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The Bat Jungle

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Open Now: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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...more
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Frente Restaurante Tramonti en Monteverde | Paseo de Stella,, 5655, Costa Rica
+506 2645 9999
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the small tour. The guide was quite something, she clearly loves her bats and was really excited to show us. We were able to see many of them. Not a must unless you're an animal lover, then you absolutely should. Good prices too.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank alex l
Reviewed August 11, 2019 via mobile

The bat jungle was small, but super interesting. Lots of great facts first and then spent about 30 minutes watching the bats. Not a must do, but definitely a wonderful way to while away an hour or so.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank ADPhello
Reviewed July 15, 2019

Very informative preface on our misunderstood little friends, the bats. Our guide Ana gave us so many great tidbits, like the fact that bat moms live in community and often care for one another’s young! Seeing them up close was really neat as well.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Cristina Z
Reviewed July 8, 2019

We were offered a $7 brief talk & tour (where we could then spend as much time as we liked looking at the bats). Usually the talk is longer and more $, but because we were with kids they offered something more brief which was...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 21, 2019 via mobile

I love any attempts to educate the world about conservation and our environment and I did learn a bit about bats, but unfortunately the information provided was too frenetic to really understand. I am wrong to an extent to complain. English speaking person coming to...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Graeme M
Reviewed June 10, 2019

The owner/guide of the Bat Refuge is a walking encyclopedia on bats. She knew everything about them. After about 10-15 minute talk, she took us into the enclosure where the bats were on the other side of the glass. They are such marvelous creatures and...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Tony L
Reviewed May 31, 2019 via mobile

I have always been fascinated by bats and learned so much by visiting the bat jungle. The tour guide was very informative and you could tell he was very enthusiastic about bats and their conservation. There are many common misconceptions about bats, which is unfortunate,...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank christinamh7
Reviewed April 27, 2019

Explanation from staff member was completely confusing an unclear. Avoided answering questions properly, but gave impression a whole colony of bats were removed purely to be put on show for the public (not sure if this is true, but was given this impression from what...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 14, 2019 via mobile

If you love cute creatures you will love the Bat Jungle. It's a small place but nice little exhibition of bats with lots of information!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank mikebstravels
Reviewed March 27, 2019

want to now about bats? this is the place.. again kudos to the staff and their love of bats which truly makes this a great place to vists

Date of experience: March 2019
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February 5, 2019|
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Response from rklaval | Property representative |
Unfortunately those super cute white bats are only found at lower elevations on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica. Because of the difference in climate, we would not try to keep them at the Bat Jungle. We only have local... More
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March 6, 2018|
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Response from John G | Reviewed this property |
It is just outside of town about a mile.