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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: 2645-5512
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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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We walked from Santa Elena, which wasn't as much of a hike as we thought! When we got there, a tour was just starting so they added us into that group. Nathan, our guide, told us... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked from Santa Elena, which wasn't as much of a hike as we thought! When we got there, a tour was just starting so they added us into that group. Nathan, our guide, told us about several species of beetles and was very funny and engaging! Next we visted the four butterfly enclosures and were able to release Morpho... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just happened to see a sign for this and thought we would check it out!!! Very friendly staff! Beautiful well kept grounds. Our guide Breanna was very informative and funny!!! I never knew learning about spiders, beetles etc could be made so much fun!! She really did a great job!!! The different areas where the butterflies were were very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A charming place, very well run. Loved our guide Colin who explained everything to us! Great for kids and everyone!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was impressed visiting the butterfly garden. We had a very experience guide who showed us many different types of butterflies, ants, scorpions and other types of bugs which I had never seen .I was most impressed by the morpho butterfly wings that looks exactly as an owl on one side and a snake's head on the other side. Very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This isn't a cheap attraction but it is well done. Well trained expert staff talk to you about the insects, spiders and butterflies they have on hand and let you take as many photos as you like. We spent 90 minutes there and felt we were well informed and better educated, and it's all done with a good dose of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was here today. Really glad I came. 4 indoor houses what ever you call it where they keep the butterflies. Lovily guide. Really informative. Also a good option if it is rainining as you can stay indoors and shoot photos of butterflies.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My teenage kids enjoyed the tour. Our guide, Collin was so knowledgeable and nice! Especially if it's raining in Monteverde it's a good place to go.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful way to a spend two hours. It's a bit pricey, about 40 bucks for two adults and a teenage daughter, but we'll worth it. Every tour is guided and the staff is very knowledgeable about all the specimens. The tour is very hands on as guests are allowed to handle many of the beetles and butterflies. If... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped by on our first day in Monteverde. It was walking distance to our hotel and the staff was friendly and knowledgeable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the places I wanted to go to in Monteverde was the Butterfly Garden. My tour guide was excellent. He knew all about the butterflies and most of the plants. No rushing, lots of time to take photos and ask questions. There were some butterflies there I had never seen before. One of my highlights was the colony of... More 

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