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Reserva Natural Atitlan

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Address: | Antigua Finca San Buenaventura, Panajachel, Guatemala
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
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Thirty-five species of Guatemala's colorful butterflies are everywhere at...

Thirty-five species of Guatemala's colorful butterflies are everywhere at this lovely sancuary, where exhibits for children trace the butterfly's life cycle.

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Butterfly sanctuary good for elderly (if traveling with parents)

The butterfly reserve was really beautiful. People have commented that it's good for kids, but it's also good for the elderly. It's peaceful and relaxing and you can just sit and... read more

Reviewed 19 December 2016
ChapinaCiudadVieja
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Ghent
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The reserve is nice but not spectacular. 1hour to walk around for 70q per person is too much. Its a nice walk and well maintained

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Thank Tomasdm
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the ziplining tour, the views are incredible! I think the best time to do the tour will be during June-August when it is raining season and the everything is green!

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Thank nancycatalan
Panajachel, Guatemala
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24 reviews
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

I have been coming to this place for the past 5 years and have always loved the experience of flying through the trees! This is good for adults and children with the youngest being 6 years old. Great experience!

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Thank Colin K
New York
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Reviewed 19 December 2016

The butterfly reserve was really beautiful. People have commented that it's good for kids, but it's also good for the elderly. It's peaceful and relaxing and you can just sit and watch. They also have an educational part at the end where they show you the larvae and cocoons. The Nature Reserve is right next to Hotel Atitlan, so we... More 

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Reviewed 20 November 2016

I love the hanging bridges, the tall waterfall, the shade coffee, the history of the place, the beautiful butterflies, and the area of kids to play. The trails are not very long, but they lead you through exquisite places. Overall it's a lovely place to get away from the hustle-bustle and relax with a good hike. Best to eat before... More 

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Thank Lindsay B
Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 12 November 2016

This is a great place to bring children to see all the stages of a butterfly's life, from caterpillar to butterfly. They raise about 5 different kinds of butterflies, so there's not a lot of variety. 70Q to enter. We rode a tuk tuk because it's too far and dangerous to walk on the highway to get there. We went... More 

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Thank Helen711
San Diego, California
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Reviewed 26 August 2016

The butterfly sanctuary is a part of the larger Atlitlan Nature Reserve and was a very fun experience for my daughters who were 3 and 4 at the time we visited. The reserve overall is a lot of fun and very educations as well.

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Thank cpowell623
florida
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Reviewed 11 July 2016

This was very nice and an added bonus to the Atitlan Nature reserve. It was well groomed, but no many varieties of butterfly’s there on the day we visited, but still nice.

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Thank Devilstowerwy
San Diego, CA
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Reviewed 19 June 2016

June seems a good time to visit this exhibit....lots of butterflies! Not worth a separate trip, but if you're doing the zip line, take the time to walk through it.

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Thank Aloha3
Packwood, Washington
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Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

It's worth a visit if you are in the area, but no different than other butterfly sanctuaries. A wide variety of butterfly's and you can get up close and personal with them. The price of admissions is include in the zip line admissions.

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Thank Loren M

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