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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
Phone Number: +506 2645 5512

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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Thousand of Butterflies of different colors

The garden is an enclosed area where you are able to see many different species of butterflies. The colors and magnificent.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The garden is an enclosed area where you are able to see many different species of butterflies. The colors and magnificent.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our tour started with owner’s hilarious but informative stand-up comedy routine about the insect world of Costa Rica. Worth the price of admission right there. Then toured several enclosed butterfly gardens – perhaps fewer butterflies than some other butterfly experiences, but setting much more condusive to healthy butterflies and much more informative guide than typical. Worth a visit for sure.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the Butterfly Garden somewhat suspecting a tourist trap type of place. I was delighted to be very wrong. The garden has a series of large impoundments with native tropical plant life, each housing a different group of butterflies which are active and can be easily seen. Pathways lead you right into the impoundments where the butterflies fly freely.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Costa Rica has many butterfly gardens and our tour visited many of them. As a result I was feeling a little jaded about them before our visit and was surprised at how enjoyable it was. We visited the garden as part of a tour but got much more than just butterflies. Before our tour Bryna gave us a funny and... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an unexpected amazing butterfly garden. They gave us a tour of the insects before entering the butterfly garden, very informative and knowledgable guide. After that we went into different butterfly houses, amazing! It was pouring rain outside and it didn't bother us at all. At the end we were able to see a colony of Leafcutter ants, so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

if you visit Monteverde you must go to the butteerfly Garden. we took one of the guided tours, very useful information, very knowledgeable guide.

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Milwaukee, WI
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

This little place exceeded EVERY expectation!! We stopped in because we had time to kill before our transportation arrived. It was walking distance from our hotel just off the main road. The owners checked us in and our tour was done by a biology graduate student visiting for the summer. There first were some amazing insect introductions and play time!... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

We had a great visit a this place! We learned a lot of New things about butterflies, but also about insects and spiders. The guide was perfect and really knows its subject!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

Great stop to see a variety of beautiful butterflies and insects. If you like photography or just want to catch that morpho with open wings, this is the place to stop. We really enjoyed it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

This is a must see when in the area especially with kids. The guides are super fun and let us hold a bunch of bugs like walking sticks, millipedes, Hercules beetles, etc. We got there close to closing but they stayed open longer for us and made sure we had a great experience and didn't rush us at all. We... More 

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