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The Bat Jungle

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Frente Restaurante Tramonti en Monteverde | Paseo de Stella,, 5655, Costa Rica
+506 2645 9999
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The Place to See Live Bats

We decided to check out the Bat Jungle, as it was recommended in our Costa Rica Tour Book. After we... read more

Reviewed yesterday
CoolCouple99
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Victoria, BC, Canada
Bat mist net trip

My group set up a trip with the bat Jungle to conduct a mist net survey. We were able to take a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Hannah193905
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Madison, Wisconsin
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# 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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  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Frente Restaurante Tramonti en Monteverde | Paseo de Stella,, 5655, Costa Rica
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Reviewed yesterday

We decided to check out the Bat Jungle, as it was recommended in our Costa Rica Tour Book. After we waited about 45 minutes, our tour started. It was lead by a young lady who was obviously very passionate about bats. It was very informative...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

My group set up a trip with the bat Jungle to conduct a mist net survey. We were able to take a short walk into the woods where the biologists at the Bat Jungle had set up six nets to catch live bats. The biologist,...More

Thank Hannah193905
WimDeBacker, Front Office Manager at The Bat Jungle, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Muchas gracias Hannah !!!!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you love animals or bats this is a fascinating place but if that doesn’t apply to you skip this place. The current owner is a Belgian national and long time Costa Rican resident who is passionate about the subject of bats. You can read...More

Thank jronkowski
WimDeBacker, Front Office Manager at The Bat Jungle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Buenos dias, glad you enjoyed the bats that much, a self guided tour costs half the price but then people miss all our bat jokes entrance fee can be negotiated

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An excellent activity of education about bats in Costa Rica and around the world followed by viewing of bays in darken habitat inside behind glass. Excellent activity for all ages, all weather conditions.

Thank rgr1085
WimDeBacker, Front Office Manager at The Bat Jungle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Muchas gracias, thanks for your visit !

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The bats are disappearing... there’s only 1% left from their population high point. What’s killing them. What can we do to help. This visit has changed my way of thinking about these little guys. The resident biologist is passionate about bats and it rubs off...More

Thank Mark E
WimDeBacker, Front Office Manager at The Bat Jungle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Buenos días Thank you very much for this review indeed a must see

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visit the jungle yesterday, many information can be read from the wall and self explained. The guide will also give you more detail how the bat family work and their habitat. You will be disappointed if you expect to see lot of different species...More

Thank muiyin
WimDeBacker, Front Office Manager at The Bat Jungle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Buenos dias We have 80 bats from 8 species, all local, common species from this mountain that it is not an impact in nature. We offer guided tours (1 hour) which are all about reeducation, but families have the choice with smaller children to choose...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Now I love bats. Didn't know much before but the Bat Jungle presentation is so informative and engaging that I came away totally enamored by these peaceful creatures. Our guide, Devon, was super knowledgeable and passionate. Her enthusiasm was infectious. Seeing the bats up close...More

Thank Ted B
WimDeBacker, Front Office Manager at The Bat Jungle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Buenos dias Thanks for this lovely review ! Vino

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ana our guide was a delight. Her enthusiasm and love for the bats was infectious. We learned about bat social hierarchy, birth and rearing young, food preferences, diseases, conservation. It was great! Then we got to go back and take a look at them. It...More

1  Thank Laurie C
WimDeBacker, Front Office Manager at The Bat Jungle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Buenos días Our guides working with these bats learn to have a real passion for them, trying to show this enthusiasm to all our visitors Thanks for your visit !! Vino

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved hearing all about bat behavior and seeing the live bats. I'm glad that we went with a guide because, even though I thought I knew quite bit about bats, I learned a lot from our guide. After hearing about them, we got to...More

Thank Slughunter
WimDeBacker, Front Office Manager at The Bat Jungle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago
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Buenos días Glad you liked it !

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Full disclosure. I took the self guided tour. I understand that I am not going to get the full experience as a guided tour, but the next one was more than an hour to wait. I was charged $14 ($7 x 2) to view one...More

Thank NorthCarolina621
Wim D, Front Office Manager at The Bat Jungle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Buenos días We encourage full guided tours, what gives us a good name , it is not just showing an animal but getting rid of superstitions, explaining what they really are, so when people leave that they have a much more positive idea about bats....More

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