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Monteverde Butterfly Garden (Jardin de Mariposas)

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The Monteverde Butterfly Gardens has been teaching people about the marvels of insects and arachnids for over 20 years. Our mission has always been to change the way people view these small but fantastically diverse animals. It is not hard either...more
Near Pension Monteverde Inn | On road to Monteverde, Costa Rica
+506 2645 5512
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Reviewed today via mobile

We had an hour or so to kill so decided to try the butterfly gardens. I expected it to be a bright and cheerful place with flowers and butterflies flying above my head. Entrance was $15, we started the tour in a dark room being...More

Thank Boston-traveller40
Reviewed 1 week ago

A really nice place, excellent guided tour and a ton of beautiful butterflies. It's not massive but is a good use of a spare hour.

Thank Papadroid
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is so beautiful and relaxing despite, the crowds. We tried to go when it first opened, but it was too busy. We went an hour before it closes and that was perfect. Crowds had died down. Be sure to check the weekend hours,...More

Thank Jennifer U
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Educational and amazing visit hosted by Julia, her knowledge tested by our son asking a thousand questions she fielded brilliantly. Bug handling certainly an experience πŸ€ͺπŸ›πŸ¦‹πŸπŸ¦‚πŸ•ΈπŸ•·πŸ¦— Thanks and enjoy your next adventure Duffy family 🏴󠁧󠁒󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

Thank Charcoal W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was nice to have an experienced botanist ( actually a chemistry major) show us many insects from the forests of Costa Rica and then conduct a tour of the various buildings and cages that had the butterflies in them. Admission fee was not nominal...More

Thank Ed S
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed the easy walk between butterfly houses. He guides were knowledgeable and passionate about the butterflies and crawling creatures they taught us about. Morpho butterflies! Part of the tour included live tarantulas, scorpions, and a variety of other bugs and beetles. They have a...More

Thank ChicoRanMan
Reviewed August 2, 2018

they know their stuff here, explained a lot about insects as well as butterflies - as we were taken through all the various butterfly houses, the guide answered questions and pointed out different types of butterfly. it would have been nice to go back round...More

Thank wendy F
Bryna B, Owner at Monteverde Butterfly Garden (Jardin de Mariposas), responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2018

Hi! Sorry that you missed that your entry is valid for the entire time you are in Monteverde. You can come back the next day or next week even. Bryna

Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

We had the opportunity to visit this beautiful butterfly garden with the enthusiastic and knowlegable guide Jack which I would like to thank again. The garden is nicely done and I recommend visiting it to anyone interested in butterflies and other insects.

Thank Stephane M
Reviewed July 21, 2018

This is a beautiful well kept place with enthusiastic employees that are very knowledgeable. We learned so much and were really only interested in the insects, but when we went through the butterfly portion, I wish that we had read up some on them as...More

Thank Mary B
Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

Not a special experience. The tour guide was very rushed. We had to go slowly, which they said was fine, but continued the tour without us and did not wait. There is no legitimate educational function, pure tourist trap. When i asked the owner of...More

Thank Forrest L
Bryna B, Owner at Monteverde Butterfly Garden (Jardin de Mariposas), responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2018

Wow, I am sorry you are so angry about your trip to Costa Rica that you have to personally attack people. I remember you coming to reception and you asked if moths had scales to prevent them from being caught by spiders, I then tried...More

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January 28, 2015|
Response from Bryna B | Property representative |
You can, though due to the confusion of there being more than one butterfly garden in town you are best to just jump in a taxi and ask to come to the gardens! We have tours all the time so no need to worry about making it... More