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Monteverde Butterfly Garden (Jardin de Mariposas)

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Near Pension Monteverde Inn | On road to Monteverde, Costa Rica
+506 2645 5512
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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- with 4 different butterfly habitats housing up to 30 species of butterfly, a leaf cutter ant colony and over 20 species of live Costa Rican insects and arachnids in our nature centre we have something that will melt the heart of even the most devout bug crusher! A dedicated and passionate group of staff and volunteers will guide you on a tour through our three acre facility where you will see just some of the amazing insects and arachnids Costa Rica has to offer! The property is lush and full of other Costa Rican favourites such as capuchin monkeys and agoutis! Birders will not be disappointed with wrens galore and common visits from Keel Billed toucan, blue crowned motmot and the occasional appearance of the famed bell bird. We are open 365 days a year, so drop by whenever you can!
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Near Pension Monteverde Inn | On road to Monteverde, Costa Rica
+506 2645 5512
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Perhaps my expectations were high, but I found this butterfly garden disappointing. The butterflies are purchased and brought in and seemed quite sparse to me. In the Washington, DC, area, there are butterfly exhibits at local greenhouses that far exceed this. The tour does spend...More

Thank Linda N
Reviewed 6 days ago

A group of us had just finished zip lining. We went here for a more relaxing change of pace to observe some butterflies. We got more as the guide was very knowledgable and showed us other insects as well. We even got to hold some!...More

Thank Kathern R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got a stunning performance from the young girl, from scorpions to bugs through cockroaches to butterflies. She seemed to understand and love it. I got many new information. The butterflies house were wonderful. There were two four-year-old girls who loved it too.

Thank Ferenc_Bakai
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I just returned from 2 weeks in Costa Rica, and a visit with Bryna Belisle was a highlight. Her lecture about the bug world in CR was as much a clever stand up comedy act as it was a scientific lecture. Perfect for young and...More

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting talk about insects not just butterflies, obviously how many butterflies are flying will constantly vary but if you have been to the National museum in San Jose you will have seen most of these beautiful creatures in greater numbers.

Thank cjwlutton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would recommend this, the guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. A good value at $15.000 each. A good talk about insects in general and 3 Avery's with different species of butterflies .

Thank genepat1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a wonderful tour with our super knowledgeable and passionate guide, Devon. The tour began with live animal exhibits that helped us understand the place of different insects in the evolutionary time frame. We continued into 4 different aviaries, each of which had multiple...More

1  Thank Ted B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not just butterflies. Lots of interesting information about insects also. Everyone is very knowledgeable and friendly.

Thank coffeeguycr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I never in my wildest dreams figured a lecture/demonstrations on bug could be so entertaining. The owner showed us up close lots of bugs and dispelled long held myths. She put a cockroach in her mouth! The butterflies are exquisite as well.

Thank Mary S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited in mid-December. The staff are very welcoming and super knowledgable! The main building was pretty and housed a gathering room and balcony that overlooked the forest. I spent about 2 hours here and had no idea! So much fun.

Thank hubbardbk
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28 January 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