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    What to Expect
    The garden is open from 8:30am to 4pm with tours running constantly until 3:30pm. The tour takes 1.5-hours and is relaxed and easy walking with benches for relaxing. You will start your adventure with expert guides exploring the nature center full of live insects like beetles, tarantulas and praying mantis.

    Then you will stroll through 4 enclosed greenhouses where butterflies are flying rain or shine in the butterfly gardens. This makes an excellent option for rainy afternoons in Monteverde. One of the most popular exhibits is the Leaf Cutter Ant Colony where you can see underneath the ground at just what all those ants are up to with the leaf that they carry. 

    The garden is partnered with the local public library so all proceeds from the gift shop go directly to helping the community. Tours are offered in English and Spanish.
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    Departure Point
    Monteverde Butterfly Gardens
    Departure Time
    Opens from 8:30pm to 4pm
    Duration
    2h
    Inclusions
    • Professional guide
    • Photo opportunities
    Exclusions
    • Transportation to/from attractions
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
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    This is a must when you’re in the Monteverde area! The guides are very knowledgeable about all the butterflys. As a bonus you will view and learn about leaf cutter ants and tarantulas!
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    like the talk about insects prior to the gardens the best. The gardens are well maintained and the staff is well informed and friendly
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    There were 4 people on the tour when I stopped here and each of us got to release a butterfly. Very informative tour not to be missed.
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    This is a really well done butterfly garden - especially because all the butterflies are local to Costa Rica. They have them displayed in 4 different 'ecosystems' that match the areas you'd find them in nature. You have a one hour guided tour that explains the butterflies you
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    Roughly spent and hour and 1/2 there, i think the time you spend here really depends on how quickly the rest of the people in your group want to get out of there-of course the guide will only let you stay so long but if the butterflies were really interactive with everyone she
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    By: Monteverde Butterfly Garden (Jardin de Mariposas)
    826 reviews
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    dvkremk
    Chicago, Illinois
    2214594
    The Bug Lady
    Our visit started out with a lecture by The Bug Lady. She was very entertaining, hilarious and full of
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    505hughp
    Brooklyn, New York
    122
    Bugs and butterflies
    Well worth a visit. The gardens overlook a lovely panorama of cloud forest, and the tours are entertaining and
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    Jankathi
    Chelan
    2216
    Excellent tour by knowledgeable guides!
    This is a must when you’re in the Monteverde area! The guides are very knowledgeable about all the butterflys. As
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    N8770CSsues
    10
    nice way to spend 1 1/2 hr
    like the talk about insects prior to the gardens the best. The gardens are well maintained and the staff is well
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    Mosslady53
    Myerstown, Pennsylvania
    437189
    Costa Rica Trip
    There were 4 people on the tour when I stopped here and each of us got to release a butterfly. Very informative
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    christinal590
    91
    Local butterfly displays
    This is a really well done butterfly garden - especially because all the butterflies are local to Costa Rica.
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    nicoleeh0327
    Cambridge, New York
    9735
    Butterfly releasing
    Roughly spent and hour and 1/2 there, i think the time you spend here really depends on how quickly the rest of
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    PDS_Tucson
    Tucson, Arizona
    301224
    Definitely worth a visit
    This was a very worthwhile place for anyone that likes butterflies. We spent almost 3 hours here ultimately on
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    samyn155
    10
    Beautiful Butterflies and very informative guided tour
    Thank you! Great guide, very pleasant and informative tour. Great walk and of course beautiful butterflies.
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    alexaria
    Silver Spring, Maryland
    2815
    Fascinating creatures and beautiful views
    The butterfly garden shows the butterflies in four different gardens or climates. My favorite part of the tour was
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    Carol F
    London, United Kingdom
    43
    Expert introduction to insects of Costa Rica
    Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide. We went to see the butterflies but actually found the insects and
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    PedalMunich
    Munich, Bayern, Germany
    11
    Details & Knowledge!
    Fantastic experience, immersive and authentic. Kudos to how they managed to create a fascinating experience
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    CapeHorn21
    Pensacola, Florida
    9930
    Very Informative and Interesting
    The guides did an amazing job-we learned so much about the local insects and butterflies. They have many
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    Vipha
    Saugerties, New York
    5235
    Knowledgeable and dedicated
    The Monteverde Butterfly Garden is a worthy stop. Our guide, an intern from the UK, was knowledgeable and
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    Michael N
    31
    Informative and enjoyable tour
    We weren't sure what to expect and were pleasantly surprised. Our kids sometimes lose interest during guided
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