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The Bat Jungle

#7 of 64 things to do in Monteverde Features Animals
Frente Restaurante Tramonti en Monteverde, 5655, Costa Rica
+506 2645 9999
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Great tour, and learned a lot about bats in general. The guide is very passionate about these... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
wesley b
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Taverny, France
Interesting

We stopped in to see the bats just as they were closing. The staff was very accommodating and let... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rebecca L
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Silver Spring
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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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“small museum” (7 reviews)
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Frente Restaurante Tramonti en Monteverde, 5655, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The guide was super knowledgeable and kind! The tour is very high in content and fun at the same time. Not only we learn about the bats and their natural habitats but also about their important role in the world's different ecosystems! ...highly recommended!

Thank Luis P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My curiousity got the best of me so I visited the Bat Jungle. What a terrific little place! Displayed are lots of facts about bats that will help children and adults understand how essential bats are to the environment. The live bat exhibit is fascinating....More

Thank misstutti2
Reviewed June 19, 2017

I kids were so excited with the types of bats, their behavior and were surprised to learn how much they contribute to insect control. One of the kids wore his Batman mask and he tripped!

Thank ilearnbytravel
Reviewed June 6, 2017

I like bats for some reason or other, so this was a really neat place. There was a small museum with much larger than life sculptures of different types of bats and the tour guide had lots of info to pass on about how they...More

Thank Cindy P
Reviewed May 28, 2017

Good for a rainy day. Lots of interesting information on bats. Relatively small. Appreciated an informal tour and the guide's advice that little kids (2 years old) probably wouldn't last through the full tour. The bat 'cave' allows you to see bats eating and families...More

Thank apdeem
Reviewed May 14, 2017

My kids really wanted to go into this exhibit, which is really like a little ecozoo. I really didn't want to go, but the man seemed so nice and genuinely excited about bats that I figured, why not, I'll give it a shot. Well, I...More

Thank Gwendellyn E
Reviewed May 3, 2017

The people who work here are very kind and helpful and excited about bats. You will learn how important they are as pollinators in the forest and get to see them feeding in the exhibit. It is a quick stop and well worth your time...More

Thank Dawn M
Reviewed April 27, 2017

I had a great experience going to the Bat Jungle. At first it seems quite small but the tour guide (Sam) had loads to tell about bats and the importance of them in our eco-system.

Thank Lisakikker
rklaval, Owner at The Bat Jungle, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2017

Thanks for the positive review, Lisa! We get a lot of those, and will try to keep them coming.

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