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The Bat Jungle

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Address: Frente Restaurante Tramonti en Monteverde, 5655, Costa Rica
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+506 2645 7701
09:00 - 19:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 19:30

# 85 live bats free-flying in our huge enclosure, designed to resemble the...

# 85 live bats free-flying in our huge enclosure, designed to resemble the cloud forest at night# Guided tour by professional guides takes about 45 minutes# The tour is both informative, educational and entertaining, with a focus on biology and conservation# Cleverly designed interpretive exhibits, like our giant ears, huge bat heads, and bat skeleton.# You will see, at close range, 85 tropical fruit-eating and nectar-feeding bats from the Monteverde area# Our bats fly, eat, socialize, and even give birth before your eyes

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Who knew bats were so important to mankind ?

This is a must-see place, even if you don't like bats or have pre-conceived false ideas about them. That was me until I took the tour. The bat biologist speaks several different... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2017
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

This is a must-see place, even if you don't like bats or have pre-conceived false ideas about them. That was me until I took the tour. The bat biologist speaks several different languages and his 45 minute talk was so informative and entertaining. Loved watching bat feeding time as they hung upside down and ate their fruit. I am going... More 

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Reviewed 19 March 2017

We went here and learned a lot, it was super cool to see the bats eat and hang out in their environment.. The guy that gave us the tour spoke our lingo so it made it a great time.. Worth it for sure if you have time.. Way better than the cloud forest tour, that was a bust..

Thank Rob R
Streamwood, Illinois
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Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

A person gave a 45 talk on bats and the differences between them. Lots of interesting little known facts and why not to be afraid of them. The go into a room where they are behind glass and they think it is night. You can see them eating and flying. All pretty neat and safe.

Thank Jim H
Westhampton, MA
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

What a wonderful labor of love! Be sure to take the tour, you'll miss so much without it and this is the kind of place you'll want to support. If a tour is not available while you're there, it's worth the wait to go next door to Stella's and have a super fresh juice, or a coffee, or a beer... More 

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Long Island, New York
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

The modest exhibit is great for some close up, non-flash, photos of bats behind glass. The young man working the exhibit was very knowledgeable and friendly. This would be a great place to spend time on a rainy day.

Thank Ira G
Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We visited the bat jungle on a whim prior to leaving Monteverde as we were intrigued. It was a great educational experience that was very enjoyable. I learnt so much about bats and I now have a new found respect for them and their existence. I would definitely reccommend a visit. The tour lasted approximately and hour and involved a... More 

Thank RachaelDS82
New Westminster, Canada
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

My girlfriend and I visited the Bat Jungle and enjoyed being able to see bats up close and personal. Our biggest disappointment was in the habitat the animals are living in. It's full of fake trees and a lot of cement. The tour guide was knowledgeable although it seems like he was telling us information that was written on a... More 

Thank Katrina G
rklaval, Propietario at The Bat Jungle, responded to this review

We do appreciate all comments about the Bat Jungle, including those of Katrina G. We would like to hear from her as to what kind of habitat would be preferable to the one we provide, since she found it disappointing. She points out that is is full of fake trees - there are two large artificial trees, can hardly have... More 

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Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

We are a family of three bat lovers. This small, well maintained educational centre was enchanting. It is like a small cave, the bats are enclosed so they do not fly around you but it is a dark room and you are given flashlights to view the bats. There is a microphone so you can hear the actual noise they... More 

Thank TheJediCouncil
Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 22 February 2017

You are able to do a self-guided tour for half the price, but do the guided tour! You will learn so much you didnt know about these little creatures. It was excellent. Took about an hour.

Thank Denali2017
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Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

The staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. They have lots of info on the types of bats, how bats help us, etc. The best part is the bat cave especially at feeding time. Lots of opportunities for photos.

Thank MamaGEmaof3

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