Monteverde Butterfly Garden (Jardin de Mariposas)

Monteverde Butterfly Garden (Jardin de Mariposas): Hours, Address, Monteverde Butterfly Garden (Jardin de Mariposas) Reviews: 4.5/5

Monteverde Butterfly Garden (Jardin de Mariposas)

Monteverde Butterfly Garden (Jardin de Mariposas)
4.5
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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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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Sarah
Minneapolis, MN55 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
When you visit this region and want to see butterflies, you have a choice between this place and Selvatura's butterfly garden. Hands down, you choose the Monteverde Butterfly Garden. Because they have amazing tour guides who are passionate about their work, they have 4 gardens, 3 of which are climate controlled so that butterflies are active way more often and dependably observable. By contrast, if it's a chilly cloudy day, you will see very little at Selvatura which feels more like a factory, commercialized experience. I don't understand those who are complaining about the price of admission. It was a magical, delightful experience and they let you return as many times as you like on your trip. It was the highlight of my trip to Monteverde. Thank you to all of the dedicated staff here.
Written February 13, 2020
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Alison E
Playa Samara, Costa Rica37 contributions
Oct 2021
The Monteverde Butterfly gardens are worth a visit in Monteverde! Entry price is fair and they have 4 gardens to walk through with an array of butterfly species in each. There is also bugs to look at! What I like about this facility is that you can also see an abundance of wildlife. You may run into a Coati, an Agouti, or see Capuchin and Howler monkeys overhead- right there on the property! The reception are helpful and friendly and if they spot a cool bird or toucan they are quick with their binoculars to help you spot them all.
Written November 3, 2021
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Mark Thompson
United Kingdom14 contributions
Mar 2022 • Family
We were so lucky to have Mario as our guide, his passion for all things bugs is infectious and his knowledge is both educational and entertaining. We saw and held an array of beautiful bugs, the cockroach was a highlight for our 7 year old.
I would highly recommend taking the guided tour, even if you have to wait a few minutes. We saw and learned way more with Mario than we would have if we had wandered around on our own.
Written March 9, 2022
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Diane K
Venice, FL3,703 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Our visit started out with a lecture by The Bug Lady. She was very entertaining, hilarious and full of interesting facts about insects. We then went on a tour of the various butterfly rooms which were interesting. Time well spent.
Written January 24, 2020
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Paantha
San Diego, CA132 contributions
Feb 2022 • Family
What an amazing experience for us and the kids. We walked it last minute without any expectations and got in with the last tour of the day guided by Amy. She was so passionate about what she does that it showed in her work and the kids got excited to see and touch the insects. We were lucky to be in at the right time when a butterfly came out of the chrysalis and was ready for it’s first flight in the garden. Amy let my girls release the butterfly into the gardens and they were so excited. She also shared so much interesting information about the insects and the habitat. It was a phenomenal learning experience for us and the kids. All the staff at the butterfly garden were super nice and friendly.
Written February 25, 2022
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Kate2000
Wales, UK73 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Informative tour which is really useful before you go to the cloud forest so you can spot the butterflies.Went back a few times as you pay for the tour and you can re-enter several times. The gift shop is lovely and they donate profits to the local library.
Written February 16, 2020
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Hugh P
Brooklyn, NY14 contributions
Jan 2020
Well worth a visit. The gardens overlook a lovely panorama of cloud forest, and the tours are entertaining and educational. The bug bit at the beginning will particularly enthrall children as will the leaf cutter ants. The butterflies of course are beautiful.
Written January 22, 2020
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CathWOntario_Canada
Ontario, Canada25 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
We took 5 kids on this tour. Our guide was a fellow Canadian named Connor. Our tour took us through three enclosures where we saw butterflies from different Costa Rican ecosystems. Connor made the tour really interesting for the kids and adults and answered lots of questions. Our tour led us to see their amazing leaf cutter ant communities! So fascinating! And then to a classroom for some close encounters with cockroaches, stickbugs, tarantulas and katydids. Thanks for sharing so much fascinating natural history with us!! This stop should not be missed!
Written February 5, 2020
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GlobeTrotting296118
3 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
We loved this place as we saw so many stunningly beautiful butterflies - they’re all around you and they pose very obligingly for photos. An added unexpected bonus was the insect house where there were live tarantulas, scorpions, and many other insects. Our guide Emily was amazing - she was extremely knowledgeable and I learned so much from her. This is a Must Do if you are in Monteverde.
Written February 5, 2022
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connie russell
Thunder Bay, Canada40 contributions
Jan 2020
My husband and I were staying next door at the Monteverde Inn so decided to pop over and take a tour. We very much enjoyed the guided tour and the opportunity to see many different types of butterflies. We were particularly delighted to be able to observe owl butterflies and blue morphos for awhile. The guide was informative and personable. Well worth a visit.
Written February 14, 2020
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