bats, but we were very impressed with this operation. It is actually a research facility, and we were amazed with how much we did not know! Great tour, great guide. Wish we'd had our grandchildren with us!

Visited February 2013
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Paris, France
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“Nice and surprisingly interesting, pleasant activity on a rainy day”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013 via mobile

Went there on a very rainy day with our 2 teenagers. We all got captured by the enthousiasm.of the guide and spent a pleasant 1,5 hrs there and learned that also bats have their issues -like humans- with adolescents:-). Our whole family could relate to this..

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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“Bat jungle, Monteverde”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Great place to learn about bats, lots of info and facts, Kelly the owner does an excellent job.
Go there during feeding time and afterwards enjoy a cup of coffee at Stella's bakery.

Visited February 2013
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“Very cool”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013 via mobile

The staff is extremely knowledgable and passionate about bats. He specifically talked about bats in our area (Washington, DC) as well as the differences between them and the ones in Costa Rica and around the world. They have fiberglass bat ears that you can listen through to hear how sounds are amplified differently than through our ears. The live bats are all behind glass and he was able to talk about their habits and show us some specific behaviors as well as point out different physical features that have evolved through different species. He also took a break to talk about briefly about the pair of Blue tufted Mott Motts outside the window. A very affordable tour, probably the cheapest in monteverde.

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Grapevine, Texas
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“FUN and informative”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

Highly reccomend. lots of info. I learned so much. The setting is very nice too. Just down the road from the cheese factory.

Visited January 2013
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