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Monteverde Butterfly Garden (Jardin de Mariposas)

Near Pension Monteverde Inn | On road to Monteverde, Costa Rica
+506 2645 5512
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The Monteverde Butterfly Gardens has been teaching people about the marvels of insects and arachnids for over 20 years. Our mission has always been to change the way people view these small but fantastically diverse animals. It is not hard either- with 4 different butterfly habitats housing up to 30 species of butterfly, a leaf cutter ant colony and over 20 species of live Costa Rican insects and arachnids in our nature centre we have something that will melt the heart of even the most devout bug crusher! A dedicated and passionate group of staff and volunteers will guide you on a tour through our three acre facility where you will see just some of the amazing insects and arachnids Costa Rica has to offer! The property is lush and full of other Costa Rican favourites such as capuchin monkeys and agoutis! Birders will not be disappointed with wrens galore and common visits from Keel Billed toucan, blue crowned motmot and the occasional appearance of the famed bell bird. We are open 365 days a year, so drop by whenever you can!
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Near Pension Monteverde Inn | On road to Monteverde, Costa Rica
+506 2645 5512
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One rainy day we were very lucky to be given the tour by the owner Tom who was enthusiastic and knowledgable about the wonderful collection of butterflies. We actually got to release a few of them that had just eclosed and witnessed their first flight....More

Thank mmdumesnil
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of 5 took a tour of this garden for about 1 1/2 hours. The tour guide was very nice and knowledgeable. Lots of butterflies. Definitely good value.

Thank WilmaWayne
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Today I have had the pleasure of being shown around in the beautiful Butterfly Garden - lots of information during the tour by the nice guide. Worth a visit!

Thank SaraKBH
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I didn't have any intentions of doing this tour. We were on a walk and found ourselves here, so we decided to do it. To be honest we weren't sure what to expect but it wound up being interactive and beyond expectations!...More

Thank Kris T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This attraction was just next door to the Monteverde Inn which is an amazing location and hotel with it's own small jungle. Saw animals, waterfalls and great istas....The butterfly garden is staffed by interns who are very knowledgable about the butterflies and other insects. Interesting...More

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed May 18, 2017

Guided tour with Max was so informative & fun! Learned much, saw much - lots more than just butterflies - great personal experience!

Thank chaychay2016
Reviewed May 15, 2017

This is an excellent place to visit - the guide was so informative and friendly, and we got to see a wide range of insects up close, as well as butterflies. Really enjoyable.

Thank MirandaIreland
Reviewed May 14, 2017 via mobile

Hadrian was a wonderful, informative and personable guide. We got to touch and learn about many creatures we would have otherwise run away from. Well worth the visit.

Thank beetlebling
Reviewed May 10, 2017 via mobile

Freddy our naturalist guide was wonderful. Totally fearless regarding her insect charges, and extremely knowledgeable about their behaviour and habitats. Then we went to see the butterflies in several habitats segmented by whee they would be found by elevation. Amazing! Finally a visit to the...More

Thank Bob M
Reviewed May 9, 2017

the guide made a very interested tour, they have so many different insects not only butterflies but ants, bugs, spider You will spend a very good time. I have been other farms of butterflies but this one combines nicely with nature

Thank Eduardo C
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Can we arrange a tour from most hotels?
January 28, 2015|
Response from Bryna B | Property representative |
You can, though due to the confusion of there being more than one butterfly garden in town you are best to just jump in a taxi and ask to come to the gardens! We have tours all the time so no need to worry about making it... More