Butterfly Haven
Butterfly Haven
4.5
Nature & Wildlife AreasEducational sites
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Experience the wonder and tranquility of being immersed in hundreds of living, jewel colored butterflies in a tropical rain forest setting. Included at no extra charge if you desire, are guided tours of our 3 areas.
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Nancy H
Phoenix, AZ6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
I loved the video they presented in the beginning. The walk through the enclosure is beautiful and you can see many butterflies up close. It is easy to find and doesn't take long to visit so definately stop by. $7 entrance fee fyi.
Written December 24, 2022
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Vesa L
Finland19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
This place is certainly worth a visit if you are visiting El Valle de Anton and have a hour to spend.

The ticket price was really fair considering the show. The guide wad really fun and informative and to our surprise, could speak few phrases of Finnish.

We actually learned many new things about butterflies, their lifecycle, colouring and of course saw multiple new ones.

Thank you!
Written March 6, 2020
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Travelosivi
Panama City, Panama451 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Family
Quick stop in El Valle to see and learn about butterflies! They said they have a thousand butterflies, flying freely and landing on you.

It’s very humid inside. At the end, there’s a lady explaining life cycle and interesting facts about them.
Written July 3, 2024
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ClaudiaWood52
Osoyoos, Canada1,888 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Worth a stop when in El Valle. Easy to walk to from the market. Love all those guys flitting around. A young man came in with us and gave a very mini tour/introduction and some interesting info. It is very small compared to other butterfly places we have visited but still worth a visit. For the twenty minutes or so, I thought it was a bit pricy.
Written January 30, 2024
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rcoit
Alexandria, VA21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
Went with my wife and 14 and 11 year old daughters. The guides were well trained and spoke excellent English. There were lots of butterflies and one hummingbird. We had lots of time to take photos. One of the best values we found in Panama.
Written February 7, 2020
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ShaRina N
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
I am a butterfly fanatic and have been to MANY butterfly centers across North America and the Caribbean. This butterfly center was by far my favorite. #1 - It is packed with hundreds butterflies. There were some that I had never seen before. #2 - The butterfly education was excellent. The guides showed us the caterpillars of some of the butterflies that were there. There were videos and demonstrations. #3 - Very affordable. I would highly recommend visiting Butterfly Haven on your visit to Anton de Valle. This is a must see!
Written October 10, 2022
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GabriellainBurma
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Couples
It's a small place so you can find many butterflies and the guide explain is many interesting things
Written March 29, 2021
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Kevin B
Casper18 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Family
My family and I visited the butterfly haven yesterday and want to recommend it as a worthwhile stop for everyone visiting El Valle; especially those with children, young and old.

For non-residents the entry fee is $5.00, and it’s worth the price to walk through the enclosed area with all the butterflies fluttering about. The staff is awesome; welcoming, friendly, and informative. They take you on a short tour (about 15 to 20 minutes) around the area explaining each of the butterfly species and interesting facts about them. Our guide spoke English with a Panamanian accent, so while understandable, we did have to pay attention. Fortunately, after the guided tour everyone is encouraged to leisurely wander through the exhibit to study, enjoy, and for us…take pictures of all the butterflies.

In addition to the butterfly exhibit a 20 minute presentation on the life cycle of a butterfly is given by one of the staff members. Enhanced with videos and audience participation, the presentation is very informative, engaging, and fun. Overall the Butterfly Haven takes about an hour (possibly one-and-a-half hours) to visit. The enclosed area containing the butterflies is not very large so don’t imagine a grandiose, multi-hour attraction. The beauty and joy of the place is in the simplicity of walking among all the butterflies.
Written July 22, 2015
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jay p
Panama City, Panama174 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Beautiful butterflies! The knowledgable staff showed us around and offered a lot of information we didn't know about.
Written November 8, 2019
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Greenbilt Homes
Mississauga, Canada34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
I will never see butterflies the same way after this wonderful experience, and I will be much more careful not to accidentally harm them by disturbing their habitat or mistaking a butterfly caterpillar for a slug! I love Monarch butterflies and had no idea that they are here in Panama too. I enjoyed every minute of the 2+ hours of magic and learning.
Written November 2, 2019
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