Mariposas Sarchí

Mariposas Sarchí, Sarchi: Hours, Address, Mariposas Sarchí Reviews: 5/5

Mariposas Sarchí
5
Nature & Wildlife Areas
09:00 - 17:00
Monday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
Sunday
09:00 - 17:00
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Suggested duration
< 1 hour
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Bill S
3 contributions
Trip to the butterflies
Mar 2020 • Couples
Had a very nice and informative experience at the Sarchi Mariposa enclosure.
Danilo was very knowledgeable and spent a lot a time with us.

It is well worth the time spent.
Written 13 March 2020
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Thank you very much for the visit and your comments, it was a pleasure to attend you.
Written 14 March 2020
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Colorado Barb D
Costa Rica, MS3 contributions
INCREDIBLE !mid morning is best!
Feb 2020
this place is the SOURCE for all the other butterfly sanctuaries in the country! It was so awesome to see them landing on your nose!
Written 25 February 2020
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Jay_and_Rita
Ottawa, Canada104 contributions
Best Butterfly Enclosure We've Seen
We've been to a few butterfly enclosures over the years. What made this one so special is that our guide gently enticed the butterflies onto his hand then onto us. Once on us they stayed for a long time while we watched them up close and took photographs and videos. The guide was also able to show us the parts of their wings that looked like snakes and bird faces (to discourage preditors).
Written 15 February 2020
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Triplebock
Fairfax County, VA86 contributions
Lovely experience
Feb 2020
We had read nice things about this place, and they were correct! There is a sign for the turn off the main road in Sarchi, but it looks at first like a business driveway for a building. You drive down a steep hill and past an open air restaurant, and at the bottom of the hill, there's a little shack and mesh-covered butterfly garden. There is a parking lot available.

Rates were 2500 Colones per adult and 1500 per child 10 and under, I believe. The owner admitted us and we entered into an enclosure filled with beautiful butterflies of many types. The longer we stayed there, the more things the owner showed us--eggs, caterpillars, pupae, etc. The butterflies know his scent, so he can pick them up and show their wing patterns.

He does not speak English, but he is very patient in explaining things if you know a little Spanish.

We had read that you can sit on the bench and butterflies will land on you. We did find this to be the case, but not immediately (our son was a bit disappointed at first). We stayed for a little over an hour, and at the end was when the butterflies were landing on us. So be patient!

There is a little gift shop on the way out with key rings and earrings made with butterfly wings. The owner used to export the species that are legal to export, but he said the local market for weddings, birthdays, etc. now rivals the export market.
Written 5 February 2020
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George B
Indiana, PA7 contributions
Truly, a hidden gem!
Jan 2020
Find this hidden gem and you won't be disappointed. This mariposeria is full of various ß. Sit on a bench for a couple of minutes and a half dozen will light on you. It is incredibly peaceful, surrounded by these beautiful and delicate creatures. Danielo, the guy who runs it, speaks no English, but is very knowledgeable and eager to explain everything and answer all questions. Well worth a visit.
Written 3 February 2020
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Lara
8 contributions
Small but magical
Jan 2020 • Couples
The guide working today (Danielo) was very informative and helpful! He is very knowledgeable about all the species of butterflies here, gently holding them for pictures and even helping me hold one. What a joyous place to visit for such a small price.
Written 29 January 2020
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JSI2802
Neoga, IL180 contributions
Educational & Beautiful Butterflies
Mariposa Sarchi is a small, family-run butterfly exhibit in Sarchi, Costa Rica. The young man that did our tour spoke English and was happy to explain and show us the butterfly process from egg to larvae to cocoon to butterfly. The enclosure had so many different varieties of butterflies, flitting, flying, landing on plants, flowers and us!!!! Thank you so much, Mariposas Sarchi!!!
Written 13 December 2019
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bermarsh
Port Orange, FL5 contributions
Friendly staff make rainy visit wonderful
Nov 2019
Although we arrived in a downpour, the staff showed us a dry place to stand then, as soon as the shower ended, showed us the various stages of the butterfly lifecycle, and much more information concerning the camoflage and protective patterns on the insects. Very interesting. Small and very much one-on-one.
Written 28 November 2019
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Anne1950
6 contributions
Eye opening
Oct 2019 • Friends
A MUST SEE..such a good cause.. to help get more butterflies out to pollinate to make more foods.
The staff is so knowledgeable and friendly.
Facility is not very big so doesn't take long to see all that they do! You see ALL the stages Of the butterflies. Great for school outing.
Written 29 October 2019
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Muchas gracias por su visitarnos, fue un gusto poder servirle.
Written 7 November 2019
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Jennifer M
Oakland, CA4 contributions
Cool place to visit
Mar 2019 • Family
I visited Mariposas Sarchi a few months ago while on vacation with family. It was a lovely place to visit. The gent!mean who showed us around was an amazing wealth of information & has an obvious passion for his work and butterflies. My favorite part was learning about the ways butterflies camouflage themselves. One of then appears as a snake. It's incredible. Thanks for a great visit!
Written 24 June 2019
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