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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
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+506 2645 5512
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
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Bryna B, Owner at Monteverde Butterfly Garden (Jardin de Mariposas), responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here with the family and it was enjoyed by all. The two interns teaching us were very knowledgeable and friendly. We got to hold all sorts of amazing bugs and see beautiful butterflies. Worthwhile visit! And you can return the next day for free.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots to see and learn about butterflies and bugs. I'm not a big fan of bugs -- especially the giant ones in Costa Rica! -- but the enthusiasm and interesting information provided by our great tour guide (thanks, Matthew!) actually made me appreciate the bugs....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really interesting tour. First you get to learn about all the different insects in costa rica and hold some if you dare! Then you get to go to the different butterfly enclosures and see them all in action. Tour goes for about an hour. A...More

Thank Jjeennzz
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Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

We had the most wonderful time in Monteverde Butterfly gardens! The place is located in Monteverde Cloud Forest. We had an opportunity to meet Roberto Saenz as our guide and we were impressed how knowledgeable he was. He is knowledgeable and passionate about sharing his...More

Thank travelingadvices
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Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

Bit out of town but worth the trek. Lovely butterflies and insects and Rhys was a very knowledgeable guide.

Thank JO B
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Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile

I went to this location a few days ago and this was one of my best tour I ever received in my life. You might think I’m exaggerating but wait until you meet Reese, the tour guide. She was amazing. She was extremely knowledgeable about...More

Thank Sarah J
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Reviewed May 31, 2018

Its a very interesting butterfly garden. Much better than the average I would say. Definitely worth a trip! Its also very cheap and has student and senior rates which is a rare treat around South American attractions. Very, very good price with regards to what...More

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Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

We came here and had a tour guide names Rhys. She was great and made the experience super enjoyable. 10/10 reccomend. They also offer student discounts.

Thank Monica F
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jlcsullivan
January 28, 2015|
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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
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