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The Bat Jungle

#6 of 69 things to do in Monteverde Features Animals
Frente Restaurante Tramonti en Monteverde, 5655, Costa Rica
+506 2645 9999
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Everything you ever wanted to know about bats and more

We got there when they opened and the girl that gave the tour was so much into bats she even had a... read more

Reviewed July 21, 2015
alan n
Bakersfield, California
Wonderful Tour

Your will learn more about bats in 45 minutes than most people learn in their whole lives. Kudos to... read more

Reviewed July 16, 2015
Houston, Texas
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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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“behind glass” (30 reviews)
“small museum” (7 reviews)
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Frente Restaurante Tramonti en Monteverde, 5655, Costa Rica
+506 2645 9999
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Reviewed July 21, 2015

We got there when they opened and the girl that gave the tour was so much into bats she even had a bat tattoo. Her knowledge of the subject was unreal and you could tell she loved her educating people about these cute critters. If...More

Thank alan n
Reviewed July 16, 2015

Your will learn more about bats in 45 minutes than most people learn in their whole lives. Kudos to this man for being an ambassador for these often misunderstood animals.

Thank Amaterasu85
Reviewed July 5, 2015

This is Avery interesting place. All the folk who we met as guidesand educators of the diverse wildlife inCR are all totally devoted it would seem to the job of protecting and of educating ...we found this so very heartwarming and wish there were more...More

1  Thank Rebecca M
Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

First thing, make sure to get a taxi here! We thought we could walk it, but it's all uphill and is farther than it looks. Tour itself was very good, guide was very knowledgable. There's also a very nice cafe upstairs and you can catch...More

Thank gracedrift
Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

I'll start out by stating what this not: a bat jungle. There is no jungle here. None. But there is knowledge, and a space with +90 bats of +5 species that you can look at through a glass and learn about. Our guide definitely knew...More

Thank Melanie L
Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

This place is very small--basically one room plus the bat cave/hallway, but the guy running it was really good and there was no one else there when we went. He explained TONS about bats, then fed them in the cave and even brought one out....More

Thank marschne
Reviewed June 23, 2015

I had a blast at the true "bat cave". Not your typical museum, but lots of fun and entertaining. I believe it was not too expensive either. Also there are a few good places to eat nearby.

Thank mabowden1
Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

Just such a cool place. The "batman" was such an enthusiastic and informative tour guide. We learned a ton, and he was really funny. If you are interested in nature, conservation, or just know nothing about bats (like me) this is a really good stop...More

Thank PuraVida77
Reviewed June 18, 2015

Ever go to an attraction and felt as though you were totally taken advantage of as a tourist? This is how I felt after my visit to the Bat Jungle. The tour took approximately 5 minutes to complete. The so called bat cave was as...More

Thank Janine422
rklaval, Owner at The Bat Jungle, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2015

Janine422 complains that her tour of the Bat Jungle only lasted 5 minutes. The minimum time for a guided tour is 45 minutes. I assume she did not take a tour, but just asked to walk into to the bat flight area to see bats,...More

Reviewed June 18, 2015

This was a great place to go on a rainy day. The tour was extremely informative and entertaining - the guide's passion for bats was contagious. By the time we finally saw the bats we felt like we knew them well and understood their importance...More

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