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Spirogyra Butterfly Garden

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Address: Barrio Tournon, San Jose 10110, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506-222-2937
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30 species of butterflies flutter around this magical garden.

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Great little tour..

Tucked away and a quick walk from the central area. Very worthwhile. Lots of great butterflies up close and personal. One note: wear you Natrapel...got my first mosquito bites... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2016
Kerry C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

Tucked away and a quick walk from the central area. Very worthwhile. Lots of great butterflies up close and personal. One note: wear you Natrapel...got my first mosquito bites while visiting here. Well worth the time and money.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

One of the best places to visit in San Jose. Wonderful garden with magical butterflies and flora ...

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Floral Park, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

at one of the entrances to the museum lots of plants, humidity and butterflies some beautiful colors, but they move quickly at least in the AM well worth while, some good photo ops

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CT
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

However, we did see the famous blue butterflies:) The garden is pretty and probably later in the year there are more butterflies but we saw enough to be happy.

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Thank chlovis
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Many varieties of butterflies, which were very active when the Garden just opened, in a small jungle-like setting. We came just before feeding time. Knowledgeable staff answered our questions. Very pleasant.

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Thank Errol P
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

The Butterflies are just beautiful and very photographic. Take the walk up to the top. And you are close to Museum of Natural History

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016 via mobile

A must visit for any Nature lover. Purely divine and blissful... Blue morphos greet you as you enter their netted sanctuary... Amazing!!! Butterflies everywhere!!! Places to sit and admire the beauty of these precious beings. Informative, educational, relaxing... Also a nice Nature walk at the end of the butterfly sanctuary... Need hiking boots, steep hike.

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Perkinston, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

It was the beautiful place.We had the best guide ever,explain very well about the butterflies.You can see a lot of difference variances of those that I never seen. They have a room with information and they had a outside area for the butterflies. Love this place. I would recommended bring kids they will love too.

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Thank Monica_cruz16
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Never see so many beautiful butterfly you can spend three hours so beautiful big flowers big I would get a new morning I spent all day did no went downtown and have a nice lunch

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Albuquerque
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

A pleasant little diversion, there a small collection of butterflies and they were fun to watch. Allow 30-45 minutes. The location is a little hard to walk to from downtown.

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