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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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Interesting and educational

Who knew how important bats are to our ecology, and how interesting they are? This was an... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
bigaps
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Great visit and brilliant guide

We thought we knew about bats until we visited this place, the guy was amazing, enthusiastic and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
ACSOxford
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Oxford
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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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  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“behind glass” (31 reviews)
“dark room” (8 reviews)
“small museum” (7 reviews)
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Frente Restaurante Tramonti en Monteverde | Paseo de Stella,, 5655, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Who knew how important bats are to our ecology, and how interesting they are? This was an excellent tour with an enthusiastic and very knowledgeable guide. Hearing so much about bats and then seeing many of them was a test treat.

Thank bigaps
Reviewed 5 days ago

We thought we knew about bats until we visited this place, the guy was amazing, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. We really enjoyed the visit and the bats were brilliant. The centre also has a very nice restaurant/cafe upstairs which is well worth a visit.

Thank ACSOxford
Wim D, Front Office Manager at The Bat Jungle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Buenos días Thank you very much for this great review !!! happy Holidays ! Vino

Reviewed 1 week ago

Because of timings we didn't join a tour and relied just on the information in the room before the bat room and the briefing from the reception. It meant that it took us less time that a guided tour would have. There are about 20-30...More

Thank snegurochka
Wim D, Front Office Manager at The Bat Jungle, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Buenos dias they are so sweet !! inside we have over 8o bats from 8 local species ... Enjoy Monteverde !

Reviewed 1 week ago

I like bats, but I was blown away by the amount of information I got from this tour! My guide, Vino, is literally the Batman of Monteverde! Not only does he run the bat jungle, but he also researches the bats in the area and...More

Thank Brian M
Wim D, Front Office Manager at The Bat Jungle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Brian, thank you for this amazing review. With passion its easy to talk about them, by the way, now we have 3 Glossophaga pups (tiny nectar feeding Long-Tongued bats) Vino

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had to stop by three times during regular business hours before we found them open. Fairly interesting introduction lecture, but the whole place consists of about 5 live bat exhibits in a very small area. We were given flashlights to see the bats. Maybe...More

Thank John G
Wim D, Front Office Manager at The Bat Jungle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Buenas tardes Happy New Year I feel so sorry you were dissapointed. We are still a small, but unique business, some of our regular guides were sick (the bad weather), new guides were just trained and doing their best. We do actually have 8o bats...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had heard really good things about this attraction which was a short walk from our accommodation. We arrived at 9:05 a.m, and there was a sign outside the door saying the next tour was at 11. There was no one around to ask, and...More

Thank da_kneesSaintJohn
Wim D, Front Office Manager at The Bat Jungle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Buenos días Happy New Year so sorry you got this bad appearance especially hearing positive comments about this wonderful exhibit. This a small business with few guides working, and the end of the year we got 2 guides feeling sick. when we opened at 9am...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They take Cash, Visa or MasterCard. There are 2 types of tours self guided ($7) or with a guide ($15), if you go with a guide they also feed the bats at the same time. Without a guide you can read about bars in the...More

Thank JezandStacy
Reviewed November 17, 2017

Family owned, friendly, and funny. This was a must see for Monteverde. Great hands on activities and loads of information.

Thank lorraine l
rklaval, Owner at The Bat Jungle, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2017

Thanks for your kind and enthusiastic comments on The Bat Jungle!

Reviewed November 15, 2017

Our group was led by a staff member who was succinct and interesting. The highlight was entering the bat display area where you can view the different types of bats eating and resting and fluttering around.

Thank equinoxWashDc
Reviewed November 4, 2017

We strongly recommend a visit to the Bat Jungle. The visit is short (a good thng) but very informative and well-presented. If you visit the reserve, you really should add this to your visit.

1  Thank realbigbear
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