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The Bat Jungle

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Frente Restaurante Tramonti en Monteverde, 5655, Costa Rica
+506 2645 9999
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A window into the wonderful world of bats

The Bat Jungle is not as popular as many other locations in Monteverde, such as the Selvatura. But... read more

Reviewed September 8, 2017
Levin108
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Davis, California
Great Field Trip

I spent about 30 minutes at the Bat Jungle with my five kids. We didn't have time for the full tour... read more

Reviewed September 5, 2017
Tanya_Take_Two
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Bocas del Toro Province, Panama
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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
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“behind glass” (30 reviews)
“darkened room” (7 reviews)
“small museum” (7 reviews)
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Frente Restaurante Tramonti en Monteverde, 5655, Costa Rica
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Reviewed September 8, 2017

The Bat Jungle is not as popular as many other locations in Monteverde, such as the Selvatura. But do not miss it! Don't listen to hostel employees if they try to dissuade you from visiting. A trip to the Bat Jungle may well change your...More

Thank Levin108
Reviewed September 5, 2017

I spent about 30 minutes at the Bat Jungle with my five kids. We didn't have time for the full tour that day, but the man at the front desk spent several minutes answering questions and sharing his knowledge of bats with us. We were...More

Thank Tanya_Take_Two
Reviewed September 1, 2017

An absolutely delight! Anna was infectious with her enthusiasm and incredibly knowledgeable about these nocturnal creatures. We were a little unsure about what to expect but have fallen in love with the Humming Bat. It's a shame bats get such bad press as they are...More

Thank Patrick B
Reviewed August 14, 2017 via mobile

We walked by the bat jungle on our way into Monteverde. The guide who runs the place - Vinos - is so passionate about bats and by the end of the trip you will be too! So much to learn and so well presented. We...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed August 14, 2017

We opted to do a guided tour, I'm glad we did because our guide was excellent. He was passionate and excited about explaining the different bat species and their impact on the environment and feeding habits. The kids enjoyed it and didn't even realize they...More

Thank nzaworski
Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

We were a bit iffy about visiting here (we generally avoid zoo-type attractions as they can be exploitative rather than conservation-focused) but are SO glad that we ended up going. Definitely worth the extra money for the guided tour. Our guide was very informative and...More

Thank Emma M
Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

Informative tour, taking about an hour. Lots of information. We watched the feeding session, which was fun. Nice cafe/ restaurant above.

Thank Ed L
Reviewed August 4, 2017 via mobile

First thing before I review this wonderful little place, TripAdvisor lists the closing time as 19:30. That is only for private tours. We arrived just before 6 and he was just about to close up but very kindly kept the place open for us to...More

Thank Tom R
Reviewed July 30, 2017 via mobile

Nice little place with enthusiast lady explaining a lot about bats. We did the self guided tour for $7 each. Still includes a 5 minutes briefing. Opportunity to see bats really close - from behind glass. Takes 30minutes max. Place is smaller than expected and...More

Thank heer17
Reviewed July 29, 2017

Everybody should visit this place. Very many informations and importance for our life. The tour is very well spoken with a little joke sometimes. Also, you should come by 12, when feeding time is. you see the bats flying and taking pieces of fruits.

Thank Robert K
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