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Monteverde Butterfly Garden (Jardin de Mariposas)

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Near Pension Monteverde Inn | On road to Monteverde, Costa Rica
+506 2645 5512
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Monteverde Butterfly Gardens Tour
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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 1 week ago

We had a very enjoyable visit to this wonderful garden and were taken around by an enthusiastic & knowledgeable Canadian female guide. Firstly we were shown beetles and other insects complete with full explanations about each. Then we visited the three aviaries containing a mass...More

Thank Roger A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Saw loads of butterflies and the guide was knowledgeable. Interesting but on the expensive side for what it is

Thank shotsblue
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such a great facility and tour. Was great to see (and hold) the bugs, butterflies, and ants. Well worth it!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very cute little garden, and your tickets are good for your entire stay in Monteverde! The staff speaks very good English and they take you on a tour of the park. We even got to release some newly hatched butterflies, which was...More

1  Thank Kelli H
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Reviewed March 14, 2018

We went here as it was near to the hotel we were staying at and we had a spare afternoon. The female guide was extremely knowledgeable about the butterflies and insects and could tell she really enjoyed her work. Didn't see that many butterflies but...More

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Reviewed March 7, 2018

A very pleasant stop and a great way to learn things you did not know about butterflies and spiders. A terrific opening lecture about spiders and snakes as well as the variious stages of butterflies. This was followed by a tour of 4 different habitats...More

1  Thank Michael B
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Reviewed March 7, 2018

This is a very educational and fun tour including far more than butterflies. See what an ant colony actually looks like deep underground. Learn about insects, spiders and, of course, butterflies. Katlyn was our guide and she was wonderful - informative while also being entertaining....More

1  Thank larry p
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Reviewed March 6, 2018

Our tour group was treated to a lecture about insects. The guide actually made bugs seems like fun! We then entered some houses where colorful butterflies were very active. I could have spent hours watching them!

1  Thank Dee_in_DE
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Reviewed March 2, 2018 via mobile

This tour was very cool. We were the youngest in the tour today, being 35&36, and I wasn’t sure what to expect. Our tour guide Sarah was awesome. She has such a love for insects and you could tell. She knew so much and taught...More

2  Thank Getoutside14
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Reviewed March 1, 2018

Started with a really good enthusiastic talk with tremendous knowledge of the various insects shown and then the butterflies. Not as many butterflies as I expected in the various covered gardens but one can't help the cycle. Well worth a visit for the knowledge alone.

1  Thank shark939
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jlcsullivan
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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
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