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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, Educational and Informative - Worth the Stop

The Bat Jungle is definitely worth the stop. Although I knew the importance of bats I came away... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
jackieaddink
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Educational! I learned so much!

This is a great place, even if you aren’t a fan of bats- you will gain a new appreciation for them... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sarah K
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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 5 days 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 1 week 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

Thank Sarah K
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

A fantastic review ! Thank you for visiting Monteverdebatjungle !

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank RL41
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WimDeBacker, Front Office Manager at The Bat Jungle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Buenos días thank you for this review !

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Kristine T
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WimDeBacker, Front Office Manager at The Bat Jungle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Muchas gracias Kristine ! thank you for this review Vino

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Bat Jungle tour was informative. I enjoyed seeing the bats interact with each other, eat their food of fruit and rest by hanging upside down. The Night tour was even better. I was able to touch the bats, see their eyes and teeth and...More

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WimDeBacker, Front Office Manager at The Bat Jungle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Muchas gracias glad you had fun at the mistnet activity ! Vino

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I would certainly recommend taking the guided tour of you are going to do this, out would be much better than just reading the sign boards on your own. Our guide was very knowledgeable and we learned alot about bats and their importance to us...More

Thank Rick S
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WimDeBacker, Front Office Manager at The Bat Jungle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Buenas, glad you enjoyed the tour , Prices however are very competitive with other exhibitions and tours from Monteverde , we are still one of the cheapest spots in fact ! I am originally from Belgium, living now almost 15 years in this paradise but...More

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Reviewed March 19, 2018

An experience at the Bat Jungle must be included as an excellent representation of the Monteverde area. Here you will spend time with both the fascinating bats and highly educated and articulate biologists. The tour at the facility is both educational and entertaining. The messages...More

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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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