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The Bat Jungle

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Address: Frente Restaurante Tramonti en Monteverde, 5655, Costa Rica
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+506 2645 7701
9:00 am - 7:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:30 pm

# 85 live bats free-flying in our huge enclosure, designed to resemble the...

# 85 live bats free-flying in our huge enclosure, designed to resemble the cloud forest at night# Guided tour by professional guides takes about 45 minutes# The tour is both informative, educational and entertaining, with a focus on biology and conservation# Cleverly designed interpretive exhibits, like our giant ears, huge bat heads, and bat skeleton.# You will see, at close range, 85 tropical fruit-eating and nectar-feeding bats from the Monteverde area# Our bats fly, eat, socialize, and even give birth before your eyes

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Great learning experience

This was an unusual learning experience. A guide explained about the many varieties of bats world wide. We then went into a darkened room where several different species were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was an unusual learning experience. A guide explained about the many varieties of bats world wide. We then went into a darkened room where several different species were flying around in a room just for them. We were not in contact with them except thru a glass enclosure. Great place for young kids or a school group to learn... More 

Thank Joan R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a tiny place. We enjoyed our visit, you can see lots of bats behind the glass. There is basically one room and our visit was complete in 20 mins. You can learn a lot but not a day trip in itself

Thank Rachel E
British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were able to see a lot of wildlife in our 16-day vacation in Costa Rica but watching bats in action was something that we would not experience if it were not for the Bat Jungle. We enjoyed this 10 yrs ago and we came back to show out 8 yr old daughter . She came home able to dispel... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great little place! You can do it as a guided tour ($14US) or else DIY for half price. We signed up for the guided option but arrived early & were allowed to look around beforehand, so basically we did a self-guided tour followed by a guided one. If you're short on cash self-guided is the way to go, as there... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Bat Jungle was a very informative, enjoyable tour. The enclosure for viewing the bats gave opportunity to see them up close as we learned about the different varieties.

Thank 590craige
Longmont, Colorado
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The tour guide was a wealth of information about bats, and presented the information in a very entertaining manner. The bats themselves were pretty quiet, so I was a little disappointed in that part of the visit.

Thank stevewendyrt
Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were fortunate to visit when no other groups were there. The front room has several informative signs and displays about various bats. The bat cave is one long room with many different kinds of bats flying around behind a glass. The bats were adjusted so that they were awake and eating during the day and asleep at night. I... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must-see place, even if you don't like bats or have pre-conceived false ideas about them. That was me until I took the tour. The bat biologist speaks several different languages and his 45 minute talk was so informative and entertaining. Loved watching bat feeding time as they hung upside down and ate their fruit. I am going... More 

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Reviewed March 19, 2017

We went here and learned a lot, it was super cool to see the bats eat and hang out in their environment.. The guy that gave us the tour spoke our lingo so it made it a great time.. Worth it for sure if you have time.. Way better than the cloud forest tour, that was a bust..

Thank Rob R
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Reviewed March 4, 2017 via mobile

A person gave a 45 talk on bats and the differences between them. Lots of interesting little known facts and why not to be afraid of them. The go into a room where they are behind glass and they think it is night. You can see them eating and flying. All pretty neat and safe.

Thank Jim H

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