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The Bat Jungle

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Address: Frente Restaurante Tramonti en Monteverde, 5655, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 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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What an awesome attraction

This was great! I know not many people are into bats but this was really cool! The man running the attraction was funny and energetic and the information was very interesting. I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was great! I know not many people are into bats but this was really cool! The man running the attraction was funny and energetic and the information was very interesting. I would definitely recommend seeing this!

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Tyler, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Bat Jungle is a wonderful hole in the wall conservation location. Phillip lead our tour and he was absolutely astounding. He knew so much about bats and my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed talking with him.

Thank lfurch
Boston, MA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived and had just missed the outgoing tour, were told another tour was starting in 10 minutes...after 40 minutes of waiting, we gave up and just gave ourselves a "self tour." There seemed to be a great deal to learn about bats here, if you are into that...but if you're a casual traveler expecting a neat museum to wow... More 

Thank Skiold
Northridge, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved our time at The Bat Jungle. In fact, this mini tour kinda made me fall in love with bats.They are such amazing creatures and we know so little about them. Plus, they have a bad rap which is so unfortunate because bats are amazing. Kelly , our guide, was so full of information. We loved the tour. Just... More 

Thank Joelle M
rklaval, Owner at The Bat Jungle, responded to this review

Joelle, we are so glad you and your family enjoyed the bat tour! You mentioned making material available for folks to take back so they could more easily pass on the word about how great bats are. The best we can do for now is recommend that you go to batjungle.com and look at the links page. Most of those... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled across this place walking back from the cloud forest. We paid to get in without a tour, but the guy is so passionate he gave a tour anyway

Thank Chantelle H
Leuven, Belgium
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Allright, this place isn't an exciting thrilling park ride through a jungle with bats, but an incredibly passionate talk about bats which was planned for 30 minutes but ended up taking an hour. Kids (and parents as well) learned a great deal about the importance of bats. At the end, you go down in the cave and can take your... More 

Thank Harald S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide was funny, interesting and great with our kids (7 and 9). Learned a lot about bats and now have a greater appreciation for their importance. Great way to spend an hour before supper.

Thank Geoff S
Little Neck, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I felt bad for dragging my wife here. After reading about it in our guide book and even the tour desk at our hotel saying it was “neat” we decided to check-out the bat jungle. I had a couple of issues with this attraction, they insist on you taking the tour, which we had to wait about 15 minutes for... More 

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rklaval, Owner at The Bat Jungle, responded to this review

We are really sorry that Elgreco75 was so dissatisfied with their Bat Jungle experience. Of course, not everyone likes bats, but most people have the highest praise for our educational efforts, the live bat exhibit, and the informative and entertaining tour we give. For this reason our ratings are always high in Trip Adviser, where we rate number four among... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

We showed up at 15 before 9:00am for the first feeding of the day, but it was closed until around 9:30am. We didn't mind the wait initially because there were tons of birds and butterflies in the garden. But then, we were told that we couldn't do the first tour because it was in Spanish for the other family that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Before visiting this museum, I did not know very much about bats, or their importance in our world. Our guide was brand new (literally his first day) but he did great job teaching us about the different kinds of bats, what they eat, how they move and why they're important. Then we got to go in and watch the bats... More 

Thank Lauren H

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