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“tucked away”

Reserva Natural Atitlan
Ranked #4 of 33 things to do in Panajachel
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Thirty-five species of Guatemala's colorful butterflies are everywhere at this lovely sancuary, where exhibits for children trace the butterfly's life cycle.
Sunset Beach, North Carolina
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“tucked away”
Reviewed February 20, 2014

The eco dome that housed the butterfly sanctuary was just large enough to walk around and observe the evolving butterfly strains that were being carefully sheltered. A nice spot to take children for some basics on butterfly metamorphosis or just a pleasant spot to observe the butterflies around a flower habitat.

Visited February 2014
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New York City, New York
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Beautiful!”
Reviewed January 2, 2014

I highly recommend a visit to the Atitlan Butterfly Sanctuary. It is so peaceful being in a closed eco space with hundreds of butterflies. There are many stunning flowers within the space, and you can just sit and watch the butterflies feeding off the nectar of the flowers. It is definitely a great experience and will lift anyone's mood!

Visited December 2013
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Winnipeg
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“I would have been disappointed”
Reviewed December 19, 2013

This was included with the entry fee of the Atitlan Nature Reserve (which I highly recommend). Unfortunately, the butterfly sanctuary doesn't live up to the rest of the place's high standards. It's a cute little garden with some beautiful plants, but their weren't that many butterflies. Maybe I was there in the wrong season or something (it was September). I've been to a butterfly garden in rural Quebec where their were hundreds flying all around and landing on you in a lush greenhouse, so I was expecting better from this one in Panajachel. However, considering it's included with the entry of reserve, it's worth a look.

Visited September 2013
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San Diego, California
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Almost a five star”
Reviewed September 20, 2013

I happened to visit the butterfly sanctuary while it was under reconstruction. The staff and construction workers were very friendly and considerate. I just regret that some of the displays were not labeled.

Visited September 2013
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
Level 6 Contributor
417 reviews
136 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Ok”
Reviewed July 6, 2013

This is apart of the reserve, but not really worth mentioning separately. There weren't many butterflies.

Visited June 2013
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