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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 March 30, 2016 via mobile

We walked from our hotel (El Establo) to the butterfly garden early in the morning to check it out before starting our day. Neither of my travel companions were very excited, but they humored me. Our guide was awesome and spent a ton of time...More

Thank Irene H
Reviewed March 27, 2016

We had nothing planned for the morning and we found ourselves down at the Butterfly Gardens as we were staying nearby. Wow what a morning it turned out to be, we had a fantastic tour and met lots of Costa Rican critters. Our guide for...More

Thank Brian S
Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

We learned some great new facts about Costa Rican creepy crawlies. Patrick our Canadian guide entertained and informed adults and kids all at the same time. A great way to spend a couple of hours.

Thank Keith M
Reviewed March 24, 2016

Very knowledgeable staff. We saw so many different butterflies and insects. The whole family enjoyed it. Plus all of the gift shop money goes to the local library.

Thank ashleeprior
Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

We brought our two young girls and the experience was perfect. Patrick's patience with the children and his overall knowledge, made it a great experience. Pura Vida

Thank Tony V
Reviewed March 20, 2016

When we set out for our tour of the Jardin de Mariposas, I figured it was going to be interesting, but had no idea how fantastic this adventure would be. The garden itself was easily accessible and the staff was super helpful, But the exhibits...More

Thank Randall W
Reviewed March 19, 2016

There are a number of beautiful butterflies, but you are walking through caged areas with habitats... just so you know. We were not sure what to expect. I'm not sure it was worth our time and was a bit of a walk. Enjoyable if you...More

Thank Anya M
Bryna B, Owner at Monteverde Butterfly Garden (Jardin de Mariposas), responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2016

Hello Anya, We are a zoo for butterflies! We have 4 green houses filled with plants and butterflies from all around the country! I am sorry that was not what you expected. Our street signs, web page and tripadvisor page all explain about the green...More

Reviewed March 19, 2016

At first I never expected that many of butterflies at all. But longer we walked follow our knowledgable tour guide I was just amazed their works. If I remember his name right, Patrick was very nice and knew what he was doing. I got a...More

Thank JoannaAinscough
Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

Our tour guide Brittany was absolutely amazing and wonderful! She was educated on all the different species of insects and butterflies the garden had to offer. We were able to release butterflies that were hatching from cocoons, touch things like beetles and random insects. My...More

Thank karen_inatx
Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

Had such a great tour!! Had been looking forward to this since arriving in Monteverde. We had the pleasure of having Britney as our tour guide. Her knowledge and charisma made the tour so fun and enlightning. I was able to interact with the insects...More

Thank Joanna P
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Can we arrange a tour from most hotels?
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