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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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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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+506 2645 5512
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great tour! Very informative and fun. Our guide Alex , 5 Stars, she was awesome! She had a charisma about her and was genuinely excited. Also, RAWR!!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At first you go through insects room, where a volunteer explains a lot about all insects, scorpions, tarantulas, spiders, ants, ..Then you go through few butterflies gardens. They are small, but nice. You have a chance to see many kinds of butterflies - also the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tour by well informed and interesting staff, we spent a qquiet few hours here and great views were a bonus too.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful variety of insects and butterflies. Talks given by very talented guides who knew their stuff and all combined with wit and charm. We released newly hatched butterflies and were able to see them in their natural surroundings. Being surrounded by these beautiful winged creatures,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were very lucky to have a naturalist named Max guide us around, his passion for all things about insects were very addictive for our kids...who are now junior entomologists!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent a couple of hours in this garden (on the way back to town after visiting Monteverde Reserve). They have several types of butterflies there (not too many, maybe around 10?). We were lucky - it was a very sunny day and butterflies were...More

Thank YaFi
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed an amazingly interesting tour! My husband and I loved learning about many of the bugs in Costa Rica. It was a bonus as I expected to only see butterflies! The butterflies were beautiful and our guide took her time to point out and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love the colourful butterfly so much. It's so amazing to watch the tropical butterflies flying around.

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Reviewed April 11, 2018

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

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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

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

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jlcsullivan
January 28, 2015|
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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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