We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Spirogyra Butterfly Garden

Features Animals
Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Review Highlights

I was in the area getting some dental work done and noticed this low-key garden dedicated to those... read more

Reviewed October 24, 2018
Colin F
Toronto, Canada
Worth your time to visit if in San Jose.

This is not a large place but we spent an enjoyable 90 minutes. The person who managed it was very... read more

Reviewed January 11, 2018
Frederick, Maryland
Read all 73 reviews
All photos (49)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
30 Species Of Butterflies Flutter Around This Magical Garden.
Closed Now
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
See all hours
Calle 11, Barrio Tournon. From El Pueblo 50 east and 150 south. | White house with green door. Sign that says Cafe Colibri, San Jose 10110, Costa Rica
Improve This Listing
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around San Jose
from $98.99
More Info
from $98.00
More Info
from $1,281.00
More Info
Reviews (73)
Filter reviews
54 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews life cycle blue morphos beautiful butterflies small jungle spend a couple hours costa rica few hours species pupae flit trail benches alejandro owl nature conservation stages
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 54 reviews
Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

Yes, this butterfly garden is much smaller than some of the others, but here you feel the butterflies flying all around you! The paths are full of beautiful flowers and nice benches to sit and experience the joy. Highly recommend!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank phototropic
Reviewed October 24, 2018

I was in the area getting some dental work done and noticed this low-key garden dedicated to those amazingly beautiful creatures known as butterflies. It's probably too sedate for many, but I spent one of the best hours of my life watching these delicate and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Colin F
Reviewed October 16, 2018

Walked there from downtown (Holiday Inn) in 15 minutes. Hard to find if you are not looking for it. Nice guy at the desk. Very small enclosure, not many butterflies but a nice little waterfall. Not cheap.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Win T
Reviewed September 26, 2018

Our family (2 adults, 3 kids) spent a morning here. Although it's small, you'll see a wide variety of butterflies and beautiful flowers. There's a little pond with turtles as well. Once you've toured the garden, you can exit through the back and walk the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank mel_T19
Reviewed August 21, 2018

Really glad they made this place so that I could visit. Really pretty butterflies up close all flying around you. Pretty garden. Great to get away from the road noise and spend a couple hours taking photos and reading. 5 stars from me.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ssmarrow
Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile

We visited the butterfly garden twice during our visit to San Jose such was the pleasantness of the experience, as it really is a tranquil place to spend a couple of hours and escape a very busy city. The butterfly garden is easy to locate...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Steven E
Reviewed January 31, 2018 via mobile

Wow, what a lovely time I had at this butterfly garden. I must have seen over 15 different kinds of butterflies in a lush natural jungle setting. They give a butterfly species list so you can spot each kind and I learned so much about...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Susan W
Reviewed January 25, 2018 via mobile

It was wonderful this morning to leave the dust and noise of downtown San Jose to spend a few hours in this oasis of peace and beauty with the butterflies. Alejandro’s enthusiasm and welcome made it even more special. I took a cab, 3000 corones...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank 607helens
Reviewed January 14, 2018

This is a small gem within the busy and not really breath-taking city of San Jose. Alejandro, who manages it, is a young guy full of enthusiasm and he will be more than happy to give you all the info you need on butterflies and...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank flax_75
Reviewed January 11, 2018

This is not a large place but we spent an enjoyable 90 minutes. The person who managed it was very hospitable and helpful,even bringing us glasses of cold water while we watched a video about butterflies. In addition to the garden, it includes a short...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank skuebbing
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 80 nearby hotels
Hotel Castillo
34 reviews
.18 miles away
Hotel La Amistad
239 reviews
.18 miles away
Hotel Don Carlos
520 reviews
.22 miles away
Hotel Vesuvio
99 reviews
.22 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 851 nearby restaurants
La Terrasse French Cuisine
573 reviews
.19 miles away
Cafe Miel Costa Rica
156 reviews
.19 miles away
Cafe Mundo
798 reviews
.20 miles away
Cafe de los Deseos
136 reviews
.19 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 316 nearby attractions
Galeria Namu
179 reviews
.30 miles away
Parque Nacional
278 reviews
.34 miles away
El Sotano
38 reviews
.32 miles away
Museum of Contemporary Art and Design
116 reviews
.32 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
February 12, 2017|
Response from Alejandro P |
We are open! The cafe as restaurant is no longer active but we have coffee and cookies.
December 27, 2016|
Response from annika_lucky13 | Reviewed this property |
It was $7 (around 3500 Colones) per person when we were there in November 2016.