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Butterfly Conservatory

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El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
+506 2479 1149
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Not a farm, very odd site in you are WWOOFing. Learn lots about butterflies from food, mating to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Conner P
Great learning experience and a beautiful view of the area!

I was a volunteer at the Conservatory for 7 weeks and I really enjoyed it a lot. Before starting... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Daniel B
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The Butterfly Conservatory is a Nature Regeneration Project dedicated to the preservation, growth, and study of the rainforest; with focus on butterflies and other tropical rainforest species, such as insects, frogs, lizards, fish, and plants of the Arenal region of Costa Rica. The project has now grown to contain the largest exhibition of butterflies in Costa Rica, and is a learning center for understanding the butterfly life-cycle and incredible metamorphosis experience.
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  • Average4%
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El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
+506 2479 1149

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Not a farm, very odd site in you are WWOOFing. Learn lots about butterflies from food, mating to life cycles The work you do is very consistent- Boys: tour guides, maintenance, grounds keepers Girls: reception, tour guide, minimal physical labor(watering plants, filling bags with dirt)...More

Thank Conner P
Reviewed 5 days ago

I was a volunteer at the Conservatory for 7 weeks and I really enjoyed it a lot. Before starting work, I didn't know much about butterflies, frogs or the different relationships animals have with their environment. Now, I have a great scope of knowledge! The...More

Thank Daniel B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Excellent learning experience and beautiful butterflies and plant life. Highly recommend visiting this spot. Plan for about an hour and do the entire jungle walk.

Thank laurenaholland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Plan to learn quite a bit about butterflies as soon as you step into the tiny welcome center. The woman there (I regret not getting her name) was warm and very informative as she showed us about 30 different species of live butterfly cocoons, several...More

Thank hotpants29
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place for anyone that has even the slightest interest in seeing Costa Rica's vast array of butterfly species. You will feel like you are in a dream with the butterflies floating all around you. There are also trails and you can walk through the...More

Thank neziheatun
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a zen & beautiful place to visit. The volunteers here really gave us valuable knowledge & we took the time to sit & enjoy all the butterflies in each habitat. The gazebo at the top of the hill after the river hike had a...More

Thank winnylhama
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Beautifully situated next to Arenal volcano . I experienced a very learning and amazing time . So many colorful species of butterflies. Enjoyable for all ages. Owners very nice.

Thank Daniel S
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Going on for 15 years this project has really grown and protected a large piece farm land and recultavated back into a Rainforest. Danny and Emily working here during the time we went were very helpful and become friends by the end of our trip....More

Thank StephenSass33
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Were in two minds about making the journey but had we known we wouldn't have hesitated. Interesting briefing at the start and then some useful information on the butterflies and frogs as we moved through the place. Can thoroughly recommend making the trip from La...More

Thank Neiljw
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Waste of time and 8,000 Colones. 4 enclosures representing 4 different regions. Only the first enclosure had many butterflies, and they were basically all the same. The following 3 enclosures were more or less empty of butterflies. The frog enclosure was a joke. About 6...More

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Glenn B, Owner at Butterfly Conservatory, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Ed, this is Glenn the Founder/Director of the Butterfly Conservatory, and I was disappointed to hear your comments about not being satisfied on your visit to the Conservatory. Our primary mission is to become the best Learning Center for butterfly and nature regeneration in...More

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15 May 2017|
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Response from Glenn B | Property representative |
Taxi's are found in the Central Plaza of La Fortuna, the trip out to El Castillo costs approvimately $30. By the way, the road to El Castillo has recently been resurfaced and is in excellent condition. There is a shuttle... More
28 December 2016|
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Response from Glenn B | Property representative |
Thanks for considering the Butterfly Conservatory for a place on your agenda while in Costa Rica. We are open everyday of the year from 8am to 4pm, the entrance for adults is $15, and students $11. No reservations are... More
15 May 2016|
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Response from Shyam R | Reviewed this property |
butterflyconservatory org Have a fun and wonderful experience..