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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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Fascinating Place to Learn

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 5 days ago NEW

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 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very educational and fun experience for the entire family. A great peek into the variety of bats worldwide. The tour consists of two parts - 20 minutes of guided informative lecture on bats and then a visit yo a rather small "bat cave" where you can watch different bats feeding and flying.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was interesting. My two boys loved being able to see the bats, although they were bored by the guides presentation.

Thank Stacy H
Frisco, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited The Bat Jungle on the way back from the Monteverde Reserve. Reasonably priced and very informative tour about bats. The man at the front desk was very knowledgeable and passionate about his work. Learned much about the differences between non carnivorous and carnivorous as well as their benefit to humans. Also learned that Monteverde is home to vampire bats.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Information in reception venue is nothing new but did learn about building bat houses and excluders. The bat cave is only about 20' and has few bars. Owner gave private tour and his enthusiasm was great but glad we didn't pay a lot for this. Entire exhibit will take about 15 minutes to get through. Would skip unless completely bored.

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Concord, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by based on the Tripadvisor reviews and they were right on. We paid $6 a person for the self guided tour as opposed to $13 for the guided tour. Not very big, but the young man still came in and took the time to give us some very interesting information about the bats there and around the world!... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It not very big - but overall we enjoyed ourselves. we opted for the self guided tour. But the tour guide still gave us lots of information. The self guided tour was only $5 a person - you can't go wrong stopping in. We were even able to see the bats during feeding time.

Thank Lindsay G
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First of all the informative portion of the tour is very in depth and illuminating. I have a greater appreciation for bats than I did before. Inside the bat cave itself is a hoot (you should definitely go during feeding time which they have three times a day). While there is a protective glass you get to be just a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We had some time to kill so we checked out the bat jungle. We paid $6 for a self-guided tour. The man working came in with us anyway and taught us a little about the bats. It was fun to watch the bats. They have a little museum before you go in with skeletons and exhibits too.

Thank Amanda F

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