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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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They are not blind!

At first I thought it would be boring. But guide had jokes and I learned a couple cool things. Definitely recommend this one hour tour, not Gilligan related, for anyone who wants... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At first I thought it would be boring. But guide had jokes and I learned a couple cool things. Definitely recommend this one hour tour, not Gilligan related, for anyone who wants to learn about something that is crucial to our ecosystem. Bee's, butterflies, and bats!!! Learn and preserve.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a "Everything you wanted to know about bats, but were afraid to ask" tour. You don't even have to ask the very knowledgeable guide tell you everything about the flying mammals. The guide was a walking breathing bat encyclopedia. They have some decent displays/posters/exhibits they use in the bat lecture process. You all the information on all the... More 

Thank travel1948
The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very knowledgable guide with a lot of bat (bad?) jokes. Never knew these creatures are so intelligent but vulnerable and becoming rare. They eat thousands of mosquitos per day and since knowing this I'm even more fond of them.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

This is an opportunity to see several variety of bats active. They have inverted day and night so you go into a darkened room and view the bats as they act at night. We were there during a feeding time and it was very interesting to watch. There is a small museum with history and facts about bats that was... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

This reminded me of the bat exhibit at zoos I've seen - it starts out with a room with some exhibits and facts about bats, which is interesting and worth a few a minutes, and then there's a room in the back whe here the bats are. They are behind glass so you don't get pooped on, and it was... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

Go there and learn a lot about this fascinating animals on an 1 hour tour with a highly enthusiastic guide, who not only shows that he loves this bats but also has fantastic pedagogic skills to communicate his tremendous knowledge. Very interesting, don't miss.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

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.

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Boston, MA
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

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 

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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 

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