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Monteverde Butterfly Garden (Jardin de Mariposas)

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Near Pension Monteverde Inn | On road to Monteverde, Costa Rica
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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
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Reviewed yesterday

Good explanations, nice to see butterflied all around and close ro town. A bit on the expensive side, but the (less rainy) season is short...

Thank Michael W
Reviewed yesterday

We made a day trip from Playa Hermosa to Santa Elena to see some of inland Costa Rica. We had seen the listing for the Butterfly Garden in a tour book and decided to make it one of our stops. The guide took our group...More

Thank WIJourney
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a long day, but were excited to visit the Butterfly Garden. Our transportation from Samara had problems and we arrived in Monteverde much later than we anticipated. We followed the signs on the street from our hotel and walked to the Butterfly Garden....More

Thank Maryland0505
Bryna B, Owner at Monteverde Butterfly Garden (Jardin de Mariposas), responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

I am so sorry. This is not how we teach our staff to run our business. Can you please message me descriptions of any of the staff who you interacted with so we know who we need to work with. If you are still in...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Really interesting tour by passionate, knowledgable guide Mark. Lots of species to see including butterflies, beetles, spiders, scorpions and a lovely garden. I would recommend visiting in the morning as the butterflies 'roost' (sleep) at dusk and are less active. Non-profit organisation and the staff...More

1  Thank Laurac086
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great little find for 15 usd. Volunteers are enthusiastic and knowledgeable and insects and butterflys are beautifully presented to you. Highlight for me was the leaf cutter ants :-)

1  Thank simplyme4
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there on a cloudy day and played $11 for students. The guides tell you a lot about the butterflys and some plants. And there is a house with frogs and turtles. We did some trails hoping to find some howler monkeys but we...More

1  Thank Kristina E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved it. My favourite part was the talk at the beginning. I can't remember who our guide was except that she studied at McGill University in Quebec, Canada, and she was *phenomenal* - so knowledgeable and so funny, and so good with the kids! We...More

1  Thank Katsnootin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I did a bit of research before our arrival and saw some reviews mention tours with a “blonde girl.” Fortunately for us, we were privileged to have a tour with her, whose name is Michelle. Michelle was awesome in providing us with...More

Thank ClevelandStair
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited and did the tour (great value) which started with a little insect education. It was great to learn that all the bugs I am afraid of are not trying to kill me! The butterflies were beautiful but the tour guide also had good...More

Thank andrea g
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was pleasantly surprised with my experience at the butterfly gardens! Not only were there loads of bugs and beautiful butterflies, but I had the most passionate and entertaining guide take me through the whole property! It was like having my own personal butterfly expert...More

Thank Brian M
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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