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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 1 week ago via mobile

This is such a find. We had personalised tour starting with insect house. Lots of seeing and touching if you are brave. Then onto the four butterfly houses. Great to see so many butterflies up close. Good for photo ops. Nice to see and learn....More

Thank Andrewintheuk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Canada has produced a lot of great comedians - John Candy, Jim Carrey, Mike Myers, Dan Ackroyd, Russell Peters and Samatha Bee to name a few, but I never thought I'd run into one of the best in Costa Rica. Bryna Belisle is from Quebec,...More

Thank maritimeexplorer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great tour guide; Olger! He was amazing! You see all the steps of becoming a butterfly! We even saw the butterfly born!! So cool and amazing! Highly recommend to visit this place. I love butterflies, so it was great to visit them...More

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Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

Great little place and because it’s a guided tour it was really interesting. Starts with a talk on the insects they have there -beetles, spiders, stick insects. This was fascinating. Then a tour of the butterfly garden. A little disappointed by the number of butterflies...More

Thank LynnK21
Reviewed September 21, 2018 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 September 11, 2018

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 August 27, 2018

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 August 25, 2018 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 August 23, 2018

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

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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