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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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See bats like never before

If you have an interest in bats (both live and educational), this is a must see attraction. It's a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ATL-travel71
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Atlanta, GA
Passionate about Bats!

After checking out the Monteverde Cloud Forest, check out the Bat Jungle! It is just outside the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tara M
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New Hampshire
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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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+506 2645 9999
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have an interest in bats (both live and educational), this is a must see attraction. It's a very unique seemingly humane setting for the bats to be viewed. The caretaker we had was extremely informed in every aspect of the bats. Highly recommended...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After checking out the Monteverde Cloud Forest, check out the Bat Jungle! It is just outside the park and well worth the fee. It is also situated below a fine restaurant with local beer and chocolate which I also recommend checking out. While there isn't...More

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

with pleasure to spread our passion ! Thanks for this review !

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved this place, as much for the passion of the guide for these wonderful creatures as the bats themselves. We learnt so much and were able to bring this knowledge to others. Well worth the trip and be prepared for quite an education. Bonus...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Bat Jungle is definitely worth the stop. Although I knew the importance of bats I came away with a whole new appreciation for them. Vino is so passionate and knowledgeable making it so interesting. I thorough enjoyed seeing the bats in action and feeding.The...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a great place, even if you aren’t a fan of bats- you will gain a new appreciation for them. The first half is educational and the second half you get to go in a room full of happy bats feeding! I loved this...More

1  Thank Sarah K
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Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

Staff was knowledgeable and seemed like she really cared about the bats and appreciated them; her enthusiasm made the tour wonderful. Guided tours ran once an hour and took about 40-45 minutes. You can walk through by yourself if you want for $7 or wait...More

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Reviewed April 14, 2018

Once he took the tour he agreed it was fascinating and he learned a lot. We kinda ended up here on accident because the chocolate shop was closed and it ended up being our favorite activity in Monteverde

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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

Visited the bat jungle today and had a fantastic time. Our guide was so knowledgable and passionate about the bats and there is a huge amount of information on show. We then went into the bat area and she showed us lots of bats. Then...More

Thank Hannah V
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WimDeBacker, Front Office Manager at The Bat Jungle, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2018

A fantastic review ! Thank you for visiting Monteverdebatjungle !

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Reviewed April 1, 2018

This excursion in Monteverde turned out to be a little gem. We went with our two teens and we all really enjoyed it. The guide was amazing and so informative. The guide gives a great overview of the types of bats, how they live, their...More

1  Thank RL41
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WimDeBacker, Front Office Manager at The Bat Jungle, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2018

Buenos días thank you for this review !

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Reviewed March 31, 2018

The bat tour was very interesting and informative. The tour guide provided an overview of the bats and their inhabitant and then proceeded to bring our group into an area that they were at which enabled us to view them flying in their inhabitant and...More

1  Thank Kristine T
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WimDeBacker, Front Office Manager at The Bat Jungle, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2018

Muchas gracias Kristine ! thank you for this review Vino

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Shayden M
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Response from John G | Reviewed this property |
It is just outside of town about a mile.
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