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Spirogyra Butterfly Garden

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Address: Barrio Tournon, San Jose 10110, Costa Rica
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08:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 16:00

30 species of butterflies flutter around this magical garden.

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Huge blue morpho butterflies, owls and an array of colourful fluttering butterflies and moths make this a lovely oasis in an otherwise busy city centre! Lovely waterfall and the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 August 2015
Rebecca M
Banbury, United Kingdom
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

The Butterflies are just beautiful and very photographic. Take the walk up to the top. And you are close to Museum of Natural History

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

A must visit for any Nature lover. Purely divine and blissful... Blue morphos greet you as you enter their netted sanctuary... Amazing!!! Butterflies everywhere!!! Places to sit and admire the beauty of these precious beings. Informative, educational, relaxing... Also a nice Nature walk at the end of the butterfly sanctuary... Need hiking boots, steep hike.

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Perkinston, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

It was the beautiful place.We had the best guide ever,explain very well about the butterflies.You can see a lot of difference variances of those that I never seen. They have a room with information and they had a outside area for the butterflies. Love this place. I would recommended bring kids they will love too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2015

Never see so many beautiful butterfly you can spend three hours so beautiful big flowers big I would get a new morning I spent all day did no went downtown and have a nice lunch

Thank Bengera
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015

A pleasant little diversion, there a small collection of butterflies and they were fun to watch. Allow 30-45 minutes. The location is a little hard to walk to from downtown.

Thank wernickejc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

Really lovely place to visit and see the different butterflies of Costa Rica. If you were to try and see these in the wild, it would take forever. Small place and a quick stop but really worth it to see the butterflies and even some poison frogs. I took lots of pictures, some of them unforgettable. Highly recommend this.

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

Huge blue morpho butterflies, owls and an array of colourful fluttering butterflies and moths make this a lovely oasis in an otherwise busy city centre! Lovely waterfall and the surrounds are great for peace and tranquility as there aren't huge crowds here, just great great insects to admire and watch, some will land on you they don't seem that shy!!

Thank Rebecca M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2015 via mobile

We spent the afternoon at the butterfly exhibit. Very beautiful place. Great way to spend a couple hours for little cost. Awesome location in the middle of San José but with a jungle type experience.

Thank Cdevoll
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

Love this attraction! It is low key but has gorgeous butterflies and knowledgeable staff. Morphos and Owl flit and flutter around you and sometimes land on you to take a break. It is truly your best chance to see these jewels up close before or after your treks through the rainforest!

Thank Vicky E
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2015 via mobile

Walking past, I thought I'd check out this place. US$7 later, I'm handed some laminated documents, one with a chart of butterflies, and the other with some facts on butterflies. This was quite informative actually! The garden was nice, but pretty small. I'm not sure if it's seasonal, but there weren't too many butterflies around at the time. There were... More 

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