Butterfly Kingdom Costa Rica

Butterfly Kingdom Costa Rica, Escazu: Hours, Address, Butterfly Kingdom Costa Rica Reviews: 4.5/5

Butterfly Kingdom Costa Rica

Butterfly Kingdom Costa Rica
4.5
Nature & Wildlife Areas • Rides & Activities
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
About
Our butterfly garden is the ideal place to visit with family and friends, to enjoy of our interactive display exhibit of live butterflies, in a welcoming harmonious atmosphere full with color, from the graceful fluttering of each our butterflies. We also offer guided tours and group lectures to schools, universities, researchers and recreational tourism upon request.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Ray W
San Jose, Costa Rica47 contributions
Jan 2020
Took grandsons (their 3rd time) to Butterfly Kingdom. Quick tour was informative and kept their interest. Then they spent next 45 minutes marveling at and "catching" butterflys, while I enjoyed the serenity (classical music background).
Written January 26, 2020
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Thanks for your visit!
Written February 1, 2020
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N_Gremion
Sto Domingo, CR23 contributions
Oct 2020
Great spot, especially for kids. It's not big, but it's clean, well run and lovely. My 5 year old daughter had some much fun the first time there, she begged to go again so much we ended up a few weeks later. Easily spend an hour or 2 just hanging out with the butterflies. You can pick them up and some may even land on you.
Written October 15, 2020
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1marylou1
Pewaukee, WI19 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
The guide was very informative and helpful. The butterflies are amazing and plentiful. Blue Morphos most gorgeous. They are planning a restaurant soon. A beautiful location- quaint, clean and a gift shop with cute patio seating w a beautiful breeze. We asked about a place nearby for food and drink and MadFish was recommended. Excellent! A great experience today. Recommend for family, tourists and locals.
Written February 18, 2022
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Linda N M
Los Alamos, NM72 contributions
Jan 2017 • Friends
This is an enchanting little place and run by the sweetest gals you can imagine. I was completely ignorant of butterflies but am now more informed thanks to the tour. There were several children there and it was great fun watching them interact with the butterflies. I was most charmed by the bowl of 'feeders' by the entry...popsicle sticks with tiny sponges affixed and soaked in orange Gatorade (! who knew?). The grounds are small, but I did notice a couple of picnic tables under shade trees so if one were traveling with kiddos, I would be tempted to take box lunches there. It might be a good idea to call to make sure that would be okay, but I suspect it would be fine.
Written January 21, 2017
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Hello! Of course it would be nice to bring your picnic, we love it when you enjoy the garden that we prepared for you!
Written February 7, 2018
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kshearmire
Garden City, KS85 contributions
Jan 2017
We saw more butterflies in this one spot than ever before!
Our guide gave us a very informative explanation of how the butterflies develop from the egg to caterpillar to the pups on to becoming a beautiful butterfly!
Then we were left on our own to enjoy the butterflies for as long as we desired!
Written January 18, 2017
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Bruce Okrant
Shorewood, IL100 contributions
Mar 2014 • Couples
This little gem is in Escazu,an upscale suburb of San Jose, and convenient to get to. It is a relatively small area, but the people who run the butterfly farm are warm, friendly, and knowledgeable. One of the owners took us through the life cycle of butterflies and moths using live eggs, pupa, and hatching butterflies. She the showed us where they lay there eggs and which plants each of the species eats. The butterfly enclosure allows you to sit and listen to soothing music while being surrounded by a rainbow of beautiful butterflies.
Written April 2, 2014
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Walter M
30 contributions
Jan 2018 • Couples
This is a wonderful place to visit for an hour and a half or so. We were alone when we visited, and got a very through explanation of the various butterflies we saw, as well as various details about their life cycles. This was a great opportunity for photos. The only difficulty was getting transportation back into San Jose - our Uber couldn't find the place, and there weren't taxis around. It also has a different, higher price for tourists than locals.
Written January 26, 2018
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Thank you for your review, we will take care about transportation facilities.
Written January 28, 2018
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cunninghamd2017
Glasgow, UK10 contributions
Jan 2018 • Couples
Great little butterfly kingdom. Excellent, well informed introduction around the links between butterflies (in their various stages of development) and plants and another animals. Superb collection. Spent a good hour or so on the morning before departure. $12 entrance - worth it - and supports the facility.
Written January 25, 2018
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Thanks for your review! We hope you come back again!
Written January 31, 2018
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2travel17
Monterey, CA1 contribution
Nov 2017 • Friends
The Butterfly kingdom stayed open an hour past there closing time for my college group. They were extremely helpful and informative about the butterflies. They never made us feel rushed and were are very welcoming. Will definitely recommend them to my friend and family who travel to Costa Rica. Thank you so much!
Written November 28, 2017
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Thank you for your review, you are always welcome!
Written January 30, 2018
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Ray W
San Jose, Costa Rica47 contributions
Sep 2017 • Family
Our grandsons, 6 and 4, loved it! The introductory presentation was well done. Area to view butterflies is spacious and includes opportunity to "feed" the butterflies. We'll definetly return.
Written October 11, 2017
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