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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 yesterday via mobile

Our tour guide was Devin. We had a great time and enjoyed learning so much about insects. Devin really knows a lot and made this tour fun. Thank you

Thank Vanessa V
Reviewed 4 days ago

Enjoyed seeing the butterflies, especially the transparent species. But the highlight was Brianna and the bugs - her presentation was great (humorous and hands on). She would be a great guest on a late night show in the U.S.

Thank mnwanderer2580
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were taken around by Helen who, despite having only been there two weeks, was so knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and very accommodating of our 2yr old daughter. For $15pp (no charge for kids), you get a 90 minute tour of their insect collection and information, and...More

Thank thebigbosh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did a great tour with the family with Helen, who was a fantastic guide. We learnt a lot . She was obviously very passionate about nature! Fantic. Thanks Helen!

Thank wesley b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour guide Sam was wonderfully informed and gave us just enough science with humor on the tour. She was great! Each garden was unique and the chance to see them up close was wonderful! Glad we stopped by

Thank Heather H
Reviewed June 13, 2017

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 June 11, 2017

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 June 5, 2017 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 June 3, 2017

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 May 28, 2017

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
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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