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Monteverde Butterfly Garden (Jardin de Mariposas)

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Address: Near Pension Monteverde Inn | On road to Monteverde, Costa Rica
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+506 2645 5512
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The Monteverde Butterfly Gardens has been teaching people about the marvels...

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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Butterfly...and bug! garden

The guide for the bugs is one of the most entertaining and engaging people you will ever meet! Knowledgeable, personable, and almost made you like cockroaches! A must see in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Edmond
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The guide for the bugs is one of the most entertaining and engaging people you will ever meet! Knowledgeable, personable, and almost made you like cockroaches! A must see in Monteverde! The butterfly guide was also very knowledgeable and gave us opportunity to take plenty of pictures!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The butterfly garden is about a 20-30min leisurely walk from the townsite of Santa Elena/Monteverde. They do a little education session first about some of the other insects in Costa Rica (scorpions, tarantulas, millipedes, beetles, stick/leaf insects, etc), as well as a little background info on the butterfly lifecycle. And then they do an hour-long guided tour of their 3... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a fun afternoon adventure; we are biology nerds, loved the insight behind the tour. It's worth the time if you have a spare afternoon and like this sort of thing.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have a kid who is nuts about butterflies. So this was the first attraction we visited in Monteverde. Not only did she love it (of course), but the rest of us had a blast as well. Granted the start of the tour was a little slow before moving on to the main attractions, the three butterfly enclosures. But all... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved seeing all the butterflies and even got to release some so got to hold them before they flew off. All the tour guides seemed lovely, ended up chatting to a few of them afterwards. Can go on the tour then wonder round at your own pace after. Such a lovely experience and also included the insects as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful tour this AM with the enthusiastic and very knowledgeable guide, Joe. Starting off with fabulous bugs, we learned a lot more than we expected, with some very exotic live bugs, before proceeding into the three butterfly gardens, each reflecting different parts of Costa Rica. Amazing array of butterflies we had never seen (of course) and the... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bus dropped us off halfway down a steep hill, very steep paths in between butterfly house's. Saw better butterflies in San Jose. One very steep climb back up the hill, unless you have a car or taxi.

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Bryna B, Owner at Monteverde Butterfly Garden (Jardin de Mariposas), responded to this review

Hi Maureen. I am truly surprised to hear how unhappy you were with your experience here at the Butterfly Gardens. I remember doing the tour for your tour group clearly and do not remember hearing any complaints or any requests for assistance with the hill. Monteverde translates to Green Mountain. We therefore do have the slight hills, as is advertised... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Got to hear about cockroaches and butterflies. Staff was funny and very knowledgeable about both. About an hour for whole tour. 3 different butterfly enclosures. Many butterflies in each and readily viewable for pictures.

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even though I prefer seeing nature in original settings, this garden was well worth seeing. The gardens were enclosed but made to look as natural as possible within the netting they have installed. All the plants were from the ecosystems for the butterflies they had enclosed. The guides were volunteers and very knowledgeable. They knew so much and you could... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A FAN TASTIC COMEDIAN WHO GAVE A LECTURE ON BUGS.learned about bugs but laughed the whole way. our teachers in school should be this good.

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