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The Bat Jungle

#7 of 69 things to do in Monteverde Features Animals
Frente Restaurante Tramonti en Monteverde, 5655, Costa Rica
+506 2645 9999
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Great place - well worth a visit

We walked by the bat jungle on our way into Monteverde. The guide who runs the place - Vinos - is... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Mark S
London, England, United Kingdom
via mobile
very informative

We opted to do a guided tour, I'm glad we did because our guide was excellent. He was passionate... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Orlando, Florida
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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
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Frente Restaurante Tramonti en Monteverde, 5655, Costa Rica
+506 2645 9999
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Reviewed 6 days ago 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 6 days ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tour was so informative. I love bats in general but some of the other ones at zoos are hard to last long because they smell so bad. This was wonderfully clean. You can tell they have a real passion for bats. My grandkids were...More

Thank VivaRiva
Reviewed July 5, 2017

Great tour, and learned a lot about bats in general. The guide is very passionate about these little animals, and is very knoledgeble

Thank wesley b
Reviewed July 2, 2017

We stopped in to see the bats just as they were closing. The staff was very accommodating and let us see the bats. He was very knowledgeable and even showed us an infant bat.

Thank Rebecca L
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