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Spirogyra Butterfly Garden

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Pleasant morning

A little difficult to find but this is a small treasure in Downtown San Jose. Pleasant staff... read more

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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
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30 Species Of Butterflies Flutter Around This Magical Garden.
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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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It might be nice for small kids, but it's small, not very interesting, and while in Costa Rica there are many better options for beautiful butterfly gardens.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A little difficult to find but this is a small treasure in Downtown San Jose. Pleasant staff explained all that was needed. A small area but butterflies were plentiful. Loads of chairs if you want to sit and watch...a very pleasant way to spend an...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 662michellei
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
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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.